Your central nervous system has about 86 billion neurons and they are all connected to 10,000 others. That’s an awful lot of connections. More importantly, the central nervous system is a processing centre, it doesn’t generate the messages that control your muscles, which begs the question – where do nerve messages come from?
Your central nervous system takes input from the senses and turns it into output to control the body, predominantly the muscles. Afferent input refers to the nerve messages which feed the brain and spinal cord. Bad input creates bad output, which we find as muscle inhibition or its opposite, over-facilitation.
By normalising muscle tone, afferentologists allow their patients to move better, heal faster and stay well longer.