Here at Life Energy Wellness Center Family Chiropractic, we employ an approach not practiced by many, Tonal Chiropractic. It is different in many respects to what many people are traditionally familiar with. The focus is mainly on enhancing one's ability to enjoy a richer experience of life, health, and wellness. It fundamentally acknowledges that stress negatively impacts the nervous system, which in turn negatively impacts one's overall health, functioning, emotions, and ability to fully engage in and enjoy life and one's world ().
the focus of the Tonal Chiropractor isn't to move, force, or manipulate a bone "back-into-place but rather to initiate a change in the nervous system
Because of the fact that our perceptions, which determine how we experience our bodies and adapt to our world, are tied into our nervous system, and the nervous system controls and coordinates every cell, organ, and system in the body, including the muscles that attach to and actively move the passive bones of the body (including the spine), spinal bones (vertebrae) misalign (subluxate) as an effect of distorted or asymmetrical motor nerve signals induced by stress. Hence, the focus of the Tonal Chiropractor isn't to move, force, or manipulate a bone "back-into-place", but rather to initiate a change in the nervous system to help the body develop a greater awareness of the body, to develop new strategies for adapting more effectively to stress and life events, as well as developing the strategies for enhanced self-regulation of the body's tension patterns that are related to these stresses. This is accomplished by introducing a gentle impulse or light touch to specific areas of the spine called Spinal Gateways™. As a result, some of the outcomes include, but are not limited to, correction and enhancement of nerve patterns, fixations, and misalignments ().
It is more about "upgrading" one's current state and level of function in a progressive manner, reaching more and more optimal states of health, wellness, and function without experiencing a "leveling off" effect (thriving), as opposed to restoring or taking one back to a previous state minus a condition or symptom and maintaining that state as though implying, "This is as good as it gets" (surviving). We're seeking to optimize, not just normalize.