Advanced Chiropractic Techniques
What is AK? Applied Kinesiology is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.
The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
Triad Of Health
The triad of health lists the three basic causes of health problems. They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. This is not new to chiropractic, as its founder, D.D. Palmer states in his text, “The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic,” “The determining causes of disease are traumatism, poison and autosuggestion.” AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.
The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient’s health problem. AK skills are developed and approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology Board of Standards.
These skills are refined from many disciplines including Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy etc. Members of these professions share knowledge through the publications and conferences of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK).
Total Body Modification
TBM is an adjunct to all existing (remembered and forgotten) chiropractic philisophies used for the restoration and maintenance of the optimum health of our patients.
When chiropractic was founded, it was based on the philosophy of health care through the treatment of the energy of the spine and nerves. Today’s insurance companies and political health organizations would rather relegate chiropractic to necks and backs and only through injury. It is up to all of us to educate the public to the true meaning of chiropractic, the old-time chiropractors were not restricted or confused by scientific proof of what they were able to do. The old masters of the chiropractic profession found a problem and corrected it, thereby building the reputation of chiropractic as a health care system more effective than drugs and surgery. Their main philosophy was:
TBM has taken that original philosophy and explored the possibilities of self-regeneration inherent in the human body. We have found that if the right thing is done to the right body at the right time in the right way, miracles happen. We have taken the techniques of the old chiropractic masters and combined them with modern technology. We can now duplicate the corrections and the restoration to health that the old master were able to achieve, but we can do them by intent and on a repeatable basis.
We, in TBM, are able to test and correct most of the known body functions. The human body is an integrated unit, and it doesn’t always fit the logic that we have been taught in school. Therefore, we have had to expand our thinking to accept the clinical responses that we achieve using TBM. We find that body functions which we were taught, were separate activities. In actuality, they interact and communicate with each other in a myriad of complex pathways.
Through the efforts and teachings of many of our health innovators, and through trial and error, we have been able to put together teachable, learnable and repeatable technical procedures to correct, what we term, imbalances of functional physiology.
We use a simple indicator muscle test and test points located throughout the body to determine the positive or negative function of that body. It has been taught for the last few decades that all of the body functions are controlled by the biological computer within the body. TBM has found that by using the test points and an indicator muscle, we can test the various computer programs within the system. Then, using energetic and soft tissue corrections, we can re-align the function of specific computer programs, thereby restoring function and communication within the body.
D. D. Palmer said, “Too much or too little energy is pathology.” He was right. If the body programs run too fast or too slow, pathology can develop. TBM can normalize that flow of energy by balancing the body’s computer programs.
Neuro Emotional Technique
An Explanation of NET
NET is a mind-body stress-reduction technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress. NET is a tool that helps improve mental and physical health.
What Can NET Treat?
NET Practitioners are nearly unlimited in their ability to address the physical and behavioral stress-related conditions of their patients. These conditions include headaches, body pains, phobias, general anxiety, self-sabotaging behaviors, organ dysfunctions and so much more. It’s important to note that NET does not cure or heal the patient, but rather, NET removes blocks to the natural vitalism of the body, “allowing” the body to repair itself naturally.
The Power of the Home Run Formula
NET uses the Home Run Formula model as a way of categorizing health into four general areas. This model provides the practitioner with an innovative, yet time-proven method of analyzing and helping patients.
NET practitioners are trained to use The Home Run Formula model, with 1st base representing Emotional/stress-related factors, 2nd base representing the effects of toxins on the body, 3rd base representing nutritional needs, and 4th base representing structural needs.
Although we find stress to be a big component of health, it is very important to understand that any problem can include factors of the other bases, and it is necessary to address all factors related to one’s health.
- 1st base represents emotional or stress-related factors, and NET is one of the approaches used to
- 2nd base represents the effects of toxins on the body (things that are in the body and should not
be there). Specific homeopathic support can help many cases where there is a toxic condition.
Drs. Scott and Deb Walker have developed a special line of NET Remedies® for patient support during the healing process.
- 3rd base represents biochemistry or the nutrition factor of health (things that should be in the
body and may be less than adequate). Diet and specific nutritional support may need to be addressed.
- 4th baserepresents structural and physical corrections. This factor is addressed relative to the practitioner’s field of expertise.
By using the power of The Home Run Formula, practitioners can confidently address and effectively help the different factors that can be the cause of their patient’s discomfort.
Advanced BioStructural Correction
What is ABC™?
Advanced BioStructural Correction™ is exactly that, an advance in the ability of any doctor or person to correct life structures (bio = life). Dr. Jutkowitz isolated the few factors that have been missing in health care and correcting body structures. Knowing these factors one can then correct body structures and have people be healthy.
Looking at the basics you have the following data that everyone seems to know but ignores in their research. These data are so simple I missed their importance at first myself.
