Twp M1 Sica 97 03


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Science of Subluxation, presented to chiropractic students spring 2009

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Twp M1 Sica 97 03

  1. 1. Presented by Barb Kaiser January 27, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Welcome to part 1 of a 4-part series </li></ul><ul><li>Based on “The Wellness Practice” </li></ul><ul><li>Certification course offered by the ICA </li></ul><ul><li>Position chiropractors as leading health care providers </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the question, “What do humans need to be truly healthy?” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>An ecologist’s perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Four seminars and home-study modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science of Subluxation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat Well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move Well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think Well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>C.C.W.P. = Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to teach patients how to live in balance </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>No change in human genes in 40,000 years </li></ul><ul><li>Other cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Hangover gene </li></ul><ul><li>Genes are the recipe </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle choices are the ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE INFORMED CHOICES! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>BOOK: The 14 Foundational Premises for the Scientific and Philosophical Validation of the Chiropractic Wellness Paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>DVD: Genetics, Lifestyle and Health </li></ul><ul><li>AUTHOR: Dr. James L. Chestnut, B.Ed., MSc., D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Both available in the NWHSU library under SICA Club materials </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>As I gathered the research for this book so that I could share the wonderful validating experience I had with others I realized that much of our research was being aimed in the wrong direction. Chiropractic got trapped asking the wrong questions. We have been asking allopathic questions regarding which diseases or symptoms chiropractic can alleviate instead of what I see as the fundamental chiropractic questions ... The goal of my research and this book is to answer these questions (and stimulate research to investigate these questions) so that we have a bullet proof scientific and philosophical validation of chiropractic. </li></ul><ul><li>- Dr. James L. Chestnut, B.Ed. M.Sc. D.C. C.C.W.P. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>One of the greatest validations of chiropractic in history </li></ul><ul><li>Advances in knowledge of neurology </li></ul><ul><li>The “garden hose” concept is not the whole story </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of afferent model of subluxation </li></ul><ul><li>UNDERSTAND WHY CHIROPRACTIC WORKS! </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Purity </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Chiropractic care </li></ul><ul><li>Eating well </li></ul><ul><li>Moving well </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking well </li></ul><ul><li>Toxicity </li></ul><ul><li>Deficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Subluxations </li></ul><ul><li>Fake food, drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Sedentary lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Negative thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Sickness and Disease </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Wellness is the quest for never ending improvement where increasing function leads to the highest state of mind, body and spirit health </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness is…vitality, energy, mobility, activity, looking and feeling good, full self expression & freedom to create a life you love. </li></ul><ul><li>Chiropractic is a lifetime family wellness solution! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Vitalistic - life force is acknowledged </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic - address body, mind and spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Naturalistic - follow universal laws </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative – least intervention first </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Rationalism - reason and logic </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanistic - life force is omitted </li></ul><ul><li>Reductionistic - address an organ or system </li></ul><ul><li>Artificialistic - chemical, surgical </li></ul><ul><li>Radical - full speed ahead </li></ul><ul><li>How can you compete with logic? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Peer-reviewed research supports that, within the human spine, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Segmental movement restrictions exist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Static misalignments exist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part, but not all, of vertebral subluxation complex (VSC) </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>They are married, and divorce is not possible! </li></ul><ul><li>Vertebral subluxation has neurological components </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Proprioception </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ POSITIVE body thought” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nociception </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ NEGATIVE body thought” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restriction </li></ul></ul>Impulses reach the cerebellum and brainstem at 3,000,000,000,000 bits per second 50 of these bits reach the cortex!
  14. 16. <ul><li>Central sensitization </li></ul><ul><li>Peripheral sensitization </li></ul><ul><li>Allodynia </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathetically-induced muscle spasm </li></ul><ul><li>Vasoconstriction </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic muscle pathology (myofascitis) </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic joint pathology (osteoarthritis) </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Increases in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cholesterol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood sugar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulin resistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cortisol, adrenaline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear & anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decreases in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serotonin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone density </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muscle mass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anabolic hormones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cellular immunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory & learning </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Spinal Cord Cerebellum Nociception Cerebral cortex Adrenals Stress Response More anxiety & fear Less memory & learning Heightened pain sensitivity Insulin resistance Decreased immunity SUBLUXATION Chronic Diseases
  17. 19. <ul><li>Lower cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Lower blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Normalized blood sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Normalized pain sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Increased immunity </li></ul><ul><li>Less anxiety & fear </li></ul><ul><li>More memory & learning </li></ul>
  18. 20. Spinal Cord Cerebellum Proprioception Cerebral cortex Less anxiety & fear More memory & learning Normalized pain sensitivity Normalized blood sugar Increased immunity Lower cholesterol Lower blood pressure ADJUSTMENT Health and Well-being RelaxationResponse
  19. 21. <ul><li>Proper range of motion </li></ul><ul><li>Proper alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces nociception </li></ul><ul><li>Increases proprioception </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>Break up connective tissue adhesions </li></ul><ul><li>Restore healthy neurological pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Physiological stages of healing </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroplasticity </li></ul><ul><li>Functional correction is the goal! </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>Decreased sensitization </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased allodynia </li></ul><ul><li>Normalized sympathetic tone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Muscle relaxation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vasodilation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Normalized stress response </li></ul><ul><li>Increased immune response </li></ul>
  22. 24. <ul><li>Cerebellar-brainstem-cortical loops </li></ul><ul><li>Old news: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate movement and posture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New news: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affects cognition – learning and memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affects emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affects visceral function </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>The nervous system needs movement </li></ul><ul><li>Research from other fields supports chiropractors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuroscience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuropsychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychoneuroimmunology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are ready to roll! </li></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>If you want to function at your best in body, mind, and spirit </li></ul><ul><li>From cradle to grave </li></ul><ul><li>What stand should you take, as a future chiropractor? </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>2009: Chicago, Illinois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Module 1: Science - Apr 4-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Module 2: Eat Well - May 30-31 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Module 3: Move Well - Aug 22-23 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Module 4: Think Well - Oct 24-25 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boston and Seattle alternate locations </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>Students get discounts on The Wellness Practice seminars and home study modules </li></ul><ul><li>ICA is the association that brought you this information </li></ul><ul><li>Join and connect with like-minded colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Push chiropractic up the ladder of healthcare </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>