Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin host Fall 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Thermotherapy Training Event

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from Virden in Central, IL hosted their quarterly Fall 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Thermotherapy Training Event on Saturday August 29th at their home. They are the owners of Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, which is located in northern Macoupin County (20 minutes north of Carlinville and 25 minutes south of Springfield).

FIR Therapy group photo of all attendees 8-29-2015

Fall 2015 Midwest FIR Training: Far Infrared Therapy group photo of all attendees 8-29-2015

Dr. Todd graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1993 and relocated to Virden with his wife Eugena, a Licensed Massage Therapist, in 1996. They opened AFC in October that year. In 2004, Dr. Austin was introduced to Cold Laser Therapy which totally fascinated him. In July of 2005 the clinic purchased their first three cold laser therapy devices. Since that time, Dr. Todd has added several other cold lasers to his toolkit, has spent 5 seasons on the sideline as the Official Team Cold Laser Therapist of a semi-pro football team (working closely with an orthopedic surgeon during 3 of those seasons) and performed over 21,000 cold laser therapy treatments on central Illinoisans.

Cold Laser Therapy for foot neuroma

LLLT for a painful foot neuroma performed by Dr. Todd

One of Dr. Todd’s Cold Laser Therapy mentors introduced him to Far Infrared (FIR) Thermotherapy in May of 2013 shortly after he was informed that he had suffered an inguinal hernia. This diagnosis was NOT good news at the time. The surgeon said “You won’t be able to adjust your chiropractic patients for at least 14 days. Thus you’ll need to take 2 whole weeks off from work.” Austin’s mentor said that the recovery time could likely be cut in half using FIR technology. His lasers helped to calm down the pain temporarily but the surgery was inevitable. So Todd purchased his very own FIR device in July 2013, just 10 days before his surgery. It was as good as advertised, as he was back adjusting chiropractic patients on Day #8 after surgery!!!

Dr. Austin displays the Mini Far Infrared therapy device

Todd Austin, D.C. from Virden IL displays the Mini Far Infrared heat therapy device at his chiropractic clinic.

Austin slowly and hesitantly introduced the technology into his Chiropractic Cold Laser Therapy practice after that, not really sure at first how recovering from an inguinal hernia surgical repair in nearly half the time translated into helping out the chronic knee pain, shoulder pain, foot pain and back pain sufferers who he typically found himself treating on a daily basis in his clinic. Then in May 2014 he had a very tough peripheral neuropathy case. The patient was from Springfield and came to see Dr. Todd twice per week for about a month. This was such a tough case that both chiropractic adjustments and cold laser therapy were completely ineffective at providing any pain relief whatsoever, which is highly unusual. After a single 20 minute Far Infrared treatment, the patient noticed a difference as she stated “For the very first time in 14 years it feels like my leg is waking up, coming back to life, attempting to heal up”. After 3 visits she asked if she could purchase one saying “I see you twice per week for a 20 minute treatment. That’s 40 minutes per week. Wouldn’t it make more sense if I had one at home and used it daily?”. Dr. Todd couldn’t dispute her logic. These FIR mats sell for $710. Eugena signed up through the clinic to be a distributor so they could sell one to this nice lady who was experiencing such great benefit. After this, neither Todd nor Eugena were gun shy anymore about introducing FIR technology to others, especially after seeing how it essentially gave that lady her life back.

Eugena Austin with a Pro size FIR mat and pillow

Eugena Austin, LMT with a Pro size FIR mat and pillow at the clinic in Virden, IL

Then in October 2014, Dr. Todd decided he’d like to go about training other doctors as it pertains to implementing this amazing FIR technology into their practices as well. “We also train non-healthcare providers to use them as well, as many people buy the FIR mats to use daily at home.” stated Austin. Todd & Eugena held their 1st training event at their home last November. It went well and thus became a quarterly event which happens in March, May & August as well. The Austins usually cover the technology during the 4 hour event including how the FIR products are used, what conditions respond best to Far Infrared Thermotherapy, how the technology works, how to share the technology with laypersons, how to share the technology with other Doctors of Chiropractic, etc. They typically have from 1 to 3 guest speakers at these events as well.

