Usually the body will have sustained an injury to the head, which we label a “cranial injury” (refer to my book “Let It Flow”). If the program responsible for holding the head is functioning, the brain will command the nerves to stimulate both the front and back muscles of the head, neck and chest equally. With a cranial trauma, the program can become disorganized or “off”. The result is that the head now feels heavy, and the survival response by your innate intelligence is to turn down the nerve energy to your front musculature and put as much energy to your posterior or rear head, neck, and upper back muscles. Your innate survival mechanisms do this to create a back up system for the purpose of holding your head up. Without this you would not be able to see in front of you, and from a primitive survival standpoint, would not be able to see oncoming attackers!
Side view of cranium and brain
Some other signs and symptoms of a cranial injury are pain and tension at the base of the skull and upper neck, headaches, restricted range of motion of the neck, vertigo or difficult balance, difficulty concentrating or remembering, a feeling the head being very heavy to hold up, slouched posture, one leg shorter than the other when lying on the stomach, an appearance of the head always tilting to one side, jaw tension, and the list goes on.
The solution is not to soften the muscles of the back or free up the joints first, but to let them do their job of staying tight to keep the backup system functioning. The solution is to fix the circuitry in the cranium (a protocol found in the N.O.T. treatment). The body will then immediately discontinue hyper-stimulating the back muscles of the body and restore power to the front muscles, so that both front and back can share the load of holding the head up. The tension between the shoulders will then diminish as the cause has been corrected. After the cranial circuitry or neurology is corrected, one may find benefit from a few chiropractic adjustments combined with massage to restore joint mobility and loosen the fibrotic soft tissue.
There could be several reasons for your shoulder restriction. Physically, you most likely have an old cranial injury complex (see Answer 1 for description) which changes the biomechanics of how your shoulders move in relation to your head. This can lead to micro tearing in the muscles and tendons over time, which is where one eventually is diagnosed with bursitis, arthritis, or a myriad of other conditions with fancy names. As stated in Answer 1, have the cranial circuitry corrected first using the N.O.T. protocols, as the neurology should be reset before the muscles, bones, joints, and organs are worked on.
Lesser known in most disciplines, the circuitry of the endocrine or hormonal system is connected to the left Pectoralis Major muscle, which is a major shoulder stabilizer. If the endocrine circuitry is organized and functioning properly, the left Pectoralis Major will test strong. If you read the chapter in my book discussing the principle of N.O.T., when the body is stuck in fight/flight it takes energy away from the endocrine/hormonal system. Since most people have had at least one cranial injury that the body could not reset on its own, most people are stuck in the fight/flight mode. Therefore most people’s endocrine neurology is in jeopardy, hence producing a weak left Pectoralis Major and subsequently a weak left shoulder.
Toxicity of the body from years of ingesting sugar, coffee, fat, bread, dairy products, alcohol, tainted meat products etc, can significantly stress the organs. They constantly have to overwork to process, filter, and eliminate the above mentioned non-foods. If the liver and/or gall bladder are overstressed, it can refer pain and restriction to the right shoulder. Stress to the stomach, spleen, or pancreas can refer to the left shoulder. My approach would be to do the N.O.T. protocols and the patients responsibility would be to do a series of cleanses and detoxifications, under the guidance of a Doctor of Naturopathy or similarly trained professional. Then it would be wise to modify one’s daily eating routine and minimize the ingestion of the above mentioned stressors.
Finally, emotions of anger, resentment, frustration, and stubbornness can weaken the liver and gall bladder circuitry, resulting in referred pain or weakness in the right shoulder. Low self esteem, worry, distrust, and hopelessness are just some of the emotions that cause stress and weakness of the stomach, spleen and pancreas which refer to the left shoulder.
All or any of the above may be the cause or the compensation, but to thoroughly fix the problem, all must be investigated together.
If you look at the human body, particularly the cranium/head, the shoulders, and the hip area, you will see that there are actually three pelvises, not one. The jaw bones that come together would be similar to your two collar bones coming together, and your pubic bones coming together. There are two round flat bones in the side of your head beneath the skin of your ears that move opposite to each other when you breathe. They are called the temporal bones. They would be analogous to your flat round shoulder blades or scapulae which move in a counter rotating manner, and your two flat round ileum bones which move counter to each other. You have a triangular bone at the back of your head called the occiput bone. It moves back and forth when you breathe, as does your triangular sternum in the front of your chest, and the triangular sacrum at the base of your spine.
