|Structural Realignment that might be helpful
Sometimes we spend a good part the session repositioning bones and
joints, and making sure that the corrections can be maintained. This is not
quite chiropractic work, we never use the word ďadjustment,Ē all we do is
to realign the bones very gently in the way that they (the bones) ask us to,
and work with the related muscles and meridians. Our work can add to
chiropractic expertise with this energetic reinforcement.
These are the clues that indicate that you need bodywork:
If your neck is out of alignment
Numbness in the arms or hands, particularly one sided, can be due to a
subluxation between C-5 and C-6, as the nerve that exits there sends
neurological information to the hands and arms. Headache might be due
to a misalignment higher up, perhaps at the atlas, the top cervical bone.
However, arm and hand discomfort might not be about alignment. It might
be myelin sheath erosion. That can cause the same symptoms, and would
probably be due to a mycoplasmic infection that is damaging the sheath
material. Your practitioner will offer you a remedy that can clear out the
little invaders. Maybe your body would select mushroom remedies, or
some other herbal elixir from the parasite remedy samples in her test-kit.
The cervicals on our skeleton are out of alignment.
The fifth crowds the sixth, so he could have arm pain.
Then she could help you to replenish the myelin sheath a few weeks later
with and acetyl carnitine, along with a synergistic compound that we have
here that can help to rebuild it.
When your practitioner does a cervical realignment, she will ask which
side of the neck your body wants her to work on. Then she will start with
C-7, and go up to each one, touching each bone, asking if it wants to have
her change its position. If so, she might lift the transverse process, or move
the bone to the side, or move it slightly upward. Her fingers will follow
around the bone and test for possible variations that will identify the
precise move. When she finds the exact direction, your muscle test will be
She makes the move exerting moderate pressure as you breathe, either in
or out. She presses very gently and slowly, and releases slowly, and tests
to see if it was right. Then she asks the same questions about the next
vertebra in line, testing for all the different directions. The next vertebra
might say ďNo, Iím OK, donít change anything.Ē
When she has gone all the way up to the Atlas, (C-1) and the alignment is
perfect, she checks for the meridian that will lock it in. Usually itís the
stomach meridian---the levator scapula or the scalenes are famous for
this---but sometimes itís the bladder or triple warmer meridians.
If your arms and shoulders are hurting
Shoulder pain. If you canít raise your arm up past a certain point, or canít
reach comfortably, your practitioner will check your shoulder joint. If your
body-consciousness says that this is what you need, she will explore your
shoulder joint to find out exactly where the scapula/clavicle/humerus are
articulating inaccurately. She locates the bone that needs to be addressed,
and then tries various directions, back, forward, sideways, lifting toward
or away from the other bones, until she finds the precise move that your
Once she completes the move, and your body says itís right, she checks for
an imbalance among the shoulder muscles. She will know which ones need
to be attended to, and will trace the meridians they relate to.
|Two views of the shoulder joint from the front
|(clavicle) From the back (scapula, humerus)
||(humerus, scapula, clavicle)
As with any joint pain, she will check for pathogens that could be in the
synovial fluids. It might be that, and not an alignment issue.
When you have elbow, wrist or hand pain
Elbow joint pain can be about an uneven balance of the arm muscles.
Your practitioner will ask which bone to work with, test for the direction
that the body needs, make the move, and then locate the muscles and
meridians that will allow it to maintain the new position. Most of these
muscles relate to stomach or spleen.
|(humerus) Inside the elbow (radius, ulna)
||(humerus) Outside the elbow (ulna, radius)
Wrist pain is usually diagnosed as carpal tunnel, and once in a while it
really is carpal tunnel. Often it is about elbow, shoulder, or a cervical
subluxation. If your body suggests that it is about the wrist, think about
the level of your hand in relation to your elbow when you use the mouse
at the computer. Your hand needs to be below your elbow when using the
mouse or the track pad. Or, it could be due to an injury from the past, and
the hand may still be out of date, believing that the injury is still current.
Wrist issues can be pathogen related, possibly a mycoplasmic invasion,
which could eventually be diagnosed as rheumatoid. Or, (and this is where
our structural skills come in,) it could be a subluxation of the bones in the
wrist that can be corrected quite easily.
