Joseph B. Clifford, D.C.
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BGI doctors are licensed chiropractors, who have completed their chiropractic training and have continued on to learn a more in-depth form of spinal care, called "BioGeometric Integration".  Within the art, science, and philosophy of BGI, is a value that reveals a central concept of the adjusting method that "all is linked together". Human beings possess an elaborate and sophisticated communication network-- necessary because our physical being is not separate from the emotional, mental, or spiritual entities of our existence. Each component is linked or networked to every other. Not only do they all affect each other, but also all are affected when an individual area is affected. All aspects of the Self are in constant communication with each other, as are the cells of the body. In BioGeometric Integration, the focus of the chiropractor is on the Central Nervous System (CNS), as the primary instrument of integration. When the nervous system is directly influenced, healing takes place simultaneously on all levels, because the central nervous system is the main pipeline of the life force which animates, regulates, and motivates us. This life force has been referred to by many names - Chi, Ky, Kundalini, or Prana, to name a few.  The philosophy employed by many chiropractors revolves around the basic principle of clearing spinal and neurological blockages, which interfere with the flow of the Life force in the body. However, in more traditional orthopedically oriented chiropractic, Life force is freed to move through the body by physical manipulation of the bony structures of the spine by "adjustments”. The main difference between a "BGI” chiropractor and a traditional chiropractor is that the BGI doctor monitors not only the spinal vertebrae, but also the energetics of the spinal fluids, associated tissues, and the meningeal sheath which encloses the spinal cord and brain as well. The BioGeometric Integration method utilizes directed breath and natural movement to clear interference in the spine and the nervous system. Also, rather than large forceful movement manipulations, the BioGeometric  doctor gently, but precisely, touches various regions of the spine's vertebrae and tissues to awaken and activate the Innate Intelligence of the body.  So, what is Innate Intelligence? Each person, animal, and plant is endowed with an innate, inborn intelligence. This intelligence is another name for that Life force which makes our lungs breathe, our hearts beat, our wounds heal, and which makes our brains capable of orchestrating an elaborate and impossibly complex harmony of inner organs and external senses. Innate Intelligence is that which keeps our bodies, these miracles of complexity, working correctly most of the time.  At times, however, traumas and stresses of life can cause energetic blockages which prevent this natural inborn intelligence from freely exercising itself throughout our being. Our bodies can and will make defensive adaptations in response to traumas (mental, emotional, and chemical), and these defensive responses will create "dis-ease",  signs and symptoms of disease, and orthopedic signs and symptoms (pain). For example, when a trauma occurs, the body may not be able to fully deal with it immediately, and defensive adaptation it made in order to survive the moment may become entrenched. In such a case, when the trauma is over and the mind/body should return to "normal", the defensive adaptive pattern remains in place and operates inappropriately. This action causes  blockages which interfere with our  natural energetic flow and Innate's ability to balance and optimize the flow of the life force within us. Since the central nervous system is the main conduit of this life force, energizing all the organs, nerves and tissues, the CNS is the BGI doctor's choice for directly influencing blockages caught in the body from past traumas, be they physical, mental, or emotional.  Not all of our blockages derive from purely physical traumas, however. We are complex beings, and it is impossible to separate the mind from the body, because one does not work without the other. I personally have found that removing emotional and mental blockages (rigid ways of thinking) is harder than healing physical blockages. The question of what is physical and what is mental becomes even more complicated when we realize that our physical problems are often manifestations of unresolved emotional or mental issues. Many patients, who seek chiropractic care from BGI doctors for alleviation of physical pain, not only find relief, but they also frequently notice emotional changes in themselves as old issues arising from buried emotional traumas surface under care.  Emotional traumas and the rigid mental postures resulting from them are stored as memories in the actual physical cells of our bodies. A precise outside touch (a BGI adjustment) by a trained doctor communicates with the body's own innate intelligence, allowing it to wake up and clear the old, no-longer-needed, adaptive patterns which now block the passage of  life force throughout the entire body.  Through the body's own networked communication system, the nerve impulses resulting from the awakened innate intelligence travel to the involved tissues and cells and clear the blockages. The BioGeometric  doctor’s precise adjustments are tantamount to a message delivered via the central nervous system, to reset the body's natural state of being. This newly acquired state creates a true self-healing, without the use of strong physical force. By reminding the central nervous system to reset the original programming, BioGeometric Integration facilitates Innate in removing  interference or  blockages in the body.  