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Chiropractic
Muscle Tone
Muscle tone is a NEUROLOGIC phenomenon. It depends on the nervous system working without interference. The basic unit of neurological function is the neurological impulse which leads to axonal depolarisation. It mostly originates in the muscle spindle cells and periodontal ligaments, tissues which, uniquely, spontaneously generate afferent input. At least 90% of our muscular activity...
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Adjustments provide afferent input. Where there is a deficiency of input, an adjustment will produce benefit. If there is no deficiency of input, the adjustment will have no benefit. The trick to providing benefit is providing the right amount of input where it is deficient. This month’s webinar presents a case where it was difficult to...
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belly piercing
Afferent Input provides a common understanding of the beneficial effects of all the physical therapies, from reflexology to yoga, chiropractic to physiotherapy, Qi Gong to aerobics, Pilates to Shiatsu. Any practitioner who touches, moves, pokes, prods, adjusts, manipulates or mobilises a patient is altering that patient’s afferent input. Consider reflexology. When a reflexologist rubs or stimulates points...
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The Vitalism vs (Research) Paper-based debate and division of chiropractic needs to end. Neither is truthful and the artificial distinction ultimately leaves the majority of chiropractors out in the cold. Vitalism was discredited when Hermann Kolbe synthesized acetic acid from inorganic substances obtained from pure elements in 1845. Originally, vitalists had maintained that “life force” was necessary for the...
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