Cysts, Cysts, Cysts!

By Ruth Werner , LMP, NCTMB
2009-5-29

Cysts, Cysts, Cysts!

By Ruth Werner , LMP, NCTMB
2009-5-29

Dear Readers:

My last article on psoriasis generated a lot of conversation and feedback from readers struggling with this condition, or who have clients who do. I will include one excerpt here:



Note: I won't use this space to advertise products, but Marcia has generously provided her Web site so interested readers can get more information from her on options for psoriasis treatments.


Also, in my last article, I put out the call for topics and you have come through in a big way. I have lots of possibilities to consider, but for some reason this letter struck home for me, so this will be the topic for today:

Dear Ruth,

I have been seeing many clients in the past six months with cysts or lumpy masses under the skin. I always refer them to a doctor if I feel anything, but I would like to have a better understanding of cyst pathology. I have felt cysts the size of a small tomato to the size of a pea. Some clients say their doctors say it's nothing. How do they know? I had one client whose doctors said he had calcium deposits throughout his body. I just finished with a client who had a cyst over the spinous process at T12. She did not know about it. I would like to have a better understanding of anatomy, types, prevalence, contraindications, causes and potential treatments of cysts. How can we palpate a difference between them?

Sarah Gerschutz, LMT


For Next Time

I asked, you answered. I have several topics I could discuss next time, all of which have lots of possibilities. For the moment I'll narrow it down to these choices:


Write and let me know what you'd like to see: What's on your table? Until then, many thanks and many blessings.