Princeton Integrative Health offers Family Chiropractic care through Dr. Conny Garefino, DC. Conny practices chiropractic using the approach known as Bio-Geometric Integration or BGI. She is certified in the Webster Technique which is a gentle chiropractic technique for balancing the pelvis and optimizing nerve function during pregnancy. Dr. Conny is dedicated to working with families to achieve optimal health.
What is B.G.I Chiropractic?
The approach known as Bio-Geometric Integration (B.G.I.) is an acceptance that everything in our bodies are connected. This means our bones, ligaments, blood chemistry, thoughts, emotions, and our interactions we have with our environment, are all connected. When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, all of these pieces shift and transform to allow for healing to occur. The adjustment affects your whole body, starting in your cells to restore the brain and body connection. It is so much more than just moving a bone.
B.G.I. chiropractic care is unique because it acknowledges that even the smallest force affects the whole system, making it a gentle approach to the adjusting process. When a doctor is able to identify where your subluxations or blocks in your internal communication network (the nervous system) are, it doesn’t take a lot of force to unblock them, but rather, a keen awareness of helping your brain realize the block is there, and in turn encourages your body to work on clearing it.
According to Dr. Conny, “As a doctor of Chiropractor and practitioner of BGI, when I put my hands on a patient I am feeling for changes in tone (tension) in a person’s system. Each type of tissue, whether it is bone, muscle, organ, lymph, etcetera, carries a different tone. For example, bones are denser than your organs, and your heart has a much different tone than your liver. Within each type of tissue, it is ideal for the tone to be the same in order to adapt to life’s experiences optimally. When there are differences in tone, this leads to communication issues between the brain and body, not allowing information from the brain to be conveyed efficiently to that specific area of the body. In chiropractic, we call this a subluxation and the long-term result of this, are symptoms. For example, if I feel tonal differences in a patient’s midback which contains the nerves that feed the stomach, that patient may exhibit symptoms such as indigestion due to low acid production in the stomach. Indigestion is the symptom and the result of the body’s inability to adapt to life’s experiences (which come in the form of thoughts, traumas, or toxins) which leads to subluxation. Removing the subluxation DOES NOT address the indigestion, but rather frees energy in the body to allow space for healing.”