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YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM

As human beings, we have a miraculous design!
The nervous system (the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves) controls the function of every cell, tissue, muscle, and organ in the body. It is on constant vigil like your heart,
it doesn't ever stop.

Your miraculous brain is surrounded and protected by your skull. Your skull is composed of 29 small, moveable bones. As these bones move, they pump your cerebral spinal fluid through and around your brain and spinal cord.

Your brain runs your body. If any of the bones of your skull shift or move out of place, problems can be created almost anywhere in your body from headaches, hearing or visual problems, neck pain, digestive disorders or allergies. The bones of your skull can move out of place through many things: birth trauma, that fall you took when you were two, or from contact with something that your brain views as poison to the body.

Often cranial work along with specific exercises and dietary recommendations assist in improving the function of your brain, your cerebral spinal fluid flow, your spine, your body, as well as your entire nervous system.

Bones called vertebra protect your spinal cord. Sandwiched between each vertebra is your disc. Your discs act as cushions or shock absorbers to give resilient motion to your spine. Also sandwiched between each vertebra is a nerve that exits and separates. One portion of this nerve goes to a muscle; the other goes to an organ or organ system.

Each major postural muscle in your body has a corresponding relationship to an organ system, a meridian system, and a specific nutritional component. By isolating a muscle and testing its strength, we can determine the functional efficiency of the muscle AND the corresponding organ as well as the area of the spine that the nerve exits from. When a muscle weakness is found, often there may be sub-clinical problems in the corresponding organ system as well.

A muscle is strengthened in one or several ways. Sometimes all that is necessary is a specific Chiropractic adjustment to assist in re-establishing proper nerve energy flow. Often however, in this day of stress and toxicity, the body demands more than just a simple adjustment. Sometimes we must address the lymphatic system, the circulatory system, the cerebral spinal fluid, or the meridian system as well as the nutritional status of the body to bring about true health. Sometimes we will even use magnets or a laser to strengthen a muscle and reduce pain.

When your nervous system has the resources to function at full efficiency, it can begin to function as it was designed and help correct the problems that plague you.

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LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

Did you know that your lymphatic system actually contains more fluid than your circulatory system? Your amazing body really contains more lymph than blood. So why do we know so little about it?

Your lymphatic system is a very important part of your immune system.

A proper functioning lymphatic system is critical to your body's ability to operate at peak performance and maintain optimum health. Your lymphatic system is
one of the ways your body moves toxins, debris and waste.
It is also often one of the first systems to break down.

Your lymphatic system is like your sewer system.

Your lymphatic system drains fluids, detoxifies and regenerates tissues, carries nutrients, and it filters out toxins and foreign substances. If your lymphatic circulation stagnates, toxins accumulate and compromise cellular functioning, this opens the door to physical ailments.

When it is backed up and the lymph is dehydrated and thickened with waste and debris,
you may feel tired, sick, sore, sluggish, and depressed.

Poor lymphatic circulation can cause many functional health problems.
It can contribute to sensations of pain, muscle weakness, poor organ function, headache and/or fatigue. Sinus problems, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, insomnia, bronchitis, otitis
are often related to a sluggish lymphatic system.

When a muscle or organ system has not been functioning properly, it can become sluggish and congested with accumulated lymph. Related areas become tight as fluid slowly builds. A build up of waste occurs. The free flow of nutrition in and toxins out is restricted. Debris builds, viruses, bacteria and other toxins accumulate and even reproduce. Lymphatic areas are become sore to the touch. Sometimes we are not even aware of them being sore until they are touched.

A major problem is our sedentary society. Our lymph does not move unless we do. Yep, our muscles help move our lymph. This is just one of the many reasons that exercise is so important to our general good health. A well functioning lymphatic system is necessary for proper uptake of essential fatty acids and fat based vitamins as well as general detoxification.

WATER is the most common deficiency I see in my practice.

Dehydration is often a major cause of poor lymphatic circulation.
Water is also a wonderful natural alkalizer.
It also assists the body in waste removal.
We function best by drinking at least half of our body weight in ounces of pure water daily.
If you weigh 150 pounds, you need 75 ounces of pure water daily.

Coffee, soda or tap water does not count.

At times simply drinking more pure water and/or rubbing specific places on the body to stimulate the flow of lymph is all that's needed to help you improve the way you feel.

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CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Poor circulation or poor blood flow can cause a myriad of problems. Our blood carries oxygen and nutrition throughout the body. When our circulation is sluggish, it can inhibit nutrients from being delivered to areas while prohibiting toxic metabolic by-products from leaving. Tissues may be tense, sore or tight from the toxic irritation and they may not heal quickly or properly because of lack of nourishment.

There are reflex points on the body that have been found to influence your circulatory function. When these reflex points are lightly held or touched, they help regulate blood flow to specific muscles or organ systems. This type of treatment when indicated can often reduce soreness or tension in an area.

 

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CRANIAL SACRAL TECHNIQUE and your
CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID SYSTEM

Your miraculous brain is surrounded and protected by your skull. Your skull is composed of 29 small, moveable bones. The bones move against each other along sutures or a type of joint. These bones move as you breathe. As they move, they pump your cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) through and around your brain and spinal cord. The circulation of CSF throughout your brain and spinal cord is absolutely essential to good health.

