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The Chiropractic Connection to Improved Health

May 30, 2013 12:03PM ● By Dr. Lee Ann Kalaba, DC

The World Health Organization’s definition of health is, “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” True health is about expressing the highest well-being possible on all levels, including body, mind and spirit, as a whole being.

On one hand, chiropractic addresses physical health by removing interference from the nervous system, which is the master control system of the body, directing every process and function. If messages from or to the nervous system are impeded or exaggerated, then those instructions are not likely to be the most beneficial. In the end, the process, organ or cell to which those instructions are targeted will function below optimum levels. This inherently impacts physical health, leading to cellular, organ and systemic dis-ease.
By removing this nervous system interference, chiropractic facilitates the highest level of health possible. Chiropractic is based on the vitalistic philosophy of Innate Intelligence that allows and guides the body to heal itself when the nervous system is free of interference, or subluxation. The restoration of the flow of nerve impulses then allows the body to reach its highest possible level of function.

Torque Release Technique (TRT), founded by Jay Holder, combines several chiropractic techniques and principles, quantum physics and the body/mind connection, creating the first integrated, non-mechanistic, non-linear chiropractic system that incorporates outcomes involving self-awareness and mind-body-emotional connections.

In a published research paper, Dr. Samantha Shriner, DC, discussed that TRT is, “…founded upon improving well-being and human potential through management of vertebral subluxation.” In TRT, there is a real-time connection to the nervous system of the patient, resulting in the location of the primary subluxation, the adjustment of which attempts to address the tone of the nervous system, as determined by the tension of the dural attachments of the spinal cord to the vertebral column. The author concludes, “By removing the neurological interference...the person is able to experience a higher state of well-being and human potential.”

Specifically, TRT is based on a scientific model of the brain reward cascade, because there are opiate (dopamine feel-good) receptors on the spinal cord. In the presence of subluxation/nervous system interference, the brain reward cascade is impeded. Feel-good possibilities are diminished, potentially leading to less-thanoptimal health, addictive behavior and poor decision-making. By removing nervous system interference and allowing the brain reward cascade system to function at the highest level possible, a subluxation-free spine facilitates the expression of one’s greatest potential.

Torque Release Technique fully embraces the definition of health and works towards maximizing life potential by removing interference in the nervous system.

Dr. Kalaba is the owner of Be Now Chiropractic, in Tucson. For more information, call 520-484-3471 or visit and

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