The Insight Subluxation Station™

As our commitment to serving you is of the highest importance, we are extremely excited to have this exciting technology available in our community. The Insight Subluxation Station™ is a non invasive technology designed to screen three components of your nervous system.

As a neuro-spinal screening device it was originally  designed to measure changes in the nervous system and spinal muscles of astronauts during space flight. As such, the Insight™ technology used at Life Chiropractic Centre has received exclusive certification as a Certified Space Technology™ by The Space Foundation, which is co-founded by NASA.

The Insight™ technology is used as one of our primary assessment measures to help us identify areas of tension and imbalance of the spine that cause nerve interference. This nervous system interference, known as a subluxation, disturbs the body’s core communication pathways and lead to blockages in the body’s ability to cope and adapt appropriately to its environment. Over time, this will result in a system that breaks down, creating a variety of health challenges, such as generalized fatigue, loss of energy, increased frequency of colds, digestive troubles, and joint and muscle aches  and pains.

Pain and Sensation:  Some nerves within your nervous system control your ability to sense and perceive pain. Only 10% of your entire nervous system is set up to sense pain. While pain is a strong warning that something is wrong, a lack of pain may not mean that you are totally healthy. The Insight™ Subluxation Station technology helps us assess your nerve and spine health beyond your symptoms. This allows us to catch problems before they become painful and monitor your progress when pain nerves are no longer being affected.

The Insight Subluxation Station and NASA

The Insight Subluxation Station uses technology developed for NASA to measure the effects of space on the spines of space shuttle astronauts. The Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) continued the development of the system into the commercially available model. The system measures skin temperature differentials and the electrical activity of paraspinal tissue to create visual images we can use to diagnose our patients and help bring better health to millions of people worldwide.

Creation and Research of The Insight Subluxation Station

CLA has a long record of success with sEMG. CLA co-founder, Dr. Christopher Kent conducted research at Palmer College utilizing sEMG back in the 1970′s. In the mid-1980′s, Drs. Kent and Gentempo innovated breakthrough applications and protocols for sEMG in chiropractic practice. The Insight Subluxation Station sEMG technology is similar to the technology used in EKG/heart rate measurement machines. One primary difference is that the Insight Subluxation Station sensors are 1,000 times more sensitive, since the paraspinal muscles generate less electrical activity [action potential] than the heart muscle. The sensitivity and accuracy of the Insight technology is unsurpassed!

How The Insight Subluxation Station Works

1) The Surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support your spine. These muscles are controlled by nerves. This test shows the pattern of how energy is distributed through these muscles. The exam helps identify areas and patterns of abnormal tension and stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your care progresses.

2) The Thermal Scanner assesses autonomic nervous system function by measuring skin temperature differentials. It utilizes data published in the Journal of Neurosurgery for normative comparison and reporting. A patented, breakthrough aspect of the Insight’s Subluxation Station thermal scanner design is that the sensor array can be adjusted to accommodate the 3 different sized spines (adult, adolescent, infant).

The thermal scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps to control your organs, glands, and blood vessels, the autonomic system. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Since proper function of your organs, glands and blood vessels is essential to healing and living well, this test gives your doctor a ‘snapshot’ of this portion of your nervous system is working and how it is responding to care.

3) The Pulse Wave Profiler (PWP) allows us to monitor your autonomic nervous system in new ways by collecting Heart Rate Variability (HRV) data. Your autonomic nervous system is the part of the nervous system that controls the function of your many organs. This is a unique, extremely exciting, and powerful tool. Heart Rate Variability is the beat-to-beat variation in heart rate. This natural rise and fall of heart rate is caused by several physiologic phenomena, including autonomic nervous system activity. Published research has demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments have favorable effects on HRV parameters. By using this valuable test we are able to directly measure the effects of chiropractic care on the function of your vital organs. This significant “proof point” will catalyze your understanding of the whole body health benefits of chiropractic care.

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