"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find the disease." 
Dr. A. T. Still

Jackson Friedman, D.O. believes in the effectiveness of appropriately applied touch to enhance the body’s innate healing capabilities. This holistic approach to wellness is gentle and non-intrusive, yet deep and effective. He is intrigued with the process of healing and has used his hands, heart, and mind to support wellness since 1979. To assess the cause of your symptoms, Dr. Friedman uses palpation as well as the most current medical knowledge and technologies. In his treatments, he finds and accentuates areas that function well and extrapolates that experience into restricted tissue. Dr. Friedman helps you to remember how “normal” feels. Once reminded, the body knows best how to restore optimal health. This occurs via sensory-motor feedback loops between mind and body whose reflexes instigate your therapeutic process. Dr. Friedman utilizes an array of non intrusive techniques based on traditional osteopathic practice, that influence nerves, muscles, fascia, joints, vasculature, and lymphatics. Restoration of optimal muscle tone and neuromuscular function are common results leading to increased range of motion, greater ease and comfort, improved posture, alleviation of pain and enhanced well-being. 

Dr. Friedman is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and the rotating medical internship at Mercy Hospital, Portland Maine. He completed his residency in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manual Medicine at North Shore University Plainview Hospital. He holds a license to practice medicine in the State of Hawaii and New York State and has privileges at Kula Hospital and Maui Medical Center. He constantly enriches his skills by taking continuing education courses with The Cranial Academy, The Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, The American Academy of Osteopathy and the Barral Institute for Visceral Manipulation and Biodynamics. Dr. Friedman is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the Cranial Academy, and the Osteopathic International Alliance. Most importantly, Dr. Jackson Friedman loves his work.


Dr. Trager and Jackson Friedman, c. 1982
Photo by Cathy Hammond, Phd.


Psychophysical Integration & Mentastics were innovated and developed over a period of 70 years by Milton Trager, M.D.. Dr. Friedman studied personally with him from 1980 to 1989. This first mentor made a lasting impression on Dr. Friedman. His fascination with Dr Trager’s discoveries continued while he studied medicine and allowed him to better understand the physiological reasons underlying its efficaciousness. Dr. Friedman has been a Trager practitioner since 1981.

“Trager work is one of the least invasive forms of body work using gentle rocking and bouncing motions to induce states of deep, pleasant relaxation. It helps facilitate the nervous system’s communication with the muscles, so that it can be used as a method of rehabilitation especially by people suffering from traumatic injuries, post-polio syndrome, and other chronic neuromuscular problems.”

Andrew Weil M.D., 
Author of Spontaneous Healing,
Director, Program in Integrative Medicine,
University of Arizona, Tucson

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