ABC™ is based upon the observation that certain bones can misalign in a way that can’t be self corrected as we don’t have a muscle (or combination of muscles) that can pull in the direction needed for correction. When this occurs our body twists up to compensate. Over time, with many such misalignments and compensatory twists we become ‘wound up’ (tight, awkward, dysfunctional, worn and painful).
Importantly, it is at the site of these compensatory twists that most pains or problems develop, not the more vulnerable and therefore highly protected primary misalignment sites. When an ABC™ adjustment corrects those primary misalignments, the related compensations unravel until the next stuck point which is the next deeper layer of problems and compensations. The process of progressively untwisting the body layer by layer is referred to as ‘unwinding.’
Unwinding is ever changing whilst you are getting adjusted. The process can be separated into ‘forward’ and ‘backward’ stages. Forward spells of your unwind can be less stable and therefore less comfortable than backward spells. This can occur on and off throughout your journey and overall progress.
It is helpful to imagine in regard the forward unwinding period, rather than a negative experience, the old injury/ies that you previously received. These less stable phases of your unwind can be awkward and quite uncomfortable (or for some even painful) but typically only last days to a few weeks.
The backward unwinding stages will represent a more stable and thus more comfortable stage of the unwinding. This stage is an ideal time for people decide whether they want to continue through unwinding process. If you feel you have achieved you goals then you can choose to move into protective care (involving less frequent visits) or if you like halt care until your next expression of negative symptoms. The choice is yours!
The smoothest way through any stage of your unwind is to maintain a regular schedule of appointments (even when you least feel like it!). In fact during the forward stages we encourage you to get adjusted more frequently.
We like to think of unwinding as the process of ‘getting your younger body back’ as it will no longer be carrying the accumulation of the old injuries and their compensations. How far you want to go through the process is up to you.