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by Marc on March 21, 2009

Bi-weekly Newsletter: Issue #1

Fibromyalgia and Brain-Based Care

How new research has turned into clinical success for this serious painful condition.

Pain Fatigue


Light Sensitivity

Digestive Disorders



Loss of intellect


For some patient with Fibromyalgia, the list never ends.  How can one disorder affect how we think and how we digest food while causing constant pain at the same time?


Many patients with Fibromyalgia have simply overwhelmed their doctors and support systems by having too many symptoms at once.  They had been sick for so long that they now think that a life of compromised physical and mental capability are “normal” for them.  Loved ones and doctors often think that they were “sensitive” or unrealistic about their pain.

We now know that Fibromyalgia is a true disease of modern man (or more likely woman) in this case.  Fibromyalgia occurs when the system has been overwhelmed and not been allowed to heal.  In many cases it starts with a significant period of exhaustion or physical trauma.  Again, women are more susceptible to this syndrome because of their complex hormonal and emotional systems.

Once established, the exhausted state often turns into a Chronic Fatigue state robbing the body of needed energy.   The adrenal system quickly becomes overwhelmed and Adrenal Exhaustion is commonplace.  This decreases the performance of all physical systems and begins to impair the brain’s ability to regulate the body.
For the brain to work properly, it must receive a constant stream of neural input from the body.  Bodies immersed in pain and inactivity from fatigue cannot send this important neural information.  Functional neurology provides the model of the neocortex control of primitive brainstem function which has been instrumental in resolving these difficult cases.
For many Fibromyalgia patients this important control has been diminished to the point that the primitive areas of the brain are allowed to without controls.  This creates the litany of symptoms that compose the Fibromyalgia Syndrome.  (Note: You can find out more on
Because the primitive brain or brainstem is now malfunctioning, the body looses the capacity to properly manage pain levels, balance, digestion, hormones, heart rhythms, and a host of other organ and physical systems.
What do we know?
Fibromyalgia is a Pain Syndrome that often contains Physical (Trauma & Fatigue), Biochemical (Hormonal & Adrenals), and Neurological (Stress & Emotional) symptoms.

Because of this complexity, the diagnostic process must investigate all of these potential problem areas.

With the combination of Functional Neurology, Neurotransmitter Rebalancing, Blood Chemistry Analysis and Brain-based care techniques, even long-term Fibromyalgia is addressable.

The Fix-It List
In order to assess Fibromyalgia the following test are performed in order to develop a workable diagnosis.
  • Adrenal Stress Index
  • Neurotransmitters Assessment
  • Brain Pathway Examination
  • Metabolic Assessment for organ function
  • OptiChem Analysis for Blood Chemistry

These straight-forward tests demonstrate to you and your family and your support team that a real and addressable problem exists. They also provide an objective basis for treatment.

  • Why do you need
    this information?

  • 1) Know it for yourself.

    Know that Fibromyalgia is a Pain syndrome that can be successfully treated.

    2) Know it for a loved one.

    Pass on this information on to someone whose health has degenerated and cannot stabilize their health or get a diagnosis.

    Yours in Health,
    Dr. Thomas A. Santucci D.C., CNS, BCETS

    Dr. Thomas Santucci D.C

    Upcoming Events

    “End the Pain!” Luncheon

    Thursday March 12th, 2009 from 1-3pm

    from 1-3pm

    “Back Pain and the DRX” Luncheon
    Thursday March 19th, 2009
    from 1-3pm

    “Gone in 6 weeks” Luncheon
    Thursday March 26th, 2009
    from 1-3pm
    Space is limited!
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    to reserve your seat
    Please call

    (Intention without action is meaningless)
    Attend a Brain-Based Care Workshop and learn more about Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Stroke, MS, Learning Difficulties and Dementia.
    Offer your spouse or a best friend a Free Neurologic Scan
    to see how their brain is doing.

    Contact Information
    (408) 261-7767 to schedule a no cost consultation to see if you or a loved one has Fibromyalgia.

    If you would like to see if BRAIN-BASED CARE might help you or a loved one contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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