Articles and Publications
Critical Alignment – Mobilizing the Upper Back
Published Sept 2004
Conducted by the European School of Physiotherapy;
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Effectiveness Of Critical Alignment Therapy Versus Conventional Physiotherapy
In Treatments Of Patients With Chronic Non-Specific Lower Back Pain.
Published Feb 2008
Black Lotus Books
"Yoga Critical Alignment", released April 2009 by Gert van Leewuen in Dutch and is taking the European yoga community by storm and is fast becoming a must have.
The English version of the book is now available at major retailers.
Spinal Link to Asthma:
A report funded by the Australian Spinal Research Foundation suggests a link between spinal alignment and the reduction of asthma symptoms. According to Macquarie University researcher Dr. Ray Hayek, the study involved hundreds of people with asthma symptoms. "When an asthma sufferer is under the anxiety of a looming asthma attack, the levels of the hormone cortisol increase. This acute increase in cortisol through a number of mechanisms can bring on an asthma attack," says Dr. Hayek. "Levels of the stress hormone cortisol steadily decreased during the trial, and levels of immunological markers (immunoglobulin A) steadily rose." Apparently, reducing stress to the nervous system with spinal aligning care reduces the likelihood of asthma attacks. More proof that yoga therapy, chiropractic care, and other manual therapies, because of its focus on the nervous system, may be helpful for a wide variety of health complaints.