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A Deeper Look Into Addressing Sensors Mis-Adjustments

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Bing Xi is a former coach at a fitness center who helps clients minimize sensors mis-adjustments.

What does sensors mis-adjustments mean?

Sensors of the body are components that receive external stimulus as sensory signals. These sensory signals are transmitted to the brain, allowing the brain to react by giving a subsequent command, a motor output signal to the body. Simply put, sensors take the input while the brain gives the output.

In real life, if a person accidentally touches a hot object that would hurt him upon prolonged contact, his skin's sensors would send an input to the brain as an alert. The brain, in response, would send an output to the body to react by moving the body part in contact away to avoid further harm. This also means sensors affect the nervous system as well as the body's movements and positioning.

Sometimes, a sensor can get mis-adjusted due to prolonged or faulty stimulation. That can happen either due to a sustained injury or poor motor development during growth. If a sensor gets mis-adjusted for any reason, the nervous system as well as the body's movements and positioning would be affected, leading to body misalignment.

Nervous system


Common causes of sensors mis-adjustments

Some common causes of sensors mis-adjustments include prolonged injury, poor motor development during growth and past trauma.

In the case of prolonged injury, the sensors are chronically activated in sending the pain signals to the brain. This affects the sensors' receptivity, changing the way pain is perceived as well as the reaction. Overtime, even after the injury is healed, the sensors' receptivity is still not synchronized and stay mis-adjusted.

Motor development happens during key phases in our lives from the day we are born till early adulthood. A lack of movement like crawling and walking can happen due to the fast paced lives of young parents leading to the growing child being carried around instead of given the time to move and explore. This has far reaching effects on the growing child's motor development, leading to sensors mis-adjustments.

Beyond the physical causes, there are also emotional causes of sensors mis-adjustments. Past traumatic events can affect the brain, leading to blockages to the brain signals, simulating the effects of sensors mis-adjustments. In the case of a traumatic injury, a strong emotion associated with it can cause the body to react irrationally upon triggering a memory of the past trauma leading the sensors to be mis-adjusted.

Motor development


Addressing Mis-adjusted Sensors

From my learnings as a coach in my previous fitness center, I have come to know a number of components that can be looked at to address mis-adjusted sensors. They are the eyes, jaws, deep skin scars, foot arch and body sensors.

Mis-adjusted sensors can show up in the eyes in the form of lazy eyes, whereby the less dominant eye cannot converge and focus on the visual target. The key to addressing lazy eyes is to focus the eyes on a visual target. In order to do so, eye movement can be done to stretch the muscles controlling the eyes while eye exercises can be done by training the eyes to track a moving point. To amplify the effects of the eye exercises, eye magnets from the PosturePro system can be used.

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Mis-adjusted sensors can show up in the form of misaligned jaws. This usually happens due to over-bite, under-bite or uneven bite (caused by uneven or missing teeth and teeth fillings, route canal etc). To address these, reduce the tightness in the jaws by lightly brushing the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ), at the sides of the jaws. On top of that, align the jaws by placing the tongue at the rooftop of mouth with lips closed to maintain a natural gap between the upper and lower rows of the teeth. To amplify the effects, make a humming noise while moving the lower jaws left and right to find the point where the hum is the deepest, the "biting point", where the jaws are most aligned. Lastly, get a custom fitted Newage mouthpiece to better maintain jaw alignment.

Mis-adjusted sensors can occur in deep skin scars that are active. The sensory receptors underneath the skin where a scar is, regardless of how far back the wound was obtained, could be damaged and giving faulty signals to the body. To address deep skin scars, manually massage the scar at deep skin level, not the muscles, for roughly twenty seconds a few times throughout the day, to deactivate the scar temporarily. Also, helichrysum essential oil can be used to mask deep skin scars and temporarily reset the skin receptors.

Mis-adjusted sensors can show up in the form of sub-optimal foot arches. Overly low or high arches, or uneven arches, cause the weight shift on the feet to be not optimally distributed. To address this, foot exercises can be done seated or lying down with straight knees to hold the foot at both, the most arched and most collapsed, positions. Muscle balancing can also be used to address sub-optimal foot arches since muscles control them. Lastly, specialized insoles that help people to stand taller for better weight distribution and subsequently more optimal foot arches are available under the PosturePro system.

Mis-adjusted sensors can also show up everywhere else in the body that has receptors and capable of responding to external stimulus like pressure, temperature, and light. By varying the intensities (common ones are small light, light, and firm) of physical touch, the correct pressure can then be applied to reset the respective body receptors. This works for resetting deep skin scars also, which would be more specific and effective than just deep skin massage as mentioned above. The implementation of this concept in manual therapy is extensively used in the Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (PDTR) system.

Address Sensors Mis-adjustments overview

EyesJawsDeep skin scarsFoot archBody receptors


Brushing sides of jaws

Manual massage

Foot exercise

Small light touch

Eye movement

Tongue alignment

Essential oil

Muscle balance

Light touch

Eye exercises

Biting point

(refer to body receptors)



Eye magnet

Mouth piece




Eye exercises

PosturePro is a system by Annette Verpillot

PosturePro is a system by Annette Verpillot

Mouthpiece to maintain jaw alignment

Newage mouthpieces are available online

Newage mouthpieces are available online

Body receptors adjustment on the muscle controlling eye movements

Finding out the appropriate touch intensity needed to reset the deep skin neuro-receptors


To conclude, mis-adjusted sensors can cause detriments to the health at a neurological level. While the science behind these mis-adjustments are complex and hard to grasp, a lot of solutions to minimize them, even overcome them, is simple and practically applicable.

Among the few sensors mis-adjustments mentioned, which one can you relate most to? Share with me in the comments section below!

Pain relief by optimizing Sensors Adjustments

I do work closely with individuals to relief chronic and recurring pain by overcoming Sensors Mis-adjustments as part of a holistic pain solution illustrated in my other article "Permanent Relief From Recurring Pain".

Contact me for more information if you are looking to experience Sensors Adjustments or overcome ongoing pain!

© 2019 Bing Xi

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