Atlas reconnect: the deal?

Posted on March 29th, 2011

I AM the human guinea pig! Can’t help myself. I mentioned the other day I’d tried Atlas Reconnect… because the idea was planted and I figured I should test it. It’s a funny little technique – it involves a practitioner using a pen-like device that sends pulses into the soft tissues around the atlas vertebra, the top bone of the spine.

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This loosens things enough to allow the atlas to naturally slip back to its natural position. Natural? Apparently so. Most of us have an atlas that’s disconnected which in turn causes all kinds of ailments – crap digestion, headaches, general foginess, sleep problems, bad posture and so on – from poor blood supply getting to the right parts of our bodies.

* I did the adjustment with Sean Innis, who brought the concept into Australia and trains up other practitioners around Australia. He’s a dude.

* it takes one session only – about 45 minutes

* there’s no manipulation or cracking – just the buzzing pen thing

* it costs $200 ($100 for kids) you can find a practitioner here.

How did I find it? I emerged from the treatment pretty spacey and floaty.

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Something had definitely shifted. And when I turned my head left to right things seemed more stable.

My head has always felt unstably plonked on my spine. When I meditate it rolls around, unable to find a still spot. All through my meditation it turns and twists around to the right, like Chucky. It’s a bit of a family thing – my brothers also twist their head to the right. My granddad was permanently swiveled. It gives us all a half-shrugged look.

After the treatment I have to say my head was much more stable.

Did it alleviate my other neck issues (I have several bulged discs and I pop a rib every few weeks)? Not so much. I’d hoped after a few weeks the realignment would settle its way down my spine, but it hasn’t. Although Sean reckons it can in many cases…

So. There you go.

Some extra FAQs pulled from Sean’s site:

“Why is the Atlas vertebrae dislocated in so many people?”

All manner of factors could play their part. Manipulation in birth and falls in early childhood (while learning to walk, for instance) could be responsible. In later life, accidents, car accidents, whiplash, sporting injuries may be the reason the Atlas is out of position.

“Is the treatment painful?”

Normally, no. In fact, some patients really enjoy the sensation. Others say there is a small amount of discomfort. Ultimately, it depends on the level of tension in the individual and their sensitivity. To reassure further, we’d say 90% of our patients feel no sensations during the procedure.

“What happens afterwards? Will I feel better straight away?”

It all depends. Some of our patients say that have felt an improvement instantly. Others say the realignment took a week or two to bring a noticeable effect. In our experience, as time passes and the connection between brain and body strengthens, the benefits become more apparent.

Sean cites the following benefits:

  • Significant increases in energy;
  • Improved eyesight, hearing and memory;
  • Migraine headaches disappear;
  • Increased comfort sleeping at night on an ordinary pillow;
  • Ability to sleep without medications;
  • Increased muscle strength;
  • Menstrual cramps disappear;
  • Hips and shoulders align properly;
  • Back and shoulder pain disappear.
  • You may also discover profound improvements take place that allow you to tap into a deeper spiritual sense of calm.

Have you tried it? Thoughts?

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  • Jason

    For $200 you get to feel floaty and spacey? I reckon you could pop down to Byron and get something to make you floaty and spacey for $50.

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    tomasid Reply:

    well jason.
    ive tried it all and i would much prefer to feel floaty and spacey naturally and save all the money for the better things in life.

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  • Mia

    I think this falls under the category of stuff that sounds plausible and interesting, but has a prohibitive (is that the right word?) price tag for me. $200 for an hour? I think my kinesiologist is exorbitant and she charges $105. $200 would feed my partner and I for a week, it seems a little excessive to spend that in an hour unless it gave SIGNIFICANT benefits, like guaranteed to cure you completely of serious problems, which of course isnt possible. Perhaps when/ if it becomes more popular the price will go down?

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    Jason Reply:

    WTF???

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    james Reply:

    if price is the only concern Mia leave your details we can help you ..

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    James Reply:

    mia if price is the only concern leave your details on the contact section of our website we will help you Atlasreconnect.com .

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    tomasid Reply:

    hi james ,
    mia is not the only one in this predicament but its not the only reason i replied to your letter. i think the masses out there aren’t getting the message and i will be in touch about a treatment .we briefly met at a house you were interested in renting in belongil beach and i was hoping you would be practicing in byron at some stage ,
    let me know when it may be possible.
    regards tomas

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    James Reply:

    Hi Tomas,
    I know you made this post quite a while ago. I remember meeting you in Belongil. I still live in the bay, my number is 0457 808044.
    JAmes

  • Caitlin

    YOu only have to have the one session, no repeats – hence the cost.

