The spine consists of 24 articulating vertebrae and 9 fused vertebrae. In between every pair of vertebrae are two openings or foramina on each side, for the passage of the spinal nerves from the cord. If the vertebrae are in a wrong position, this results in a compression on the nerve roots which leads to a decrease in nerve transmission to the corresponding organs. This misalignment causes reduced organ activity and may initiate all kinds of disorders. Disc herniations or protrusions have a similar or rather equal effect.
The following experiences about impairments and disorders have been recorded on examination and questioning of numerous patients all over the world (including but not limiting China, Europe, Russia and the USA) in the last 30 years. This list is not a guide for self diagnosis. For a precise and reliable diagnosis, a doctor must be consulted.