Relation between flat feet, scoliosis, kyphosis, hypermobility, ADHD syndrome and myopia

Some non-tradidional practitioners (osteopaths etc) expand their work to myopia as well and this is what derives from the point one of them takes about myopia:

“There’s should be no myopia if everything is OK in body (besides eyes).
Something’s taking place wrongly when eye easily gets longer and longer while seeing up close. In my opinion it’s cranial bones structure causing bad vein blood flow”.

Now I share my thoughts.

While osteopath’s opinion makes some sense, my opinion is that the main fault is on connective tissues. If something is wrong with them, we can get other health problems as well - these are flat feet, scoliosis, kyphosis, hypermobility and ADHD syndromes, so on.

On the positive side, myopia with basically any cause could and should be reversed naturally - by placing correct stimulus on a regular basis. In my opinion, this is about ocular muscles changing eyeball structure, but there are other theories available why eye reacts to stimulus. Because in judging whether your case of myopia could be reversed, you need to try it first. And in vast majority of cases, any structure X should be cancelled by the opposite (-X) function. For example, spine with a structure causing it to curve rightwards (forward) will gradually cancel itself by repeating opposite function - constant curving leftwards (backward).

As for other conditions listed (we talked about myopia, kyphosis and scoliosis), flat feet could have a similar solution (even if it’s rigid, it will change but it will take long to change bones) - constant strain on muscles that form foot arch.

As for hypermobility, you could try to not move your hypermobile parts of body too much.

“ADHD syndrome” is a bit of human-made “problem” in my opinion, putting off responsibility from myself. “I am born with this so there’s nothing I can change”. If you are not that sort of people, you could form correct behaviour stereotype. Maybe I have this “condition” to some extent. While I don’t deny it’s a real disorder (if I have it, it negatively impacts my life as well), but if I believe I just born/grown/formed as this, then really I should go to nowhere. It’s like saying “I was grown that I should eat 5 kg of donuts every time I take food” or “I formed that way: I need to sit 25 cm from my computer while I see it clearly from 1 m”, or “I born the way I am addicted to games 12 h per day”.

Yes, if we go further, the society should agree that “I was born gay” etc is nonsense. While it could be like that it doesn’t mean I should behave this way. You can take it as my opinion. I am not here to offend someone.

The axioms in each case are:

  • Some people are more resistant to asymmetrical stimulus, in other word they have stronger homeostasis. Some are less. That doesn’t mean some people are born “better”: (not only) my take is that nothing in this world is random. Your family is responsible what they put into you, including genes. We (or some of us?) just don’t (want to?) know what are the relationships between our decisions (stimulus) and resulting events (response). It’s really sweet to put fault on world, “this angry/money-making/just-profit/merely-hedonist society”, parents, genes, conditions I have in present, and not on myself.
  • The people having weaker homeostasis and developed conditions arising from it, could revese them naturally, just using weaker homeostasis they have in a good way: using it to induce the opposite function as a regular stimulus. Get it work for them, not against them.

That’s all of resources nature made available for my brain.

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Very dense stuff. Got any links you can reference these quotes to?

I’m working on two things at the moment in regards to this constant Nature v Nuture debate.

First is a quote that I heard from Dr Chris Knobbe say that I find super helpful, something along the lines of:

"Genetics is the loaded gun. The environment pulls the trigger"

Second is in relation to people dismissively talking about genetics as an excuse or an unfounded reason for their issue, disease etc. I’ve learn this the hard way again and again throughout my life. I now work on the mantra:

"Don’t assume its genetic. Its ostensibly not genetic until you’ve got the genetic test result infont of you"

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Yup. That’s a huge red flag for me, anytime I get some kind of diagnosis, ask what’s up, and get the ole standby “oh it’s genetic”. For sure I’ll be on Google Scholar in short order, digging for what’s actually going on. :slight_smile:

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The first quote is from Russian osteopath Alexandr E. Smirnov YouTube videos. You can find this theory in his videos about vision correction.

YouTube channel: AlexandrESmirnov

Second, I got a syndrome called Ehlers-Danlos to see what’s going on in extreme cases of connective tissue disorders:
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" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehlers–Danlos_syndromes)

The third source is EndMyopia site.

Fourth, https://www.appleacademicpress.com/the-neurological-treatment-for-nearsightedness-and-related-vision-problems-a-guide-to-vision-improvement-based-on-30-years-of-research/9781771887328 about eye muscles.

Fifth, video “How to correct a Scoliosis with exercise and stretching” on Ed Paget YouTube channel.

He says: “you need to ask your body to do what it should do for you, and the more you ask it, the faster it will be”.

Sixth, Todd Becker site “Getting Stronger” about putting low-dose stress on your body to achieve reversal of diseases like myopia.

For other sources, you can send me a private message to consider a few.

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Here are my thoughts

flat feet - I had somewhat flat feet which I fixed with minimalist shoes, 2 hours of walking a day, and standing for 50% of the workday. Like myopia it probably takes years to fully correct but I’ve seen a significant improvement in 9 months. Should also help with your postural issues.

Actually, I was going to write more but I think just 2 hours of walking in minimalist shoes a day will help with all these issues including myopia (due to distance vision). Briefly though, try getting into intense strength training for postural change and eating unprocessed, non-inflammatory foods for promoting healing.

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Something like that.

Be aware that symmetric exercise will only worsen side curvature - one side still works more.
Like myopic eyes - they act like still seeing something up close when you try to see clearly in the distance…

I went for symmetric strength exercise promoting it will reverse side curvature - I left up with worening of spinal curvature and a wallet without next $100.

Look. This is X-ray: https://ibb.co/7kgrhvr

The spine is curved 8.5 degrees to the right (right because of left rotation, otherwise it’s easy to mistake assuming it’s curved to the left): https://ibb.co/M7wnGbk

The next thing is bones deforming and adapting to the condition: https://ibb.co/m5FzXDC

That’s why it’s not so easy to get rid of.

Bones in spine are rigid enough to take years, if not decades in severe cases to be naturally reshaped back to normal by methods we know today (it’s mostly because there’s should be a strong 24/7 force moving them back to neutral). But once spine has deviated from straight, gravity will only provide 24/7 stimulus to get it deviate even more. Daily mobilizing techniques, self-correction would be a bear for hours in years. That’s why some people end up in their vertebral column completely twisted into a compresssed letter “S”. Doctors reject bones change shape in adults. Some reject it happens even in kids. But both statements are not true apparently, because if it can deform further way after growth period, it can deform into normal as well.

A bit related, my father-in-law has tinnitus. A few years ago he went to an ENT specialists for this, the “diagnosis” literally was: it is caused by born in 1938 (ie.: old age). Thanks a lot? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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I talked about moderate or severe cases of scoliosis.

While their mechanics are equal, my (and many other people’s) spine is hit by something slightly different. It’s more like side curvature below normal. Many people in fact have minor side curves in thoracic region - maybe not more than 5 degrees. Although it’s usually about 3 degrees in both men and woman, there are people with 1 degree deviation or even prefectly straight with 0 degrees spine - ideally straight like a tower.

Most people develop slightest (about 3 degrees Cobb angle) curvature in thoracic spine to the right after adolescence.