The process can be likened to spontaneous heart failure in human body. In cases of extreme stress, the heart may be overwhelmed and fall into a lethal arrhythmia. If CPR is administered by an outside force, or a shock is given by a defibrillator, the heart may reset its program and return to a normal rhythmic pattern. In life, unresolved physical, mental or emotional traumas can become trapped in our bodies when the stress is too overwhelming to process. An outside force may be required to assist the wisdom of the body in resetting its normal, self-healing state.  It should be stressed that the release of old patterns doesn't necessarily become easy simply because you are under BGI care, in fact, it is never easy regardless of the form of healing you choose. As with many of the healing tools available today, BGI chiropractic care can be uncomfortable, as our old defensive adaptation patterns arise to the surface and begin clearing.  A term that is commonly used to describe these processes is "Retracing".  As we are under care, we may continue to have challenges within ourselves as lost parts of inner wounds present themselves to be healed. Each of our personal healings is on a very deep level and is taking place as we re-assimilate lost and cut-off aspects of our selves that separated in times of non-dissipated trauma. Frequently, folks begin to remember these times and places of many unhealed experiences, physical injuries, chemical overloads, and emotional wounds.  Assuming that the pain of reconnection may be too great, patients initiating care may ask, “Is it worth it? Do I really need to access the traumatized parts that I believed that I healed through and left behind?" What they may not realize is that these old and unresolved traumas sabotage us constantly and cause great pain and confusion in ourselves and in our relationships with others. Moreover, there is no pain that can compare to that of being out of alignment with one's spiritual self.  True healing is being freed of old traumas and the rigid perspectives that they have spawned. It is being healed by one's own Innate Intelligence-one's source self, one's God Self. BioGeometric Integration provides the facilitation and change, which allow us to  participate and orchestrate our own healing processes. In BGI, there is a unique relationship between patient and doctor. It is one of partnership and co-operation in the process of self-healing. During the process, it is never forgotten  by the doctor that the Innate Intelligence, or Life force, of each person does the healing, and that the chiropractor's role is as facilitator of this change.  The BGI journey is never really  over for an individual. Although one may consider one's self no longer under BioGeometric care to alleviate physical symptoms, one could continue to undergo care because of a realization that  this care is making definite changes in emotional and mental outlooks. In essence, each individual is capable of becoming more fully healed in her whole being and becoming clear of the blockages which interfere with her truly becoming Who She is Meant to Be.
BioGeometric Integration's Tetrahedrons

Accessing our Inner Selves through our Spines

                        Joseph B. Clifford, D.C.
Say "NO!" to the development and  production genetically modified foods!
Protect our Constitution!
BGI doctors are licensed chiropractors, who have completed their chiropractic training and have continued on to learn a more in- depth form of spinal care, called "BioGeometric Integration".  Within the art, science, and philosophy of BGI, is a value that reveals a central concept of the adjusting method that "all is linked together". Human beings possess an elaborate and sophisticated communication network-- necessary because our physical being is not separate from the emotional, mental, or spiritual entities of our existence. Each component is linked or networked to every other. Not only do they all affect each other, but also all are affected when an individual area is affected. All aspects of the Self are in constant communication with each other, as are the cells of the body. In BioGeometric Integration, the focus of the chiropractor is on the Central Nervous System (CNS), as the primary instrument of integration. When the nervous system is directly influenced, healing takes place simultaneously on all levels, because the central nervous system is the main pipeline of the life force which animates, regulates, and motivates us. This life force has been referred to by many names - Chi, Ky, Kundalini, or Prana, to name a few.  The philosophy employed by many chiropractors revolves around the basic principle of clearing spinal and neurological blockages, which interfere with the flow of the Life force in the body. However, in more traditional orthopedically oriented chiropractic, Life force is freed to move through the body by physical manipulation of the bony structures of the spine by "adjustments”. The main difference between a "BGI” chiropractor and a traditional chiropractor is that the BGI doctor monitors not only the spinal vertebrae, but also the energetics of the spinal fluids, associated tissues, and the meningeal sheath which encloses the spinal cord and brain as well. The BioGeometric Integration method utilizes directed breath and natural movement to clear interference in the spine and the nervous system. Also, rather than large forceful movement manipulations, the BioGeometric  doctor gently, but precisely, touches various regions of the spine's vertebrae and tissues to awaken and activate the Innate Intelligence of the body.  So, what is Innate Intelligence? Each person, animal, and plant is endowed with an innate, inborn intelligence. This intelligence is another name for that Life force which makes our lungs breathe, our hearts beat, our wounds heal, and which makes our brains capable of orchestrating an elaborate and impossibly complex harmony of inner organs and external senses. Innate Intelligence is that which keeps our bodies, these miracles of complexity, working correctly most of the time.  