There are 4 circuits or sensors (2 on the front and 2 on the back) found in each of the three “pelvises”. If they are all calibrated to each other, they send information to the brain as to their location in space. The brain then calculates and decides which nerves it is going to send energy through, to stimulate the muscles of the head, neck, shoulders, and pelvis. This is done for one purpose only, which is to keep the animal as centered (plumb line) and upright against gravity as possible.
If the person has ever struck their head or shoulders, fallen on their head or pelvis, or been struck/checked really hard from the side as in sports/car accidents, the calibration of any or all of the 12 points can become disorganized. The body will do its best to maintain plumb line/center of gravity between the jaw (the cranial pelvis) and the pubic bone (the body pelvis). It will intelligently do this by stimulating one side of the musculature more than the other side, causing the spine to pull or curve out of true center. Remember, it is doing this to maintain the head centered over the pelvis, at all expense. Without this compensatory mechanism you would be in severe pain, immobile, or even dead within a short time. This is why the muscles of one side of the neck, shoulder, or pelvis will pull more than the other, giving the appearance of one side tilting or being higher. This will change the length of one’s stride or “gait” when walking, and can be a main reason for why people wear out their shoes or heels more on one side than the other. It can be the reason why a person can be very strong with one arm or leg, but not with the other. A “gait fault” as we call it, is extremely common in most people, and fairly easy to correct in one treatment. It is as if the body program or motion picture in the brain is frozen in one frame where one arm and the opposite leg are extended forward (as in walking or your gait). Even though you may look like your standing straight with your legs together in centre, your neurology is really firing only one arm muscle group and the opposite leg group. If you watch people when they stand, many will have to lean over onto one hip when they stand or sit. They cannot stand on both feet very long without shifting their weight. This is a sign of a gait fault.
It is largely responsible for why people can have a good back swing/kick in baseball, golf or other sports, but a poor fore swing. Of course if the gait fault is the reverse, they will have a good fore swing but a less than excellent back swing. It can be the cause of repetitive sprains, strains, muscle tightness, and spinal curvatures.
Many people who present with a minor curvature in their spine are being misdiagnosed with having a “scoliosis”. In medical literature, about 85% of these are labeled as “idiopathic scoliosis”. Idiopathic literally translates into “don’t know”!
|Spine-side view||X-ray of scoliosis|
I find it very disturbing that information founded by chiropractors and chiropractic kinesiologists regarding the treatment of the body is being purposely ignored by the mainstream health “authorities”. Yet this same mainstream group can justify breaking segments of the spine, inserting rods into children to straighten the “appearance” of the spine (but really not addressing the “cause” as I have done) for a condition which is 85% idiopathic. They shouldn’t tamper with it if they don’t know or are refusing to listen to other approaches outside of their box of thinking.
Phases of walking gait
Please understand that there are cases of severe spinal malformations from genetic defects, etc, but more needs to be learned by parents and doctors alike before going to the most extreme treatment first.
Yes it does! The reason animals clench the jaw is to lock the skull muscles tight, which in turn clamps the skull bones from their normal state of subtle movement. The reason for assuming this defensive posture is to lock down and protect the central computer, the brain and spinal cord. Without this mechanism, the brain would slosh around inside the skull and spine with every trauma, creating nerve disorganization and damage. This defensive posture prepares the animal for a fight/flight stress, such as an attack or a fall/injury.
As I explain in my book “Let It Flow”, if the animal sustains a trauma to the skull in which the innate intelligence could not reset itself, the body from that day forward will recruit the jaw to stay in a more clenched or ready position. This is done to protect the brain in case there is another injury in the future. The solution is not to tamper with the jaw first, but to first fix the cranial circuitry back to normal. Then we can proceed to correct the jaw circuitry for it now has nothing to protect. This is the logic behind N.O.T. There is a reason for each correction and a logic to the order of how each treatment is performed.
One of the common answers for why people grind their teeth is because they are undergoing some emotional stress at a conscious or subconscious level. If such were the case I would use N.O.T. to correct any physical traumas, and then use an emotional technique such as N.E.T. (discussed in my book) to clear the emotional circuitry.
I wrote about the “in relation to” factor in my book “Let It Flow”. If an accident happened during the day when it was light outside, the neural circuitry will be disorganized and test weak in muscle/circuit testing only in that mode ( i.e. in relationship to when it is light or when the treatment room is well lit). Taking it one level further, if at the precise moment of impact the person’s eyes were open, the neural disorganization will only exhibit itself when the patient’s eyes are open.
