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Matrix Repatterning and the Management of Upper Airway Obstruction – Snoring and Sleep Apnea

By Dr. George B. Roth

Upper airway obstruction (UAO) may be partial, in the case of snoring, or complete, in the case of obstructive sleep apnea. Narrowing of the upper airway, during sleep, causes this often serious condition, affecting millions of people worldwide. The uvula and soft pallet may come into partial or total contact on the back wall of the upper airway. When the contact is partial or intermittent, snoring (a loud vibration of these soft tissues) may result. The tongue may also drop posteriorly onto the back wall of the upper airway, coming into contact with the uvula and soft pallet, thus forming a tight blockage, preventing any air from entering the lungs. Respiratory effort on the part of the diaphragm and chest may cause the blockage to seal tighter. In order to breathe the person must arouse or awaken, causing tension in the tongue, and thereby opening the airway, allowing air to pass into the lungs. Apnea, sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea is defined as the cessation of breathing for 10 or more seconds while asleep1. Traditional methods of treatment usually involve Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices. Matrix Repatterning techniques were used in ten cases of long-standing, moderate to severe cases upper airway obstruction.

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The Message of Pain

By Dr. George Roth

Pain is not the Problem. Pain is a message that something is out of balance. As we get past the fear of pain, we will discover its value in helping us focus more powerfully on our desire to be well.

Many people, who seek Matrix Repatterning, are looking for solutions to their pain. When a patient asks me if I can get rid of their pain, I usually respond in one of two ways:

I will tell them that “I am not interested in getting rid of their pain”. After a brief pause, I am certain that many people ask themselves if they are in the right office. I then proceed to tell them that I AM interested in getting rid of the problem that is causing the pain. The pain has, in fact, provided us with a very useful service. It has alerted us to a problem, and it can also prevent us from further damaging an already injured area. The goal of Matrix Repatterning is to identify and correct the source of the problem. Once that happens, the pain takes care of itself.

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