The Spinal Connection to Acupuncture 5/5 (42)

Spine - female 4In my last post, I talked about the multitude of physiological, energetic and even spiritual connections between the spine and the overall health of the body.

Nearly every major healing system recognizes the particular importance of the spine, and many healing systems recommend manipulation, bodywork, massage, exercise, stretches, or adjustment of the spine. In short, spinal bodywork makes all healing systems more effective. 

Of course, the key to successful spinal treatment is knowing WHERE to work on the spine, and knowing HOW to do so. For the how I’ll defer to the many healing systems that recommend spinal care. But for the where, let’s talk about AcuGraph.

Way back in AcuGraph 3, we added spinal treatment recommendations because we knew how powerful manual spinal work is in restoring health.

We did exhaustive research and built an intelligent algorithm to determine areas of potential spinal dysfunction based on innervation, meridian associations, energetic connections, and organ correspondence. The result?  Based on the graph alone, AcuGraph can recommend areas of the spine most likely to need attention!

To access this feature from any graph, simply click on the spinal “vertebra” icon in the 3 x 3 treatment grid, then click one of the underlined Channels as shown below. 

 

AcuGraph Spinal Treatment option

AcuGraph Spinal Graph example

 

You’ll see a spinal illustration with various degrees of red shading.

The darker the shading, the more likely that area of the spine is dysfunctional. As you roll your mouse pointer up and down the spine, you’ll see information about each affected segment, including associated channels and muscles. It’s a wealth of information about how the meridian imbalances in the graph may be affecting the structure of the body.

Though AcuGraph does not diagnose anything, it does provide highly accurate recommendations for further investigation. I regularly hear from happy users that AcuGraph’s spinal recommendations are spot on. And my own chiropractic training has helped me verify for myself AcuGraph’s accuracy over the years.

If you’re using AcuGraph, but you’re not doing spinal work, I highly recommend you add it to enhance your existing treatment regimen. If you’re not trained in bodywork, consider partnering with or referring to a practitioner who is.

Even if you only provide massage to the affected areas, adding spinal care to help move chi will greatly enhance your clinical results. If you have AcuGraph, you’ve got the right tools. So let’s get busy with that backbone!

 

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Dr. Adrian Larsen

Adrian P. Larsen, D.C., F.A.S.A., C.Ac. Dr. Larsen is President of Miridia Technology Inc., and one of the developers of the AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system. He currently divides his time between research, product development, and teaching. Dr. Larsen also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.

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