Chiropractic Videos Confirm PPM Body Theory
I’ve been watching these chiropractic videos because I find them relaxing, entertaining, and informative (in their own way): Mondragon Chiropractic
One thing I have noticed is that every single person, in every video, has the same knotted left side problem I have been talking about on my blog for years now.
This chiropractor has “the eye” and appears able to provide relief. However, this is quite a rare talent, having visited many body-workers in my life. I will also point out that chiropractic is regarded as a pseudoscience by the mainstream, though this is irrelevant when using the videos to analyse the body issues of everyday people, and this practitioner’s personal approach (she uses gua sha, which involves scraping myofascia with a metal instrument, and which is interesting to me in itself).
The PPM body theory is that left-brain dominance – endemic in society, and getting worse due to technology use – suppresses the right brain (which controls the left side of the body, and also integrates emotions and new experiences), so we get a suppressed and locked-up left body side, caused by “polarization” of the left vagus nerve. The polarized left vagus nerve becomes “static” and unable to shed myofascial adhesions; it therefore gathers myofascial winds coming in from all over the body, since every myofascial meridian crosses the vagus nerves. Particular hot-spots are the left hip, left shoulder, and left neck, and we might surmise that these knots are built up by lots of sitting while in the left-brain mode (i.e. computer use, and sitting in school). Compression of the left vagus nerve also results in anxiety and other emotional problems, since it represents an effective rejection of emotion and inability to integrate emotional events. In the PPM model, pleasure and anger are transmitted more on the right vagus nerve, whose function remains intact during technology use, which might explain Twitter outrage and cancel culture.
The only ways I have found to reliably depolarize the left vagus nerve are:
- Awareness Watching Awareness meditation
- Ujjayi breathing adaptation, which leads into a natural samatha meditation
- The Tantric approach to emotional integration, as taught here by Rupert Spira
If you have these physiological problems, they are not in your head, and they can be relieved through meditation alone. I would suggest that the ujjayi breath meditation I just linked to is probably the most suitable for beginners. The method is towards the bottom of that post. Let me know how it goes for you.