The Science of Recovery, Wellness, and Prevention: Understanding Self-Regulation, Epigenetics, Allostasis, Autonomic State, and the Causes of Sickness and Health
The Science of Chiropractic: Understanding the Neurophysiology and Global Physiological Effects of Spinal Homeostasis and Spinal Allostasis (VSC) and the Clinical Evidence for Chiropractic
The new scientific concepts of allostasis, allostatic load, and epigenetics are shifting the paradigm of health science and health care toward the original chiropractic paradigm and away from the traditional allopathic model. Science is showing that the central nervous system is the key interface between our environment and both the homeostatic and adaptive expression of our genes. Addressing the cause rather than palliating the effects is the new mantra in health science and will be the new paradigm of 21st health care. It is chiropractic’s birthright to be the gate keepers of wellness and prevention paradigm healthcare.
A review of the clinical literature reveals that chiropractic is the most evidence-based and most effective intervention to restore and maintain spinal health. A review of the neurophysiological and neuromusculoskeletal literature explains why. Chronic reduced motion in synovial joints results in chronic adaptive (allostatic) changes such as increased connective tissue adhesions, increased inflammatory mediators, increased nociception, and decreased proprioception. Sufficient motion in synovial joints is a requirement to maintain health and prevent adaptive (allostatic) changes. Recent neurophysiological research links deficient spinal segmental motion to an increased allostatic load and links sufficient spinal segmental motion to states of both physical and emotional homeostasis. Allostasis is a model of adaptive physiology that can help elucidate the global neurophysiological benefits of motion and the global health consequences of reduced segmental motion and its sequelae (vertebral subluxation complex). Vertebral Subluxation Complex is most accurately interpreted as an allostatic load, as a stressor, as a contributing factor to illness not the singular cause of illness. Similarly, spinal health is most accurately interpreted as an essential contributing factor to health, not as the single source of health.
- The concept of epigenetics will be introduced and explained – a review of current literature comparing and contrasting the genetic vs epigenetic paradigms of health and disease will be provided.
- The concept of allostasis and allostatic load will be introduced and explained using current peer-reviewed literature. A review of the current literature comparing and contrasting the allostasis vs homeostasis paradigms of health and disease will be provided.
- The relationship between environment (lifestyle choice) and chronic illness will be established and discussed – a review of current literature will be provided. Models of evidence-based clinical lifestyle intervention will be reviewed and discussed.
- The congruency between the chiropractic paradigm and 21st Century science will be outlined and discussed. A review of the literature establishing vertebral subluxation complex as an allostatic load will be provided. A description of the basic science evidence regarding the effects of vertebral subluxation complex and the chiropractic adjustment will be provided.
- A literature review of evidence-based practice within the wellness and prevention paradigm will be provided and models of evidence-based functional health protocols for chiropractic clinical practice will be discussed. A discussion of the validity of symptoms vs function as health outcome measures will be facilitated. A review of current and future chiropractic clinical outcome goals, clinical intervention, and clinical outcome assessments will be provided.
- A discussion of the most likely and most viable healthcare, and chiropractic healthcare models of the 21st century will be facilitated.
- A review of the clinical literature comparing and contrasting chiropractic to other spinal health care interventions will be provided
- A review of the afferent neurological pathways of proprioception and nociception will be provided
- A review of the literature substantiating these pathways will be provided
- A review of the literature regarding the role of sufficient proprioception in both neuromusculoskeletal and overall health will be provided
- A review of the literature regarding the consequences of chronic increased nociception and chronic decreased proprioception on both neuromusculoskeletal and overall health will be provided
12 hours of CE approved (Maine is pending)
Radisson Hotel Nashua (exit 1 of off route 3)11 Tara Blvd, Nashua, NH 03062
Saturday October14 and Sunday October 15 , 2017
Saturday: Registration 7:30 Seminar Starts 8-12 12-1:30 Lunch ( own your own) 1:30-5:30
- Sunday 8-12
MEMBERS AT THE DOOR: $300
NON MEMBERS AT THE DOOR: $375
- CA and Spouses $100 online and at the door