If you look carefully at these complicated little bones, the articulation of
the thumb joint, and the way the radius and ulna intersect with the wrist
bones, you will see the complexity of their arrangement, and maybe they
need to be coaxed into a more favorable position.
|front of hand
||back of hand
Balancing the muscles that are attached to these bones by running their
meridians will help the bones hold their correct positions.
If your lower back hurts, check sacrum, pelvis, and lumbars
When sciatica is your complaint, (you have leg weakness and pain going
down one side of your leg,) it might be about myelin sheath erosion or
neurotransmitter problems. Your practitioner can find out, and will know
what to do. However it is more likely to be due to sacral displacement.
With your consent, your practitioner will realign your sacrum.
She will reach under your pelvis to find out where your body suggests she
should start. When she finds the place to start, she lightly presses in
different directions, to determine the angle that it needs.
She asks which breath will reinforce it.
(The pictures below are not of our skeleton, they came from the Internet.)
|Sacrum and coccyx from the back, in context
||The sacrum front and back
|Side view of hip joint, pelvis and sacrum
||Front view, nerves leaving sacrum and spine
Now with her other hand, she braces her fingers that will make the move,
and positions her body to be sure she has enough leverage to make a
strong and steady thrust. She asks you for the right breath, and as you
breathe, she holds the correction long enough to sustain the shift, until she
senses that the sacrum has moved into place. Then she releases the
pressure very gradually. This feels really good.
The muscles that pull the sacrum out of alignment are often the piriformis
or the gluteus max, guided by the Circulation/Sex meridians. Just as often
it can be the psoas, guided by the kidney meridians.
Sometimes lumbar pain is due to one-sided psoas tension that is twisting
the lumbar vertebrae toward one side. This, too, displaces the sacrum.
If your chiropractor has identified a bulging disc, you may find that these
corrections can help the disc to come back into its normal position.
Sometimes relaxing uneven pelvic muscle tension can ease a bulging disc.
If it doesnít, then you need to go back to your chiropractor and work more
closely with him.
The third lumbar is twisted, here. (This is a picture of our skeleton.)
Hip pain is a frequent complaint. Show where it hurts, because
sometimes what hurts might not be about the hip, it could be near the
sacrum, and it could be a tight muscle, or something else.
If it turns out to be the hip joint specifically, maybe muscle tension is
pulling the hip slightly out of alignment. If so, this means that the ball of
the femur is pressing on one edge of your acetabulum, and causing
irritation. Every time you walk you automatically make a slight correction
in your misplaced femur, and eventually pain is inevitable. If itís not that,
then there might be some other structural issue your practitioner would
need to address.
Hip joint showing the trochanter, neck, and ball of the femur, as it nestles into the acetabulum.
She might readjust the muscular stability of the pelvis so your trochanter
can find its way to a relaxed position. When you are lying down on the
massage table relaxing, and one foot falls outward, this shows Lateral hip
tension. This means that certain muscles are tight, and pulling the femur
outward. If your foot falls inward, this shows Medial hip tension, and a
different set of muscles are tight. Your practitioner will know exactly
which ones, and will balance them so that they will hold equal muscle tone
on both sides.
If your body-consciousness says that the hip pain isnít about that, she
will ask your hip joint if there are rough calcifications or fibrous bumps on the surface of the acetabulum or the ball of the femur. If so, she would find
a way to help you correct that. Sheíll check the integrity---or the
vulnerability---of the smooth cartilage around the head of the femur,
which could lead to an inquiry about the collagen fiber construction. You
might need the trace mineral rubidium for collagen hydroxylation and
cross-linking, or you might need a supplement, the Vitamin K2 group that also contains K', can activate a group of protein molecules that will retrieve incorrect
calcium deposits,and put them into the bone structures where they belong.
As with any joint pain, she will always ask if there is a mycoplasma in the
synovial fluid that is corrupting the cartilage integrity. This might show
up as inflammation in different areas, sometimes here, sometimes there,
and this is the clue that colonies of miniature parasites are travelling
As the population of these colonies rise and fall, they cause intermittent
symptoms. In that case she will bring out her parasite remedy collection,
so that your biofield can select the ones that are applicable. Your pain
might not be about the joint at all. It might just be about them.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a different thing. If you have that, it is due to the continuous build-up of misplaced calcium at the bottoms of the lumbar vertebrae, causing an increasingly difficult tilt of the pelvis. From what I understand, there is not a very effective remedy for this, among chiropractors that I know. We have been fortunate to have found that Vitamin K2 that contains K7 may be the way to gradually reduce these deposits.
