East Meets West From The Bottom Up: When Podiatry and Fibromyalgia Collide
This is a book by Dr Howard G. Groshell Jr DPM and Megan Rellahan that make claims about the role that the foot plays in pathophysiology of fibromyalgia. The book is 128 pages and was self-published by the authors in 2011. The promotion for the book makes these claims:
The must-have book on fibromyalgia with a new and never before released correlation between podiatry and fibromyalgia syndrome. In East Meets West From the Bottom Up, a podiatrist takes us on his wild ride that led to medical findings which change the course of Western medicine. Most importantly, he gives fibromyalgia sufferers another solution that lasts…
There are two positive reviews and one very negative review on the book at Amazon.com.
The principle in the book is the authors belief that faulty foot biomechanics causes a weakening of neurotransmitter signals to the central nervous system. The authors believe that latent pain in fibroymyalgia is caused by the resultant blocked energy fields and that this is “60/70%” caused by faulty foot biomechanics. He advocates the use of foot manipulation to clear the pain. The book advances a so-called self-help protocol to address these concepts.