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  • Megan

    A lack of migraines and menstrual cramps makes this definitely something to look into, even if I don’t go for it in the end.

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  • http://www.loveyourselfnaturally.com Lyn

    I tried this about 3 years ago, here in the States. I was suffering severe lower back issues, along with debilitating sciatic pain. I was trying everything, and this was one of them.
    It did nothing for me, though the theory completely made sense to me. My session was also quite a lot of money and they insisted I continue treatment for some time, I didn’t – i couldn’t afford for it not to work.
    I am not a fan of this treatment, but it doesn’t meant it isn’t for someone else. I could see it working for people who have issues with their neck – not so much all the other stuff; Big Claims.
    thanks for sharing.

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    james Reply:

    Atlasreconnect is an AUSTRALIAN therapy that has been available in Australia for the Last 12 months , The Treatment is a one off with guarantee to realign the Atlas and free follow up treatment to achieve this .

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  • sunny

    I too, tried this treatment around 4 years ago and am not a fan!
    I can’t help but think of it as *alternative quakery*! a niche for therapist’s to sell *certainy* to a culture that is becoming increasingly introspective.
    Do your homework peeps, before considering this treatment.

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    james Reply:

    The Atlas treatment you experienced 4 years ago was more than likely “Atlasprofilax ” a which is quite different .Atlas reconnect is a New AUSTRALIAN therapy way less invasive .

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  • Kate

    Looks like they’re using Dr Who’s sonic screwdriver!

    http://blog.news-record.com/staff/culture/Sonic%20Screwdriver-thumb.jpg

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    tomasid Reply:

    looks a whole lot better than the urethane chisels and mallet the bone doctor used on me more than 9 years ago on my lower spine to alleviate my sciatic problems.

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  • Tania Mangero

    I had the treatment done last year! I was recommended to Atlas Reconnect through a friend who suffered migraines and had great success after having the treatment – there is another company who do a similar method but i had heard mixed opinions about them. I was in a very bad way, being on workers comp for a fall i had 2 yrs previous. I had tried every single therapy i could get my hands on but nothing really worked for me long term. I am now back at work full time and feel great! – i highly recommend this treatment, so much so my whole family have now had it done.

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  • Rass

    Hi Sarah, this is interesting.
    I have not used this treatment before. Have you ever tried Cranial Sacral Therapy? It would be well worth you looking into. I highly recommend this form of treatment and I think it would be really beneficial for you.

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  • http://thechocolatefigsf.com Sarah

    Interesting to note, but perhaps entirely unrelated: I heard of a study the other day that claims sitting hunched over our computers can shorten our life as much as diabetes; up to 10 years or so! Because it cramps the chest cavity, our lungs/heart/circulation are compromised. Have you ever seen or written on this before? It might be a good topic to look into, for all of us, since bloggers and writers and techies alike are constantly on the comp. I know I certainly have to remind myself to sit up every so often, even just perusing the web.

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  • http://confessionsofafoodnazi.blogspot.com another outspoken female

    Cranial osteopathy has the same effect, no cracking and a heck of a lot cheaper. Oh and they do a minimum of 5 years study at university. I’m not saying the magic pen treatment is not valid, just brings up a couple of thoughts for me. In complementary therapies there is often an inverse relationship between years spent training and cost of treatment but more than that, why is your atlas out of alignment in the first place? Is it because your hips ore out, the shoes you wear, a scoliosis or some other reason? If you treat the cause (as osteopaths are trained to do) you won’t keep needing to treat the symptoms.

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    james Reply:

    The Misalignment of the Atlas is the core of many Physical and emotional problems , a simple procedure to preform doesn’t require 5 years training .

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    Madison Reply:

    James you come across quite aggressive.

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    another outspoken female Reply:

    Yes James (oh and Yes Madison!) but it you read what Sarah said about the treatment “Did it alleviate my other neck issues (I have several bulged discs and I pop a rib every few weeks)? Not so much. I’d hoped after a few weeks the realignment would settle its way down my spine, but it hasn’t” – perhaps this is testament to a ‘one size fits all’ approach not always working for the patient? No your training doesn’t require 5 years (though is about 3x the price for the same length appointment with someone who has). The points I made were – the inverse price of treatment to years of training and that holistically, the cause of a malalignment is not always local, therefor treating the symptom rather than the cause isn’t always successful (as it appears from Sarah’s story).

