Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 28018
  Title The nature of the subluxation and the simple elegant complexity of the adjustment: Not your grandfather's waterhose
Journal Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2024 Apr-Jun;4(4):25
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

Abstract: Purpose: To provide a scientific report using peer-reviewed scientific papers that will demonstrate the implications of brain function and plasticity and its correlation to Subluxation and hence the implications of brain function enhancement through chiropractic adjustments. 

Methods: Analysis was undertaken of the literature reporting on brain plasticity related to brain function and its dependance on chemical changes within the brain. These were found to be highly related to a wide array of clinical outcomes. The literature demonstrates that now we can identify the chemical changes within the brain that are highly related to the same peripheral changes and central nervous system changes that we see with subluxation. Hence, the literature goes on to indicate that correction of these peripheral changes and central nervous system changes will in fact create changes in the biochemical function in the brain affecting brain plasticity for the better. It is inferred that the correction of brain plasticity will have outcomes affecting the entire body including brain function itself improving conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction, personality conflicts, and learning disabilities. There is a question as well in most literature where it is suggested that changes in the brain chemistry and plasticity could very well aid in other problems such as MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc. 

Conclusions: It is reported here that there is a strong apparent connection between brain plasticity neurochemistry and Subluxation. We put forward that the chiropractic adjustment making changes in this neurochemistry will represent a profound change in brain plasticity, function, and learning. Further studies concerning this topic are needed to further corroborate our observations. 

Author keywords: Chiropractic; Spinal adjustment; Epigenetics; Neuroplasticity; Dysponesis; Zygapophysial joint


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