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Insight Millenium - Certified Space Technology
We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility, along with state-of-the-art technology, for the highest quality chiropractic care available. Once you enter our office, you'll understand why patients travel hours to visit our office.
The Central Nervous System is comprised of three different areas: Motor Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System and the Sensory Nervous System. The Central Nervous System controls and coordinates all functions of the human body. Most of our patients are surprised to find out that the Sensory portion of the nervous system (what allows you to feel/sense pain) is only 10% of your nervous system. There's another 90% that you can not feel! This is best communicated by a scenario which many people are familiar with. We all seem to know of someone who was supposedly "healthy"-- they felt good, they didn't have any symptoms-- but they died of a heart attack. They obviously weren't healthy, otherwise they would not have had the heart attack.
The Insight Millenium, which is used in our office, is a tool that measures the motor and autonomic systems, the two systems that do not sense pain.
Motor nerves control the movement of muscles and your posture. The Surface Electromyography (sEMG) scans can show disturbances to the motor system. " The sEMG reads the amount of electrical current in your muscles to determine how well your motor nerves are functioning and if they are symmetrical. This is extremely important because the vertebrae in the spine depend on the muscles to move properly. Subluxations (misalignments in the spine) disturb nerve function and cause an abnormal amount of electrical current to flow to your muscles. This leads to muscles becoming weaker or stronger, tighter or fatigued on one side of the spine compared to the other. These are indicated by colors or abnormal patterns in the scan." (1)
The Autonomic nerves control the immune system, all of your organs, and glands (hormones). Our Thermal/Thermography measures temperature differences. "If normal body temperature is 98.6ºF, then the left and right sides of your spine should also be the same. Your skin is the largest organ in the body, and the blood vessels under the skin work as the bodys thermostat. (They expand to release heat and contract to retain heat controlling the bodys temperature.) When there is disturbance somewhere in the Nervous System, the blood vessels are disturbed, and it causes the bodys thermostat to malfunction. This results in an imbalance temperature reading along the spine, which is measured with the Insight" Millennium. Your blood vessels are controlled by the same part of the Central Nervous System that runs your organs and glands, known as the Autonomic System. This thermal scan provides us with the information to monitor the Autonomic System for proper function. " (1)
Sources: (1) Insight Millenium brochures. Chiropractic Leadership Alliance. 2005.
The following January 1, 2006 press release is from the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, which can be found at www.subluxation.com
Chiropractic Leadership Alliance Awarded Space Foundation Certification For The Insight Subluxation StationTM.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 1, 2006) - Spinal care technology developed for astronauts is now available for better chiropractic care. The Space Foundation, co-founded by NASA, announced today that the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) has been awarded exclusive certification for the Insight Subluxation StationTM as a Certified Space Technology (tm). The InsightTM technology is a neurospinal screening and evaluation system that uses surface electromyography (SEMG) technology originally designed to measure changes in the spinal muscles of astronauts.
Chiropractors use the InsightTM to measure the effects of subluxations, and to help identify misalignments of the spine that cause nerve interference. Spinal misalignment disturbs the muscle's regular nerve function, causing an abnormal amount of electrical flow to the muscles and creating other health problems. The Insight Subluxation StationTM measures the electrical flow and charts it using graphics that show the spine and specify precisely when chiropractors should adjust their patients, allowing for increased accuracy in diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes.
The Space Foundation is pleased to certify the Insight Subluxation StationTM, said Kevin Cook, director of brand management for the Space Foundation. The Chiropractic Leadership Alliance promotes better health by equipping the professional with the best technology for patient assessment.
The InsightTM uses technology developed for NASA to measure the effects of space on the spines of space shuttle astronauts. CLA continued the development of the system into the commercially available model available for chiropractic care and has been marketing the technology since 1988. The system measures skin temperature differentials and the sensitivity of paraspinal tissues and assesses range-of-motion, heart rate variability, and the amount of tension of paraspinal muscle activity to create the visual images used by chiropractors and their patients.
We are extremely excited to have been awarded the Space Foundation's certification, states CLA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Patrick Gentempo. Increasing the credibility of chiropractic practice with a technology relevant to today's world will help bring better health to millions of people worldwide.
CLA is pleased to be on the cutting edge of emerging technology, said Dr. Christopher Kent, CLA Co-founder. We are committed to providing chiropractors and their patients with scientifically sound technology. This will lead to improved clinical outcomes.
Since the dawn of the space era, the world's best engineers at NASA have been developing advanced technologies that fuel America's efforts in space and also result in a number of earthly applications. The Space Certification Program, managed by the Space Foundation, provides official recognition for qualified products and services incorporating those space technologies. For more information, visit www.SpaceConnection.org.
The Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) is a highly successful, privately held company with more than 8,000 chiropractic clients on six continents. CLAs mission is to help create worldwide wellness by improving the practice and perception of chiropractic everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.subluxation.com.
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundations signature event, the National Space Symposium, is scheduled for April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006, in Washington, D.C.; Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006 in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Nov. 13-15 in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.
The only Technology of its kind Certified by The Space Foundation