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Balance Long Version

  1. 1. The McArthur Method Regional Synchronization
  2. 2. Vertebral Subluxation As A Binary Component In The Balance State. It is typical for chiropractors to view the detection and correction of a single subluxation as a singular event in the restoration of balance to the body. However, from the subluxation’s onset, innate intelligence that runs the body is both aware of and is engaging it within the balance process which precedes the doctor’s discovery of such, and by definition involves a minimum of a least one additional bone. The McArthur Method recognizes this phenomenon and identifies the particular skeletal components involved in a given balance situation utilizing the standard leg check. Correcting both the subluxation and it’s compensating balance partner, correction is more complete and greater stability and speedier recovery is achieved.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Static </li></ul><ul><li>Versus </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul>Analyzing a subluxation as a solitary event in the context of balance is static thinking, much like analyzing bacteria under a slide that has been stained and is therefore dead and motionless. Our bodies are dynamic and constantly balancing. Initially, all such solitary events occur, yet most are quickly resolved by the body and rendered unremarkable. However, it would be logical to assume that any un-corrected subluxation is nonetheless being dealt with in a dynamic fashion in the only remaining means available, that being the universal process of balance. By definition, balance occurs between a minimum of two objects and when observing complex balancing of multiple objects, such as the case of the human skeleton, any single object (bone) within a given region must balance only with its counterpart from an opposing region. This process is defined as “Dynamic Coupling”, and is discussed later here in detail.
  4. 4. Balance <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*bilancia, from Late Latin bilanc-, bilanx having two scalepans, from Latin bi- + lanc-, lanx plate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5a- stability produced by even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis </li></ul><ul><li>5b- equipoise between contrasting, opposing, or interacting elements </li></ul><ul><li>5c- equality between the totals of the two sides of an account. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Balance is motion <ul><li>Newton’s Third Law of Motion : </li></ul><ul><li>For every action (force) there is an opposite but equal reaction (counterforce). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dynamic Coupling <ul><li>“ The phenomenon in nature of objects binding to each other resulting in a state of balance.” </li></ul>Concepts and Applications of Dynamic Coupling
  7. 7. <ul><li>Balance must occur between a minimum of two objects. </li></ul> 
  8. 8. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Balancing Multiple Objects     
  9. 9. <ul><li>Like Balances Like </li></ul>When multiple objects are balancing each other as units, each component of either unit balances only with its counterpart in the opposing unit. For example, blue balances only blue, and so on.
  10. 10. Balance occurs… <ul><li>Top to bottom </li></ul><ul><li>Left to right </li></ul><ul><li>Front to back </li></ul>Vertically and Horizontally Above Down Inside Out
  11. 11. How the body balances. <ul><li>By: </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled by </li></ul><ul><li>Nerves </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by </li></ul><ul><li>Bones </li></ul>Therefore, skeletal position commands mechanical balance in our bodies. This is where chiropractic enters.
  12. 12. In the body, balance must occur between a minimum of 2 bones <ul><li>Paired bones – positioned equidistant to the vertical axis. Primarily balance each other horizontally within their respective region. </li></ul><ul><li>Single bones – centered directly on the vertical axis. Balance vertically with their counterparts between the upper/lower regions </li></ul><ul><li>or within the head region. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 3 body regions that balance HEAD REGION Skull/hyoid atlas axis UPPER REGION lordotic spine – cervicals kyphotic spine – thoraces/sternum Intermediate support – shoulders, ribs extremities LOWER REGION lordotic spine – lumbars kyphotic spine – sacrum Intermediate support – hips extremities
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  15. 15. = Like Balances Like C S S T S H H L Cervicals (C3-7) balance lumbars sequentially; Sacrum balances the thorax collectively (thorasic spine and sternum). Shoulders/hips balance each other within their region.
  16. 16. How body regions balance Head region Upper region Lower region Paired bones balance each other within their region; Single bones balance with their counterparts from the other region. Balances within itself, paired bones with their twins; single bones with other single bones.
  17. 17. In Summary: 1. As in nature, the body is innately and constantly balancing (dynamic coupling). 2. Skeletal placement has primary influence over mechanical balance in the body. 3. Upper and lower regions are identical in design and function. Mechanically, they balance each other. 4. In these two regions, any single bone balances only with its counterpart in the other region. Paired bones mainly balance with each other within their own region. 5. The head region balances within itself; paired bones with each other, single bones with other single bones.
  18. 18. <ul><li>1. System of analyzing/correcting vertebral subluxation couplings for the purpose of synchronizing the three body regions. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Uses standard leg check analysis, whereas both bones (subluxation coupling) are revealed. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Uses conventional techniques and established instrumentation. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Speeds the healing process and enhances stability. </li></ul>The McArthur Method Regional Synchronization
  19. 19. The McArthur Method Regional Synchronization Email questions/comments to : [email_address]