Lisa Koenig, DC Best Canine Chiropractor

Total Body Modification

T.B.M. (Total Body Modification therapy) is a technique that is used to find the organ or area of the body that is stressed, determine why it is stressed and then correct the problem by restoring balance to the nervous system and thereby one's health and well being. In other words, while basic Chiropractic is used to correct the structure and influence the function, T.B.M. corrects the Functional Physiology (how the body works) which may, in turn, influence structure. Both are essential to optimum health. The nervous system is composed of the Central Nervous System, which runs the voluntary functions or movements and the Autonomic Nervous System, which runs the involuntary functions such as heart beat, digestion, etc. Each of these systems are further divided into Sensory and Motor Fibers. The brain is the primary control for both branches of the nervous system. Sensory fibers carry messages to the brain where they are processed like a computer. The brain in turn, tells the body what to do. Research has proven that under sufficient stress, from any source, the neurons in the brain centers that are controlling the stressed organ or body part essentially depolarize. This is like blowing a fuse on an electrical circuit. The message gets to the brain but fails to return. The result is that the brain (computer) loses effective control over the afflicted organ or body part. This leaves the organ or body part running out of control. Using tried and proven reflex points and applied kinesiology ( muscle testing), the T.B.M. practitioner can find the problem. The practitioner will then stimulate a specific area or areas of the spine in a specific manner in an attempt to stimulate the neurons of the brain to repolarize (fix the fuse) and allow the brain to regain control of the body and guide it back to health. Since a correctly functioning nervous system is a major requirement for health, it follows that T.B.M. may have a part to play in almost any problem: uncovering and correcting the roadblocks to recovery.