A New Technique For Chronic Illness, Pain & Injury: How TTAPS Can Speed Up Healing

Updated: Jun 12, 2019

A technique I now offer in my clinic is a modification of a technique devised by Dr. Bonebreak (not kidding - thats his name). It's called TTAPS, and it is a nerve function modulation manual treatment.

When combined with my visceral soft tissue treatment, it has been successful in reducing or eliminating the symptoms of many chronic conditions (like autoimmune disease).

It also facilitates healing and can permanently resolve injuries (old and new) as well as musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Some of the most dramatic improvements are on those patients with any kind of pain or restriction of movement. Many experience a full resolution of symptoms before they leave my office.

Modified TTAPS is now offered in combination with all of my soft tissue treatments.

an artists rendering of the human body. text overlay saying a new natural treatment for pain and chronic illness TTAPS technique

What Happens In Cases Of Chronic Illness?

When you get a flu or a cold, your body pillages nutrient stores to supply its increased need for fuel. After two weeks of being sick there are measurable deficiencies and imbalances.

These deficiencies make you feel tired and run down, its often why it takes you an additional week to fully recover.

In the case of chronic illness, your body has been raiding these stores for months, even years.

The inflammation caused by chronic conditions causes your body to be in a constant struggle to maintain normal function and repair ongoing damage.

I have yet to see a case of chronic illness in which the person is not significantly depleted of nutrients and has at least one organ system that is struggling to keep up.

This systemic depletion can take many forms.

The Strain Of Chronic Illness

A person with gestational diabetes may have developed hypothyroidism, which then develops into a collection of other new symptoms.

As the body struggles under the strain of illness it grabs resources from more and more places. It often becomes sensitized to foods and environmental toxins.

The person may start to get migraines or depression.

The body, already inflamed, now has a hard time balancing hormones, filtering its blood and handling stress.

Instead of your body struggling at each stage with limited resources and organ function, my soft tissue treatments can assess and optimize organ function.

Essentially, my soft tissue treatment is a tool is to assess and modify organ function at the source so we can break the downward trend of chronic illness and give natural treatments a chance to take hold.

Soft Tissue Treatment Can Help Organ Function

Referral points are located all over the body. These points are not just 'one way' indicators of function, they are 'two way' communicators.

Dr. Lum performing TTAPS treatment on a patient's foot
Using a small rounded tool (NOT a needle) Dr. Lum can stimulate referral points

We use this nerve highway to affect changes in the body.

As an example, there are points on your toes that correspond to gall bladder function.

When pressed at the correct location, a full or inflamed gall bladder will cause this point to be painful.

When this point is stimulated correctly, the patient can feel gallbladder function improve.

Your organs and glands need 4 things in order to function at their best to keep you healthy:

1. Good Communication

2. Optimal Blood Flow

3. Optimal Lymph Flow

4. The Right Fuel

My technique identifies and treats miscommunication between the brain and the organ to get that organ to function better.

Often, people with underlying infections or who have trouble with day-to-day detoxification (like those with the MTHFR gene variant) have symptoms of poor liver function following a few weeks of bad diet, sleep deprivation or high stress.

These symptoms, like headaches and lethargy, are immedia