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Why BSI Zone Chiropractic? The three T's of Subluxation


To understand the why of BSI zone chiropractic you really need to understand the what of chiropractic first. Chiropractors are doctors licensed to provide a unique and separate brand of health care whose primary focus is the treatment of vertebral subluxation. Why should you be concerned about subluxation? Your body posesses an innate intelligence that knows how to heal, regulate, and organize the life force within you. Subluxation literally suppresses the flow of neural impulses to and from the brain interfering with the complete expression of health resulting in an overall decrease in vitality.

The following excerpts appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine issue #38 written by David Gustitus, D.C. this article provides an eloquent explanation of the three causes of subluxation.

"In his 1910 text, The Chiropractor’s Adjuster, D.D. Palmer identified the causes of vertebral subluxation as the Three T’s— thoughts, trauma and toxins. Since that time, we have expanded our understanding of how these factors impact our body’s function, but the basic concepts Palmer laid down for the profession he founded have survived the test of time."

"What we understand now is that subluxation is more than a spinal bone out of place and pinching a nerve, as was once thought. While this may be true in a small percentage of cases, a subluxation involves changes throughout the nervous system, and not just in the nerves exiting at the level of the misaligned segment."

"So how do the Three T’s cause subluxation and affect the function of the nervous system as a whole? First of all, let’s consider the area of trauma, specifically physical trauma, as a cause. It is easy to understand how a vertebra can become misaligned as a result of physical trauma to the spine—forceful birthing procedures that pull and twist a baby’s head to expedite the delivery process, falls endured while learning how to walk, playground injuries, or even bad posture. The body will logically try to stabilize this area with muscle splinting, which will heal in this configuration unless something is done to restore integrity to the area."

BSI Zone technique excels in not only identifying individual subluxations its analysis uncovers whole body neural-skeletal distortion patterns. The roots of the BSI analysis are firmly grounded in the works of Dr. M. B. DeJarnette, D.C., the founder of the Sacro Occipital Technique.

"Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) was originally formulated by Major Bertrand DeJarnette (The Major) who was a Doctor (chiropractor and osteopath) and Engineer in the 1920’s. The Major was inspired to go beyond simple spinal adjusting and developed methods of correcting the Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs. This study brought about a system of adjusting patterns in the body, not just single body parts. The most significant pattern was the relationship between the sacrum and occiput (which became the name of the technique).

An important distinction of SOT is the use of indicators. Each adjustment has a sign or signal that the we use to know when and where to adjust. For example, muscle tension at the knee may indicate the pelvis needs correction, and connective tissue fibers at the base of the skull (called occipital fibers) indicate different vertebra in the back or spine may be in need of an adjustment. This also tells us on the next visit if the correction has been completely or marginally effective. From these indicators, we design a different adjustment set on each visit, listening to the body each time. It takes study to master this method of care, but it makes for an effective, precise adjustment without relying exclusively on x-rays." What is SOT https://soto-usa.com/what-is-sot/

Traumatic presentations are easily remedied by chiropractic adjustments and Clinical Kinesiology to both stabilize the neuro-skeleton, and restore neuro-muscular function. The Major's neuro-skeletal distortion patterns are key in identifying structural- vertebral (degenerative/pathological) related compensations from more commonly seen cerebrospinal-meningeal (dural membrane torque CSF flow) or vertebral-visceral presentations (visceral to somatic reflex). These compensations generally develop from unresolved stressors affecting not only the neuro-skeleton, but the visceral and meridian system as well. Which takes us into the last two "T's" of subluxation who just happen to be very closely related toxins and thoughts.

"However, apart from direct force causing a bone to misalign, the body can be affected by chemical exposure and emotional stresses in such a way as to cause subluxations. The nervous system perceives these non-physical stressors to be threatening and directs the muscles to react, defend and brace the body, holding bones in positions that can cause asymmetry and imbalance in the spine. No muscle moves a bone without a nerve purposefully telling it to do so. Realize that the vertebrae never move without a muscle pulling them. These misalignments and alterations in spinal curvature are only a result of the internal, neurological response to the overwhelming presence of the Three T’s."

"When our brain senses harm either from a traumatic injury, stressful thought or exposure to a toxin, it shifts into protection mode—the fight-or-flight response. The brain notes the body’s level of harm and determines whether we should be in fight-or-flight mode or if we have the “all clear” and can invest energy in growth and repair. Our entire body is hardwired neurologically to respond to these signals one way or another: We cannot be both in growth and protection at the same time. The signals that inform the brain of our status are our “thoughts,” both from our mind and our body. While stressful mental activity includes negative, angry, fearful or depressed thoughts, physical traumas and toxic exposures represent negative “body thoughts,” influencing the same centers of the brain as these mental thoughts do."

