The goals of Directional Non-Force Technique® Chiropractic are very much in line with the roots of traditional chiropractic: analyze and correct subluxations wherever they occur in the body, and allow the body to heal itself.
A number of details beyond that, however, basic place D.N.F.T.® Chiropractic in a very unique place relative to much of the rest of the profession. Some of these are expressed below.
- Subluxations, as defined in Directional Non-Force Technique®, are misalignments of tissue, osseous or soft, that result in active nerve interference.
- If a misalignment does not result in active nerve interference, it is regarded merely as a misalignment and not a subluxation.
- Fixations and distortions are secondary effects of subluxation. The body in its inability to self-correct specific misalignments in the spinal column resorts to its only option – compensation.
- Fixation and distortion protect against the continuous effect of subluxations.
- A given subluxation can, in most cases, be completely corrected on any one visit, without the need to repeat it on successive visits.
- This is possible, however, only if every aspect of vertebrae, rib, disc, and associated soft tissue structure is taken into account in analysis and correction.
- The body alone best yields information about subluxations. While X-ray, MRI, CT scan, static palpation, motion palpation, and thermographic analysis may yield different types of information, they do not directly indicate the location and various directions of subluxation.
- A gentle test called "challenge" followed by the D.N.F.T.® Reactive Leg Reflex™ check allow the body to render a digital response - i.e. yes or no in relation to a direction of subluxation.
- The body best and most permanently responds to a very specific, directional, low force, impulse style of corrective thrust delivered by the thumb.
- Joint cavitations and associated articular “cracks” are found to be completely unnecessary.
- There is a sequence of correction of subluxations, different on each visit, which constitute a process referred to as "retracing."
- This means that the body is de-compensating as the result of relieving of structural faults and associated nerve interference, and as a result, subluxations that are new to the patient's chart will appear diagnostically for correction.
- After a relatively brief series of visits, most patients report enhanced long term structural stability and health.