Dr Todd with purple mini carrying case 8-29-15

Dr Todd with the purple mini carrying case at the Fall Midwest FIR Training on 8-29-15

The most recent event was another successful one with 13 attendees present on 8-29-15 from 3 different states! There were 4 folks in attendance from the Quad Cities (3 from Iowa), 3 from Indiana, 3 from the St. Louis metro east area and the remainder from central IL. The lone guest speaker for the Fall 2015 FIR Training Event was Mrs. Iva J. Jones from Nokomis, IL who spoke on “How To Successfully Introduce the Technology to Holistic Healthcare Providers”. Iva enjoys introducing chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, veterinarians and laypeople to FIR technology.

Iva Jones speaks at the 8-29-15 FIR Training Event.

Iva Jones from Nokomis spoke at the 8-29-15 FIR Training Event.

The next event, the Winter 2015 Midwest Far Infrared Training, will be held at the Virden Area Community Center on Saturday November 7th from 1 to 5 PM. It is a FREE event. For anyone planning to attend, please contact Dr. Todd at 217-965-3100 or draustin@royell.net to RSVP.

3 attendees look on as Dr. Todd gives a FIR Therapy demo.

3 attendees look on as Dr. Todd gives a FIR Heat Therapy demo at the 2015 Fall Midwest Training Event.

There was another exciting announcement at the event as Dr. Todd and Eugena were holding a contest for their distributors and customers. The contest went for 5 weeks and ended just 2 days before the Fall Training. They gave away nearly $1,500 worth of Far Infrared Thermotherapy devices. Winners were Iva Jones, Barb Callahan from Carlinville and Dr. Shane McConnell from the Cleveland, OH area.

The Austins are now training 42 other health and wellness care providers throughout the U.S. on FIR technology including 19 other Chiropractic Clinics.

Dr Austin Biobliss Dr Bemis

Dr Todd Austin lets Dr David Bemis from Alton, IL experience the Far Infrared BioBliss Experience on 8-29-2015 at the 2015 Fall FIR Training Event.

In related news, Austin Family Chiropractic will hold their next Light Night Event at the clinic on the West Side of the Virden Square at 6 PM on Thursday September 17th. It’s a free 75 minute informational event about both cold laser therapy and far infrared therapy. Dr. Todd will demonstrate both treatments on a patient, then everyone in attendance will get to try out a FIR mat. 5 seats remain. Please contact Todd or Eugena to RSVP for the September Light Night Event.

LightNight preview

At Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL our next FREE Light Night happens on September 17th at 6 PM.

#DrTodd, what’s the difference between BIOMAT THERAPY & COLD LASER THERAPY (LLLT)?

As a veteran Cold Laser Therapy practitioner (for a full decade now), as a Cold Laser Consultant, as a Biomat Consultant & as a Biomat Diamond Executive Distributor I get the above question quite often from other holistic healthcare providers, especially my fellow Doctors of Chiropractic.

Sometimes it shows up like:
“I’m thinking of getting into healing LIGHT therapy. Which would be best for me and my practice, Dr. Todd …. Cold Lasers or Far Infrared?”
OR
“Which is better, #DrTodd, Far Infrared or Cold Lasers?”
OR
“Hey Dr. Todd, my new equipment budget only allows for me to spend $X,000 this year. Would you recommend I get into LLLT or FIR Thermotherapy first?”

You probably get the picture.

The God’s honest truth is that I LOVE both of these amazing state-of-the-art healing #LIGHT therapy modalities. And there is no way that I could imagine my life or my practice without either of them in it!

So my friend Cindy A. Brown of Florida recently was kind enough to interview me about this topic: #BIOMATvsLLLT. It was an honor to have Cindy, a blogger at EverydayUnderwear.com, freelance writer, Toastmasters International member and just all around awesome person as a guest host on “The Biomat Show”. Since there was a lot of info to cover, the interview went 19 minutes. So it’s been broken into 3 parts for you, my viewers.


The Biomat Show - Far Infrared vs LLLT Part 1 of 3 screenshot

“The Biomat Show” – Far Infrared vs LLLT Part 1 screenshot featuring Dr Todd Austin & Cindy Brown

Here is Part 1 of “A Comparison of LLLT and Far Infrared Thermal Therapy” which is a PUBLIC Episode of #TBS:


#TBS #BiomatvsLLLT Part 2 screenshot

The Biomat Show – Biomat vs LLLT Part 2 of 3 screenshot featuring #DrTodd & Cindy Brown

Here is the PUBLIC TRAILER for Part 2 which is actually an UNLISTED Episode. Actually, due to increased scrutiny by the government, the Part 2 interview I did with Cindy Brown is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.


