Many years of clinical research have shown that the first cervical vertebra, “atlas”, is more or less malrotated from birth, in almost all humans. Trauma such as whiplash, slips and falls, or any sports injuries can push or pull the atlas vertebra in an even worth position, and therefore be the cause of many health problems.

The atlas not only carries the skull, but also is responsible for the suspension, equilibrium and management for the spine and skeleton. When the atlas is misaligned it causes the head to tilt, and the spine compensates the malrotation of the atlas with a rotation down to the sacroiliac joint, trying to maintain the center of gravity. This will cause neck pain and lower back pain, and impacts the entire spine.
A misalignment of the atlas leads to continuos pressure on the spinal cord, nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic channels causing serious physical and mental problems, including significant adverse changes in posture. The spine compensates the malrotation of the atlas with a rotation down to the sacroiliac joint, causing lower back and/or leg pain. The malrotation of the atlas could also have a negative impact on muscles, joints, eyes, ears, jaw, nerves, circulatory system, organs of equilibrium and interior organs.

An atlas in its correct position optimizes circulation and shifts the center of gravity, thus reducing, or eliminating headaches, migraines, vertigo, neck stiffness, back pain and many other health problems.

Toxins. The AtlasPROfilax method is a neuromuscular massage technique that focuses on the short muscles of the neck -the sub-occipital muscles- that surround and stabilize the head joints (base of the skull, atlas and axis vertebras). The Atlas (C1) not only carries the skull, but also is responsible for the suspension, equilibrium and management of the spine and human skeleton. Many focus solely on the physical attributes of this method, for example improved posture and balance, neck, shoulder and back pain relief to highlight the most common. It’s important to also understand additional effects and causes that are released as a result of the stabilization of the central nervous system (CNS) and the benefits of improved blood flow from the AtlasPROfilax method. Once the Atlas has naturally aligned, the Central Nervous System function improves dramatically, along with improved blood flow, and the bodies own natural self-healing ability to improve health related challenges such as thought clarity and many other neurovascular related diagnosis. A good example, the Vagus Nerve being the Tenth cranial nerve (CN X), interfaces with the parasympathetic control of the heart, lungs and digestive tract. Toxins absorbed by the nerve endings, travel through to the cell body disrupting vital functions of the nerve cells. Healthy communications of the CNS along with healthy blood flow improve the body with detoxification for good health.

The AtlasPROfilax® method is a neuromuscular massage technique that focuses on the short muscles of the neck the sub-occipital muscles that surround and stabilize the head joints (base of the skull, atlas and axis vertebras). The Atlas (C1) not only carries the skull, but also is responsible for the suspension, equilibrium and management of the spine and human skeleton. 
The AtlasPROfilax® Diagnosis is a result of several aspects:
1/ Anamnesis – Informative conversation and patient’s account of medical history and discussion of symptoms.
2/ Clinical test – Certified Atlasprof®s review balance, posture, muscular tension, range of motion and more.
3/ Palpation & review sub-occipital muscles located below base of skull.
4/ Imaging techniques:
2D – a simple X-ray is not enough to make a diagnosis. Only indirect signs can be seen.
3D – in scientific research, auxiliary in clinical practice (not necessary to make the diagnosis).
The AtlasPROfilax® vibrational massage of the short muscles of the neck the sub-occipital muscles provides a natural method of alignment of the Atlas (C1) to its natural position.
The release of muscular tension in the neck corrects ligamentous and muscular compression on the Atlas (C1) vertebra additionally improves blood flow and many of the negative effects on the central nervous system producing a positive effect on the body and stimulating the bodies very own healing capacity.

VVertigo often gives one a feeling of Faintness (feeling about to pass out), Light-headedness, Dysequilibrium (feeling off balance or unsteady), a vague spaced-out or swimmy-headed feeling or in short a false sensation of movement.
In the past this was thought to be an inner ear issue overlooking another primary cause of Vertigo. At the base of your skull there are muscles who’s function is to gather information. Vertigo often occurs when these muscles are stressed. To learn more, visit or call us at to see how we can help.

Posture: Rene Schumperlii the founder of the AtlasPROfilax method maintained that most humans have a malrotated atlas or more technically a minor intervertebral dysfunction (MID) of the atlas.
For every inch of Forward Head Posture, it can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds.” (Kapandji, Physiology of Joints, Vol. 3). This study also showed that the AtlasPROfilax Method is effective for correcting MID.
It has been observed that following the AtlasPROfilax treatment postural changes occur immediately and furthermore changes continue to occur for at least a few years.
This corrective movement begins to reverse the displacement of the centre of gravity of the skull and spine. The spinal column tends to return to its natural axis, which allows discs to recover their natural elasticity coefficient.
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Are your symptoms reviewed as just psychosomatic?

Many patients are told by their doctors that their problems are unknown and appear to have a psychosomatic origin? It is quite likely that the physician doesn’t know – and therefore doesn’t tell you – that a misaligned Atlas might be the cause of your problems.

Chronic complaints after whiplash trauma and recurring migraine attacks or headaches find a simple, logical explanation in the Atlas misalignment. Correction of this problem offers a real, lasting solution without being forced to take drugs continuously with the ensuing side effects.

In addition, correction of the Atlas vertebra is the ideal method to improve posture, thus preventing postural defects such as functional short leg, pelvic obliquity, hyperlordosis /hollow back, kyphosis, functional scoliosis, loss of the cervical lordosis.