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    Ash. Reply:

    lol, I like your way of thinking, and I too agree with it.

    I went to a chiro- hes done his masters etc etc. he did the whole cracking of the neck, several other adjustments, stretches etc…I felt great. It really changed me, the way I thought…. more clear, I could see better, and even my breathing was better. Sadly, after about a week, things started to go back to the way I felt before the adjustment.

    I’ve searched the web, and read virtually everything. And watched many videos in search, or in hope of uncovering the cause. AS alleviating the symptoms is fruitless.

    Does anyone have ANY methods, that they would GENUINELY recommend? – is this Atlas thing a short term or Long term thing?

    kind regards, and looking to hearing forward to anyone who reads this,

    Ash.

    Ben Zepeda, MS, DC Reply:

    Ash,
    Be weary of unlicensed therapies with no research to back their claims, especially when it comes to the Atlas and your spine. Only chiropractors are trained to assess the spine to improve your health. The Atlas has the potential to help you feel great but if not addressed properly it can do the opposite.

    Seek out an Upper Cervical Chiropractor. All chiropractors are trained in adjusting the spine, but only Upper Cervical Chiropractors are trained in how to assess, analyze and adjust the Atlas (top neck bone). Don’t expect the care to be a one time fix. On average it takes at least 120 days (sometimes up to 1 year) for what is known as the remodeling phase of healing to occur. You shouldn’t need and extensive amount of care over this time period though so don’t worry. An Upper Cervical Chiropractor can often help you achieve substantial healing and relief over that 120 days with anywhere from 10-15 total visits. Most of which will most likely be check ups where no adjusting of the Atlas will be necessary.

    Here are a few resources:
    http://www.spine.net.au –Dr. joseph j ierano

    Dr Ian Holder
    Moree Chiropractic
    NSW, AUSTRALIA 2400
    Tel: (02) 6752-3559 Fax:
    morchiro@yahoo.com.au

    Hope this helps

  • http://www.squidoo.com/vemma-liquid-nutrition Janet

    I’ve had awesome results with both Kinesiology (although expensive) and Bowen Therapy which both treat you holistically and Kinesiology also looks at the emotional side of your problem. $200 is excessive a treatment such as this, it would be would be very interesting to hear from anybody on this forum who has actually had really good results. It’s also a lot of money to pay if the problem is not related to the Atlas! I know that for $200 I can have 2 Kinesiology sessions and some change or 3 Bowen Therapy sessions and my problem will be fixed!

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  • Jen

    I had this treatment 4 months ago,after suffering severe migraines for 18 years, I haven’t felt this great in a long time, my whole family has been from grandma to my small children, even my hairdressers been! The money I have saved on painkillers alone has paid for the treatment! Why be afraid of things you may not fully understand, take a step out of the box, and you might be blessed with a new lease on life!

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  • Jan

    I saw a video on the treatment and assessment, it wasn’t even done on atlas!

    This is purely a rip-off of a Chiropractic technique. They even went as far as trying to copyright posters that chiropractic has used for decades.

    In any case, if the atlas didn’t move at all then it would have merit, but the atlas does move a lot.

    So this is based on theories that are incorrect. It is like saying your car’s left front tire doesn’t turn and we need to lift it a few centimetres so it doesn’t affect the rest of the car.

    And to say it is permanent? Just read the comments of people who had it done.

    Stick to Chiropractic that has been proven scientifically and had over a century behind it!

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  • helen

    I have just had the treatment 4 days ago ,Im pain free and the procedure was painless
    my experience was nothing like any chiropractic. Would recommend it too anyone especially those who have given up on chiropractors milking them weekly .

    Helen

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    Jan Reply:

    Yes there are Chiropractors that milk people, I totally agree.

    As for the procedure you just had, time will tell if it is all it’s promised to be.

    They shoot themselves in the foot by saying it is a once-off thing. I have seen a few people who had this done that had about a week of relief from it. They were then placed on herbs and vitamins and told that it can take a year to get the full effect of it. They can’t repeat the technique.

    Again I ask, if the atlas is proven by biomechanical research to move, have been measured and published in medical textbooks, how can these guys all of a sudden “discover” that it doesn’t move and one correction can fix it permanently. If this was true, why would the body then bother to make joints for atlas to move?

