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Notes from the Practice of Harold Goodman, D.O.

Organs have range of motion.  Monday, November 09, 2009

Every structure in the body has its own specific range of motion.

We learn in medical school that this is true of joints. However, few physicians understand that this is true of all the body's organs as well.

The practical application of this fact of nature is that just as a limitation in joint motion translates into a limitation in the function of that joint, since motion is the key function of the joint, so, too, does limitation of internal organ motion have a negative effect on the function of that organ.

A few recent examples from my practice:

A patient arrived with a lot of bladder pain following a procedure with a well-known university urologist. The procedure was done to help him with a very dysfunctional bladder. While the procedure was judged successful the patient was absolutely miserable. The doctor had counseled him to just tough it out and that eventually he would feel better.

The word eventually was left undefined.

I examined him and found that his pelvic floor was very unbalanced with the muscles on the left in spasm. In addition, the left side of the bladder was very irritated.

However, not unexpectedly, the bladder itself and the ureter were both moving in an abnormal range of motion.

When the above issues were corrected by gentle osteopathic treatment he got better.


He had no more pain following the treatment.


A patient had a heart attack and received open heart surgery.
Besides feeling very weak which is natural for a while after this surgery, he also had a lot of chest pain. His breathing was compromised as was his ability to move about.

The heart range of motion was very limited. This is not something that physicians know of and even if they did how would they measure and treat it?

I released the rib heads which were jammed into his back and spine when the sternum was cracked open. I also treated his thoracic diaphragm which was in spasm.

However, the most dramatic thing was to restore the range of motion of the heart.
He was able to visit his extended family for the first time following this and is now doing much better. He is fully ambulatory and able to pretty much take care of himself, drive a car, etc.
Best of all, his entire body is functioning better than it did even before the heart attack.

I am convinced that correction of range of motion of organs can spare us all problems with those very same structures in the future.

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Swine Flu hysteria.  Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Many people are asking me what to do about Swine Flu.

Start by getting a life.

Maybe take up knitting.

Become a Jehovah's Witness, sell magazines, get to travel and have doors slammed in your face.

Go on a hike.

Fast for world peace.

Collect Bolivian postage stamps.

Just do anything except concern yourself with the latest media/ governmental health hysteria.

Some simple facts.

In my opinion,the Swine Flu is no more horrible than the regular flu.

I know many people who have had it. They went through a day or two of feeling like they had the flu and then got back to the business of life, whatever that is. A clinician friend says that it can be much worse than the regular flu.


The two hundredth anniversary of the founding of the USA.
The year that the government went totally nuts and decided that something really bad would happen if we didn't all take the Swine Flu vaccine.

One man, a soldier, died from what doctors called Swine Flu. Some of his friends got it but recovered.

Subsequently, President Ford was urged to vaccinate every American.

Over 48 million Americans were vaccinated.

The first day, three elderly people died after receiving the vaccine.
Between 500-1,000 people who were vaccinated came down with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Basically, you are paralyzed. No cure. Over 25 of these died from being suffocated when their respiratory muscles no longer functioned.

More people died from the vaccination than from the Swine Flu itself.

I have seen many people in my practice over the years who came down with medical problems following vaccination. Every single case of autism that I have traced in my practice over 17 years has a history of problems after vaccination. I was hospitalized and nearly died after being vaccinated as a child.

A local MD homeopath annually has a pharmacist produce a homeopathic flu-prevention remedy. Each year, over many years, he takes the government flu vaccine and creates a homeopathic remedy from it. This remedy is then added to all the flu vaccine remedies of previous years. It also includes the 1918 flu pandemic virus. So you are getting lots of flu viral exposures on a homeopathic level; no side effects and those who take it appear to build immunity from what I can tell.

No one in my and two other local medical practices who has taken this over the years has gotten the flu.

I really am not worried about the Swine Flu.

I suggest that you, too, not worry about it.

I am not recommending that anyone get vaccinated for the Swine Flu.

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It sure is hard to treat a label.  Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Today I treated a man whom I had treated a few years ago for symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. His symptoms went away for a few years and just started to return. They were all on the left side.

Boy, was I surprised and shocked to find his left sacro-iliac joint, left diaphragm, left temporal bone, left atlanto-occipital joint, left shoulder, clavicle and other joints all with major problems.

Notice a pattern here??

He talked at length about MS. I told him that I find what the body is doing that could cause this and treat it. I don't try to treat the disease; it's just a label, which is something we often forget.

You can't treat a label , though many physicians still haven't figured this out apparently.

It's a lot easier to treat the body than a label. Well, at least that's my experience.

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Update.  Saturday, September 20, 2008


I am now accepting new patients.

The initial appointment is 9:15 am and the last one in the early afternoon.

Patients of all ages are welcome; neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adults, older patients and those who are ageless, as well.

Just contact me if you have any questions about my practice. See the e mail contact below.

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