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Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam Fillings and Muscle Strength

What Your Dentist May Not Know.

Metal fillings have long been a controversial issue. In some countries metal fillings are banned. One of the issues that we do not hear about often is microgalvanisms. Micro what? A microgalvanism is an electrical current that can derive from a potential metal filling to something as simple as a piece of jewelry.

Amalgam Fillings

In the picture above, we are demonstrating a micro-current passing from an amalgam filling to a wedding band. This was measured with a multi-meter. The multi-meter determined the current to be as strong as 1136 milli-volts. This voltage is equivalent to a AA battery and has the potential of overriding the nervous system’s communication with the muscles.

We know that the nervous system functions at a current of anywhere between -100 mv volts and + 60 mv. Any metal in contact with the body creates an electrical current. The conductor is water (body). This electrical current can sometimes outweigh the current of your nervous system. The final effect is a decrease of communication between your brain, spinal cord and muscles.  As a result, muscles located between two pieces of metal can be in a state of chronic tightness and can sometimes link to loss of balance. Posturology brings light to this issue. By eliminating micro-currents, Posturology helps the body function more optimally.

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Cluster Headaches

Cluster Headaches Resolved in Record Time

Cluster HeadachesThe term “cluster headache” refers to a type of headache that recurs over a period of time. People who have cluster headaches experience an episode one to three times per day during a period of time (the cluster period), which may last from two weeks to three months. People who suffer from cluster headaches get them at the same time each year, such as the spring or fall.
Three months ago Sandye came into our office seeking help for her headache attacks. She remembers her headaches beginning at the age of three and as far as she is concerned, they have affected her life almost every day. Her migraines came into cluster episodes and could last anywhere from a week up to a month. Sandye has tried to take control of the problem by consulting many specialists and neurologists who have prescribed her everything from painkillers (verapamil, zomig) and cortisone shots to help alleviate the symptoms. All have failed! Up to date, Sandye has spent a grand total of $20,000 trying to fix her condition.

Modern neurology provides us with answer. We now know that convergence disorders creates eye strain and fatigue. Could this be linked to cluster headaches? We think so! We also think that there is no coincidence, when the side of the cluster headaches is often associated to the same side of the “weaker” eye.

The aim of our treatment is to address the postural system by stimulating different parts of the body with Posturology tools.
In Sandy’s own words “ Ever since I have seen Annette 3 months ago I have not had a migraine at all, it’s amazing”

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Cavernous Angioma

Optimizing Neurological Input

There are several areas in the brain that work together to coordinate movement and maintain body balance. This complex system relies on optimal performance in each component to enable someone to control his or her motor skills efficiently. If the cerebellum, for example, is damaged, a person may not be able to stand upright, especially with feet closed and eyes together. The cerebellum is mainly responsible for motor control, as well as coordination, balance, and posture. Any disease that affects the cerebellum can affect someone’s ability to walk properly and/or stand without falling over.

At Posturepro, we treated a patient with a condition called cavernous angioma. Cavernous angioma is characterized by malformations of blood vessels in the brain. These malformations are at risk of rupturing and causing hemorrhages in the brain. Surgery is most often recommended when the hemorrhages occur near or within the brainstem since the area is full of cranial nerves that are essential for motor skill.

Brain surgery involves many risks. Since the brain controls our voluntary and involuntary functions, any defect can dramatically affect our lives. After brain surgery, many patients are left with the inability to speak, see, or hear. Others develop motor or sensory disabilities or sometimes the inability to walk unassisted. Surgery for cavernous angioma, for example, is only recommended if the side effects of the malformation or hemorrhage outweigh the side effects that could result from surgery.
If a surgery is successful and does not cause any further side effects, the patient is still at risk of losing their balance. In Posturology, we understand that the skin plays a vital role in our postural balance. A scar left untreated on the skull can affect the jaw and eye and neck muscles causing further postural decompensation and instability.

Our patient, with cavernous angioma, came to see us for his instability issues. As a result of his condition, the patient was unable to stay in a balanced upright position or walk without swaying. After postural corrections we were able to see a notable difference in his stability and balance. By treating his surgical scar, as well as correcting his feet, eyes, and jaw, we witnessed a remarkable improvement in his ability to stand upright without falling. With the recommended minimum of one year of postural recalibration, our patient may be able to eliminate his instability issues permanently, and hopefully improve his quality of life.

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Asthma

Asthma and First-Rib Blockages

Asthma

Asthma

First rib blockages are extremely frequent and can be a cause of asthma. Many first- rib blockages may have been present at birth. Indeed the techniques used by obstetricians to release the baby’s shoulder could be a cause.Powerful muscles inset into the first rib notably the scalene medius and scalene anterior which insert in the scalene tubercle.

