25 May 2010

This is a little technical but when a joint misaligns it stretches the ligaments which produces some localized swelling and disabling the arthrokinetic reflex. The joint is unstable due to the stretch reflex and the body trying to protect itself by splinting and causing muscles of motion to stablize the joint. This creates stiffness and altered fluid motion that we might describe as grace or gracefullness.

The body should move fluidily with little effort. It is theorized that the body uses a unique pattern of movement called tensgrity. If the normal tensgrity structures are disrupted then the body can use alternative patterns to still create movement but more energy is required thus leading to initially irritability (easily upset/mood swings, etc) and eventually pain and fatigue.

Unless the joint is realigned the reflex will continue and the spasms will continue. The body can learn to adapt and work around the problem but at that point limitations in ability begin to occur, sublty over time. It is kind of like weight gain or weight loss… slowly over time it comes on or off without us realizing until we can’t button our pants or our pants are now loose.

Many believe it is a process of “getting older” yet fail to realize that what is actually occurring is a loss of function due to a SUBLUXATED (misaligned) joint.

By correcting or realigning the joint stress is taken off the ligaments and the reflex can turn off allowing healing to occur. The rate of healing is dependent on many variables which can be discussed if so desired.

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