"These harm signals reach four key areas in the brain, of which three are subconscious and one is conscious. As you can imagine, we can be consciously aware of being angry, feeling nauseous from something we smell, or feeling pain from an injury, but an abundance of subconscious signals from these same circumstances reach the following key areas of the brain: the hippocampus (the center for learning), the amygdala (the stress and anxiety center), and the hypothalamus (the neuroendocrine control center, which initiates a cascade of events preparing us for fight or flight)." Pathways to Family Wellness magazine issue #38 written by David Gustitus, D.C.

The BSI analysis locates subluxation and their resulting distortion patterns no matter what their cause; but when it comes to addressing the neuro-emotional components of subluxations caused by thoughts and toxins that's when I defer to Neuro Emotional Technique for a complete resolution.

"While the name Neuro Emotional Technique suggests a one-dimensional entity, it is actually an amalgamation of many techniques and principles taught in chiropractic and other healing arts' colleges. NET makes use of the neuro-mechanisms of manual muscle testing (the type of muscle testing used is akin to, but not the same as, Applied Kinesiology as developed by George Goodheart), emotions, acupuncture meridian system, reflex points, principles of traditional physiology (such as conditioning), case history taking and chiropractic adjustments to the spine."

"NET resolves 'fixations of emotions' that are caused by primary subluxations held within the body. These 'fixations of emotions' are vulnerable to retriggering under specific conditions, such as stimulus generalization (discussed above) relating to the original formation of the NEC. The end product of a successful NET treatment is an organism that is more neurologically integrated.

NET seeks, by reestablishing neural integrity, to reestablish the physiological integrity of the body, most notably the physiological (and not psychological) basis of emotions."

"In short, NET deals with those weakened physiological states that have ultimately made the body vulnerable to the formation of an NEC (see below). NET does not treat emotions, but rather the bodily complex in which an emotion (and an affixed subluxation) is a component part."

"The NEC For clarity, the definition of the Neuro Emotional Complex (NEC) is presented here. A primary goal of NET is to fix NECs either via the embedded subluxation or active pulse point found through an advanced pulse diagnosis.

NEC or Neuro Emotional Complex A subjective maladaptation syndrome adopted by the human organism in response to a real or perceived threat to any aspect of its survival. Special Note: All events related to an NEC are always considered to be 'Emotional Reality' as they may or may not correspond with historical or objective reality."

"The individual's unique NEC (syndrome pattern) contains: A: A specific subluxation or sequence of subluxations B: A specific emotion C: A conditioned response A predisposition for stimulus generalization A resistance to extinction D: A meridian imbalance and active pulse point E: A facilitated or inhibited muscle F: A specific active MAP (body or pulse) G: A cathected and often recallable memory picture (SnapShot or SS) of a past significant emotional event H: A vulnerability to suppression, repetition compulsion and restimulation/re-aggravation causing cyclical reinforcement"

"[Note: All Neuro Emotional Complexes (NECs) have an emotion incorporated in the complex, but not all emotions are incorporated in NECs]."

"Because NET is a true mind/body or body/mind technique, it fully acknowledges the physical complement of the resistance of the body to NEC formation and NEC resolution. This refers to the 'neuro' part of the name Neuro Emotional Technique. To keep this often overlooked aspect of the organism fully in play, NET has developed the baseball diamond metaphor, called the Home Run Formula." www.netmindbody.com/more-information/what-is-net

To learn more about NET please visit the netmindbody.com website.

To be clear Bodgener Stabilization Integration is very capable stand alone analysis which excels at identifying vertebral subluxation. When you combine BSI system with other clinical methodologies such as NET's focus on thoughts and toxins, or Clinical Kinesiology's ability to normalize neuro-muscular function the end result can be absolutely incredible.

The Chiropractic profession has 33 principles that govern it's practice one of these principles proposes that the body is completely capable of self healing within the limitations of matter. If you are suffering from a condition that is beyond your bodies innate ability to heal such as a cancer that has eluded detection by your immune system, or a medical emergency then you are in need of Medicine, otherwise Chiropractic first and all else will follow...

David Catron, D.C. specializes in the Restoration of Wellness & the Optimization of Human Performance; My office regularly cares for: supermoms & their children, hardworking blue collar tradesmen, professional desk jockeys, Crossfit & extreme sports athletes. Wellness & Sports Chiropractor located in Willow Glen San Jose if your interested in reaching your full potential then I would love to work with you.


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