Applied Kinesiology (AK) was discovered by Dr. George J. Goodheart Jr. in 1964. He discovered that muscles that failed to function properly were the cause of many structural problems. He also discovered that each muscle had a connection to, and could be effected by a Nerve, an Organ/Gland, a specific Nutrient, an Acupuncture Meridian, Respiration, and an Emotion.
Any doctor licensed to diagnose can learn AK from a Diplomate course offered by the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK).
Applied Kinesiology is the frontier science and has led to advances in all healthcare fields, by allowing a doctor to use the tool of manual muscle testing to evaluate functional neurology
Chiropractic was developed by D.D. Palmer in 1895 as an alternative to Medicine. It is based in the belief that the body has an Innate Intelligence that flows through the body via the nervous system, which can be impeded by structural, chemical, and emotional stress. This causes dis-ease, which can lead to disease.
Chiropractors Adjust spinal misalignments, known as Subluxations, which are bones out of place.
Chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery.
They say, "You are what you eat.", but in reality you are what you digest, absorb and eliminate. Without proper digestive function, even the best diet is of no benefit.
Sometimes it is necessary to change the diet for a short period to let it return to normal function. This can be determined through AK manual muscle testing and patient history. (see video on digestive function)
After that, we always, always, recommend whole foods for your vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, co-enzymes, and co-factors.
Nature has already perfectly packaged your nutrients for you as a functioning complex of wheels within wheels.
Man cannot make a vitamin, or any living nutrient. He can copy a piece, but it cannot possibly work as a functioning complex.
In addition to whole foods, i.e., meats, fruits, and vegetables, the pictures on the right show the foods we often recommend to our patients.
Chiropractic has always been about balance. Too much or too little stress is what causes imbalance.
D.D. Palmer stated that all dis-ease came from trauma, toxicity, or auto-suggestion. He was describing the Triad of Health in the vernacular of his time.
The Triad is shown as an equilateral triangle, with structure on the bottom. Stress on one side can often cause effects on the other two sides as they are all connected.
The nervous system is designed to adapt to stress, and it will pass the stress from one area of the body to the next in an effort to adapt. Until it cannot adapt any longer, or reaches a weak link in the body.
Since the body may adapt for years, the cause of the problem can be far removed from the effect. Foot problems can cause neck problems, TMJ imbalance can cause problems literally anywhere in the body.
Trauma is a primary cause of most Chiropractic visits, but in the absence of trauma, the chemical side is usually the culprit. Most people think very little about the food they put in their mouth, but poor nutrition over a lifetime is the primary cause of all modern day diseases.
Poor diet leads to poor digestive function, which makes treatment even more difficult, the longer it goes on. Many people will change their dietary habits only long enough to get out of pain, and simply go back to poor eating habits, only to have the problem return.
Good nutrition is the foundation of human health, and goes hand in hand with emotions, just like health and happiness. Poor health and misery go hand in hand as well.