Hans Timmerman - Founder Epiphora Method
Remarkable discoveries about the origins of Fibromyalgia Syndrome have led not only to an effective exercise method for Fibromyalgia Syndrome, but also for Post Covid Syndrome, Post Commotional Syndrome, MS, NAH and Aura Migraine.
A unique set of phenomena I observed in ALL of these diagnoses led to my thinking that there must be a common factor.
This set of symptoms include: pressure sensation on the head, hair root/headache, blurred vision, stimulus hypersensitivity, acidification in the muscles, coldness in the body, irritable bowel, and brainfog/brain fog.
Pressure sensation on the head
Scalp / hair root pain
Hypersensitive to light and/or sound
In a unique series of 15,000 experimental treatments (Physiotherapy PersonalTuning) in the years 2010 to 2021 in the Netherlands and Germany, with individuals from all of the diagnoses mentioned, it was found that an unexpectedly good recovery usually occurs when practicing the Epiphora Method. Even where a practitioner does not expect recovery after years of complaints, the method turns out to be surprisingly effective.
'Apparently, I have discovered something not yet known.'
Very special was: the higher the scores on the specific phenomena at the intake, the better the result when using the method.
There were so many "life changing" experiences among practitioners, that I decided to present this knowledge and practice method as a treatment method: the Epiphora Method.
As a specialist in treating people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, I had the opportunity to work extensively with rheumatologists Ed Griep and Hanneke Griep-Wentink during the years 2011-2018. The unique series of treatments mostly took place at their referral. Ed Griep had received his doctorate in 2000 on the subject of "Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Data and statistics from that collaboration indicated even then that I was developing something new in PersonalTuning.
What is the hypothesis in Epiphora Method?
In more than 85% of all people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, there is a circulatory disturbance in the brain that is not easily medically apparent. A unique set of specific symptoms in people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome are evidence within the hypothesis of a functional blood circulation disturbance in the brain.
The causes of this circulatory disruption in the brain are:
- Blood supply reduction due in particular to insufficient flow space for the neck arteries. Thereby, it is highly likely that the degree of incompleteness of the Circle of Willis plays a major role.
- Impaired blood and lymph drainage from the brain with insufficient muscle pumping in the neck/neck region
- Impaired breathing caused by the general survival mode created by the disrupted blood flow in the brain.
These 3 causes cause two different and strong sympathetic reactions (autonomic stress response) to occur simultaneously. This causes neurovegetative dysregulation, which we find not only in Fibromyalgia Syndrome, but also in Post Covid Syndrome, Post Commotional Syndrome, MS, NAH, ALK and Aura Migraine.
With the Epiphora Method, the blood circulation in the brain is normalized through specific postures and movements, using recent insight from respiratory physiology, Subsequently, the specific symptoms diminish as a result to eventually disappear.
It turns out that a functional circulatory disturbance of the brain can have major consequences in the function of the brain itself, as well as in all functions of the body.
I now teach in the Epiphora Method Academy. I give individual treatments in my practice Personaltuning in Hallum (Fr) and I conduct workshops, presentations and lectures at home and abroad.
My mission is to propagate my insights and the treatment method of Epiphora Method. In particular, the recognition of this phenomenon in the healthcare field as well as in education, prevention and social healthcare is the basis of my efforts. By making the phenomena from the method known, the recognition and thereby the treatment possibilities in many health care disciplines can lead to an effective treatment for hitherto unexplained failure to recover.