What is NUCCA?
The NUCCA procedure is unique because it frees the nervous system of interference by using a precise, non-invasive, gentle touch technique. NUCCA can help you feel better regardless of your circumstances because your central nervous system affects all human function, therefore when it is inhibited, varying conditions or problems may result, but when it's clear, optimal health and well-being can be realized.
The focus of the NUCCA work is on a small misalignment of the bone structure that connects the head and neck, a condition called the Atlas Subluxation Complex. This misalignment can block the communication beween your brain and body causing pain, stress, tension, and overall physical and emotional dysfunction.
The NUCCA procedure brings several generations of clinical research to correcting the serious problem of the Atlas Subluxation Complex. By using precise and objective x-ray views of the head and neck, mathematical measurement and analysis are made of the misalignment. Once the misalignment is understood by the doctor, there is no need for further x-rays because correlating the relationship between posture to then be used thereafter to judge alignment. There is also often less need for repeated corrections because returning the bones of the neck to a normal position also normalizes function in the body.
When it's time for your spinal correction, the doctor will have you lie on the adjusting table on your side and position your head in a very specific fashion. This is based on the information obtained from the x-rays. The doctor will then be positioned in a specific stance, which is again determined from the x-ray analysis, and place their hand near your ear. This is where the side of the atlas or 1st neck vertebra is located. The doctor will apply a number of very light and subtle corrections that move the spinal bones of the neck very carefully. The table does not move once the doctor has adjusted the headpiece to the proper position. There is no discernable pushing or twisting in the correction, nothing rapid or abrupt. The patient will often feel light pressure at the contact. The correction usually takes a few minutes to perform. It takes very little shifting of the bones to relieve nerve pressure.
Because it's important to receive the best possible correction on your first visit, the doctor will take two post x-rays following the initial correction. These films will show the doctor how the spine responded to the first spinal correction. This is typically done only after your first correction. If the x-ray measurements indicate that the correction was not optimal, the doctor will usually continue to re-adjust you until a favorable balance is achieved. We know that the better the spinal correction, the better the chance of recovery.
NUCCA has helped many thousands of people of all ages regain and maintain their health throughout their lifetime. NUCCA offers a conservative approach to healing that is specific to that person and works to enhance the body's own ablility to be well.
Information obtained from www.nucca.org