And lastly, here is Part 3 where we discuss Flintstone Therapies vs. Jetson Therapies, the additional benefits of Far Infrared over LLLT and much more.

The Biomat Show - Biomat vs LLLT Part 3 - screenshot

The Biomat Show – Biomat vs LLLT Part 3 – screenshot of #DrTodd & Cindy Brown


Sorry, folks. Same deal here as with Part 2. Due to increased scrutiny by our federal government, the Part 3 of 3 interview with Cindy Brown is also no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

Until next time, #HappyColdLasering & #HappyFarInfraredding if you are lucky enough to have access to either of both of these space age technologies.

Of course as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician
Cold Laser Therapist
Far Infrared Therapist
Virden, IL
(217) 965-3100

Using Far Infrared Thermal Therapy for Successfully Treating the Symptoms associated with Lyme Disease

One of the conditions that I love using healing LIGHT therapy for is LYME DISEASE. I have a good friend from Toastmasters who used to suffer terribly from this malady. Cindy Brown is a popular humor blogger. Her work can be found at EverydayUnderwear.com. But her nearly 4 year struggle with Lyme & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has definitely been no laughing matter.

I recently introduced her to healing LIGHT therapy which helped to give her her life back. So I interviewed and videotaped Cindy’s story. This astonishing lady told me about how, in the comforts of her own home, she has totally kicked Lyme disease’s butt over the past few months by utilizing Far Infrared (FIR) Thermotherapy!

Cindy's Far Infrared Thermotherapy for Lyme video shoot

Cindy Brown’s Far Infrared Thermotherapy for Lyme Disease video shoot for AskDrTodd.com

Due to not wanting to tick (absolutely no pun intended) off the FDA or FTC, I’m no longer allowed to post her words of wisdom here though. That sucks, but it is what it is. Cindy has access to the videos as do my preferred LIGHT therapy customers and clients who have PRIVATE access to them. There are 3 videos in all.
#LibertarianTodd despises our #BigGovernment!

Cindy Lyme FIR Testimonial

Cindy Brown’s Far Infrared Thermal Therapy Lyme Disease Testimonial video for AskDrTodd.com

Cindy’s struggle was truly amazing, folks. You’ll just have to take my word for it unless you want to look Cindy up. Then she’ll gladly tell you her story, as she’s truly passionate about helping out her fellow Lymies.

Cindy DrTodd FIR Lyme

Cindy & Dr Todd Austin Biomat video segment photo

#LetThereBeLIGHT,

Dr. Todd Austin
Diamond Executive Biomat Distributor
Clinical Director of Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL

OMG! I haven’t posted about Biomats here for 10 months. So here’s what YOU missed…

In October 2014 we discovered that we were teaching about a dozen other folks about the amazing Biomat technology including 1 fellow D.C. and 2 Reiki Masters. So in November we threw together our 1st ever Quarterly Central IL Biomat training event at our Virden home. It went incredibly well and there was a lot of energy there!

Gena on BioBliss 11-8-2014

BiomatGena / Eugena Austin getting on her Biomat BioBliss at the November 2014 Biomat Training Event in Central IL

Back in July 2014 Eugena and I had started a closed Biomat Tips facebook group for our Biomat distributors, our Biomat customers or those with interest in possibly purchasing a Biomat from us someday. Around November 2014 lots of energy started happening there as well. As I type this there are now 70 people in this group including many key contributors. There is a plethora of quality info to be found in our closed group on:
– using Biomats in the home,
– using Biomat therapy in the clinical setting &
– sharing / selling Biomats.

DrTodd & Gena's closed group

Dr. Todd & Eugena’s Closed Biomat Tips group Distributors and Customers including Holistic Healthcare Providers on Facebook.

Then in February we held our first major chiropractic seminar Biomat Therapy booth event at the 2015 annual Professional Football Chiropractic Society conference in Indy.

Dr Austin & Dr Brady at the PFCS '15 Biomat booth.

Dr Todd Austin from Biomat Therapy w/ Dr Frank Brady of the Philadelphia Eagles at the PFCS 2015 booth.

DrMiller from the #NEPats & BiomatGena at PFCS '15

Dr Mike Miller from the New England Pats & Eugena at the Biomat Therapy booth at PFCS ’15 in Indy.

Later in February, I met with fellow Biomat Therapy practitioner, fellow Cold Laser Therapist, fellow Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinical Nutrition guru Dr. Bryan Reid at Your Health Solutions in Maryville, IL to film a couple of episodes of “The Biomat Show” in the 618.