CSF is created in the brain and supplied to the nervous system through the gentle pulsing action of three pumps. The first pump is located in the skull at the source of the supply, the second is located at the juncture of the skull (occiput) and the neck and the third pump is located at the pelvis (sacrum).

The CSF is produced in the brain and is pumped from the brain down the spinal cord, around the spinal cord and brain and is then reabsorbed.

A sac-like membrane (the dural membrane) covers the brain and spinal cord. This membrane is full of CSF and it immerses the brain and the spinal cord in CSF. This CSF acts as a cushion protecting this important but delicate neural mechanism. CSF also provides nourishment; it acts as a hormonal carrier; it removes waste material and it provides an ideal medium for nerve energy conduction.

The basis or keystone of the human structure is the pelvis. The pelvis supports the spine and skull, the shoulders and arms and, below the pelvis, the legs and feet. The internal organs are suspended by ligaments that attach to the spine and pelvis. The large upper thigh and important back muscles, including those responsible for neck and shoulder stability, are all attached to the pelvis. All of these structures must be balanced, coordinated and maintained by a stable pelvis in order to produce normal nerve action.

There is a minute regular pulsing rhythmic motion between the occiput and the sacrum that circulates the CSF around the brain and spinal cord and throughout the nervous system.

The sacral pump is the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord and its function is paramount to normal health. This pulsing motion takes place every four seconds.

The chiropractic adjustment favorably affects your blood pressure, your cerebral spinal fluid, and your respiration. Your cerebral spinal fluid pressure varies directly with your blood pressure and it changes according to your heart rate and respiration. In addition, your cerebral spinal fluid carries secretions from your pituitary gland. Your pituitary gland is considered the master gland of your entire endocrine system. It is the conductor of your entire endocrine orchestra.

In youth, the body may be free of symptoms. When we are young, we can virtually get away with anything! As the stresses and toxicity of life accumulate, that natural tolerance (resistance) becomes less and less. The body's ability to compensate and adapt becomes less and less. Finally, a stage is reached where the body can no longer adapt and compensate. That place of minimum tolerance is reached and symptoms and illness begin to arise. This state often arises because we have reached a low level state of malnutrition.

Things that shouldn't really matter will create structural changes and sometimes pain to the spine and pelvis affecting balance and stability of the sacro-occipital pump.

The minute pulses between the occiput and the sacrum will become irregular and change the free flow of CSF. This creates a pressure change in the CSF, which in turn creates increased toxicity, a loss of nutrition, low grade hormonal problems, and a breakdown of essential nerve energy transmission.

When your sacrum becomes imbalanced, it can create an imbalance in the skull and visa versa. This can interfere with the flow of CSF. And because your brain runs your body, problems can be created almost anywhere in your body if any of the bones of your skull shift or move out of place. Headaches, hearing or visual problems, neck pain, digestive disorders or allergies can all be the result of cranial dysfunction or cranial misalignments.

The bones of your skull can jam or move out of place from many things: birth trauma, that fall you took when you were two, dental work, postural habits, even from contact with something that your brain views as toxic to the body.

Often I will gently manipulate the sutures of the skull to ease the pressure and increase the mobility of the cranial bones.

By removing stress between the cranial bones, the sutural motion normalizes the relationship of one bone to another. This allows for remodeling of the entire craniosacral system and enhances its function and improves its capacity for adaptation.

This is often complimented with specific exercises and dietary recommendations to assist in improving the function of your brain, your cerebral spinal fluid flow, your spine, your body, your organ and cellular systems, as well as your entire nervous system.

Sometimes, depending on the situation, the symptoms or the type of trauma, I will do NCR or a series of ENCR adjustments.

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ENERGY MERIDIAN SYSTEM

Traditional Asian medical theory has a basic premise that the life process is activated and maintained by something called the "vital force" or the "chi". This force or energy is derived from the environment, your nutrition, your physical motion and your respiration.

For thousands of years, Chinese physicians have used acupuncture, a system of treatment, which helps to regulate the energy patterns of the body. The goal of the Oriental doctor is to keep the energy patterns in the body balanced so the body can maintain normal health.

This chi or energy force circulates through the body in definite channels or pathways called meridians. One meridian channel travels along each side of the spine. Each point along this meridian relates to a specific organ system or a function in the body. A subluxation in your spinal column or anywhere else in your body can affect this channel and create a block in your flow of energy. These meridian channels are favorably affected by your Chiropractic adjustment.

For good health, every organ or function of the body is dependent upon a normal energy level in its associated meridian. Because the functional capacity of each organ, muscle, and cell in the body is partially dependent on this basic energy form of "life force" or "chi", any blockage of a meridian can result in a blockage of energy. By assessing the energy flow through these meridians, imbalances in their associated areas can be determined and then corrected so the body can begin to:

HEAL ITSELF!

Each meridian is tested through techniques of Applied Kinesiology during your examination and each meridian as well as each organ is beneficially affected through your Chiropractic adjustment, as well as your blood pressure, your cerebral spinal fluid, and your respiration.

Your cerebral spinal fluid pressure varies directly with your blood pressure and it changes according to your heart rate and respiration. In addition, your cerebral spinal fluid carries secretions from your pituitary gland. Your pituitary gland is considered the master gland of your entire endocrine system. Every cranial adjustment affects your entire endocrine system!

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