AtlasPROfilax is a natural non-invasive method which was developed, after years of investigation, by the Swiss Renee-Claudius Schumperlii between 1993 and 1996.
By doing this, AtlasPROfilax allows the atlas to embed correctly in the condylar facets of the occipital bone.
Combining holistic kinesiology with biophysics, this technique allows the correction of a minor dysfunction of the Atlas – the first vertebra of the spinal column – through a regulated vibropressure on particular short muscles in the neck.
Among the most frequent causes of minor dysfunction of the Atlas are events such as birth trauma, moderate traumas to the cranio-mandibular region and accidents that involve whiplash, among others.
Depending on these factors, the articular relationship between the occipital bone and the Atlas will be affected to a larger or lesser degree.
The method has been studied and validated by the Medical Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, which has more than 25 years of experience and belongs to the German University of Witten-Herdecke. Conditions of the vertebral column have been studied and treated at this German institute using the latest generation 3D Computerised Axial Tomography.
AtlasPROfilax was the subject of a 5 year scientific imaging study using MRI and CAT in 3D.
The study demonstrated the validity of its proposers, to show that in a great proportion of the population there is a cranio-caudal deviation with tilting of the Atlas – in relation to the occipital condyles and the axis.
The efficacy and safety of the AtlasPROfilax method for correction of this dysfunction was also confirmed.
Other epidemiological studies performed by physicians in Ecuador and Colombia (in 2007-2008) in 900 patients determined the high effectiveness of the AtlasPROfilax method and substantial improvement in 9 common disorders.
Effectiveness of the AtlasPROfilax method in 9 common ailments, Ecuador-Colombia 2007-2008
|Total improv.||Great improv.||No improv.||Average months passed till total improv.||Studied Cases|
|Cervical pain without disc herniation||86%||5%||9%||6||235|
|Low back pain without disc herniation||78%||11%||11%||10||538|
|Idiopathic Scoliosis 45 °||62%||16%||22%||16||620|
|Cervical Herniated Disc (with lateral protrusion)||39%||38%||33%||9||159|
|Lumbar Herniated Disc (with lateral protrusion)||38%||52%||10%||14||584|
|Migraine or vascular headache||90%||4%||6%||4||180|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||83%||4%||13%||3||147|
The statistics mentioned above are based on the documented monitoring of patients from Colombia and Ecuador between 2007 and 2008 after the AtlasPROfilax treatment. The first follow up was performed two months after the therapy and the second follow up was made a year or more after the correction of the atlas.
The Atlas vertebra articulates with the cranium via the condyles of the occipital bone. A good anchoring of these two structures promotes correct positioning of the cranium with respect to the vertebral column. This results in the tendency towards good posture, balanced muscular forces (cervical,dorsal and lumbar) and to an aligned axis of the pelvis and iliac crests.
Minor dysfuncton of the Atlas generally has a negative effect on muscles and fascia of the back, and unbalances the postural axis of the body which is necessary for good posture and articular alignment. This can cause problems such as forward head posture, slumped shoulders, functional scoliosis, dorsal hyperkyphosis, lumbar hyperlordosis, pelvic torsion and functional short leg, among others.
Cranial-caudal deviation of the Atlas may disturb the normal irrigation of the brain due to slight compression of one of the vertebral arteries. This may provoke severe and chronic headaches, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, balance disorders and learning problems (memory and concentration).
On the other hand, at the juncton of the occipital condyles and the Atlas are the Rectus Capitis Posterior muscles which are connected to the Dura Mater via a myodural bridge. This bridge registers mechanical stress levels that are produced at the Dura Mater and has an important function in proprioception ( the ability to report the position of muscles) and the balance of the body.
The permanent traction on the dura mater that is generated as a result of the alteration of good anchorage between the Atlas and occiput leads to a distortion of body communication. Brain signals are intensified which may give rise to vegetative disorders (insomnia, constipation, diarrhoea, dizziness etc) and may cause a disruption to the nerves of the extremities (arms and legs) causing pins and needles and/or numbness.
AtlasPROfilax is the application of a specific massage of the short muscles of the neck to mitigate existing contractures, allowing a natural realignment of the Atlas. It is performed in a single session, which is followed by a check up a few weeks later. The vibro-pressure used is safe, non-invasive and free from abrupt or aggressive tractions or manipulations of the neck.
Once the Atlas is corrected there tends to be a progressive restoration of good posture, a normalisation of tensión and tone of the body’s muscles, a natural realignment of the vertebrae as well as a decrease in pressure on some articulations (hip,knees). At the same time there is an improvement in the neural flow and the blood supply to the brain which leads to a reduction or remission of some chronic pains and an increase in vitality.
Realignment of the Atlas may bring about immediate improvements or slow and progressive improvements. However it can also produce, especially in more complex cases, certain discomforts which are necessary and transitory as the body readapts during a regeneration phase. Fatigue, cramp or the momentary reappearance of old, poorly healed problems are signs that the body is responding well to the realignment of the Atlas.
The purpose of this technique is to improve people’s quality of life and in no circumstances to replace or interfere with medical or non-medical treatments or with medicine (allopathic, homoeopathic or other). Therapies such as osteopathy, homoeopathy, chiropractic, neural therapy, acupuncture and physiotherapy, among others, tend to be much more effective once the Atlasprofilax method has been performed.
Usually it is people who are affected by chronic pain and who have been referred by a health professional who attend Atlasprofilax centres for treatment. However, people in good health, children and sports men and women also attend in order that once the minor dysfunction of the Atlas has been corrected their bodies work perfectly.
AtlasPROfilax can be applied to young children and the elderly.
All professionals trained in AtlasPROfilax have to pass an annual quality control in order to obtain a re-certification in the method. Always check that the health professional you visit is listed in the Official Directory of the Webpage.
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