The insight Subluxation Station
The Insight Subluxation Station scans the nerves exiting both sides of your spine to determine any hypo or hyperactivity at each level, indicating a spinal subluxation. The identification and correction of these subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, is the primary goal of effective chiropractic care.
The 24 pairs of spinal nerves exiting your spine carry the information from your brain to your body, controlling every organ, tissue and cell of your body. A spinal subluxation will irritate and potentially choke off the vital information that nerves are communicating between your brain and organs, tissues, and cells.
MOTOR NERVES - control muscles
Surface Electromyography (SEMG Scan)
Measures Electrical Current of the Muscles. Your muscles are controlled by nerves. The SEMG reads the amount of electric current in your muscles to determine how well your motor nerves are functioning. Subluxations (misalignments in the spine) disturb nerve function and cause an abnormal amount of electrical current to flow to your muscles. These are indicated by colors or abnormal patterns in the scan.
MUSCLE BALANCE – Symmetry
Muscle balance (symmetry) is extremely important because vertebrae in the spine depend on the muscles to move properly. Again, if there are misalignments in your spine (subluxations), nerve function will be disturbed. Abnormal electrical currents on either side of the spine will cause muscle imbalance to occur. As a result, the muscles can become weaker or stronger, tighter or fatigued. The Insight Millennium scan will detect abnormal muscle patterns, revealing an increased amount of tension/pull on one side of the spine compared to the other.
AUTONOMIC NERVES – Control Blood Vessels, Glands, and Organs
THERMAL SCAN – Measures Temperature Differences. If your normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees, 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 body's thermostat. (They expand to release heat and contract to retain heat controlling the body's temperature.) When there is disturbance somewhere in the Nervous System, the blood vessels are disturbed, and it causes the body's 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.
The Pulse Wave Profiler (PWP)
The Pulse Wave Profiler is research-grade equipment that allows the staff or doctors to quickly assess the effect that long term stress is having on the general state of a patient’s well-being. HRV is not an exact diagnosis of disease but rather an indicator of the present state of adaptability. Chronic increases in health risk can be observed and reported when sequential HRV reading are obtained.
Frequently asked questions about the Insight™ Millennium
1. Do the Insight™ Millennium scans hurt?
NEVER. The tests are completely non-invasive; they do not use any needles, electrical shock or heat. They are designed to receive information from your Central Nervous System.
2. Why does the Chiropractor administer these tests?
Our purpose is to detect abnormal function in the spine which cannot be seen on x-ray. Abnormal spinal function causes abnormal Nervous System disturbance.
3. Why is it important to monitor the results?
Dr. Hoskins wants the best results for his patients. He can easily monitor your changes through periodic progress exams. It has been proven that a very slight amount of pressure can disturb Nervous System communication whether or not symptoms are present! Monitoring the functioning of your Nervous System is vital in improving your health and well-being.
4. How will this test benefit me?
For years, a concern of the public has been, “Why do I have to keep going to the Chiropractor when I'm pain-free?” or “How do I know if I'm getting the proper amount of adjustments?”
Now you are able to actually see the changes, and it will be easier to understand the amount and type of care you are receiving. This technology has allowed Dr. Hoskins to provide a “tailor-made” program to meet your specific needs.