Had to dash off there folks.
But i’ll just chime in here.
The yoga paradigm and the mainstream medical one are different.I don’t know if you specialise in treating scolisosis, understanding or researching it or general orthopoaedics. But it really is a “mind,body,spirit thing” from the “yoga” perspective at least and the holistic aprroach taken by yoga tends look at the bigger picture rather than look at the body as a separate organism.
There are any number of yogas out there that would help it so any effective remedy is not just confined to stretching and strengthening say muscle.
The way i have understood it i believe it is simply put :-
the brain aka nervous system moves muscles,
and muscles move bones.
Now when we are stressed, experience trauma or cannot perhaps even adapt quickly enough the signals can get mixed up.
This is to say that the root of musculo-skeletal problems are found in the nervous system and beyond.
Now in yoga they break this down into more quantum level and look at how the most subtle phenomena like how we think, our attitude, ultimtely our state of mind, how we view and treat ourselves ultimately has an affect on what we are…our propensity to feel happy etc.
My honest feelings on this is that a main problem with mainstream medicine is it suffers mainly from a severing of the mind/body not to mention spirit relationship.At it’s worst we are viewed as machines but if we wish to change ourselves from deep within or need the change sometimes we ar referred to a psychologist or counsellor or psychiatric doctor.Now i think a more intelligent approach is to treat the mind and the body as intimately connected. One would go further as has been suggessted and say that it is a disconnection to spirit that can manifest here.
How do we treat it? well in mild case some simple asanas might work for some etended period…for more difficult cases you may need a broader yoga. If you’ve been read much of info. available here you’ll find the insistence that a holistic apporach is necessary to treat difficult cases…all the limbs, as many yogas as possible. But ulitmately treatment from the yoga paradigm depends very much on the individiual making use of the toools available once they are shown how.This may take some time…the learning bit…
When you go to a chirporactor, which i don’t know that much about, he makes an adjustment here, perhaps there. But unfortunately many folk end up reliant on the health care healer. A better approach for the sufferer or patient is and would be to teach that patient, empower them with the ability to treat themselves. The body will heal itself it is left to it’s own devices i believe alot of the time… homeostasis is their term…not always… that reliance may well be fed by economics or commmerce…
A therapeutic treatment will involve empowering the patient with the tools to treat themselves without reliance on the doctor/healer of choice for them.
Mainstream medicine has crossed the frontier where the mind and body are not viewed or treated AS separate entities but as intimately connected, inseparable even, and this wil be reflected in the treatment startegies available. It is still a young science in the relative dark ages i think.It has to mov beyond veiwing and treating the body/mind as a machine or mechanical entity.
I can just picture your M.D handing out a prescription for deep meditation…20 mins twice a day.And don’t eat much.
Food for thought?
It’s agood for crisis medicine but not so good at tacking the root causes behind illness and disease both in mind & body,tends to over-look the quamtu dimension,how we breathe, how we view ourselves etc. The good news is yoga can definitely treat these things but it will require in more difficult cases a broad spectrum of practices not just to confined to stretching and strenghtening muscles alone…No… The root of this is in the nervous system… and beyond.lifestyle habits also,diet, our perception of ourselves etc.