I have scoliosis. It has never caused discomfort but may in the future, so I have over the last year or so visualized my spine smoothing out.
The visualizations led to Jen and I working on it regularly. She with massage (NMT and MAT) and I with yoga and similar exercises. It has helped quite a bit, but there is a little further to go.
Last night, Jen used a massage tool to work the ligaments between the spinous processes. I went into a fully lucid altered state, which occasionally happens during massage when we tap into something that has to do with more than muscles and ligaments. I had a very clear image of Native Americans, and the word “culture” came up strongly. As she worked up along the spine, and to an area higher than the scoliosis, the images went away. She touched the scoliosis area again a few times later, and the images immediately came back. It clearly happened outside of my conscious initiation. My sense is that there is an emotional component to my scoliosis, and it seems to go far back in my life. It may have to do with personally experiencing a culture clash similar to that between Europeans and Native Americans.
It may seem woo woo, but if it has to do with my health, I take it seriously. I sometimes use active imagination to explore my night dreams, and may use it on the images that came up last night.
4 thoughts to “Native Americans & Scoliosis”
have always wondered about this…we native americans and scoliosis. so there is a connection?
wondered about this connection for years with Native Americans and scoliosis. Is there a correlation with good data?
I was just told that there is something about this in “I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism” by Lee Maracle. May be worth taking a look.
I was wondering about this because some tribes had this baby carrier that forced the baby to lay completely flat and straight so they’d have good posture as adults. I was wondering if there was any data on that or is people with native lineage were less susceptible to it.