We have all heard the common cliche in holistic health circles that the body is self-healing. Well, it’s not entirely true. While the body indeed can heal itself, it does need proper conditions to initiate the healing process. Otherwise, it would be able to recover from infections, fuse broken bones back in their correct positions without a cast, and never suffer from chronic illnesses – and we know fully well that’s not true!
Properly administered pharmaceuticals, herbs, supplements, and homeopathic remedies give this healing environment to the organism at the biochemical level. Advanced Biostructural Correction™ practitioners provide the restorative conditions for the body to correct its structure when they restore bone displacements to their natural positions.
Root of the problem
The central understanding in ABC™ is that some bones in the body go out of place in a direction that the body can’t self-correct because no muscles are available to pull in the direction needed to correct them.
If you have difficulty grasping this idea, run your fingers on your spine and you’ll find that, except for a thin layer of skin, there’s nothing behind your vertebrae.
What that means is if a vertebra goes out of place in the forward direction, your body can’t pull it back in place – someone else will have to do it for you. And when that doesn’t happen, the body develops a series of compensation patterns as illustrated below.
Note that the above image shows the sequence of compensations for just one bone going in a forward direction. In reality, there are many such occurrences throughout a person’s lifetime starting as early as prenatally in the womb. These multiple injuries get layered on top of each other separated by compensatory patterns.
This situation ultimately leads to the production and presentation of symptoms in the body which are in fact compensations, whose exact origin, is a bone or bones out of place in a direction that the body cannot self-correct.
These compensations are what everyone else in the medical and nonmedical profession focuses on in their treatment and not the real cause or origin. 2Text adapted from: ABC™ Training Europe
The ABC™ approach
ABC™ differs from any other manipulative modality out there due to its precise diagnostics and treatment techniques which deliver consistent and predictable results. Three significant areas that set ABC™ apart are:
Accurate determination of injuries vs compensations
ABC™ practitioners are trained to detect the underlying bone displacements that need to be corrected leaving the compensations alone.
Not understanding the difference leads practitioners of other manipulative disciplines to treat areas of compensations that may offer some relief at the time but almost always proves detrimental to the body in the long run.
Fix only actual injuries that the body can not self-correct
An example of a “compensation” is the body engaging muscles to move a bone out of place that it CAN self-correct but does not since it’s needed to support the body until the underlying injury has been fixed.
Once the underlying forward displacement of the bone has been fixed, the body releases the compensation and associated symptoms, such as muscular pain, clears up.
Address meningeal adhesions
Unique to the ABC™ protocol, practitioners routinely check for and release adhesions that form in the meninges. Specific maneuvers are used for this purpose that allow for corrections far surpassing advanced surgical methods that have been devised to achieve the same result.
An important part of completely restoring your spine’s optimal configuration lies in ensuring there are no patterns keeping vertebrae stuck in a way that prevents an ABC™ practitioner from moving them back to their natural position.
However, due to vertebrae being out of place, the meninges, a rubbery sheath covering the entire central nervous system, develop scar tissue that sticks to the bones holding them in place. This is part of a compensation and much appreciated by the body as it delays the deterioration to the spinal configuration.
Once an ABC™ practitioner starts fixing the forward bone displacements though, the meningeal adhesions are not only unnecessary, they get in the way of treating the vertebrae and must be removed to make any significant progress.
In the words of the founder of ABC™
The difference between standard Chiropractic and other manual body therapies and true structural correction.
The first thing to note is that all of these therapies, including ABC™ can be classed as manipulation of bones or other body structures and tissues. Every different discipline has their statements as to why their method should be called something else and is special but that does not change that it is manipulation.
The original idea was and still is, to find bones out of place and correct their positions. This sometimes works well, sometimes does not work or does not work well and sometimes is harmful.
Due to the inconsistencies in effect of trying to realign the bones there have been many theories and many systems put forth. None of them have resulted in the development of a consistent and predictable effect of treatment until Advanced BioStructural Correction™ has come along.
The difference between ABC™ and all the other methods is that the other methods are attempting to directly straighten the body. ABC™ has discovered it is basically impossible to accomplish this because the body is in a three dimensional twist.
Further, you do not have a neck, back and low back. You have a spinal column that is a single synchronized functioning unit. The reason is not just that all the bones are connected but additionally that you have very tough elastic membranes covering the spinal cord and brain going from the tailbone up into the skull that attach to the bones of the spinal column and skull. That makes the spinal column not just a stack of bones but a spring loaded lever system to hold the body upright. Even more, because the elastic tissues transmit mechanical stress from one spot to another just like a rubber band. So, try to straighten one thing and, if it not just the right thing the elastic tissue will transmit the mechanical stress and move something else out of place. ~ Dr Jesse Jutkowitz
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