Physical Issues

This is a complex area to explain in a brief summary, but I will try to be as succinct as possible and therefore may miss out on expanding on explanations.

The Vertebrae of TH10 to TH1 are where the rib cage connects to form a stable and protected space for the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and other vital organs.  TH10 specifically innervates (supplies with nerves) the muscles of the lower abdomen.

 The physical conditions associated with a misalignment to Vertebra 10 are kidney problems, salt that cannot escape in this area, chalked up arteries and chronic tiredness, which would occur with these other symptoms.  Kidney assist in filtering waste products from the blood as well as regulating blood pressure.

Emotional and Psychological issues

Research into the emotional and psychological issues talk about encompassing partnership difficulties with parents, husband or wife, children, colleagues, neighbours and others, it all focusses on relationships. These themes with their attendant feelings and expressions of them seem to infiltrate the other thoracic vertebrae as we move up the spine.   What is even more interesting is that the left side of the body appears to express the individual’s relationship with their mother, whereas the right speaks of the relationship with the father.

With the left side there are issues about nourishment and not receiving the emotional comfort and nourishment as a child and then having the skills nourish yourself and make choices that are helpful to your well-being.  Feeling powerless to bring about new changes in your life could be due to early experiences of anger, hostility and blame, which has an impact on managing stress. People then then rely on bad habits, whether alcohol, drugs, or some other form of compulsive behaviour to manage these feelings.

With the right side the issues are connected to unresolved anger.  If the father was or is an alcoholic, rageaholic, workaholic, emotionally unavailable, or just not present, the need for acknowledgement, approval and affection are ever present in that person’s behaviour due to not receiving while growing up.

The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and are about the size of a walnut.  They produce the hormones adrenalin and cortisol.  Adrenal fatigue occurs from both intense periodic and chronic low-level stressors.  Under a high level of stress, adrenaline gives us a much needed burst of energy to assist us to get through whatever stressful situation we need to get through, whereas cortisol is released throughout the day to help up manage the stresses of day to day living.  Any constant over-activity in this part of the system will be detrimental to the individual’s well-being.  Examples of this can be office politics, domestic issues or more extreme bullying.

When you put this together with emotionally intense relationship with parents as a child and the anger and resentment that was stored at a young age this can result in a series of self-sabotaging toxic relationships as an adult until  the anger and resentment is acknowledged and let go of.

Realigning this area and clearing blockages will assist the kidneys to detoxify themselves.  However, a crucial part of a recalibration is for the individual to keep themselves hydrated and use exercise, while working on any other unresolved emotional matters.