It therefore makes sense that in order to find any circuitry faults in the body computer, we should check them with the patient eyes open in the light as well as eyes closed, and in the dark with eyes open and eyes closed.
Your accident and subsequent neural disorganization probably happened at an early age, your eyes were open at the precise moment of impact, and it was light or daytime. Your innate intelligence was unable to recorrect itself and went permanently into fight/flight in that mode only. In your younger years this may have demonstrated as you having a lot of excess energy, but over time, your body has become fatigued because whenever you wake up in the morning, your body is thinking “Oh great, here we go again! This is the environment (eyes open in the day) that I am not wired together very well. Now I have to put all my energy into just staying alive and mobile (the fight/flight system) until the environment changes to something safer. Then I can relax and let go. On top of that, I don’t have as much energy to my digestive and reproductive systems anymore because the fight/flight needs extra for protection. The pancreas and thyroid were how I usually and efficiently received heat/metabolism and maintained my energy/blood sugar.”
This could be the reason for your energy drain during the day. If the circuits were corrected through the N.O.T. procedures, your body would not be in weakness or struggle to the environment of eyes open in the light anymore.
For the answer to this, please refer to Question and Answer #3
Definitely. What you have tried to do so far is great; however there is probably neural disorganization of your gait mechanism. Please refer to Answer #3
This is a great question since many people experience this problem and many are unaware that it is happening in their body. If you refer to Answer #1 and Answer #3 you will understand that the cranium is the prime cause of the problem (i.e.; and old head trauma, probably when you were very young). Your body is pulling the neck, spine, and hips more on one side than on the other in compensation for the disorganization between your head and pelvis. This gives the appearance of a head tilt, pelvis tilt, and short leg. This is why the adjustments help for a limited period of time. The spine is following the signals from a disorganized cranial “program” which is off center, ever since the head trauma. If one were to fix the cranial program first, the spine would gladly allow for the adjustments, and they would hold permanently after only half a dozen appointments with the chiropractor.
It tells me that your nervous system is misfiring and that your structure or frame is possibly out of alignment. More than likely you have a gait fault and/or a scoliosis. For a more thorough understanding of what I mean, read Answer #3 and then read Answer #1.
If you read my book “Let It Flow” you will understand how everything is connected in the body. There are many good techniques and therapies, such as the ones you used after your injury the first time. However, what probably happened is the injury caused so much neural disorganization that the individual therapies only helped you for awhile. Nobody first corrected and reorganized the electrical circuits of your body, which are responsible for stimulating your muscles to work in synchronicity, regardless of the body position or amount of load or stress.
One day while taking out the garbage, your body happened to say “that’s enough! I can’t hide or compensate anymore for this problem that happened long ago". Neural Organization Technique is a primary treatment modality for any athlete, professional or not, who is seriously concerned about performing at his or her best!
You are doing the right thing by limiting or eliminating the dairy products, which would always be my recommendation. From a structural standpoint, however, quite commonly several possibilities exist.
The simplest possibility can be corrected by any chiropractor, in which the top vertebra or “atlas” vertebrae is stuck or fixated and needs to be mobilized or adjusted. The logic behind why the infections are recurring is due to improper drainage of the Eustachian tubes. The Eustachian tubes connect the outer ear to the inside of the throat and have attachments to each side of the atlas vertebra. Not only does this allow for equalization of air pressure (as when we yawn or open our mouths in an airplane) but also to allow for a tight or taut tube allowing fluids to drain into the throat and out of the body.
If the atlas is stuck off to one side, the tube is more taut on one side, but lax on the other. This causes poor drainage on the lax side and the fluids accumulate. Stagnant fluids go bad and the bacteria move in!
The more complex cause is that the higher centers that keep the head righted (i.e. the cranial injury complex discussed in Answer 1) are not working and the atlas is going out of optimal position in COMPENSATION to the offset cranium. In this case the chiropractic adjustments would be short lasting, and a cranial injury correction using the N.O.T. protocols would first be needed. Once the cranial circuitry is corrected and calibrated, the adjustment to the neck could be performed and the problem corrected.
If you refer to my book “Let It Flow”, I discuss how most of us have had at least one injury in which the body could not self correct. The innate intelligence then must put more energy into staying prepared for a future life threatening trauma (locked in fight/flight). Unfortunately, the extra energy needed for the fight/flight protective system is taken from the immune system and reproductive/hormonal systems.
