“Health is a direction, not a destination. Your body wants to heal. It never stops fighting for you even when it feels like it has given up. It hasn’t. So don’t you give up either.”

When my friend Erica Lippy asked me if I knew the “stop chasing pain” doctor, I didn’t, but I immediately wanted to. When I researched and connected with today’s guest I was blown away by his wisdom and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

As we all know, our body is a system. There is not one system that operates on its own.  We aren’t supposed to live with chronic pain, disease, and chronic inflammation.  It’s our body trying to tell us something is wrong.  Pain is trying to tell us something is wrong. Are you ready to listen?

Dr. Perry Nickelston provides so much wisdom on how the systems of the body work and gives us a deeper understanding of another important system in your body that is often ignored, that is the lymphatic system. I was amazed by his wisdom around pain management, how he addresses the root cause of health problems and his secrets for strengthening our immune system.

Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and trained fromThe American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy. A member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA (American Institute of Medical Laser Application). Dr. Perry teaches healthcare professionals all over the world how to successfully use Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in alleviating pain. Director of clinical protocols and training for LiteCure Medical Lasers specializing in Myofascial Laser treatments.

Dr. Perry is an expert in movement assessment and diagnosis. Certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA). He uses programs designed to find your source of painful dysfunction and correct it the site of pain improves. A regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic, Practice Insights, Chiropractic Economics, To Your Health Magazine, Advance Physical Therapy, PT on the Net, LiveStrong, StrengthCoach, and other industry publications for health and fitness.

He is a 1997 graduate from Palmer Chiropractic University and a master fitness trainer with over 25 years experience in the health industry. Suffering from obesity as a teenager and overcoming all of the emotional strife that accompanies being overweight, Dr. Perry dedicated himself to teaching others how to get in shape and lead a healthy lifestyle. He is currently publishing several books on health, fitness, laser therapy, business success, and self treatment programs from his website.

In this episode, Perry shares the story of how he has learned to help patients manage pain in new ways, why this matters so much, and how to stop chasing pain in your life.

Hydrate, love yourself, walk more. That’s a good start to changing your health.

Here’s what you will learn:⁣

  • The catalyst that started Perry on his journey to helping thousands achieve healthier lives(1:21)
  • Addressing the root cause of health problems (12:31)
  • How lymph nodes play into general health, your cardiovascular system and immunity (20:14)
  • How “Stop Chasing Pain” started and what it means(29:43)
  • How can we recognize our body has a lymphatic problem(37:28)
  • How to start a detox involving lymphatic treatment. The body cannot heal if it takes in toxins faster than it can dispel them.(51:23)
  • Acute inflammation good.  Chronic inflammation not good.(55:00)
  • How lymphatics flow and how to get them moving AND a demonstration on how to do it yourself (57:27)
  • How it relates to chronic pain (1:08:24)

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