Proprioreception and its targeted turning off
Proprioreception, often called the “sixth sense”, has fundamental importance for us humans, even if we are mostly unaware of its existence. In general, attempts are made to develop the proprioreceptive abilities of humans, which enables a better self-awareness of our body.
What benefits however a targeted turning off of proprioreception brings to humans and how these new scientific findings were arrived at, you can read in this article.
Proprioreception – the self-awareness of our body
Proprioreception (from Latin proprius “own” and recipere “to receive”), also called proprioreception, refers to the perception of one’s own body depending on its position and movement in space.
Without proprioreception, coordinated physical movement would not be possible – and yet proprioreception, also called depth sensitivity, is still poorly understood. 
A healthy person is characterized by a clear self-perception of his body. If our innate self-awareness of the body is disturbed (e.g. due to medication, neurological diseases or trauma), then attempts are made to regain the proprioreceptive abilities through appropriate measures, e.g. proprioreceptive training. A disturbed proprioception not infrequently has serious consequences for our well-being.
Targeted turning off of proprioreception
As already mentioned, the strengthening of proprioreception is the goal of many activities in various areas of life (rehabilitation, high-performance sports, etc.).
But what happens if, on the contrary, this proprioreception is reduced or completely switched off? Self-perception is innate to us, and so far it was not known to switch it off in any way (except for anesthesia).
I “accidentally” discovered this phenomenon in my practical work some time ago. I discovered an effect that can be brought about manually, which makes it possible to completely switch off proprioreception. This effect can be applied very usefully in practice, which is described in the following three examples.
1. Shortening of rehabilitation after removal of plaster for fractures.
In the chapter Features of the causal therapy of the postural and musculoskeletal system, protective and auxiliary mechanisms of nature are mentioned, which our body actually no longer needs. The turning off or non-starting of certain protective mechanisms (emergency programs) can lead to a significant shortening of a therapy. This is also the case here in the rehabilitation of fractures after removal of the plaster cast.
The reason for the relatively long rehabilitation period after cast removal (about one month, even longer) is the existence of an emergency program, which is inherent to us humans (and also animals). By targeted turning off the proprioception, however, this emergency program can be prevented from starting.
In the case of bone fractures, rehabilitation after removal of the cast today usually requires 12 to 18 treatments to regain full mobility of the affected joint. However, with targeted turning off of proprioreception, rehabilitation can be shortened to about 5 treatments! Thus, for example, a soccer player can play again after 3–4 days after the removal of the cast. Under certain conditions, it is even possible to restore full mobility to the joint with just one treatment after the cast is removed.
2. Torticollis spasticus (torticollis) in infants
Proprioception involves the perception of the body to the environment. If this is disturbed by trauma in any form, there is also a maldevelopment of proprioception in the modern sense in modern society to the detriment of the body.
In infants, especially after forceps delivery , bleeding occurs in the sternocleidomastoid muscle, which leads to torticollis. By turning off the proprioception, one can help there effectively, quickly.
3. Whiplash after a traffic accident
Another application refers to whiplash. After rear-end collisions is quite typical: a change in the cervical spine in terms of pain due to proprioreception dysregulation. Massage is absolutely unsuitable in this case. Turning off of proprioreception means much faster healing of the symptoms.
In summary, it can be said that the turning off of proprioception is always useful and results in a significant change and/or shortening of therapy when increased muscle tension prevents movement.
The discovery of the turning off of proprioreception described here was accompanied by the emergence of my methodology for causal therapy of the postural and musculoskeletal system.
I have been successfully using the effect of the targeted turning off of proprioreception in my practical work for several years.
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