At this level upward forces are powerful compared to those exerted at the level of the intercostal muscle that uphold the ribcage. The first rib inserts on the sternum via the first costal cartilage and it’s head articulates with the dorsal vertebrae. This is the weak point. The slidest disturbance in this hinge zone could effect a subluxation of the first rib.

 

Scalenes

Generally this blockage is accompanied by a C7/T1 blockage with lateral deviation of the vertebral spinous process to the right. If this is not the case, the patient presents an exhalation blockage on the other side.

First-rib-lesion on the right side

 

After-Postural-recalibration

After-Postural-recalibration

First rib lesions scan have a linked effect via the stellate ganglion which branches off towards, esophagus, larynx, thyroid, jugular vein, carotid artery, cranial nerves, and higher formations including epiphysis (which secretes melatonin). Branches of the descending sympathetic chain stem towards the thorax, cardia of the stomach and intra-abdominal viscera.

stellate ganglion

stellate ganglion

The anatomy of the stellate ganglion sheds the light on the semiology of  asthma. Our predecessors infiltrated the stellate ganglion during asthma attacks. Asthma is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

It can be divided into 2 types:
-    Extrinsic: triggered by allergens.
-    Intrinsic: caused by extremes of feelings like laughing, crying, or contact with chemicals like cigarette smoke, aspirin, cleaning agents, or chest infection or exercises.

Either way, where posture comes into play is that breathing and getting air into the lungs is quite a mechanical feat.

The main muscle for breathing, the diaphragm, needs to contract fully to increase the volume of the thoracic cage in order for the lungs to fully fill up. Full contraction of the diaphragm necessitates optimal postural alignment of the thorax, the spine and the pelvis.

Diaphragmatic breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing

So now, imagine an individual with an anterior scapular plane. His shoulders are rounded and his abdominal muscles are shortened. How well do you think he breathes? How much do you think his diaphragm can contract?

Anterior Scapular Plane

Anterior Scapular Plane

I have seen significant change in my clinical work when studying the relationship between asthma and posture. With postural recalibration, as we are able to align the shoulders with the pelvis, we open up the rib cage and make it possible for the diaphragm to fully contract. This leads to an easier breathing cycle and more oxygen for cellular health. The end result is increased energy and vitality.

Neutral Scapular Plane

Neutral Scapular Plane

In summary: Vertigo, palpitation, cephalgias, colitis,  thoracic oppression, shoulder pain and asthma can all be linked to first rib blockages. I believe that, as we focus on the systemic causes and effect of asthma, proper treatment should include global postural reprogrammation in order to increase the mechanical leverage on breathing capacity!

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Xavier and Parkinson’s disease

Posturology reduces the instability of patient living with Parkinson’s Disease

Posturology and Parkinson’s Disease for the last 15 years.

Xavier was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease fifteen years ago. The disease has mainly affected his equilibrium and as a result it has become extremely difficult for Xavier to walk without losing his balance.

Parkinson’s disease primarily affects the brain. It is a disorder characterized by degeneration in the central nervous system. The most visible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremors, shaking and rigidity. Parkinson’s patients are typically described as unstable and slow-moving. The disease is often accompanied by sleeping difficulties and for some, a decrease in quality of life. The disease often becomes an impediment on daily routines and as a result certain patients may suffer from emotional issues.

Parkinson’s is also known to affect postural stability. In time, the disease begins to alter the structure of the body. The tremors, for example, which cause the muscles to continuously contract, increase muscle tone and can eventually cause joint pain. It is common for symptoms to appear on one side of the body therefore creating muscular asymmetries and eventually postural asymmetries.

Xavier came into my office regarding his instability and inability to walk without difficulty. When I first saw Xavier walking, his instability was very obvious. He walked very slowly and difficultly with a cane. He told me about his imbalance and how when he walks he continuously worries about falling over. He pleaded with me to help him with his instability.

I conducted a postural assessment on Xavier and noted several postural asymmetries. Using a podoscope to quantify his pedal stance, It was obvious that he was only putting pressure on the forefoot of his left foot, hence, affecting his gait pattern.

 

Results in one week

A week later and upon Xavier’s second visit the improvement in his walk was obvious. Xavier informed me that he experimented with walking without a cane while at home and determined that he was able to walk without it for several hours without fearing collapse. He no longer appeared to be falling over and is walking quicker and clearly with much more ease.The podoscope revealed increased pressure on the external edge and rear foot: an astonishing improvement!

 

Xavier told me how everyone close to him has noticed an improvement in his stability and how he hasn’t walked with such ease for over ten years. I will continually be monitoring his improvement and updating this site accordingly.

Please visit our YouTube channel to watch video testimonials by Xavier and another Parkinson’s patient, Diane, who now walks with less pain due to Posturology.

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