- First, the body is a partially self-correcting mechanism. The body is not totally self-correcting or you would never need a doctor or any help getting your body corrected (why the body was made to partially but not totally self-correcting is not part of this discussion — the observable fact is that it is somewhat self-correcting but not totally).
- Next is that there are some things the body cannot self-correct. (Seems obvious but must be stated as a separate and distinct fact for purpose of creating a framework with which to be able to correct all body structures.)
- Third is that to get someone’s body healthy (corrected and working properly) you correct only the things the body cannot self-correct, letting the body do the rest — that it can do — itself. (This may take a little while, but it is what works best. What a person may think a body needs and what it really needs are not the same. So, if the body can correct something but does not, there must be something the body needs done before that gets corrected. That something is ALWAYS the correction of something the body CANNOT SELF-CORRECT.)
- So fourth is that one should NEVER correct anything the body can correct but is not correcting. WHY? If the body can correct it and does not, YOU MUST assume there is something else the body cannot self-correct out of place that makes it necessary for the body to hold/have the thing it COULD self-correct out of place. (This is either by choice or by the forces created when the thing the body cannot self-correct stays uncorrected).
Having those four basic data you can look at the body to find what it cannot self-correct. See the article Mechanisms others have missed that are key in correcting body structures. You will be surprised to learn that the basic here is that spinal and other bones go out of position in directions the body cannot self-correct because there are no muscles that pull in the direction needed to get those bones back into their proper position.
Quintessential Applications Clinical Protocol
The Quintessential Applications Clinical Protocol is all about excitation and inhibition of neural pathways. It utilizes the manual muscle testing response (inhibited, facilitated, over-facilitated) as a reflection of the status of the anterior horn motor neuron pool (AMN) for the muscle being tested. Sensory receptor based diagnostic challenges result in muscle testing outcomes (changes in the AMN) that are then used to direct appropriate therapy.
Though strong (facilitated) or weak (inhibited) muscles are utilized in sensory receptor based diagnostic challenges, weak muscles best serve the needs of our initial investigations. Postural analysis and TS Line analysis help to identify muscle weakness. Posture, range of motion, pain, etc. are used to objectively measure the clinical presentation and subsequent treatment response.
QA is a physiologically based, basic science driven, neurological hierarchy for the ordered application of clinical procedures & techniques. It uses manual muscle testing as a window on neurological function and has its origins in Applied Kinesiology. QA is the ideal way to organize AK.
“The QA Clinical Protocol insightfully approaches the patient’s presenting complaint(s) as an integral part of their overall physiology. It assesses and treats ‘physiology gone wrong’ in a systematically oriented, logical, efficient and clinically rewarding manner.” – Dr. Walter H. Schmitt, DC, DIBAK, DABCN
Nutrition Response Testing
NRT is very precise and scientific. However, if I were to analyze you using Nutrition Response Testing before it was explained to you, you might find it strange, or simply not believable – only because it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.
In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and /or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.).
In Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease – but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personal health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).
Simply put, first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.
NVD is an extremely gentle, organ reflex chiropractic technique used to help increase the blood flow to internal organs and the tissues reflexively connected to them. NVD was developed in the 1930′s by a chiropractor in San Francisco (Terrence Bennett). Experimenting on himself, Dr. Bennett found while exposing himself to X-rays (before they were known to be dangerous), that he could cause his intestines to relax by pressing on certain point on his abdomen. He tested his finding on his patients and discovered that not only were their internal organ problems being helped but also their back and neck conditions were improving!
Neurovascular Dynamics (NVD) Treatment of these reflex points normalizes body physiology via the most basic nervous system, the vasomotor system. The pulsation of the embryo, which begins at the moment of conception heralds the beginning of the vasomotor nervous system. It controls the tiny precapillary sphincters which open and close the blood supply to each cell in your body. By opening the capillary beds associated with each organ, NVD reestablishes optimum nutrition and an excellent blood supply, resulting in the normalization of physiology. It is a hands-on technique, holding 41 separate and specific points until the doctor recognizes that the physiologic response has occurred.
- Many internal organs have reflex connections in the spinal and extremity muscles and joints.
- Working on reflex points on the abdomen to improve the function of the internal organs, the spinal areas can also be affected.
- This technique is administered very simply: gentle pressure in maintained over an abdominal reflex point with pads of the practitioner’s fingers until a softening of the surrounding tissues is felt.
- Patients frequently mention that these treatments are very relaxing.
- NVD can be used to treat digestive, pelvic organ, spine and extremity related problems.
Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique
B.E.S.T. is a non-forceful, energy balancing hands on procedure used to help reestablish the full healing potential of the body. Understanding the body makes no mistakes regarding health and longevity, B.E.S.T. principles acknowledge the concept of Interference we create with our conscious mind. This Interference caused imbalance in the autonomic nervous system leading to exhaustion of our organ systems over time. Researched at major universities, taught in several Chiropractic Colleges and in professional continuing education seminars, B.E.S.T. is recognized as an effective healing science.