If there are spurs on any of your bones, theK7 remedy may also help. We have found that it also tested well for minimizing bunion deposits. Spurs are often caused by fluoride toxicity, as fluoride causes incorrect deposition of calcium. If so, try taking DMAE to release it, and drink pure water that doesn’t contain fluoride.
When your legs, knees, or ankles feel weak or painful
If you have knee pain, it could just be due to a weak popliteus, that little muscle behind your knee that stabilizes the joint. This could be very simple. It might be about a lack of bioenergy in the Gall Bladder meridian. Tracing it might be all it would take to strengthen the popliteus and relieve the discomfort.
If there is displacement within the knee joint, that’s more complicated. Most clients with knee pain will say that the doctor has told them they have a torn meniscus. However, knee pain is not always caused by a torn meniscus. It could be true for you, but it would be a good idea to ask few questions first before deciding to do surgery.
If your meniscus is torn, and your body thinks it should be surgically removed, then go back to your doctor for surgery, that would be most appropriate and beneficial.
On the other hand, perhaps the problem could be repaired by reinforcing the cartilage material.
Or, it might not even be about the cartilage, it could be a misalignment. If the tibia is articulating incorrectly with the femur, your practitioner will visualize the knee bones, explore their forms, and press lightly in one direction on the femur, then the other direction, testing to see if it needs to move inward or outward, relative to the tibia and the fibula.
Then she will press the femur in the right direction and press the tibia in the opposite direction, until it finds its way back to the right place.
|(tibia and fibula) behind the knee (femur)
||In front of the knee
If your body says there’s more to do, she will ask the tibia if it needs to move slightly downward on one side or the other, as it articulates with the femur. After she figures it all out, she makes the move very slowly, holds it quite a while with moderate pressure, and you and she might both feel it settle into the correct position.
Now she will check to see what muscles need to be balanced, in order for the bones to maintain their preferred position.
As she names the muscles, she physically touches each one, to alert your body to the specific muscle she is talking about. You probably don’t know the names of them, but your sensory body-knowledge will tune in, and tell her which ones need to be either reinforced or relaxed.
Ankle Weakness and Foot Pain comes up usually because the tendons are too stretchy, or their building materials are insufficient. Usually it’s a shortage of proline, but could be about a shortage of lysine or vitamin C. Sometimes tendon weakness is due to a corn allergy, sometimes an oat allergy, and sometimes due to a shortage of the trace minerals germanium or manganese. Both are needed to synthesize the proline.
For a twisted ankle, something more might need to be done. If you have a sprained or a twisted ankle, your practitioner will show you the picture of the bones of your foot, so you will appreciate their complexity and beauty. Once you both have that picture, she will ask what needs to be done.
The damage may have occurred within the little bones in the ankle, behind the longer tarsal bones that lead to the toes. She will locate the bones that need to be realigned and coax them into place, and then if needed she would wrap your foot with an ace bandage, to maintain the correction until it becomes more secure.
If you have a clear picture of the bones, she can show you how to make the correction yourself, and you can do it a few times after that, to reinforce it.
|Foot bones, outside of foot
||Foot bones from the top
This is an overview of how you can work with joint stability very safely, at the Balancing Center. Every move is done carefully and slowly, and each detail continuously refers back to your body’s unique perception of what it needs. You are part of it, and this is why it is important for you to connect with the pictures, and sense the shifts that happen.
The muscle and meridian reinforcement is not what chiropractors usually do, so this is our unique part of bodywork that we are able to contribute.
We have not mentioned the correction of cranial faults, which could address headache, dizziness, or perhaps ear symptoms, but these could be due to an imbalance among the bones of your skull. This is a specialty that requires professional expertise. Your practitioner knows she could make a mistake unless she has had the specific training required to do this. For more complex issues beyond the basics shown here, she will recommend that you work with your cranio-sacral specialist, or your chiropractor or osteopath.