    The creator of the technique has stolen his information from many sources, added some of his own flavour.

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  • Gus

    Most chiropractors wont touch the Atlas few can even find it any procedure that replaces the 115 year old method that hasnt changed and doesn’t work on more than 50% is worth a try ,google damaged by a chiropractor see what you get :(

    Gus

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    Jan Reply:

    Now that is absolute BS Gus and you know it.

    I adjust atlas daily and you are welcome to come and watch me do it. You can even take an x-ray with my hands on a person’s neck with my equipment if you don’t believe it.

    By the way, Chiropractic is changing on an ongoing basis. There are new techniques out all the time. I have learn a technique that I used on my newborn (only about 2 hours old) children.

    I would recommend if people are afraid of manual adjustment to talk to the Chiropractor first. There are many safe ways to adjust the neck.

    Oh and for the “bad”…. your chance of having a stroke is less than 1 in 2000 000. You have a better chance of dying from paracetamol. Yes there are risks as with everything in life. Unfortunately bad news always travel faster than good news.

    Can’t wait for the day when people wake up and realize that the current health system is failing and stagnant. A change to the more natural is coming!

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    tomasid Reply:

    wow jan. and madison said james came off a bit aggressive,
    of course your’e a chiropractor. ive had many adjustments for a variety of ailments and its the follow ups that bring to mind the expense of treatment.i live now with some debilitating pain because i cannot afford these practice’s which you also claim to work or be of benefit.
    as you state there are risks in everything in life and current systems that have been in place for many years are failing to help people like me.i have met james personally through chance after a gp gave me a pamphlet on atlas reconnect and never did he push his ethos onto me.he seems genuinely passionate about trying to help people with disorders to the atlas and if you read earlier one of his replies he stated that the two hundred dollar initial cost would then be followed up with free treatment to achieve this if necessary .sounds better than coming to see a chiro for 12 weeks at 80 dollars a pop.
    you totally agreed that some chiropractors milk the public.why do i need to talk to a practitioner about a safe way to adjust the neck?. after all your training it should be obvious. i’m not having a go at the chiropractic association but believe in the realms of new science and changing techniques that you and james are insisting will help sufferers like me, i’ve tried the old now ill try the new.
    maybe there is a chance for hope.

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    John Reply:

    i’m also in the same boat now close to a year later, can’t afford the treatment anymore, and it so happens the last treatment I had … I all of a sudden after the adjustment I felt this dehabiliting pain at the mid area of my back at around t4/t5 .

    …. I would be more than willing to bet it was not by accident.

  • http://www.upcspine.com Greg Buchanan

    This is copy/rip-off of upper cervical chiropractic care which was developed in the 1930s by BJ Palmer. He wrote over 30 volumes of research information – The Green Books. The upper cervical subluxation (aka atlas and/or axis misalignment) is well known in medical literature. In medical speaks it’s an atlanto-axial (C1/C2) and occipito-atlantal (C0/C1) rotary subluxation. Upper cervical chiropractors train for at a minimum 4 years at university (plus upper cervical training 1-2 years) to learn how to specifically move the atlas and/or axis back into position under the skull. They have been doing this for decades. This is a delicate area, close to the brainstem and care needs to be taken, even with an instrument. One treatment is seldom enough because the injuries which cause the misalignment usually result in damage to muscles and ligaments holding the atlas/axis in place. Whiplash injuries are an example. Holding of the adjustment depends on a number of interrelated issues. The claim that one treatment is all that is required in all cases is not accurate. I have been studying this for close on 14 years and have documented the science on my website. The video I have seen of a “practitioner” doing this work demonstrates that the person has no idea where the atlas is located. Because his instrument was on C3/C4 area. If these “practitioners” are going to practice upper cervical chiropractic, they need to go and do a degree first then sit the board exams and apply for a chiropractic licence. I know they claim they don’t do chiropractic, but anyone with any experience in this area knows that is exactly what they are “attempting” to do. Do your own research …..

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    Ash. Reply:

    Thank you.

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    Greg Buchanan Reply:

    Ash, check out my website … http://www.upcspine.com

    If you want to converse on this email me ..

