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Who doesn’t love the Logan Basic Technique?

Many of our patient’s love the Logan Basic Technique, and for good reason. The Logan Basic Technique (LBT) is a gentle and effective chiropractic technique founded by Dr. Hugh B. Logan in 1931. Dr. Logan also founded Logan University of Chiropractic, which Dr. Emilie graduated from! This gentle but very effective technique is backed by research with favorable results in many different areas. The technique is famous for activating the parasympathetic nervous system.

Sacrotuberous Ligament needed to perform Logan Basic

During the technique, the patient lies face down and the doctor takes a contact on the sacrotuberous ligament which goes from the tailbone (coccyx) to the sit bone (ischial tuberosity). This ligament is full of parasympathetic neurons that will help push the nervous system into the “rest and digest” or “healing” phase. After the contact is found the patient lies still, thinking happy thoughts, while the doctor’s other hand slowly moves up the spine. The technique can take anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes and afterwards patient’s feel much calmer and even tired.

Dr. Lynn getting ready to start Logan Basic on a person lying face down.
Dr. Lynn getting ready to start Logan.

At OWL Chiropractic we practiced the Pierce Results System which is an analysis system proven to reduce the amount of subluxation or misalignment in the nervous system. The Pierce Results System calls for use of the Logan Basic Technique when our infrared thermal scans show the nervous system is between subluxation patterns or stressed out. By activating the parasympathetics we can either put the brake on when the nervous system is headed in a direction we don’t want it to - or push the gas pedal down if we are headed in the right direction.

A thermal imaging scan showing the parasympathetic nervous system before Logan Basic and after Logan Basic.
Before Logan Thermal Imaging Scan on the Right, After on the Left

This technique is great for kids with behavioral or developmental delays, pregnant women, scoliosis, those suffering from depression or anxiety, and anyone who is pushing themselves a little too hard. It is not uncommon to fall asleep during this technique, or release pent up emotions via tears. Many report being tired afterwards as well. Don’t be fooled by the uneventfulness of this technique, we will still ask for a post-adjustment scan, and you might just be surprised at how much change can happen from this gentle approach!

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