Spinologists envision a world where people dwell in harmony, and seek to bring that about by helping people to express their full life potential. Spinology is based upon a profound respect for that totality of life and the fact that the nerve system maintains the totality by directing all function.
The human body consists of some 85 to 100 billion cells, working together for expressing full life potential. It is obvious that coordination of the thousands and thousands of biological processes necessary to maintain life is dependent upon a control system. The brain, spinal cord and millions of miles of nerve fibers form the control system in human beings.
A framework of solid bone protects this magnificent communications network. The brain, enclosed in a housing known as the skull, has extensions reaching out to virtually every organ and tissue in the body. The most vulnerable part of the system is an extension of the brain known as the spinal cord. This vital and vulnerable lifeline is housed within 24 movable bones that comprise the spinal column, or “backbone”. These spinal bones protect the delicate nerve trunks.
Should a bone of the spine become jarred from its proper position, the bones could compress the very nerve trunks they are meant to protect. Such compression interferes with the flow of nerve impulses, and the 85 to 100 billion cells of the body can no longer work together as one functional unit. The individual then is no longer able to express full life potential.
The purpose of Spinology is the correction of such interference. Under ideal circumstances, the body’s own spinal muscles position and reposition vertebrae according to body need.
When there are spinal misalignments, known in Spinology as “spinal occlusions”, they are unable to complete this task. The Spinologist, therefore, is trained first to identify how the body is trying to move its vertebrae, and then, if necessary, to thrust gently upon the any misaligned segment of the spine so that the body’s muscles can use the energy of the thrust to complete their work.
Hence, the need for any outside help, the place and direction of such help and the actual correction of the misalignment are all controlled by the innate wisdom of life itself, and not by the Spinologist. Spinologists try to work with life’s wisdom, not to supersede it.
PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE OF SPINOLOGY
Although the profession of Spinology is very new, its philosophy draws upon a broad variety of philosophical concepts, both classical and modern. Its truth does not belong uniquely to Spinology, for truth cannot become the exclusive property of any group. Nevertheless, while others also express much or all of the truth expressed in our philosophy, our approach to the application of that truth in the field of wellness and performance is uniquely ours, and makes us different from all other professions.
The practice of Spinology would appear, on the surface, to bear some resemblance to the healing arts practices of chiropractic, osteopathy and others, but such appearance is deceptive. Spinology is neither a therapy nor a healing art. Spinologists are not doctors. We do not diagnose or treat disease, or give advice or referrals about disease.
The philosophy of Spinology recognizes that for human potential to be fully expressed all aspects of life, tangible and intangible must interact harmoniously together. Such harmonious interaction is dependent upon the nerve system, which integrates and coordinates every expression of life.
The practice of Spinology seeks to maintain the mechanical integrity of the spine so that the nerve system, free from interference, can in fact integrate and harmonize every expression of life.
The ultimate objective of Spinology is to restore human beings to harmonious unity of mind, body and spirit for the fulfilment of their life potential. Only when people are thus restored to harmony within themselves can they express all of their potential and achieve harmony with others for a better world.