Chiropractic is generally known to involving twisting, popping and cracking the spine, and I get asked a lot why do you use the “clicky gun” thingy and not twist and crack me like my old chiropractor? Here’s why I have chosen to use the Integrator instrument for adjusting:
- Precise: You can pinpoint exactly the point on the spine and extremities you want to adjust and direction. Manual adjusting lacks this this degree of accuracy.
- Specific: The force, frequency of energy, torque, speed and thrust provided by the Integrator have all been tailor-made to deliver the perfect amount of energy to help normalise nerve function.
- Gentle: the adjustment can be delivered in a perfectly relaxed neutral position with perfect amount of force. Traditional adjustments require your spine to be stretched to tension followed by a manual thrust by hand to open the joints enough to get a cavitation response.
- Fast: At the speed of 1/10,000th of a second it is much faster than your bodies ability to guard against it. When to body is taken into tension and pushed a little further the human nervous system is on alert and reactive muscle guarding will occur. This is because it senses a threat and reacts. The Integrator doesn’t produce this threat and the nervous system can relax and not guard itself. This means the stimulus is applied to the nerves without a protective/reactive response.
- Torque: Subatomic particles, atoms, muscles, and human bodies move in three dimensions. The three-dimensional impulse of the Integrator maximises the effectiveness on the human body.
- Effective: The benefits of Integrator adjustments have been measured by scientific research and this research has been published in major peer-reviewed medical journals.
- Reliable: The way that the Integrator delivers an adjustment is very consistent and reliable so that the right amount of force and energy is transmitted on each and every adjustment.
- Consistent: The systems that are used in Torque Release Technique (TRT) and the features of the Integrator insure that you receive precise and consistent results.
- Recognised: The Integrator has FDA approval (equivalent to TGA in Australia) and is made by a surgical company (Miltex).
As every body is different, we need to be open to using a variety of tools and techniques to help eliminate pain and restore function and wellbeing. One of them regularly used is the ENAR (Electro Neuro Adaptive Regulator) device. It can be used alone, but I find in combination with chiropractic adjustments it allows for faster and greater recovery.
What exactly is ENAR?
ENAR therapy relives pain and improves function naturally and often with sustained results. It can be used for a variety of painful conditions and in randomised control trials (RCT) was also seen to help restore and maintain general health in including emotional and mental health.
How does ENAR do it?
It measures the “reflex-biofeedback” change in the skin, and interprets these changes. Changes in the skin are zones or areas of asymetry where normal homeostasis or balance is not present or optimal. When ENAR is applied to the body, signals are prioritised to these “bad” areas and communication is amplifies from the sensory nerve endings of the peripheral nervous system. The brain processes this input and initiates a response back by transmitting new information through the central nervous system (CNS) to the muscles and glands coordinating a regular responses.
What does it feel like?
The most common response I get is a “prickly” feel. Though there are no prickles involved. The ENAR device uses a small smooth metal surface to send signals through.
For RMIT Uni and Macquarie Uni research results please see: https://www.enar.com.au/research/
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