Scars and Posture

The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is equipped with very precise mechanoreceptors that can relay information instantaneously back to the CNS regarding pain, pressure, and stretching.

Consequence on the peripheral nervous system:

Any scar has the potential of stretching the cutaneous exteroceptors. Via polysynaptic pathways, these exteroceptors, stretched by the scar, send information to motor neurons, via the gamma loop, which increases the tone of the musculature to relax the skin. If the scar happens to be located in the area of the TMJ, it can have an impact on the musculature of the jaw. Occlusion can be disrupted.

A surgical scar that never fully heals can become pathological and eventually override the CNS’s communication with the muscular system.

Because of the way we are neurologically wired, and depending on where the scar is located, it can either have an inhibitory or contraction effect, and it can even promote weight gain.

Consequence on the autonomic nervous system:

Scar tissue can actually produce a measurable electrical charge of up to 1.5 volts. The typical cell’s electrical charge is only 80 millivolts. This means the interference field functions like a battery inappropriately implanted in the body. The interference field generates abnormal electrical signals which disrupt the autonomic nervous system and the the membrane potential of nerve ganglia and nerve fibers. The result can be electrical chaos in the spinal cord and brain, and a cascade of nerve disturbances throughout the body which manifest as chronic pain or dysfunction.

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