Author(s): DC Qncp Dr Katinka Van Der Merwe
As many as eight million people worldwide suffer from reflex sympathetic pain syndrome/chronic regional pain syndrome (RSD/CRPS). Many have not been diagnosed, even though the pain they experience can be severe, debilitating, and life-changing. As Dr. Katinka van der Merwe, DC, QNP, reveals in Putting Out the Fire, RSD/CRPS was first documented during the Civil War. It took physicians many decades to understand the subtleties of the disease, and research is still moving forward. Dr. Van der Merwe is at the forefront of new treatments to relieve pain. Van der Merwe helps readers understand the myriad symptoms associated with RSD/CRPS and explains how the syndrome stems from a malfunction in the central nervous system. In addition to providing background and research on RSD/CRPS, Van der Merwe includes her revolutionary Four-Punch System treatment technique. She uses her expertise in Vagus Nerve awakening, Quantum Neurology nerve rehabilitation, frequency-specific microcurrent, and the VECTTOR Therapy System to compressively treat pain at its source. Not only must RSD/CRPS sufferers deal with the chronic, constant pain, but they often have anxiety, depression, and frustration about their condition. Van der Merwe understands this and gives readers hope for a brighter future.
Dr. Katinka van der Merwe, DC, QNP, received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic. She has dedicated her career to helping people with chronic pain and other neurological conditions. Van der Merwe is only one of two doctors in the world who has trained in NRCT, Quantum Neurology, frequency-specific microcurrent techniques, and the VECTTOR Therapy System.
Van der Merwe has also studied nerve rehabilitation, bioenergetic synchronization technique, biologic medicine, and nutrition. Dr. Katinka lectures nationwide on health alternatives and pain management. She is also the author of Taming the Beast: A Guide to Conquering Fibromyalgia.
In 2011, Dr. Van der Merwe received an award for her work with RSD/CRPS in Los Angeles and the Rising Star Award for outstanding public speaking. She lives and works in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas.