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These articles have been written in response to our clinical experiences over many years at the Balancing Center. Our comments and discoveries are not presented as the result of scientific research, since we do not perform double-blind cross-over controlled studies with placebos, single-nutrient deprivation, or animal experiments. However, we have come across some useful discoveries that we have verified, over time, on an individual basis in our clinical practice.
Every now and then we will present a new article describing something we have observed that may be of interest to health practitioners, researchers in nutritional biochemistry, and people with health questions who are searching for non-medical health information.

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 “adjustment,” 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.

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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 very strong.

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 “No, I’m OK, don’t change anything.”

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 it’s the stomach meridian—the levator scapula or the scalenes are famous for this—but sometimes it’s the bladder or triple warmer meridians.

If your arms and shoulders are hurting

Shoulder pain. If you can’t raise your arm up past a certain point, or can’t 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 body wants.

Once she completes the move, and your body says it’s 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.

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Two views of the shoulder joint from the front

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(clavicle)   From the back  (scapula, humerus)

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(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.

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(humerus) Inside the elbow (radius, ulna)

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(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.

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front of hand

hand-back

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.)

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Sacrum and coccyx from the back, in context

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The sacrum front and back

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Side view of hip joint, pelvis and sacrum

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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 doesn’t, then you need to go back to your chiropractor and work more closely with him.

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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 it’s not that, then there might be some other structural issue your practitioner would need to address.

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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 isn’t 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. She’ll 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 K7, 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 around.

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.

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(tibia and fibula) behind the knee (femur)

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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.

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Foot bones, outside of foot

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Foot bones from the top

Summary

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.

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None of the statements in this commentary have been reviewed or approved by the FDA nor by any recognized scientific forum for evaluation, and none of the statements in this commentary are intended to diagnose, or offer treatment for any disease. If you have a health problem, see your doctor.

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