Spinal Flow Technique Chilliwack Langley New Westminster

How Spinal Flow Technique Differs from Traditional Chiropractic Care: The Science Behind This Innovative Healing Modality

The Spinal Flow Technique (SFT) is a revolutionary approach to spinal health and overall wellness developed by chiropractor Dr. Carli Axford. It combines principles from chiropractic care, energy healing, and somatic therapy to identify and release spinal blockages, which are areas of tension or restriction within the spine. The Spinal Flow Technique differs from traditional chiropractic in its gentler, non-forceful technique that focuses on releasing blockages to restore the body’s self-healing potential. The Principles of Spinal Flow Technique

Spinal Flow Technique is based on 10 key principles

  1. There is a healing intelligence that flows through the nervous system of every living being.
  2. The healing potential is proportional to the amount of ease and life force energy that flows through the seven gateways of the spine.
  3. Blockages in the spine restrict the potential for healing.
  4. Pain, illness, and disease are signs of a blockage in the spine.
  5. Blockages are the result of unreleased physical, chemical, or emotional stress.
  6. Symptoms can indicate which gateway is storing a blockage.
  7. You have the power to release your own blockages.
  8. The body will move towards health when provided with the right conditions.
  9. The healing intelligence of the body can be felt via a spinal wave.
  10. When the wave flows through the entire spine it allows healing life force energy to connect to every cell of the body.

How Spinal Flow Technique Works

Spinal Flow Technique uses gentle touch on 33 access points of the spine to release tension and promote healing. It combines principles of chiropractic, energy healing, and somatic therapy in a non-invasive technique suitable for all ages and conditions. A key aspect is the focus on the seven gateways of the spine 

  1. Base (coccyx/tailbone)
  2. Foundation (sacrum/pelvis)
  3. Power (lumbar/lower back)
  4. Center (thoracic/mid back)
  5. Expression (cervical/neck)
  6. Pause (C1, C2, occiput)
  7. Crown (cranium/head)


Spinal Flow Technique practitioners assess each gateway for blockages and use the 33 access points to release them, allowing the spinal wave to demonstrate the body’s innate healing intelligence in action.

Benefits of Spinal Flow Technique

  1. The potential benefits of SFT include: Pain relief, especially for chronic pain, headaches, sciatica
  2. Improved mobility and posture
  3. Enhanced nervous system function
  4. Reduced stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation
  5. Boosted immune system
  6. Improved sleep
  7. Enhanced emotional well-being

The Spinal Flow Technique has effectively helped people heal from a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, digestive issues, reproductive issues, anxiety, depression, and "mystery" illnesses. How Spinal Flow Differs from Traditional Chiropractic

While both SFT and chiropractic focus on the spine and nervous system, they differ in approach: SFT uses a gentler, non-forceful technique vs chiropractic adjustments SFT focuses on releasing blockages vs treating subluxations SFT incorporates energy healing principles SFT aims to restore the body's self-healing vs treating symptoms SFT uses 7 gateways and 33 access points vs spinal manipulation.

The Science Supporting Spinal Flow Technique

The Spinal Flow Technique is based on Dr. Carli Axford’s 20+ years of chiropractic experience and research. It draws on anatomy, physiology, and nervous system science, along with principles of neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to change and adapt. While much of the evidence is anecdotal, thousands of clients have experienced transformative healing from SFT for a variety of conditions.


The Spinal Flow Technique offers a holistic, gentle approach to healing that differs from traditional chiropractic in its principles and techniques. By releasing blockages in the spine, SFT restores the flow of healing life force energy and the body’s innate ability to heal itself. With a growing body of anecdotal evidence and a basis in science and clinical experience, SFT provides an empowering option for those seeking relief from pain and improved well-being.


  1. Is Spinal Flow Technique safe?
  2. Yes, SFT is generally considered safe as it is non-invasive and uses gentle touch. However, individual experiences may vary so it’s best to consult with a certified SFT practitioner.
  3. How is Spinal Flow different from chiropractic adjustments?
  4. Spinal Flow Technique uses gentle touch on 33 access points to release blockages, while chiropractic uses manual adjustments and spinal manipulation to restore alignment.
  5. What conditions can Spinal Flow help with?
  6. Spinal Flow Technique has helped people heal from a wide range of issues including chronic pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, fatigue, digestive problems, reproductive issues, anxiety, and depression.
  7. How many sessions are typically needed?
  8. The number of sessions varies by individual. An initial 60-90 minute assessment is done, followed by 30-60 minute sessions as needed.
  9. Can anyone learn to practice Spinal Flow Technique?
  10. Yes, Spinal Flow Technique can be learned by anyone with a desire to help others heal, with or without a healthcare background. Training is available through the Spinal Flow Technique organization.