Step 1: Challenging
Part of the analysis procedure, in a short period of time the entire structural system can be checked: the skull, spine, discs, hips, ribs, sternum, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, and feet–literally anything that is out of position can be analyzed.
Step 2: Checking
This step tells us if the body part is in its proper position. The base of the skull is used as a yes/no device, and thus we have a binary, or yes/no, system telling us if an area needs to be corrected or adjusted. This system is akin to muscle testing (applied kinesiology or AK) wherein a muscle will become weak when confronted with a negative impulse.
Step 3: Correcting
When an adjustment is needed the area is corrected using the Arthrostim adjusting instrument, an FDA approved instrument developed by IMPAC technology in Oregon. It introduces energy/force/information to the body to realign segments and remove nerve pressure at a speed of 12 “taps” per second (12 hertz); it is a fast, accurate, low force, and controlled adjustment.
The Arthrostim gives patients a very specific adjustment, meaning that only the segment that is out of position is adjusted. There is no twisting, turning, or “cracking” of joints, but permits adjusting in different postures. This is very important because sometimes a problem can only be reproduced in a certain position. For example, a driver in a car accident (sitting) may not reveal their spinal damage or subluxations when standing, therefore they must be analyzed and corrected in the seated position. This is especially noticeable with people who suffer pain, neurological problems, TMJ and other conditions. Also, adjusting people in the standing position has the added benefit of working with gravity, so the patient can process the adjustment or correction immediately.
How should a patient feel afterward?
Most patients report a feeling of ease, relaxation, and well-being as their structural nerve stress (subluxations) releases/diminishes. These patients should listen to their bodies, and go home and sleep if at all possible. The next day some patients might feel as if they’ve had a good workout, often in places they never knew they had. This is usually only after the first adjustment, is temporary, and usually disappears within a short time.
People have many layers. After the correction of what the body is showing at the time, older injuries, older distortions, older subluxations, and older symptoms (both physical and emotional) may surface to release. The release and healing of old injuries is known as “retracing” and is usually part of the healing process. On occasion patients have reported “cleansing” symptoms such as diarrhea, pus, mucus, headache, fever, etc. as toxins leave the body. These symptoms are usually temporary, but can also result in emotional releases such as old memories coming up or unusual dreams. Sometimes an area is so weak and the distortion so extensive that a segment put in place may not stay in position and may need correcting again.