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AtlasPROfilax ®


The Atlas

Did you know that the first cervical vertebra -the atlas- is misaligned in most humans? We define the atlas as misaligned when the convex bony formations (occipital condyles) on the sides of the hole in the base of the skull (foramen magnum)do not properly fit into the convex receptacles on the top of the atlas (superior articular facets). Furthermore, one side of the atlas (transverse process) is inappropriately locked in front of another bony formation of the skull (styloid process of the temporal bone).
This condition leads to a variety of physical and psychological ailments and illnesses. Fortunately, it is now possible to relocate the atlas to its correct position using using the AtlasPROfilax ® method. This technique was discovered and developed in Switzerland between 1993 and 1996 by René-Claudius Schümperli (who was himself painfully affected by a misaligned atlas).

The Cause

A misaligned atlas causes a reduction in the diameter of the aperture at the base of the skull and vertebral canal. This disrupts the normal flow of information between the brain and body through the vertebral and carotid arteries, the lymphatic system, the cerebral spinal fluid, the meningeal system and the spinal cord.

The Symptoms

The atlas carries not only the skull, but also facilitates, suspension, balance and control of the human spine and skeletal system.
A misaligned atlas can cause significant adverse changes to the posture. The results are symptoms such as recurring headaches, migraines, neck pain, stiff neck, back pain, lumbago, herniated disc(s), scoliosis, jammed spinal nerves, scoliotic pelvis, hip joint pain, apparent difference in leg length among others.

The Method

R.C. Schümperli developed a method which is unique worldwide, to correct a misaligned atlas with only one application, accurately, safely and permanently.
The AtlasPROfilax ® application consists of a safe, strategic, non-chiropractic massage to the short muscles of the neck, to loosen the tension and allow the atlas to return to its natural position. A subsequent appointment to recheck the atlas and offering additional support for the self-healing process is essential.