QSM³ Articles

Vertical

The vertical axis and frontal plane have been a challenge to stabilize. The muscle tension that holds posture when misaligned is significant. Overcoming and stabilizing it is a fight against gravity and contraction. The Upper Cervical (UC) approach has, from just...

Tone to Tension Release

We all know that the human body endures trauma. This sets the stage for collapse and the recruitment, or activation, of a three-dimensional muscle contraction to prevent the body from falling over and collapsing under the force of gravity. This postural-structural...

Putting the Neck Before the Head

Putting the Neck Before the Head Restoring the human frame to Orthogonal and Tensegral has become quite the task. For over a hundred years chiropractic was the only biomechanics method that investigated the task of restoring human balance. From the early chiropractic...

Subluxation is a Systemic Problem of the Whole Organism

It is now 120 years since D.D. Palmer first adjusted Harvey Lillard on the 4th floor of the Ryan building in Davenport, Iowa.  He termed the basic malfunction to be “subluxation”.  Definition of this ‘lesion’ has been problematic ever since.  The various definitions...

Gravity and Energy

Gravity is the most degenerative stressor for our body’s health and vitality. There is nothing more destructive than the effects of the compression from gravity on our bodies as we are pulled earthward. No moment in time exists when we do not feel its full effect....

“When there is a breakdown of the tensegral distribution of forces, a compartmentalization occurs in which sections optimize themselves and then work to coordinate with other sections, often creating a cantilevered balance of sections, decreasing overall efficiency but providing a diminished but engaged stability with respect to gravity.”

Michael Thomas DC, Director of Research