By Dr. Kevin Kita
Continued from part 1 of this article…..
The sphenoid makes up part of the bottom of your skull. The pituitary gland sits on top of the sphenoid bone inside the skull. The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland that secretes important hormones vital to the body’s proper functioning. Hormones secreted from the pituitary gland help control the following body processes: growth, blood pressure, breast milk production, sex organ functions in both male and female, thyroid gland function, conversion of food into energy (metabolism), water regulation and balance with the kidneys, temperature regulation, and pain relief. Some aspects of pregnancy and childbirth including stimulation of uterine contractions during childbirth can also be affected. If the sphenoid bone is not in its proper position many of these hormones won’t be secreted in the proper amount from the pituitary gland.
Sphenoid subluxation or misalignment can cause migraines, headaches, depression, memory problems, brain dysfunction, dyslexia, learning disabilities, bed wetting, nightmares, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, color blindness, psychological disturbances, and moodiness. There can also be problems associated with taste, smell, hearing, vision, speech problems, dry mouth, teeth grinding, dental malocclusion, eye pain, deviation of the eyeball, eyelid weakness, balance issues, problems with tongue and or sucking, asthma, sinusitis, neck and lower back problems and scoliosis.
Some of the most likely causes of a sphenoid subluxation or misalignment are from falls, accidents, sports, minor falls, and childhood traumas, the birthing process and many more. Severe emotional stress or toxins can also affect the proper placement of the sphenoid bone.
Correcting cranial subluxations can be done with a light force adjusting instrument called the arthrostim that corrects cranial subluxations, removing pressure on the brain and spinal cord and the nervous system in general. This is a gentle procedure that patients (from infants to the elderly) usually find comfortable. Cranial adjustments usually stay in place for long periods of time, except if someone is dehydrated or another trauma occurs. Sometimes a cranial bone may need more than one correction if there was a severe head injury, severe trauma, dehydration, or nutritional deficiency. The results can be dramatic and leave the person healthier, both physically and emotionally like never before. After reading this you now know how important the sphenoid bone is to the overall proper functioning of your body.
– Dr. Kevin Kita, Chiropractor, Author, International Speaker, and Radio Host. Dr. Kita is well known among his patients for his compassion, wisdom, astonishing intuition, gentle and caring demeanor, and non-invasive chiropractic technique. He is a 1997 graduate of the Sherman Chiropractic College and has been practicing Chiropractic in the Yardley/Morrisville area for the past 15 years.