How is Torque Release Technique different than other chiropractic techniques?
A Torque Release Technique (TRT) adjustment can be delivered with the spine in a perfectly relaxed neutral position with the perfect amount of force, whereas a traditional adjustment requires the spine to be stretched to a position of tension followed by the manual thrust by hand to sufficiently open the spinal joints to activate a cavitation response.
Practice members enjoy the specific adjustment without the force, cracking, and popping sound of manual adjustments.
Chiropractic has never had a scientific model that represents subluxation-centered chiropractic—a model that explained the subluxation for the true role it plays. With chiropractic having entered its second century, it is essential that a truly up-to-date, functional, scientific, neurological-based model lead the forefront and transform healthcare.
There have been endless definitions of the subluxation. Many pioneers have attempted to develop techniques to diagnose, locate, and correct subluxations. Although much greatness has come, chiropractic has been left with mechanistic and/or linear protocols that have stood in the way of chiropractic’s true potential.
In 1994, the Holder Research Institute discovered (1) that only vertebrates have opiate receptor site brain reward, establishing the vertebral subluxation complex as the hallmark of insult of the vertebrate’s ability to express a state of well-being to its fullest potential.
“The Brain Reward Cascade” is a scientific model (2) that provides an understanding of the neurophysiological mechanisms of how the mesolimbic system expresses a state of well-being. A lack of state of well-being is referred to as Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). The vertebral motor unit and the dorsal horn (3) are the common denominators. Due to its intimate relationship to the “The Brain Reward Cascade,” a subluxation-free spine becomes mandatory for the expression of one’s greatest potential. If subluxated, Reward Deficiency Syndrome is manifested (4).
“The transition from the mechanistic model of disease versus health, in which we have been stuck for so many years, to a vitalistic model of wellness can be the hallmark of the coming millennium.”
To abandon disease is to abandon its concept
RDS and the Brain Reward Cascade Model demands non-linear time sequence adjusting priorities. The neurophysiology of the Brain Reward Cascade, as well as any other nervous system components, teach us that non-linear time sequence adjusting priorities are mandatory to any chiropractic technique protocol.
Torque Release Technique® was developed out of respect for non-mechanistic, non-linear timed sequence adjusting priorities and embraces the Brain Reward Cascade Model (5).
Utilizing the Integrator™, a torque and recoil release-adjusting instrument, combines the best of existing chiropractic techniques and principles, quantum physics, and the body/mind connection—creating the first integrated chiropractic system for the second century of chiropractic.
Torque release technique® is a model that utilizes the multi-factorial approaches pioneered in the following techniques:
- Palmer Upper Cervical
- Network Chiropractic Spinal Analysis
1 – Research and references reviews, Holder, et al., 1994.
2 – “The Reward Deficiency Syndrome”. A Biogenic Model, Blum, K; holder, J; Amereon Press, New York 1996.
3 – Oncogenesis and Tumor Growth, Pert, Candice; New York Academy of Sciences, 1982.
4 – Reward Deficiency Syndrome; A Biogenic Model, Blum, K.; Holder, J; Amereon Press, New York 1996, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Vol. 23, November, 2000, Blum, Braverman, Holder, et al.
5 – Increasing Retentive rates among the chemically dependent in residential treatment: Aunculotherapy and Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care. Holder, Jay, et al. Molecular Psychology, Nature, Vol. 6, Supplement 1, Feb. 2001.
TRT | The Integrator™
Out of the first state-of-well-being/addiction population research study in chiropractic history comes the Integrator™.
Out of the largest human population research study in chiropractic history comes the Integrator™.
The Integrator™ is the only chiropractic adjusting instrument that was developed out of randomized clinical trial, blinded and with placebo control. The study was designed by Robert Duncan, Ph. D., biostatistician, at the University of Miami School of Medicine, together with the Holder Research Institute and founded in part by a grant from the Florida Chiropractic Society. Years of development, testing. and design went into creating an instrument that would deliver that third dimensional dynamic that adjusting by hand embraced but that no other instrument in chiropractic delivered—“TORQUE” and “RECOIL.”
THE INTEGRATOR™ reproduces the entire thrust and movement components of TOGGLE RECOIL, the classic Chiropractic Method of adjusting by hand at a speed of 1/10,000th of a second. No instrument in chiropractic history has been able to reproduce what the hands were intended to do! Many other features are built into the Integrator™ however the precocking/tip-sensitive automatic release mechanism makes the Integrator™ the first and only chiropractic adjusting instrument capable of totally true inter-professional reproducibility. This instrument, also known as the Torque Adjustor™ is unlike other handheld instruments. The Integrator™ has true force adjustment as well as the choice of three tip sizes, shapes, and density characteristics to allow the chiropractor the greatest outcome in correcting almost any subluxation that can present itself.
The Integrator™ automatically discharges when a predetermined contact pressure is reached, allowing for true inter-professional reproducibility, and signaling the chiropractor that a specific adjustment has been delivered. The Integrator™ is the only handheld instrument with adjustable left and right “TORQUE” capability as well as “RECOIL” and true adjustment of force, and unlike most other instruments available, is legally marketed in the U.S. Few have FDA approval!