“Doctor, Did you say I have a subluxation?”

By Dr Allan K Phillips D.O

We talk about it, we explain it to our patients – and so what’s the problem with that? No problem – except the problem is not the subluxation - the subluxation is the symptom. Subluxation is a compound word, inferring it has more than one stem.

  • The World Health Organisation considers a subluxation to be a significant structural displacement, and therefore visible on static imaging studies.
  • Orthopaedics interpret the word to suggest a dislocation of any joint that will usually need medical attention to help relocate or reduce the joint. “Nursemaid's elbow” for example is the subluxation of the head of the radius from the annular ligament. Other joints that are prone to subluxation are the shoulders, fingers, kneecaps, and hips affected by hip dysplasia.
  • Ophthalmology uses the term subluxation to refer to ectopia lentis, an ocular condition characterized by a displaced or malpositioned lens within the eye.
  • Chiropractic defines the term as a relatively common condition in which a spinal vertebra has lost its proper juxtaposition with one or both of its neighbouring vertebrae.

NIS has a very different viewpoint:

If you hit your finger with a hammer, what caused the problem? Was it the finger being in the wrong position or the inability of the person to co-ordinate the hammer? The bruised finger is symptomatic evidence of failed co-ordination that became synonymous with the utterance of a string of expletives!

Similarly, a subluxation is a failed attempt of the brain to maintain homeostasis. Each and every second we undergo multiple dynamic equilibrium adjustments allowing self regulatory mechanisms to achieve homeostasis. This allows the human body to function effectively in a broad range of environmental conditions. A simple example would be the dilation or constriction of peripheral blood vessels that allows the body to adapt quickly to the ambient temperature.

A question to consider:

If the brain has such a homeostatic capability then why would we persist with manual intervention to address such issues as a subluxation? NIS is based on quantum physics, where all that occurs in the physical body is subservient to the brain being a reference grid or filter for that action. The basis of real health in real time is the ability of the body to conduct vital information immediately. Reliance of nerve conduction speed has been totally outmoded with the NIS approach for the last 30 years.

A new horizon in health care potential became very evident when science explained the speed at which molecules can relay information electromagnetically. [McClare, C.W.F (1974) “resonance in bioenergetics” Annals of the New York academy of sciences 227:74 – 97].

  1. All the information that is carried in the human body is linked to a molecules available energy, and this energy travels at 186,000 miles per second. Electromagnetic frequencies have been shown to be 100x more efficient to relay environmental information. In direct contrast, the diffusible chemical speed involving hormones and neurotransmitters to relay information, travels at 1 centimetre per second. Also, chemical coupling is accompanied by massive energy loss due to heat generated in the making and braking of chemical bonds. This limits the amount of information that the signal can carry.
  2. Application of the scientific principle of electromagnetic conduction has dramatically revised the way the body will respond and the speed at which it responds. NIS has found that laboratory measurements of Immunopathology values constantly reflect changes as a result of using these principles. Such changes now being observed show positive improvements in the various carcinoembryonic antigen markers.
  3. Historically, areas of dysfunction such as spinal subluxation have become the focus of attention. The global issue rests with a dysfunction in the body’s tensegrity system that embodies every cell. Ingber, D. E. (1997).
    Tensegrity: the architectural basis of cellular mechanotransduction. Annual. Rev. Physiol. 59, 575 – 599]

These principles form an integral part of the NIS system.

I attended a seminar given by James Oschman PhD. on the principles of tensegrity. Like other attendees I was impressed with the theory and posed the obvious question to the group – “what do we do with this information tomorrow?” A respondent alluded to the course as being a means of giving credence to the practitioner involved in physical medicine. I wasn’t concerned about the credence it gave me, but rather what tensegrity could do if it’s principles could be implemented as a dynamic entity.