The weak immune system and recurring illnesses are usually secondary, and the primary correction needed is to first correct and disarm the fight/flight system, using the N.O.T. protocols. This is why you may find that antibiotics and other medications are not working. Please remember that the significant trauma may have occurred during childbirth as I explain in Answer 13.
Let’s pretend that you fell off of a horse when you were 11 years old. When you fell you landed on your rear but then fell backward and struck the back of your head against the ground. Immediately after the fall you could not really move for 10 minutes, but eventually stood up, walked, and returned to normal life. Sure there may have been pain for the next week or so, but it lessened after about a month and you eventually forgot about it.
At 17 you started to notice some pain in your low back, but not much and you just became used to living with it. In addition, you have accepted that the cramping and aching during your menstrual cycles is normal since you have “always had them.”ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ At 27 you became pregnant and had significant back pain during pregnancy. When you went into labor it was very challenging, and you were in labor for 16 hours. The doctors were even considering a C-section. After delivering, you now experience constant back pain.
The above scenario is quite common. The fall at 11 caused disorganization between your head and pelvis, creating a gait fault (see Answer 3). Your pelvis is now twisted or torqued in compensation to your head, and you eventually notice some back pain. When you add the physical stress of pregnancy years later, the “hidden” problems from the fall off the horse now start to surface constantly. What is worse is that now you are going to force an infant to squeeze its head through a twisted smaller pelvic hole. He/she doesn’t want to come out because it will twist his/her cranium on exit, and the innate intelligence is aware of this potential danger. During labor, you enter the typical game of push/pull for many hours.
Not only have you neglected to have your body corrected and put into optimal shape before bringing another into this world, but you have significantly increased the odds of your newborn having a cranial injury and subsequent neural disorganization! This will go on unchecked by the mainstream health professionals until the child begins to manifest symptoms such as one foot turning our more than the other, slow reflexes, difficulty walking, falling frequently to one side, etc. Even worse is that if your child grows up and experiences back pain, you will be told that it must be genetic, which I feel is an overused and irresponsible explanation for the cause of many conditions.
Being checked and corrected with Neural Organization Technique is not only recommended but the responsible thing to do for any mother (and father). Before she gets pregnant, while she is pregnant, and after she has given birth. The same goes for the newborn.
You are correct. It takes very little time to check and correct an infant as the circuitry should not have been disorganized for too long (assuming it was either because of malpositioning during pregnancy or pressure from birthing-see Answer 13). What is worse is when one leaves the infant unchecked. The more time left unchecked, the more blockage occurs in the full expression of the infants’ life force and this only interferes with its development, which is very rapid in the first months!
The act of crawling establishes the nerve pathways between the brain and body to move in a cross pattern (i.e. right brain talks to left side and vice versa). If a child has neural disorganization they will commonly find it difficult or awkward to crawl, and will move to walking; however it will be an uncoordinated looking walk.
The fact that he has one foot turning out and falls confirms to me that there is disorganization and he should receive N.O.T.
The reason all of these symptoms are grouped together in one question is for the reason that they are all connected to one or two sets of circuitry. Assuming one has modified their diet according to the food combining approaches suggested in my book, they have discontinued eating on the run or under stress, they have really acknowledged and worked through any emotional life stresses, and they chew their food thoroughly, I will explain how the cranium, the jaw, and the digestive process all work together.
There is a circuit in the neurology of the jaw muscles that relates to the digestive process. When one open’s the mouth for food to enter, the reflexes in the jaw muscles communicate to the brain which then commands the cardiac valve (the valve between the esophagus and stomach) to open. When one bites, the stomach releases some acid in preparation for the first morsel of food to arrive in the stomach. During the action of chewing, the brain commands the intestinal muscles to contract (peristalsis), a churning action similar to chewing. Side grinding (an action required for high fibrous foods), stimulates the release of certain digestive enzymes needed to digest the high fibrous material. Finally, the action of swallowing stimulates the opening and closure of the one-way valves between the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum.
The above mentioned circuit works in a specific sequence like a factory line to break the food from large pieces into small pieces that are usable and absorbable by the body.
If one has had a cranial injury as explained in Answer 1, had any dental work, teeth pulled, etc, or had a trauma to the jaw, this circuit will likely be disorganized. Food will now be improperly broken down on its way through the body. The result will be that the food or acids regurgitates back out of the stomach (hiatal hernia and hyperacidity symptoms) since the command to the valve is weak. The food will be broken down improperly leading to fermentation, gas and bloating, and the immune system will have to spend much more energy digesting or even attacking unrecognizable partially broken down food particles (food sensitivities/allergies). One could be eating very healthy yet still have this process occurring.