As was the Titan god who bore the sky aloft. The Atlas is the first cervical vertebra and referred to as the Atlas because it bears the weight of the whole head.
The Atlas vertebra is a neuralgic component of a complex functional system.
The anatomy of the spinal column is comparable to a precision mechanism: the slightest shift of the Atlas from its correct anatomical and physiological location can have negative repercussions on the entire musculoskeletal, postural, circulatory and parasympathetic nervous systems, as well as the body in general.
Such misalignment may be present from birth (even in the case of a delivery by Caesarean section) and may be worsened by traumas such as whiplash.
it is important to understand the difference between static and dynamic conditions. When the body is in motion, there are dynamic changes in weight distribution, which may lead to a momentary compression of nerves and bloodstream. These stresses are purely temporary and unproblematic for the body, since it returns to a resting position sooner or later: the influences and compressions disappear.
On the other hand, a static load permanently bears on the skeleton. If this weight bearing is constantly unbalanced and one-sided, postural defects are the consequence. Ongoing pressure on nerves and bloodstream leads to a whole series of dysfunctions.
AtlasPROfilax treatment is carried out in one session + a subsequent check-up. However rarely, there are exceptions.

AtlasPROfilax, Medical Labeling, False Indicators and Mysterious Illnesses

To begin:

René-C. Schümperli, Dr. E.M, is the inventor of the AtlasPROfilax® method and the founder of the AtlasPROfilax Academy Switzerland® AG/SA.

AtlasPROfilax® is a safe one time vibro-pressure treatment that focuses on the short muscles of the neck that allow the Atlas (cervical C1) to move itself into it’s natural position without cracking or manipulation. The Atlas is the first cervical vertebra, which carries the skull with influence on the central nervous system and brainstem function, affecting every aspect of human function. 

A malrotation of the Atlas (which over 95% of people have) leads to continuous pressure on arteries, blood vessels, cranial nerves, and the spinal cord causing serious pain and discomfort. This diminishes the body of its ability to cleans itself by its intended design.

One of many important nerves “The Vagus Nerve” is the tenth cranial nerve or CN X, and interfaces with parasympathetic control of the heart, lungs, and digestive tract.

Neurotoxins are xenobiotics, which act specifically on nerve cells. Once absorbed by nerve endings, these toxins travel through the neuron to the cell body. En-route, they disrupt several vital functions of the nerve cell, including the axonal transport of nutrients, mitochondrial respiration and DNA transcription. The body is constantly working to eliminate neurotoxins via the main organs of detoxification: the liver, kidney, skin and lungs.

Neurotoxins can cause, or exacerbate, a large number of disease conditions and illnesses affecting many or all organs and systems by the Vagus Nerve within the human body and many times “labeled” or referred to as “mystery illnesses”. Virus’s such as Epstein Barr and Human Herpes Virus’s are so very common, almost epidemic, and so very destructive, yet often overlooked when looking to reach a diagnosis and restore an individual’s health.

Also related is the physical structure of the human body typically from birth. Extensive clinical research has confirmed that the “Atlas” or cervical C1 is more of less in a rotational malposition in a high percentage of individuals. 

With a lifetime of bumps, falls and injuries and depending on the degree of the rotational malposition the Atlas can even cause a reduction in the diameter of the foramen magnum, irritating the spinal cord and its wrappings and alter the spinal fluid flow worsening central nervous system communications including Vagus nerve communications. A decrease in blood flow to assist in detoxification the obstructed central nervous system prevents the body from being in an optimal self-healing state.

Our body is amazing by design and constantly working to eliminate neurotoxins via the main organs of detoxification: the liver, kidney, skin and lungs all of which can be afflicted by miscommunications of the central nervous system/Vagus nerve, the liver being one of the most important organ involved in the detoxification of neurotoxins. Detoxification mechanisms include acetylation, sulfation, glucuronidation, oxidation and others. 

Once metabolized, most elimination products are expelled with the bile into the small intestine, and then leave the body via the digestive tract.

Because of the lipophilic/neurotropic nature of the neuro-toxins, many are reabsorbed by the abundant nerve endings of the Enteric Nervous System (ENS), located in the intestinal wall. 

The ENS has more neurons than the spinal chord.

From the moment of mucosal uptake the toxins can potentially take 4 different paths:

1. Neuronal uptake and axonal transport to the spinal chord (sympathetic neurons) or brainstem (parasympathetic neurons), back to the brain.

2. Venous uptake and via the portal vein to the liver.

3. Lymphatic uptake and via the thoracic duct to the sub- clavian vein.

4. Uptake by bowel bacteria and tissues of the intestinal tract.

In a process known as “molecular trickery”, invading organisms can sometimes trigger a host cell to release neurotoxins, causing the host to damage its own cell.

Neurotoxins can cause, or exacerbate, a large number of disease conditions and illnesses, affecting almost all organs and systems such as gliotoxins, fungi, viral patterns, insecticides and metals. 

In order to assist the clarification of these toxins at a deep, cellular level and restore the body to its optimal ability the combination of the following require true alignment.

Diet (whole food-plant based) with specific combinations to heal areas within the body that are most required.

Correction of the Cervical 1 (Atlas) to stabilize blood flow, optimize central nervous system, align the body structurally to activating the body’s self healing mechanisms.

The combination of customized homeopathic remedies, homeopathic herbs and sarcodes to assist in supporting the healing and repair of damaged tissues. Providing custom protocols using the right remedy, at the right level, at the right time within the right sequence to complete the body’s ability and process of healing. See my Holistic Website for more information.

The correct position of the Atlas triggers in everybody the self-healing mechanism contributing to an optimal health and quality of life.

Richard Ulmer

American Association of Drugless Practitioners

Certified AtlasPROfilax Practitioner

Master Electrodermal Practitioner

Master Reiki Okuden