THEGREEKFROMTHED wrote:can someone tell me why aligning the jaw with the teeth with the atlas is helping us? I am following it but not truly understanding....
I am extremely grateful for the keen interest that many of you have shown in this concept. I have been working on this subject ever since I managed to heal my first patient of migraine some 30 years ago.
To understand this concept one has to accept that our bodies are as finely tuned as a finely made clock. If anything goes even slightly wrong
with the mechanism of the clock it will not give the correct time. Another analogy I often quote is a motor car where the tyres, if not perfectly balanced
, will eventually show wear on one edge needing replacement.
Our bodies are exactly the same. A slight asymmetry and eventually the damage starts causing pain somewhere in the body. Some other organic disturbances also develop like IBS/IBD.
A conglomeration of symptoms eventually are classed as different illnesses e.g. Fibromyalgia where patients exhibit certain areas with extreme pain and Multiple Sclerosis where some patients can have up to 40 symptoms.
You may be surprised to learn that these illness names are a figment of the imagination and have no bearing on reality. Many patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are classified as such until they start getting some head symptoms like Optic Neuritis. This is when the patient is referred for an MRI scan and if some plaques are found in the brain the doctor exclaims with extreme glee that he has at last discovered
what is wrong with the patient. It is not CFS it is MS! However medicine has neither an answer for CFS nor for MS
(Except perhaps CCSVI where the jury is still out). The patient also very often takes a sigh of relief that at last the illness has been recognized not realising that they are in as much of a limbo as they were before and perhaps worse.
What has really gone on is that no effective treatment was provided for the earlier symptoms and matters have gotten worse akin to the tyre of a car eventually wearing out.
A visit to the Chiro or an osteopath will nearly always show that one leg is clinically shorter than the other. Correcting the Atlas immediately and permanently corrects the short leg.
This would abate hip pains, sciatic nerve pains, numbness etc for a majority of the patients. If we are talking about MS patients you can just imagine the benefit many would experience from this PHYSICAL
correction. Claiming that the previous hip pains were the consequence of demyelination becomes questionable as the patient often shows immediate relief.
Moving on from the hips to the head and neck and trying to answer your question please visualise the following:
I want you to imagine a perfectly shaped head
for example that belonging to one of the great athletes like Usain Bolt or Mark Spitzer (a swimming legend). If such a head was balanced on a spike it would have to sit on a certain place on the spike to balance. If we now go and extract just one small tooth out of the patients mouth that head is not going to balance anymore and will need to be repositioned on the spike.
In life it is not a spike but our neck vertebrae which support the head. These vertebrae will have to compensate to balance the head. They compensate by realigning as best as they can. In other words they rotate and distort. Since the damage to the mouth is permanent they have to remain distorted permanently often affecting the nerves that emanate from the spine.
The body is built to gain symmetry all the time. The brain and other reflex mechanisms built into our neurology do not like the vertebral misalignment and contract various muscles to straighten the vertebrae and the head. Since the damage is permanent the messages to the muscles to contract are permanent. Fatigue and pain sets in. Over a long period the discs bulge, spurs grow and a whole host of problems like chronic neck pain and a frozen shoulder etc. develop.
The Atlas vertebrae appears to be misaligned in a majority of patients and its asymmetry appears to also depend/cause the asymmetry of the teeth and jaws. In other words they are interdependent. Correcting the teeth helps correct the Atlas and correcting the Atlas improves the jaw. The required change in the jaw is often much greater and needs long term treatment while the Atlas is corrected in one short visit.
Damage to the jaws are not from a single tooth extraction. It can be from a number of teeth extracted for various reasons which causes far bigger distortions of the neck.
Poor development of the jaws due to dietry effects and genetically missing teeth also eventually cause serious health issues. Please read the article on the previous page.
The treatment required is not to the neck which is showing secondary changes
but to the mouth to improve matters.
I have tried to keep it simple and I hope this answers your enquiry.