    Greg

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    tomasid Reply:

    well greg .
    i did as you suggested to ash to check out your website and it seemed obvious that i need to look out for the manipulators in your practice.you confer that a upc practitioner is the better of the two giving me a nauseating feeling about the money i’ve spent in the course of finding some relief to the pain i endure.150 different techniques seems like a long shot to find the one that’s right for patients looking for some comfort.
    you talk of a new era in the art of chiropractic skills but it seems to serve your purpose for a successful business plan rather than a real commitment to the people you serve. i can see the happier the client the more word of mouth is passed on to award you with the financial rewards of the time spent studying your vocation.
    you have even designed a new table that will allow you better results in achieving your close to 100% success rate.then why is it so necessary to belittle the advancements of a new technical alternative that could change a persons well being.
    surely the testaments of people that have tried the procedure speak of its success in the alleviation of their pain.i’d say its worth a try.

    tomasid Reply:

    was this james you were viewing on the video.
    i would think about the new training procedures that are in place for this technique would be just the same as for some of the other alternative therapies.is there a possibility in some cases one treatment may be all that is required .it was developed in 1930′s so why is it not possible that the study of this method be updated to allow for the instruments of todays technology to then be better served in the healing procedure.

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    Greg Buchanan Reply:

    Its blatantly obvious to me that you didn’t bother to read my website. none of your post makes sense to me. I don’t have a practice, I’m not a chiropractor, I haven’t built a table, I don’t have a business plan, I don;t make money out of it. I don’t know of the 150 techniques of which you speak. There are only a handful of ‘specific’ upper cervical techniques. They differ only in adjustment techniques. Some are manual and some are instrument based. My website has been put together over 14 years to help people like myself (a patient) find upper cervical specific chiropractic. if you read my story you’d know that. Your obvious attempt to paint me as some kind of charlatan trying to extract money from people has failed. I have spent so much of my own money telling people about upper cervical chiropractic. probably more than you’ve earned in 10 years. The only rewards I’ve received are the many thousands of thankyous from people who have their lives back thanks to upper cervical specific chiropractic. One treatment is seldom enough. Anyone claiming that one treatment can restore the atlas (or axis) to its (their) rightful position(s) and never need any maintaining again is deluding themselves and the patient. If you knew anything about the anatomy at that level and what trauma can do you’d know. I do not know who is in the video but the person is not adjusting atlas. the instrument in on the C3/C4 area. Yes the approach was developed in the 1930s however its been refined using technological breakthroughs and better understanding since that time. So it has the benefit of being refined for 80 years or more. That’s why upper cervical chiropractors get such good responses.

    “surely the testaments of people that have tried the procedure speak of its success in the alleviation of their pain.i’d say its worth a try.”

    Yes. Its worth trying upper cervical chiropractic delivered by a qualified and trained health practitioner not by someone without any such qualifications. Upper cervical chiropractic regularly is successful. And there are those that do not respond also. My website lists quite a deal of research and testimonials and also loads and load of anecdotal cases.

    People like myself have benefited for decades. The upper cervical procedure is not well known and not all chiropractor practice it. Its more of a specialty. I again reiterate that the upper cervical area is a vital and sensitive area. If someone is going to touch that area with hands or with an instrument they need to be trained and qualified appropriately. To claim that this is not chiropractic is bogus, to claim that this is not some kind of alternative health approach is also bogus. to claim that it is something new is also bogus.

    There is a bucket load of research available n upper cervical chiropractic for anyone who wants to look. Also I have been working with medical doctors and professors in Italy who have carried out research in upper cervical care and their results are very noteworthy and support the efficacy of a well delivered ‘specific’ upper cervical chiropractic adjustment by a qualified and trained health practitioner.

    AtlasReconnect is nothing more than a hybrid of upper cervical chiropractic and as such it should be regulated like chiropractic is by appropriate health authorities ….

    As a patient who assists patients all over the world it is clear to me that people adjusting atlas or axis must be trained and qualified. It only takes one wrong move to wreck all the good work over the decades. Patients deserve to be looked after appropriately.

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    tomasid Reply:

    greg
    im sorry if you got the impression of me stating you as anything malicious.that was not my intention,merely a discussion on the differences of medical fields.
    i quoted some parts of the website that i thought was your field of expertise and the things i listed were my concerns.not a go at you.who can you trust anymore

  • http://www.atlasorthogonal.com.au Dr Joseph J Ierano -Chiropractor

    I studied a 3 year bachelors in anatomy, a three year doctor of chiropractic degree and a further 3 years in USA (where it originated- not swiss or fair dinkum aussie) as an upper cervical atlas focused chiropractor to do similar work.