Here’s Dr. Bryan interviewing me about incorporating far infrared thermotherapy with cold lasers, nutrition and chiropractic extremity adjusting for Tough Knee Pain:

Then I interviewed Dr. Reid about his amazing results using far infrared along with nutritional support, cold laser therapy and low force chiropractic for all sorts of Peripheral Neuropathy in the St. Louis Metro East area:

Solving Peripheral Neuropathy with Dr Bryan Reid.

Solving Tough Peripheral Neuropathy with Dr Reid & Dr. Austin.


Actually, due to increased scrutiny by our U.S. government, The “Solving Peripheral Neuropathy” interview I did with Dr. Reid is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

February also brought us the brand new and improved Purple carrying cases for both Pro Mats and Mini-Mats:

Aren’t they beautiful?!?

Also in 2/2015 The Quantum Energy Pad became a Core Biomat product:

We held our 2nd quarterly Biomat training, once again at our central IL home, in March 2015. It was awesome too! This was the first time having guest presenters. TY to Dr. Bryan Reid of Maryville and Jamie Jones from near Mattoon for both doing an excellent job in that capacity!

Dr Bryan Reid speaks at 3-7-2015 Biomat Training

Dr Bryan Reid from Nobbe Family Chiropractic of Maryville, IL speaks at the March ’15 Biomat Training in Virden.

Dr Todd demonstrates the BioBliss on an attendee at the 3-7-2015 Biomat Training

Dr Todd Austin demonstrates the BioBliss on an attendee at the 3-7-2015 Biomat Training in Virden, IL.

Then we held our 3rd Quarterly Central Illinois Biomat Training Event in May 2015. It was an incredible event also! Lots of positive energy!!! And a great big thank you to both Iva Jones of Nokomis and Nancy Tripp from the Quad Cities for being our guest presenters. It was great having folks from 3 different states in attendance!!!

Dr. Todd demonstrates a Leg Burrito on Nicole - 5-2-15

Dr. Todd Austin from Biomat Therapy demonstrates a Leg Burrito on Nicole Nichols from St. Louis Biomat at the May 2015 Central IL Training Event.

Eugena Austin, LMT speaks on Incorporating Biomat into Massage Practice on 5-2-15

Eugena B. Austin, LMT spoke on “Successfully Incorporating Biomat into a Massage Therapy Practice” at the May ’15 Central IL Biomat Training Event.

We’ve been staying busy with both the cold lasers and the biomats at the clinic. We’ve been filming a lot of short healing LIGHT therapy & Cold Laser Therapy testimonial videos lately too.

Healing LIGHT therapy for Acute Knee Pain from a Football Injury:

Healing LIGHT Therapy for Chronic Severe Buttock Pain (referred to us by another area Doctor of Chiropractic):

Healing LIGHT Therapy for Chronic Post-Radiation Peripheral Neuropathy:

Far Infrared Thermotherapy solves Chronic Low Back Pain which was unable to helped by the Orthopedic Surgeon, Physical Therapy or Chiropractic care:

At the Effective & Affordable Cold Laser Clinic at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, we are truly doing what no one in Central IL has ever even attempted to do before as it pertains to our mission of:
“Bringing effective and affordable access to superior healing LIGHT therapy modalities to the masses, both in the clinical setting and in the comforts of one’s home”.

As we look up here in mid-June 2015, we are now training 47 Biomat distributors including a total of 21 other holistic healthcare providers. This is truly #amazing! We now have large clumps of Biomat owners not only in Virden, Springfield, Hillsboro and Nokomis here in central IL, but in the St. Louis metro area, the Quad Cities of Illinois & Iowa, the Memphis, TN area and throughout the state of New Hampshire!

#LetThereBeLIGHT
#RockTheLIGHT

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

#DrTodd Austin
Diamond Executive Club Member, The Biomat Company

Hey Dr. Todd, How do you incorporate the Biomat into your Chiropractic Practice?

In the inaugural *public Episode of “The Biomat Show”, Dr. Todd Austin, clinical director of The Effective & Affordable Cold Laser Clinic at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL is interviewed by fellow central IL Biomat enthusiast Martha Ruppert.

Martha & #DrTodd TheBiomatShow 1

Martha Ruppert & Dr. Todd Austin in Episode 1 of #TheBiomatShow.

