In this week’s episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Warren examine chronic debilitating care, as well as how Dr. Warren resets the patient’s nervous system using his chiropractic methods. Dr. Agolli also revisits a few success stories from Dr. Warren’s methods. During today’s journey, they address the following questions:
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body’s involuntary functions, such as heart rate, digestion, and breathing. The ANS is divided into two branches: the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS). The SNS is responsible for the body’s “fight or flight” response, while the PSNS is responsible for the body’s “rest and digest” response12.
Chiropractic adjustments have been found to have an effect on the autonomic nervous system. Researchers have measured changes in “Edge Light Pupil Cycle Time” (ELPCT), which is one of the light reflexes of the eyes controlled by the ANS3. Chiropractic care and spinal manipulation regulate the autonomic nervous system at a peripheral level and its projections to the central nervous system. In particular, they may activate the parasympathetic system to counterbalance the activity of the sympathetic system4.
Retracing in chiropractic refers to a process where a patient who has received an upper cervical adjustment experiences a temporary worsening or reoccurrence of symptoms. This phenomenon is thought to occur as the body adjusts to changes in neck and spinal alignment that have been corrected by the adjustment5.