Nanaimo Chiropractors

Welcome to the Nanaimo Chiropractors blog of The Lifehouse Chiropractic Studio and Dr. Norm Detillieux, Chiropractor in Nanaimo, BC

Monday, June 30, 2014

Energy Healing

Dr. Norm Detillieux's Optimal Health Essentials - a series of conscious concepts to help you radically empower you & your life.

(c) Paul Manly - Manly Media

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Why the Spine?

This week I ask….Why is the Spine the focus of attention in this work? Thought you might be wondering, so here, with the help of Dr. Donald Epstein are the first 3 of the 6 key reasons for the spine’s importance. Enjoy….

  1. Structure
Many chiropractors say that structure determines function. To a degree, I believe this is true. Dr. Donald Epstein says this another way. “The shape, position and tone of your spine and nerve system, is directly related to the shape, position and tone of your life.” You know the importance of structure. Think of the importance of the structure of your car. If the car’s tires are slightly misaligned by as little as a few millimeters, consider how much this can reduce mileage on the tires and increase gas consumption. Think of the importance of the structure of the foundation of a house. If the foundation is off by just a few inches it can be potentially devastating to the integrity of the home. This is very similar to your spine. Your spine is the foundation and framework of your body. If you are out of alignment, even as little as a few millimeters, it can cause tremendous strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments, often causing early degeneration, and things such as osteoarthritis.

  1. Function
The spine does something else, perhaps even more important than holding you upright. It protects the delicate, soft, core essence that is your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is how you function. It’s what connects the brain to the body and the body to the brain - creating both the mind-body and the body-mind connection. You know the importance of this function in examples like spinal cord accidents and paralysis; when the spinal cord is compromised at the base of the neck it can cause organ failure throughout the rest of the body and be, potentially, life threatening. You also experience this when your leg falls asleep and you lose muscle control. It’s not that your muscle has fallen asleep; it’s your nerve that tells the muscle to contract that has been compromised. Dorland’s Medical dictionary defines the nerve system as the master control system of the body. The nerve system acts like a computer’s CPU (central processing unit). It runs both the hardware and software and integrates the two. It is estimated that the average human body has about 10 trillion nerve cells. If they were placed end to end, they would stretch around the earth about 47 times!

     Main Energy Meridian
If you look at any energy diagrams of the body, the spine is always featured as being the main energy channel or meridian of the body. The majority of our chakras are in alignment with the spine. Scientifically, we know that the nerve system sends what’s known as an “action potential” which is a tiny impulse of energy which travels up to 200 meters per second, up and down your spine and throughout your body. It is estimated that there are 3 trillion neurological events a second (of which you are only aware of 2,000). This is a lot of energy! Think of your spine like a garden hose, and the water that flows through the hose is the life-force energy that flows through your spine. Now think of what happens if you make a kink in the hose and how the water starts to backlog, increasing the pressure build up and decreasing the outflow. Another example, what happens to the flow of the river when there is a beaver dam disrupting its natural flow? This stagnation of water creates a wonderful breeding ground for bugs to multiply. The same is true in your body.

Stay tuned next week when we explore the direct relationship between your spine and emotions, perceptions, and flexibility and adaptability of you and your spine.

Taking care of you and your spine,

Dr. Norm

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mind Body connection

Dr. Norm Detillieux's Optimal Health Essentials - a series of conscious concepts to help you radically empower you in your life. In this episode he talks about how mind and body work together.

(c) Paul Manly - Manly Media

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Reorganizational Healing

On Thursday June 19th we will be presenting our next advanced talk, "Reorganizational Healing".  Reorganizational Healing is the meta model as created by Dr. Donald Epstein.  To get you started with some of the wisdom of this talk I have outline the difference between Reorganizational Healing vs. Therapeutic Treatments or what could be described as healing vs curing.   As always our advanced talks are well attended and well received.  If your innate says that you should be here, let us know ASAP. Enjoy.

Healing is our goal.  Healing is an intimate and integrative process that encompasses every aspect of our being – the entire spectrum of our existence. Healing has little to do with the removal of symptoms. Healing is tuning into innate intelligence within the body and asking ‘what can I do to support my healing now and create fertile ground for my health to flourish?’  The result being a greater experience of wholeness, wellness and soundness.

Curing on the other hand, sees the cause of illness and health outside of us, and implies that someone is trying to eliminate our  disease, symptom, or crisis, most commonly through medication, surgery,  psychotherapy, or other modalities.

“Healing is basically the result of putting right our wrong relation to our body, to other people and to our own complicated minds, with emotions and instincts at war with one another and not properly understood and accepted by what we call “I” or “ me”.  The process is one of reorganization, re-integration, of things which have come apart.”       ~ Laurence J. Bendit, Psychiatrist


Curing gives your power away.
Curing is number based, conforms to others.
Curing involves an attempt to control our internal and external environments.
Curing seeks to label effects (not the causes) of disease, place blame and give explanations and excuses for undesirable experiences.


Healing leaves in its wake a sense of accomplishment, fulfillment and empowerment.
Healing considers our uniqueness.  
Healing involves surrendering control of our inner and outer experiences.
Healing promotes wholeness, an uninhibited expression of natural rhythms and unprovoked forgiveness.

One cannot fight darkness,
One must turn on light.
One cannot fight disease,
One must turn on life.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Chiropractic For The World Goes Global

Two years ago I was asked to be the North American Director for Chiropractic For The World, I said yes!  We are a Canadian Non-Profit with a global vision.  We have already organized numerous chiropractic trips where we have brought chiropractors to developing nations to serve those in need.  We have visited Ghana and Rwanda and now have invitations from 10 other countries!  We intend these trips to become "perpetual" trips.  The next step of our initiative is establishing schools in these countries; we have already built one in Rwanda.  The need is high as the literacy rate in many of these countries is ~ 60%.  Then the next phase of our work is to turn these schools into chiropractic colleges.  We have a very feasible 10 year plan that will bring about massive healing on a global scale.  The entire chiropractic profession is coming together to rally behind this act of compassion in a very large way and we would like your help too.  In July we will be hosting our Light Up The World With Chiropractic For The World Week. Watch for more information.

"You can feed a man a fish and feed him for a day, or you can teach him how to fish and feed him for a lifetime."

For now I wanted to offer you an invitation.  Next Friday June 13th at 7PM, I will be opening the evening, alongside Dr. Robert Champagne the President of Chiropractic For The World, for a talk in Vancouver.  You are welcome to come listen to it live, or you can even enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, as this event will be being broadcasted live to the world. To register, click here. People will be tuning in from New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada (among others).  Will you? 

Have a great week.

Dr. Norm