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MC2/Integrator Chiropractic Technique

This form of adjustment, using an instrument called an Integrator, is a gentle way of re-balancing the nervous system, without moving bone or manipulating muscle. This adjustment is called “tonal” and focuses on the nervous system and the related changes in a person’s physiology. As such, tonal chiropractic techniques look at the nervous system first and the doctor’s input into the nervous system then affects the muscle system which, in turn, affects the skeletal system.

Since moving bone and manipulating muscle produce good results, why would we prefer a tonal approach? The answer comes in understanding how the interference to a person’s nervous system takes place to begin with. Did the bone move out of place thus affecting the nerve which then affects the muscle? Bones cannot move by themselves so there must have been a muscle imbalance first. Did the muscle imbalance occur first thereby causing the bone to move out of its normal position?

Muscles do not think or act on their own so a muscle imbalance can only be the result of an unbalanced nerve supply to the muscles. So, the bone can only move if a muscle moves it and a muscle will only move when the nervous system tells it to. For us then, it makes more sense to address the nervous system first so all else can follow.

MC2 Tuning Your Nervous System

MC2 is like tuning a guitar. Before a musician plays, they “tune-up” their guitar by twisting and turning the pegs up at the top to make sure there is a perfect balance in the strings.

So, what is the chiropractor doing while they are winding or unwinding that small peg on the end of the guitar string? The amount of tension in the guitar string determines the note, and hence, the tune that plays when you pluck the string.

The Science Behind MC2/Integrator

What we have just described to you is an analogy for the relationship between your spinal column and your spinal cord. The “pegs” on the guitar are represented by small ligaments which actually hang the spinal cord within the spinal canal. These ligaments are few in number (about half a dozen at both ends of the spine), and only attach between specific vertebrae, and corresponding sections of the spinal cord (central nervous system).

At the same time though, there is also a low-grade “wave” of radio frequency traveling up and down your spinal cord that determines the “mood” or “tone” of your central nervous system. This affects your level of consciousness and awareness, your mood, and the slower metabolic and hormonal functions of your body. Adjustments aim to remove any blockages to the fast acting messages traveling up and down the spinal cord; and at the same time rebalance the overall frequency at which the nervous system is operating.

MC2 differs from many of the other chiropractic techniques in that it focuses a lot of attention to the “tuning pegs”: The strategic and vital connection points between the spinal cord and spinal column. As we gently and methodically adjust these areas of your “guitar string” (spinal cord), we are changing the degree of tension in the central nervous system in an effort to change the notes that result.

The Result

After an adjustment, patients comment on how their vision seems clearer, the light or view seems sharper, their head feels lighter, their body feels looser etc. These are all reflections of your central nervous system now operating at a better frequency.


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