One can now understand how chewing gum would confuse the body. The digestive system, based on the commands it is receiving from the jaw, believes that food is arriving any second, when really after some minutes of chewing, nothing has arrived. What is worse is that after fatiguing and confusing the digestive system by chewing gum for 10 or 15 minutes, one may remove the gum to actually eat a meal. The tired digestive system now sluggishly digests the food. Since the food now stays longer in the bowel tract, there is more time for fermentation resulting in belching, bloating, and flatulence.
N.O.T. protocols are very helpful with many digestive problems.
If you look at the pelvic bones and the pelvis, it forms a bowl. All of your intestines and some of the other organs sit in/on this bowl. Spread across and attached to the pelvic rim or top of the pelvic bowl are tissues suspended very much like cheesecloth suspended over a big mixing bowl. These tissues are what support your guts against gravity and keep them from pressing on your bladder and prostate (or the uterus for females).
If you understand my explanation in Answer 3 about gait faults, you can understand how the body would have to rotate one or both pelvic bones in compensation to the gait fault. This would spread the cheesecloth ligament at various areas, creating weak areas. These weak areas can sit undetected until one day the person lifts something heavy or forces down hard like having a bowel movement. The increased pressure inside of the abdomen force the bowels down, and part of the bowel squeezes through a stretched or weakened area of the tissue/cheesecloth. This is what causes the hernia. The tissue damage is secondary, which explains why the surgery was only palliative temporarily.
As the years progress, (remember the causative injuries usually start in childhood), the weakened tissue or cheesecloth cannot suspend the bowels and other structures off of the bladder and prostate/uterus. The result is that the bladder must be emptied more frequently and in women, the uterus tips or prolapses. In men, the prostate gland must now hold up more weight as the “roof above is sagging”. It’s response to the increased weight over the years is to enlarge, much like a body builders muscles would if they had increased demand.
When the prostate becomes large enough, it can press on the urethra (the tube that brings urine from the bladder out through the penis). The symptom of this will be difficulty urinating or dripping and trickling after finishing urinating. Many men have this condition and are keeping quiet for they fear the worst, that they will have prostate cancer. This is a relatively easy condition to correct using the Neural Organization Technique protocols.
Most of us have had a cranial injury which is still uncorrected in our bodies. Because you must have an organized cranium as a foundation for being able to do higher thought processes (learning and comprehending), most of us have some form of learning difficulties or disabilities. Unfortunately most of the mainstream services provided in this field spend their time trying to correct the symptom rather than the cause. Diet is important as well as providing proper teaching and study skills. However, none of the above will be totally effective until the base neurological programs are corrected using Neural Organization Technique and other techniques in the field of Specialized Kinesiology.
Read the list below to understand that dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other learning disabilities are not a disease or single entity, but rather a combination of difficulties or neural disorganizations. These blown circuits interfere with one’s level of comprehending, remembering, and recalling information as well as making decisions that support the individual’s well being as well as those with whom the person interacts.
Confusion and disorientation/coordination
Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHD
Bumping into things/clumsy/klutzy
Difficulty remembering what you read
Tongue tied/difficulty recalling words out of one’s mouth/Stuttering
Difficulty reading in a car
Difficulty remembering names/faces
Difficulty spinning in one or both directions
Nervousness around heights/ascending or descending stairs or ladders
Difficulty standing on one leg
Difficulty hearing/concentrating with background noise
Tired or falling asleep easily when reading/having to concentrate
Difficulty with right brain skills (reading/languages/emotions/relaxing/spelling)
Difficulty with left brain skills (math/logical thinking/completing tasks and projects)
Overly right brain without order and focus (left brain injury)
Overly left brain without flexibility and feeling (right brain injury)
Neck tension or tired when reading/studying/working at a computer/driving
Confusing rights and lefts
N.O.T has had tremendous success with correcting learning problems in one or two treatments. Dr. Ferreri wrote a book entitled “Breakthrough for Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia” at a time when hardly anyone was paying much attention to this now common condition.
Remember, the treatments are gentle and only involve rubbing and connecting the circuitry. It is too involved for me to explain all the circuitry involved with the above list, however, there is logic and science behind each and every correction.