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The Spine & The Meridians

Did you know that every single vertebra in your spine corresponds to part of your body and therefore your meridians?

The autonomic nervous system is a map of all these locations. There are seven intersections where nerves feed into the spine and conduct information from your brain to your body. Unsurprisingly, the autonomic nervous system intersection points are located in the same locations as the Seven Chakras. Based on this system, we can see that unhealthy vertebra can cause major changes in your wellness.

It’s very important to take care of your spine. The same way you take pro-active care of your teeth by brushing them every morning and night, so should you do with your spine.

How well are you taking care of your spine?

How much of your dis-ease could you prevent by being more proactive with spine wellness?

Below is a diagram that outlines what each nerve root innervates and what possible symptoms may occur if something is amiss in each area. A subluxation is a distortion in your structural system that interferes with your health. Therefore, any subluxations in your spine can provide insights to the organ systems and body areas listed below:

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Cervical Spine

C-1 ~ Blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, scalp, bones of the face, brain, inner and middle ear, sympathetic nervous system, eyes
C-2 ~ Eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinuses, tongue, forehead, heart
C-3 ~ Cheeks, outer ear, face, teeth, tri-facial nerve, lungs
C-4 ~ Nose, lips, mouth, Eustachian tube, mucous membranes, lungs
C-5 ~ Vocal cords, neck glands, pharynx
C-6 ~ Neck muscles, shoulders, tonsils
C-7 ~ Thyroid gland, bursa in the shoulders, elbows
Brachial Plexus – Forms the radial, ulnar, median and other nerves that go to the muscles, joints and other structures of the shoulder, arm, wrist, hand, and fingers.

Thoracic Spine

T-1 ~ Arms from the elbows down, including hands, arms, wrists, and fingers; esophagus and trachea; heart
T-2 ~ Heart, including its valves and covering; coronary arteries; lungs; bronchial tubes
T-3 ~ Lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast, heart
T-4 ~ Gallbladder, common duct, heart, lungs, bronchial tubes
T-5 ~ Liver, solar plexus, circulation (general), heart, esophagus, stomach
T-6 ~ Stomach, esophagus, peritoneum, duodenum
T-7 ~ Pancreas, duodenum, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, peritoneum
T-8 ~ Spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, adrenal cortex, small intestine, pyloric valve
T-9 ~ Adrenal cortex, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, ovaries, uterus, small intestine
T-10 ~ Kidneys, appendix, testes, ovaries, uterus, adrenal cortex, spleen, pancreas, large intestine
T-11 ~ Kidneys, ureters, large intestine, urinary bladder, adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex, uterus, ovaries, ileocecal valve
T-12 ~ Small Intestine, lymph, circulation, large intestine, urinary bladder, uterus, kidneys, ileocecal valve
Sacrum ~ Hip bones, buttocks, rectum, sex organs, genitalia, urinary bladder, ureter, prostate
Coccyx ~ Rectum, anus

Lumbar Spine

L-1 ~ Large intestine, inguinal rings, uterus
L-2 ~ Appendix, abdomen, upper leg, urinary bladder
L-3 ~ Sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees, prostate, large intestine
L-4 ~ Prostate gland, muscles of the lower back, the sciatic nerve
L-5 ~ Lower legs, ankles, feet, prostate
Sacral Plexus ~ Forms the sciatic and other nerves that go to the muscles, joints, and other structures of the leg, knee, ankle, feet, and toes.

Chiropractic care can address all of these issues by treating the spine. I have become familiar with several amazing Chiropractors in the greater Boston area that I would highly recommend. There are different styles of chiropractic care, and I do not profess to be an expert on all of them, but below are some amazing doctors of Chiropractic that I have tried and loved.

Annie Jackman – Network Chiropractor
Performance Health – Bradley Weiss