At times, however, traumas and stresses of life can cause energetic blockages which prevent this natural inborn intelligence from freely exercising itself throughout our being. Our bodies can and will make defensive adaptations in response to traumas (mental, emotional, and chemical), and these defensive responses will create "dis-ease",  signs and symptoms of disease, and orthopedic signs and symptoms (pain). For example, when a trauma occurs, the body may not be able to fully deal with it immediately, and defensive adaptation it made in order to survive the moment may become entrenched. In such a case, when the trauma is over and the mind/body should return to "normal", the defensive adaptive pattern remains in place and operates inappropriately. This action causes  blockages which interfere with our  natural energetic flow and Innate's ability to balance and optimize the flow of the life force within us. Since the central nervous system is the main conduit of this life force, energizing all the organs, nerves and tissues, the CNS is the BGI doctor's choice for directly influencing blockages caught in the body from past traumas, be they physical, mental, or emotional.  Not all of our blockages derive from purely physical traumas, however. We are complex beings, and it is impossible to separate the mind from the body, because one does not work without the other. I personally have found that removing emotional and mental blockages (rigid ways of thinking) is harder than healing physical blockages. The question of what is physical and what is mental becomes even more complicated when we realize that our physical problems are often manifestations of unresolved emotional or mental issues. Many patients, who seek chiropractic care from BGI doctors for alleviation of physical pain, not only find relief, but they also frequently notice emotional changes in themselves as old issues arising from buried emotional traumas surface under care.  Emotional traumas and the rigid mental postures resulting from them are stored as memories in the actual physical cells of our bodies. A precise outside touch (a BGI adjustment) by a trained doctor communicates with the body's own innate intelligence, allowing it to wake up and clear the old, no-longer-needed, adaptive patterns which now block the passage of  life force throughout the entire body.  Through the body's own networked communication system, the nerve impulses resulting from the awakened innate intelligence travel to the involved tissues and cells and clear the blockages. The BioGeometric  doctor’s precise adjustments are tantamount to a message delivered via the central nervous system, to reset the body's natural state of being. This newly acquired state creates a true self-healing, without the use of strong physical force. By reminding the central nervous system to reset the original programming, BioGeometric Integration facilitates Innate in removing  interference or  blockages in the body.  The process can be likened to spontaneous heart failure in human body. In cases of extreme stress, the heart may be overwhelmed and fall into a lethal arrhythmia. If CPR is administered by an outside force, or a shock is given by a defibrillator, the heart may reset its program and return to a normal rhythmic pattern. In life, unresolved physical, mental or emotional traumas can become trapped in our bodies when the stress is too overwhelming to process. An outside force may be required to assist the wisdom of the body in resetting its normal, self-healing state.  It should be stressed that the release of old patterns doesn't necessarily become easy simply because you are under BGI care, in fact, it is never easy regardless of the form of healing you choose. As with many of the healing tools available today, BGI chiropractic care can be uncomfortable, as our old defensive adaptation patterns arise to the surface and begin clearing.  A term that is commonly used to describe these processes is "Retracing".  As we are under care, we may continue to have challenges within ourselves as lost parts of inner wounds present themselves to be healed. Each of our personal healings is on a very deep level and is taking place as we re-assimilate lost and cut-off aspects of our selves that separated in times of non-dissipated trauma. Frequently, folks begin to remember these times and places of many unhealed experiences, physical injuries, chemical overloads, and emotional wounds.  Assuming that the pain of reconnection may be too great, patients initiating care may ask, “Is it worth it? Do I really need to access the traumatized parts that I believed that I healed through and left behind?" What they may not realize is that these old and unresolved traumas sabotage us constantly and cause great pain and confusion in ourselves and in our relationships with others. Moreover, there is no pain that can compare to that of being out of alignment with one's spiritual self.  True healing is being freed of old traumas and the rigid perspectives that they have spawned. It is being healed by one's own Innate Intelligence-one's source self, one's God Self. BioGeometric Integration provides the facilitation and change, which allow us to  participate and orchestrate our own healing processes. In BGI, there is a unique relationship between patient and doctor. It is one of partnership and co-operation in the process of self-healing. During the process, it is never forgotten  by the doctor that the Innate Intelligence, or Life force, of each person does the healing, and that the chiropractor's role is as facilitator of this change.  The BGI journey is never really  over for an individual. Although one may consider one's self no longer under BioGeometric care to alleviate physical symptoms, one could continue to undergo care because of a realization that  this care is making definite changes in emotional and mental outlooks. In essence, each individual is capable of becoming more fully healed in her whole being and becoming clear of the blockages which interfere with her truly becoming Who She is Meant to Be.

Accessing our Inner Selves through

our Spines