AtlasPROfilax® Scientific Study by the Diagnosticum Institute

The AtlasPROfilax® Wellness Technique

AtlasPROfilax® Scientific Study by the Diagnosticum Institut

Scientific Studies on AtlasPROfilax®

The surprising postulation by RC Shűmperli of a Minor Intervertebral Disarrangement or Caudal-Caudal Diversion as a practically universal phenomenon in humans as an instrinsic physiopathological condition and the application of the AtlasPROfilax® Method for its correction have led scientists from several disciplines to investigate this phenomenon.

Study of the “Diagnosticum Institut” of Germany

Since 2004, the Diagnosticum Institute, belonging to the German University of Witten-Herdecke, has started an independent study on the AtlasPROfilax® Technique of RC Shűmperli. The aim of the study was not to determine the therapeutic scope of the method, but rather its main postulate namely that “humans, in their entirety, suffer from a caudal cranial deviation of the atlas with rotation and inclination”. We also wanted to evaluate whether the AtlasPROfilax® Technique was effective in correcting the atlas malfunction.

Radiologically determining the exact position of the atlas in relation to the occiput and axis, as well as a comparative examination before and after the AtlasPROfilax® therapy was the basis of the study.

Bases of the study

The study had to determine if it is true that there is a caudal skull deviation of the atlas of probably congenital origin in the human with rotation and inclination and the correction of the same using AtlasPROfilax® Method.

The study helped to determine 3 essential points:

  1. The existence and where appropriate the scope of a malrotation of the atlas
  2. The effectiveness of AtlasPROfilax®
  3. Possible side effects of the application of the technique

Several patients were studied for 5 years with CT in 3D 9computerized axial tomography). Several diagnostic scanners were used for the image of Philips and Siemens of last generation. Patients were subjected to 3D scanner images before and after performing the AtlasPROfilax® method.

The sample of the first study was of 114 patients:

The study was performed regardless of race, sex or age and lasted 5 years during which the following protocol was used:

  1. Imaging examination of the upper cervical area of the patient with RX, MRI and £D CT before AtlasPROfilax® therapy.
  2. Evaluation of the images from various angles and exhaustive analysis of the zone C0-C1-C2.
  3. AtlasPROfilax® therapy
  4. Examination with MR and 3D CT after AtlasPROfilax® Technique.
  5. Comparison of the images obtained “pre” and “post” to the therapy and conclusion of each case.

The Technique was performed in the presence of the medical officers of the Radiological Diagnosticum Institute, just after the first imaging examination. A second imaging examination was then carried out under the same conditions (only about forty minutes to an hour apart from the first to the second radiological examination).

Imaging protocol

A skull carrier was attached along with a number of fastening elements. The reconstruction was graded 1/0.5mm. The cuts were performed in the sagittal and coronal planes while the axial cuts followed the orientation of the vertebral bodies, executing a simultaneous request and two acquisitions. The doses were controlled by the specialists.

The adjustment of the windows was Raw Data with HR algorithm and applying a specific convolution filter.

Results and conclusions of the study

A total of 114 subjects examined 112 previously submitted to the AtlasPROfilax® technique a vicious or incorrect position of the atlas with caudal cranial deviation and inclination with significant decrease in joint contact and lack of encastramiento of the occipital condyles in the articular facets Superior of the atlas of the glenoid cavity. After the realization of AtlasPROfilax® Technique by RC Shűmperli the comparison showed an evident change in the position of the atlas. The enarthrosis of C0 with C1 was anatomically correct and the intra-articular contact between C0 and C1 as well as C1 and C2 was complete. There was also a clear improvement between the articular relation of the atlas and the axis as well as a general change of the position of the head.

It should be noted that in the vast majority of the cases examined the atlas presented an anterior left rotation in addition to an upper left tilt. The right rotation was significantly less frequent.

  1. Prior to AtlasPROfilax® therapy, there is more than 98 % of the cases examined with an atlas rotation with a caudal skull and tilted position (see videos and images from the study)
  2. After AtlasPROfilax® therapy poor atlas rotation and caudal cranial deviation with tilt are effectively corrected (see videos and study images)
  3. In subsequent examinations the correction of the atlas and its good position are maintained
  4. There results open the door to new scientific research and much broader studies not only radiological but above all on the clinical implications of AtlasPROfilax® therapy in multiple pathologies.

In addition, physicians at the Instituto Diagnosticum who performed the study did not observe adverse effects during or after the application of the AtlasPROfilax® Technique in all treated patients. The follow-up of these patients highlighted many improvements describes by themselves: improvements such as better mobility in the neck, better posture maintained over time, improvement in joint discomfort, back or limb pain, and neurovascular problems such as dizziness, poor balance or headaches.

These improvements reported by the patients have subsequently been analysed in the framework of other clinical studies.

Technology used
For the study, several technologies were used, all of them according to the latest technological standards:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: MAGNETOM Symphony, from Siemens.
  • Computed Axial Tomography: SOMATOM Sensation 64 from Siemens, World’s fastest computed tomography scanner (2004-2006). The SOMATOM Sensation 64 sets new standards not only for speed but also for image quality and details.

Incidence of DIM in the study population and effectiveness of AtlasPROfilax®

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Translated from the original source: http://www.atlasprofilax.la/es_AR/el-metodo-para-profesionales/estudios-cientificos-imagenologicos/