If our body is an intelligent organism perfectly organized and orchestrated, why would it lose its ability to recover, or lose any of the seven Response Abilities? The answer lies in the concept of tone. At any one time, our nervous system and body tissues have certain degree of tone or tension. Our current level of neurological tone, or nerve tension, determines how we perceive the world around us. Like the guitar string, one level of tension produces one note, while by changing the tension you can produce a multitude of notes on the same string. Just as a certain tension produces a certain note, a certain note possesses a certain tension. Likewise, every experience produces a certain neurological tone and every neurological tone produces a specific perception of that experience. Every situation we encounter, whether it be a traumatic event such as an automobile “on purpose” or divorce, a pleasant event such as a musical concert or family picnic, or something as simple as biting an apple or sitting in a chair, that event produces a specific tone in your nervous system allowing you to perceive the “note” of that experience.
Our nervous system has a remarkable ability to experience and respond to a wide spectrum of events and circumstances, each with its own degree and character of vibration and tone. Sometimes, however, the level of vibration produced by the event exceeds our nervous system’s current level of adaptability. In other words, we have an “overload.”
Have you ever had the experience of sitting in your house watching TV, while someone is using a blender in the kitchen, someone else is blow drying their hair in the bathroom, somebody is using an electric drill in the garage and somebody else is listening to the stereo in another room, when all of a sudden everything turns off and the room goes dark? What happened? There was an overload, and in order to protect the electrical integrity of your home, a fuse blew, breaking the circuit.
Just as the electrical system of the house has a circuit breaker in order to protect the integrity of the system from becoming damaged, the nervous system has a similar protective mechanism. It is called a Vertebral Subluxation. A vertebral subluxation is a condition of the spinal cord in which the body changes the position and tension of the nerve tissue and its surrounding structures (the vertebrae) in order to prevent an “overload” of stress that can damage the brain and other nerve structures.
Just as with the circuit breaker in the house, this is designed as a temporary measure to protect the integrity of the system. Once the surge of energy or vibration has passed, the circuit breaker switch can be returned to its proper position and the electricity is returned to normal. However, until this is done all remains dark and energy stops flowing through the system effectively.
In the human body, the majority of vertebral subluxations are self-corrected, especially during sleep. However, sometimes the vertebral subluxation may interfere with the body’s ability to self-correct, causing the body to become “stuck,” creating a “Catch-22” in which the subluxation and nerve interference becomes a self-perpetuating dilemma. When this occurs, the signals that travel through the nervous system, between brain and body, continue to be interfered with and the body can not function properly. Our body “remains in the dark” and no energy can flow through it. There is an interference in the system. In fact, the word subluxation, when broken into its Latin roots means sub- “less than,” -lux-, “light,” and –ation, “a condition of.” In other words, a vertebral subluxation is a condition of less light in the body. In this state, the body continues to function as if the stress that caused the subluxation is still happening. The body has adapted to the stress, but failed to recover. When this is occurring a strategy such as Network Spinal Analysis is a very effective to increase your nervous system’s ability to handle greater degrees of stress and to release chronic tension patterns and restore your nervous system’s ability to to self-correct.
Adapted from an excerpt from the book, A Clear Path to Healing, by Dr. Barry S. Weinberg
With Love and Appreciation,