    If someone with NO atlas – and theyre out there (I have one patient currently under my care with half an atlas) – a brainstem disorder like Arnold-Chiari malformation (I have seen 2), or Rheumatoid instability, etc, etc, comes in to your hair salon or back room where this is done, I hope you know what loving experience you may enhance in your new age agenda. Except perhaps a criminal case which, being no lawyer, I know little about. Good luck playing with the most critical area in the human body. Greg Buchanan is right. Follow his laypersons advice. Also, beware of false claims like ‘one treatment’ and free forever after that’. What BS. Caveat Emptor.

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  • tomasid

    i have only replied on this blog as i found it hard to read the sceptics without being a little fazed.not everything works for everyone.have a little faith and it may help you find what you need .you know about the placebo effect .the body really is a baffling piece of work.

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    james Reply:

    Hi Tomasid,
    James here my new phone number is 0457 80 80 44. Would be great to help you out, I am now working and living in Byron Bay.
    Warm regards,
    James

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  • http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com Dr. J

    Thank you Greg for speaking the truth! One year ago, James (and Rhonda) spoke at a dinner for our patients here in Minnesota. Two woman were visiting our clinic from Bulgaria for NUCCA care, one of the handful of specific upper cervical procedures Greg mentioned. Today I received an email from the person who referred them reporting that one has had complete recovery and the other has experienced marked improvement. I only administered a couple of corrections in the two weeks they were here but the post x-rays showed a complete correction. It humbles me that he is sending another patient from the other side of the world for care, but I have worked very hard all of my 25 years in practice to master this difficult specialty in the chiropractic profession.

    Many of our patients require more care but usually stabilize in less than a dozen corrections over a 4-6 month period of time.

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  • John

    Bare with my wording. I dont have time to write a well worded comment BUT will say it is worth your time to read it.

    Muscles are held in the position for years or months – or however long the atlas has been out of alignment.

    HOW on earth could realigning the bone (SOMETHING HELD AND SUPPORTED BY MUSCLE)- with however many adjustments change if the muscles are conditioned over such a long time to support an out of aligned atlas? …. The practice hasn’t scientifically been proven//if anyone has Proof (as in the scientific definition of when something is Proven*note: proof for my very last paragraph) then please go ahead and share this with me.

    Its also interesting to note that when you do in fact sign forms and such at a chiro…theres words that say “we do not GUARANTEE” alleviation etc …

    I am not a skeptic i have had many adjustments done before… BY numerous NUCCA accredited Chiro’s, some spanning MONTHS.

    I WILL GUARANTEE YOU… you will feel a wonderful change after the first few adjustments- you could say depending on how long it was out of place- life changing ;) * like mine was. HOWEVER … sadly IT SEEMS to be only short term… It seems to always go backwards. You always need to keep getting the adjustments.

    ** I’m not arguing with anyone….I am not saying anyone is wrong… and I am not discrediting the practice…. Proof would be nice/ Proof of a Method that is Guaranteed to keep ones’ atlas in place – place being where it should be – without the NEED of maintenance adjustments/or the NEED to see a chiro again…. (note: maintenance adjustments= Atlas is going of of alignment again)
    *I have had enough experience to know at some POINT in time it all reverts back to its misaligned position, if you dont get constant maintenance.

    Kind regards, note; I would say it is worth feeling the difference… just the disappointment when it goes back is consuming.

    To your success and finding a treatment or finding comfort with the misalignment.

    John

    p.s. anyone else been through something different Great. Polar opposite more usual case: I truly hope some better treatment that is PERMANENT comes along.

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    Jan Reply:

    Thanks for that John

    I am a chiropractor and I know what the anatomy around the atlas looks like and the mechanical stresses that affect the area.

    This is why this therapy makes no sense that they can claim correction in one visit.

    If the atlas did not move, had no muscles attached to it and that person never turned their head then maybe they have ground to stand on.

    However, the atlas is responsible for 50% (that’s 45 deg) turning either way. It is held into place with ligaments, muscles and opposing bones. It is at the end of a kinetic chain, in other words it gets affected by everything that happens below it.

    This means it is a vulnerable are and an area that will have dysfunction many times throughout a person’s life. I stick my head out and say ALL people. Everybody.