In this episode, Martha asks #DrTodd “How do you incorporate Biomat technology into your Chiropractic practice?” and “How do you feel about your patients who purchase Biomats for AT HOME use?”

Cold Laser Clinic - Effective & Affordable

Cold Laser Clinic – Effective & Affordable in Virden, IL near Auburn & Springfield

Dr. Todd is also the business manager for his wife Eugena Austin’s Diamond Executive #TheBiomatCompany Distributorship. Eugena is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Both Todd and Eugena have implemented Biomat into their practices very successfully since late 3/2014 and have exposed well over 150 people to the technology in just 5 short months, having sold over 30 Biomats in the process.

Eugena aka BiomatGena

Eugena Austin, L.M.T. is also known as Diamond Executive Biomat Distributor #BiomatGena of #TeamGena

*There are also ‘unlisted’ episodes of “The Biomat Show” as well. They are for customers of Austin Family Chiropractic, customers of #BiomatGena and distributors of http://BiomatGena.com & for Cold Laser Consulting clients of Dr. Todd.

EPISODE #1 of http://TheBiomatShow.com SPONSORED BY:

Biomat Gena Business Card

Biomat Therapy Business Card for DrTodd & BiomatGena

“Hey Dr. Todd, what is a BIOMAT and how does it work?”

Eugena aka BiomatGena

Eugena Austin, L.M.T. is also known as Diamond Executive Biomat Distributor #BiomatGena of #TeamGena

Dr. Todd's youngest daughter fills a Biomat burrito!

Dr. Todd’s youngest daughter fills a Biomat burrito!

Dr. Todd purchased his very first Biomat in 7/2013 acting on the advice of one of his healing LIGHT therapy mentors. He loves it, as do his wife Eugena (aka #GlutenFreeGena or #BiomatGena ) and their 3 kids. Dr. Todd invited fellow BIOMAT expert Clint W. to join him at Austin Family Chiropractic to shoot a series of 4 episodes of “The Doctor Todd Show” (aka The Toastmaster Todd Show” and what has since morphed into The Biomat Show ) about questions regarding far infrared (FIR) technology.

Here is episode 1 with Dr. Todd Austin interviewing Clint about how far infrared thermotherapy technology works:

Clint 1 of 3 on Ask Dr Todd

Clint W 1 of 3 on AskDrTodd with Dr Todd Austin of Central IL


Actually, due to increased scrutiny by our U.S. government, Episode 1 of 3 is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

Here is episode 2 with Clint demonstrating a far infrared thermotherapy elbow pain treatment to Dr. Todd Austin:

Episode 3 is all about far infrared thermotherapy technology to improve #Athletic #Recovery. #DrTodd Austin, team #Chiropractic Physician, team #ColdLaser Therapist & team #Trainer for the #Springfield Foxes since 2011 interviews Clint about his experiences working with FIR alongside Olympic team doctor, Dr. Williams.

Clint 3 of 3 - AskDrTodd

Clint W 3 of 3 on AskDrTodd with Dr Todd Austin of Central IL


Episode 3 of 3 has suffered a similar fate as Episode 1 and is now only available as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS. If you don’t like it, please complain to your legislators. I remember when this used to be a FREE COUNTRY which included FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Not so much in 2015 and beyond though. Now anything which could be perceived as cutting into either Big Pharma or Big Medicine’s big fat profit margins will be censored!!!

And finally, at 131 degrees Fahrenheit Dr. Todd gives new meaning to the term ‘sitting in the hot seat’ as Clint turns the table and interviews Dr. Austin in Episode 4:

Dr. Todd enjoys a relaxing FIR treatment.

Dr. Todd enjoys a relaxing far infrared thermal treatment.

Dr. Todd’s wife #GlutenFreeGena uses our far infrared thermal mat for the purposes of reducing stress and fatigue on her gluten-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free, soda-free wellness journey. Through 8-24-14, Eugena is crushing it and has lost 71 lbs over the past 12 months by being #GlutenFreeGena. I give her three 30-minute therapeutic massages per week combined with FIR (What can I say other than she deserves every single one of them). And Gena even sleeps on the far infrared mat 4 nights per week as well. Click here to go to our Austin Family Chiropractic Biomat Informational Page.

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Clinical Director, Chiropractic Physician & Cold Laser Therapist
Austin Family Chiropractic
Business Manager for #TheBiomatCompany Diamond Executive Distributor Eugena B. Austin, L.M.T.
Virden, IL