Chronic Regional Encephalitis

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Dr. Blye has theorized that in encephalitis the inflammation: 

bulletcan become trapped in the brain
bulletcan have a beginning, middle, and NO END
bulletmay be unable to resolve itself without cranial chiropractic care
bulletmay become a chronic event if left untreated

In order for encephalitis to be chronic, there must exist a resistive force that prevents the encephalitis from resolving - In the absence of such a force, the inflammatory process would simply conclude, and related symptoms would disappear. Dr. Blye theorized that the resistive force acts as an irritant, maintaining the inflammation in an ongoing manner. In the cranium, the resistive force is the Cranial Subluxation, hence the term "cranial subluxation resistance".

Hypertension may be an indicator of chronic low grade encephalitis - Increased ICP, in the absence of increased mean arterial pressure reduces the perfusion of oxygen in the brain tissues, at least partially by constricting cerebral blood vessels. The body compensates for reduced oxygen perfusion (hypoxia) by elevating the general blood pressure. Most cases of hypertension are the probable result of mild increases in ICP. The symptoms often associated with high blood pressure, fainting, weakness, etc. are due not to hypertension, but rather to the hypoxia for which the hypertension is the solution. Medicating hypertension may actually result in a relative hypoxia and poorer brain function.

The theory that nerve pressure causes dis-ease has been a mainstay of the chiropractic profession for over one hundred years - and continues today as the basis for finding and correcting vertebral AND cranial subluxations. At the University of Colorado in the '70s, Dr. Chung Ha Suh demonstrated that, at the spinal nerve root level, a sustained pressure increase of only 10mm H2O  (or 1mm Hg)  was adequate to produce interference in normal nerve transmission. This is in the very low range of what neurologists have considered "normal" when discussing ICP (Normal = 0 to 15 mm Hg). If the amount of increased ICP necessary to maintain inflammation is even several times this level, it would still fall below the medical intervention threshold. 

Blye Cranial Technique helps the body to resolve chronic regional encephalitis by addressing cranial subluxation resistance

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