Upper Cervical Therapy
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Abstract

Upper cervical therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive procedure, which was developed and tested in the years 2008 to 2011 within a community of medical cooperation. Basically, it consists in the rearrangement of the left posterior digastric muscle in front of the upper cervicals, so that the asymmetric, probably evolutionarily caused digastric muscular conduction is converted to the symmetric, therapeutically desired digastric muscle conduction. Concerning different pathologies, upper cervical therapy has resulted in immediate and long-term improvements of health status: With respect to whiplash injuries, neck pain and tension headaches, significant results could be yielded in adults. Furthermore, scoliosis, tubal ventilation disorder, jaw pain and gnashing of teeth as distortion symptoms were positively influenced. Migraine, vertigo, tinnitus as diseases with vascular component were also therapeutically addressed; as well as rare syndromes such as cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania and trigeminal neuralgia. In children, improvements were observed with respect to early childhood symmetry disorder, attention deficit disorder, juvenile scoliosis and chronic torticollis. Hypothetically, it is assumed that asymmetric digastric muscle conduction causes twisting of the axial skeleton and reduction of blood flow through the vertebral arteries, and, accordingly, that symmetry of digastric muscle conduction causes straightening of the axial skeleton and increase of vertebral artery blood flow. In corresponding predisposition, asymmetric digastric muscle conduction might be a common contributing cause of these pathologies. To check the postulated assumptions, further clinical research is necessary.