Negative thoughts result in the stress response, which may affect posture, joint position and function – a subluxation.
The subluxation is at the core of the science of chiropractic. Professor Michael Hall is taking a brilliant look at the subluxation, motivating us to have a visceral response in our thinking on the topic.
“Many of us have discussed at one time or another the impact of traumas, thoughts, and toxins on neurological health and well-being.”
He uses negative thoughts as a starting-point. Such adverse stress heightens the sympathetic nervous system and results in elevated respiration.
This requires increased muscle activity, causing increased muscle tone, which changes the position of the head and the spine in the neck. This changes the body’s control of balance, which changes the normal function of the pelvis.
Do you know someone who has forward head posture, fixated upper ribs, and subluxations throughout their spine? In this picture, they could also have less-than- optimal respiration, heart rate, and digestion.
So adverse stress increases muscle tone, which alters the normal position and function of the joint. That’s what we call a subluxation resulting from negative stress.
That person may complain of muscle & joint discomfort, or not. Regardless, a subluxation represents interference in the normal function