ERB'S CLASS ACTION? Maybe LA County DA Steve Cooley will file CRIMINAL charges to stop MDs from closing birth canals up to 30? See the very end of this post... THE SURGEON AND THE FELDENKRAIS "THING" FELDENKRAIS GUILD ([email protected]): LaTeesha is wondering about her two-year-old son Douglas with a brachial plexus injury - could Feldenkrais help. She mentioned seeing an article on Feldenkrais in the UBPN periodical (United Brachial Plexus Network - I hope I've interpreted that acronym correctly). Does the Feldenkrais Guild have a list of Feldenkrais practitioners who work with babies? Are you in contact with Anat - also mentioned by LaTeesha? It would be so nice if Anat or someone else who works with babies could come on erbscoollist and discuss. LaTeesha, Regarding Feldenkrais... I'm readinig The Elusive Obvious by the Founder, the late Moshe Feldenkrais. I think Feldenkrais the man was brilliant and that he passed his brilliance on to others... If *you* feel Feldenkrais is an alternative method that can be beneficial... Unless the surgery is an emergency - I would say go with your feeling about the "thing" - as your surgeon called it... A consultation with a Feldenkrais practitioner (one who works with babies might be best) could possibly be beneficial. Then again - as with surgery - there are no guarantees. That's the sad but true fact of the matter. Happy Birthday to little Douglas! Todd PS FELDENKRAIS VS. SURGERY (OR BETTER: GASTALDO VS. AMERICAN MEDICINE'S MOST FREQUENT SURGICAL BEHAVIORS) NOTE: THIS POST IS WORTH **BILLIONS** OF DOLLARS - IF DEPUTY DA BILL HODGMAN WOULD JUST DO HIS JOB FINALLY. (ATTENTION LA COUNTY DA STEVE COOLEY. See below.) READERS SHOULD NOT READ FURTHER UNLESS THEY DON'T MIND POINTED CRITICISM OF OBVIOUSLY ILLEGAL SURGEON BEHAVIORS. (Just because MD-funded/influenced law enforcement is not prosecuting does NOT mean crime is not occurring.) I think surgeons are wizards - but surgeons tend to be surgical chauvinists - anti-scientifically so - sometimes illegally so - sometimes fatally so. Here are a few examples from my post, "Sen. Frist, infant penis care," URL below. 1. When back surgeons (orthopedic surgeons) were discovered anti-scientifically performing multiple "failed back surgeries," they used their political muscle to GUT the federal agency (AHCPR) that deigned to publish evidence of their anti-science. An AMA lap dog agency called AHRQ was born, see URL below. AHCPR (now-gutted) published scientific evidence recommending chiropractic-like spinal manipulation which the orthopedic surgeons had been calling "quackery." 2. When I discovered pediatric surgeons (effectively defending obstetric surgeons) telling parents the lie that "babies can't feel pain" - and using phony neurology (!) to promote American medicine's "no medical indication" most frequent surgical behavior toward males - the California Medical Association abruptly ignored its own Scientific Board and declared the grisly penile surgery (graphically described below) "an effective public health measure." (!) A possible REASON why "no medical indication" suddenly got converted into "effective public health measure"... still be - "unnecessary penetration of a genital orifice." In American medicine's most frequent surgical behavior toward males, MDs are indication! Most American male babies are tied/strapped to "Circumstraints" - spreadeagled - to "present" their genitalia. Their genital orifice (called the preputial niche) is unnecessarily penetrated and widened by ripping foreskin from glans. This is followed by AMPUTATION of this genital orifice amid screams of agony - though some babies are rendered unconscious by the pain. Some babies - "only" a few - lose their lives and/or their penises. Again, American medicine's newest (sometimes fatal) "public health measure" was considered officially NO MEDICAL INDICATION until I pointed out the phony "babies can't feel pain" neurology... 3. Of course, American medicine's most frequent surgical behavior toward FEMALES is a grisly vaginal surgery - an en masse surgical/FRAUDULENT inference that MD-obstetricians are doing everything possible to OPEN birth canals - even as they CLOSE birth canals - up to 30%. Further regarding American medicine's obviously illegal most frequent surgical behavior toward males... The most bizarre thing happened when I asked Congress to create a religious exemption from the child abuse laws for Jews... Pediatric surgeons suddenly came out against ALL religious exemptions. In the same article they broached the subject of anonymity for perpetrators of child abuse! Imagine that! MDs were telling parents babies can't feel pain (!) - American parents were going along with the gag - and get this: An ostensibly "anti"-circumcision group NO CIRC (Marilyn Milos) remained silent about my discovery of organized medicine's "babies can't feel pain" lie. NO CIRC (Marilyn Milos) silently went along with the CMA's subsequent "public health measure" cover-up gag! (NO CIRC's Nurse Milos is a mandatory suspected child abuse reporter who used to say "Child Abuse Begins With Circumcision." As president of NO CIRC, she conducted a vote where the NO CIRC Board voted AGAINST reporting this obvious mass child abuse. When I put the issue, Nurse Milos suddenly couldn't think of any circumcisions to report! It was the most bizarre thing!) As most American infants are senselessly (obviously illegally) made to scream and writhe and bleed - $200 million dollars per year is being wasted! Paradoxically, stopping the screams would not only save the $200 million dollars per year - it would PRESERVE the surgery as a CHOICE American males could make for themselves in adulthood! abuse since I pointed out medicine's phony "babies can't feel pain" neurology in 1987! See Sen. Frist, infant penis care, dead babies - and AHRQ 'in-hospital safety events' http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2019 I have asked Bill Hodgman my old roomate from UCLA (now the deputy DA in "pedo-priest" MDs (as well as other MD "pedo-priests" who are not AMA members.) See FBI: AMA 'pedo-priests': Will DA Cooley prosecute? http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2289 abuse in California used to be defined as "unnecessary penetration of a genital orifice" - and American medicine's most frequent surgical behavior toward males involves AMPUTATION of a genital orifice - with no medical indication - with the California Medical Association abruptly ignoring its own Scientific Board and declaring the surgery "an effective public health measure" immediately after I exposed medicine's phony "babies can't feel pain" neurology. See above. Bill! $200 million dollar a year could be instantly saved! And stopping the infant screams would PRESERVE the surgery as a CHOICE! LaTeesha, I mention these obviously illegal behaviors of surgeons because you said your brachial plexus specialist (surgeon?) called Feldenkrais a "thing" and did not give a "straightforward" answer. Maybe there is good science behind your brachial plexus specialist's recommendation for surgery - maybe not. I just don't trust surgeons very much because of my experience with their ongoing anti-scientific behavior - SOME of which BTW - slashing - and is likely causing Erb's palsy. (See MDs paralyzing babies, URL below.) Bottomline... My feeling about Feldenkrais is in accord with yours. I think there is something special about Feldenkrais in Erb's cases - but I have no scientific proof - and I doubt the Feldenkrais folks have any scientific proof either. I would love to hear otherwise. My guess is that Feldenkrais practitioners say they try to help brachial plexus injured children before or after surgery - and sometimes it appears they can prevent the need for surgery. I will copy this post too to the Feldenkrais folks at [email protected] One final note... PREVENTION I am wondering why brachial plexus specialists/surgeons are not meeting their ethical obligation to PREVENT that which they charge to treat with surgery. See MDs paralyzing babies; Dr. Nath to help PREVENT Erb's palsy? http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2291 I'll cc Rahul Nath at [email protected] From the CIVIL law end of things (CRIMINAL is discussed above), I am wondering why birth trauma attorneys are not yet telling juries that MDs are senselessly closing birth canals up to 30%. ERB'S CLASS ACTION I am hoping mothers of children with obstetric brachial plexus injury can be organized into a class action lawsuit for financial compensation and to stop MDs from closing birth canals. Attorney Kathleen Zellner won $3,000,000 million dollars for one Erb's baby. See Attorney Kathleen Zellner's birth trauma jackpots... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2290 I'll cc Kathleen at [email protected] LaTeesha, I am glad you appreciated my Feldenkrais post. I hope I have not offended by taking this opportunity to once again speak out about prevention. Even as I write this, babies are being gruesomely PULLED out of (and violently PUSHED out of) birth canals senselessly closed up to 30%. It makes me sad. ALL spinal manipulation with birth canals senselessly closed is gruesome. Sometimes it's fatal or paralyzing... It's a crime what MDs are doing - but I'm still in favor of pardons in advance for MDs. MDs are just academic prime cuts forced through this culture's most powerful mental meatgrinder - medical school. I'll cc this to LA County deputy DA Bill Hodgman and his boss DA Steve Cooley again via [email protected] "Your goodness must have some edge to it - else it is none." --Ralph Waldo Emerson This post will be archived for global access at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro- list/message/2297 Within 24 hours, it will be in the Google groups archive. Search http://groups.google.com for "Feldenkrais vs. Surgery (also: ugh, Erb's prevention again)"