The spine is supported by reflexes along the inside of the arches of the feet.
The left side of the spine is reflected in the arch of the right foot. The right side of the spine is reflected in the arch of the left foot.
When the weight is transfered to the left foot to raise the right foot off the ground the pull of the right leg is transfered to the right side of the spine which rotates it slightly like a spring and it is counterbalanced by swinging the left arm forward rotating the upper spine in the opposite direction. When you put the right foot down and begin to lift the left foot that spring tension is used to lift the left foot and swing the right arm forward. This is the walking reflex and is the basis of reflexology and posturology. Any defect in the action along this chain results in repetitive stress on the balancing point of the reflex action. For example: if you bend and twist and lift you may sprain or strain the spine between the 11th and 12th ribs. this often affects the nerves and attachment of a long small muscle called the Psoas Minor that balances the opposite pubic bone when you lift a leg to take a step. a failure of the psoas minor forces an additional lifting of the arch of your foot causing pain in th arch ore the inside of th calf of your leg where the arch lifting muscle is attached. Because the pelvis then tilts forward on one side and backward on the other sacroiliac pain develops. Because you tilt to that side you trow that foot out to the side to keep from falling which brings you down on the knee with a twist and pounds the cartilage causing knee pain. Plus all the adjustments in the upper body described on other pages. Each pain causes a reflex to try to prevent it which causes another pain. When you have enough painful spots the doctor will diagnose fibromyalgia syndrome. Algia means pain so the diagnosis means that you have enough pain in the fibers and muscles of your body to alter the function of your central nervous system. So now see if you can discern the meaning of my signature line.
Hans Albert Quistorff, LMP Antalgic Posture Pain Specialist