Henry Winsor, a medical doctor from Philadelphia, posed the question “How do chiropractors and osteopaths get people better without drugs or surgery?”. To find the answer, he conducted a unique experiment – he dissected human and animal cadavers and compare to see if there was a relationship between organ health and health of the spine. In a series of three studies, he dissected a total of 75 human and 22 cat cadavers, finding 221 diseased organs. Did he find a correlation? He wrote:
“[Of the 221 diseased organs] 212 were observed to belong to the same sympathetic [nerve] segments as the vertebrae in curvature…These figures cannot be expected to exactly coincide…for an organ may receive sympathetic filaments from several spinal segments.”
In other words, a correlation of nearly 100% was found between “minor curvatures” of the spine and various diseases of a variety of internal organs. Some of the diseases and their related vertebral (or spinal) segments are:
- Heart disease: All 20 cases of heart and pericardium conditions had the upper five thoracic vertebrae misaligned (T1-5)
- Lung disease: All 26 cases of lung disease had spinal misalignments in the upper thoracic area (T1-4)
- Stomach disease: All 9 cases of liver disease had misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-9)
- Liver disease: All 13 cases of liver disease had misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-9)
- Gallstones: All 5 cases of gallstone disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-9)
- Pancreas: All 3 cases of pancreas disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-9)
- Spleen: All 11 cases of spleen disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-9)
- Kidney: All 17 cases of kidney disease had misalignments in the lower thoracic area (T10-12)
- Prostate and Bladder disease: All 8 cases of prostate and bladder disease had misalignments in the lumbar (L1-3)
- Uterus: The 2 cases of uterine conditions had L2 misaligned
Nerves from your brain send messages and energy to your organs via your spinal column. Chiropractors and traditional osteopaths have observed patients recovering from nearly every disease or condition under spinal care. Dr. Winsor’s studies help give weight to the claim that spinal misalignments (called “subluxations” by chiropractors and “spinal lesions” by osteopaths) can have a profound impact on internal organ health.
The mechanisms are not fully understood as to how spinal nerve pressure can cause organ diseases, but that has never prevented healers from providing people with help and relief.
Dr. Henry Winsor’s insights and research have shed light and were prophetic. Even though medical professionally have largely ignored his work, his studies have been expanded upon by multiple scientists that are continuing to research the complex relationship between vertebral subluxations and internal organ disease. This field is one of the fastest growing areas of research in healthcare sciences with chiropractic care thriving as a leading advocate!
The nerves connecting your internal organs to your spine must remain free of spinal stress, blockages, or interferences. Get a chiropractic checkup now to keep nerve-organ connection free from stress before long-standing subluxations causes serious damage!