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to Northridge chiropractor, Dr. John Termini of Termini Chiropractic
Relief & Wellness who practices near Granada Hills, Reseda,
Chatsworth, Tarzana, North Hills,
In May there was a training of a group of Chiropractors in Johannesburg in Torque Release Technique. The organiser had struck up a conversation with a PhD Psychologist who specializes in Brain EEG mapping, and when he had suggested to her that he believed that a chiropractic adjustment changed brain function, she had politely snubbed him based on her scientific experience. When he asked me what to do I suggested that he invite her to our program and ask if she would be willing to do pre and post exams on the Chiropractors that were adjusted at the end of a long day of training. She happily accepted the challenge.
We only had time to do a limited ("statistically insignificant") number of trials, and afterward when we asked her what she had observed she commented that each participant had experienced a "shift" in their brain function. Most of us being EEG novices we pressed her further to explain this - apparently it usually takes approximately 6 months of neurobiofeedback to achieve this phenomenon - not bad response to the carefully selected delivery of 1-3 primary subluxation adjustments?
Her response was to demand that I adjust her before she left - I think her scientific opinion had been shifted. Some research supports this observation that chiropractic adjustments change brain function (1-3): Hang on a minute - don't skim over that statement - CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS CHANGE BRAIN FUNCTION.
Let me propose two shifts that may need to occur in our thinking of chiropractic adjustments.
1) Shift your thinking of the spine from bones to nerves.
2) Shift your thinking of adjustment from a bone/back focus to a nerve/brain focus.
Torque Release Technique provides you with an understanding of adjustments on a more neurological, quantum physics and vitality model that is a computer upgrade for the 21 st century.
Technique Introduced - EEG Confirms Results: ADHD
(Jay Holder. ICAC Journal, May 1996.) http://www.torquerelease.com.au/ICAC%20EEG%20Confirms%20Results.pdf
2) The effect of the Chiropractic adjustment on the brain wave pattern as measured by QEEG. A Four Case Study. Summarizing an additional 100 (approximately) cases over a three year period. (Richard Barwell, D.C.; Annette Long, Ph.D; Alvah Byers, Ph.D; and Craig Schisler, B.A., M.A., D.C.) http://www.worldchiropracticalliance.org/tcj/2008/jun/n.htm
3) New Science Behind Chiropractic Care http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00116.htm(Altered sensorimotor integration with cervical spine manipulation. Haavik Taylor H and Murphy B. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Feb 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=18328937)