    I do not practice NUCCA or upper cervical, however I full spine adjusting do adjust the atlas may times in a day.

    So this therapy can maybe restore the atlas to its rightful place. Staying there permanently, not without some superglue ;)

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    John Reply:

    HI Jan,

    Thank you for your honest view!

    just treating the area, and I could go as far as to say fully correcting the spine wont in fact fix the problem maybe in the short term but… over a few weeks, dare i say a few months it just goes back.

    It all comes down to what you said after … <- i'll leave that blank. I know its a world wide occurring and the finder of the solution to a permanent solution to this will make a lot of money … I wont further my idea and leave it at that, as I would like to help people with a permanent solution when I am fortunate enough to stumble on one ^_^

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    Nicole Reply:

    Hi,
    I replied to this as it is a recent comment :-)
    I am very interested in having this done but I’m a little confused…can anyone enlighten me as to whether cranio-sacral therapy, atlas reconnect procedure (who’s website doesn’t exist anymore btw), atlas adjustment as treated by a chiropractor (eg spine.net.au/ierano/fact.html) are the same thing/treatment?
    Many different names seem to be used and I initially wanted to have the treatment done by atlasreconnect but they don’t seem to exist anymore..
    I anycan recommend someone in Sydney please let me know, many Thanks!

  • elo

    Sean Innis is a fraud, I know first hand. He pretends he is a healer yet he has no crudentials. Beware of this man he is a con.

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  • Jacinta

    I had heard of this treatment, some months ago and had it on my ‘bucket list’. As I had sometime on my hands…I did a bit of investigating, which is a different approach for me as I am usually very much a take things at face value type. I was so disappointed with what I was reading. It appears that Sean Innis – who is the founder of Atlas reconnect has been labelled – as Elo says above ‘a fraud’ – and the treatments are not what they seem to be. I truly feel for the people who have trained and invested into something that carries a bad name through it’s founder.
    I have decided to invest my money into another therapy…as I am very particular with the exchange of energy…

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    John Reply:

    Hi there Jacinta, this is John from a while ago, I got an email sent to me saying you message here or made a comment of sorts, and I have a little bit of time on my hands :)

    I was deeply dissapointed with all this :(

    with all the research I did its blatantly obvious in whats being hidden from people is the fact that Everything when the atlas is misalinged Works differently – muscles change there firing patterns, the hips go out of sync and everything just goes out to compensate, all this happens because a small little bone is shifted abit.

    Anyone found Guarantee solution yet?

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    Nicole Reply:

    Hi,

    I replied to this as it was the most recent comment :-)
    I am very interested in having this done but I’m a little confused…can anyone enlighten me as to whether cranio-sacral therapy, atlas reconnect procedure (who’s website doesn’t exist anymore btw), atlas adjustment as treated by a chiropractor (eg spine.net.au/ierano/fact.html) are the same thing/treatment?
    Many different names seem to be used and I initially wanted to have the treatment done by atlasreconnect but they don’t seem to exist anymore..
    I anycan recommend someone in Sydney please let me know, many Thanks!

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    James Reply:

    Hi Nicole,
    I used to be atlas reconnect and have changed the name to Straighten Up due to old business partner complications. Please contact me through the website http://www.straightenup.com.au or 0457808044. I am Sydney based and would love to help you out.

    Warm regards,
    James

  • Michale Williams

    Sean Innis is a con artist and fraudster!
    Be aware of this man he is dangerous.
    He is currently filming a documentary starring Mariel Hemingway as his lead. He is not a man of his word he rips people off and has no remorse. He has DVO’s against him from past relationships and family members and does not pay child maintenance to any of the many women he has had children with. This man is not a good person.

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  • dolphin

    For anybody who is interested, I had the AtlasProfilax (that some have mentioned above) done three years ago and it changed my life. I used to not be able to sit watching TV for more than 10 minutes without having to move positions, driving was painful, going to the movies impossible….
    After the AtlasProfilax (which was pretty intense but not painful) I felt amazing. I did a lot of massage afterwards (and had for years beforehand) so I think because my muscles were so well manipulated prior to doing it, and because I continued afterwards, my result was very successful. I still get neck pain as I work in the dental industry, and my neck is sensitive to sleeping away from my own bed, however the pain I used to get has never returned and life is amazing.
    Anything to do with the Atlas, I would say go for it. You have nothing to lose from trying it and it could change your life like it did mine.
    :)

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