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Applied Kinesiology Muscle testing Washington, DC

Applied Kinesiology Muscle testing Washington, DC.

Have you been struggling with an issue that you cannot get resolved? I am an experienced doctor of chiropractic who had health issues for years and needed to find solutions. Sometimes these issues may just not be because a bone in the spine is misaligned, or the person is eating the wrong food, or because of emotional stress, but a combination of all of these. A holistic doctor has to look into several aspects of a patient’s life to see what may be a cause of dysfunction. The truth is that your health is always shinning under the surface just like the sun is always shinning behind the clouds. You just need to find someone that can find the combination to your health.

The Combination Lock

In holistic health care we see your life as a combination lock. We find the right numbers, then put them into the right order, then turn the combination dial with the right timing. Then the lock opens!

Muscle testing is using a tool to crack the code

Have you ever seen a movie where a safe in being “cracked”? The safe-cracker doesn’t know the combination. He uses a listening device or computer as his guide to figure code that unlocks and opens the safe. Muscle testing is a tool that helps a doctor figure out exactly what your body needs, how much, how often, and when to stop. This takes the guess work out of finding the solution to your challenges. It uses feedback directly from your body to see exactly what you need.

Muscle testing can be used to find out exactly what your body needs to fix joint pains, tightness, discomfort. It can be used to find out exactly what dietary supplement. It can be used to find the solution to your emotional state. Muscle testing eliminates the guess work and help the doctor put you on the fastest track for wellbeing.

Comparing holistic medicine to natural and contemporary medicine

Let’s use an analogy to compare how each health care profession would take care of your car. If your car’s check engine light comes on, you know there is a problem. You would probably want to get it checked out by a professional to make sure everything is all right.

The medical model of healthcare

warning light that something is wrong

warning light that something is wrong

If you were to take your car into the medical doctor to see why your check engine light is on, they would probably give you a few solutions:

  • Take the light bulb out of the check engine light so that it doesn’t bother you anymore.
  • Cut the wire to the check engine light so that it doesn’t bother you anymore.
  • Prescribe you a medication that will help you to not care that the light is on.

If there are any further problems, please come back in and we will resolve them.

The natural medicine model of healthcare

If you were to take your car into a natural doctor to see why your check engine light is on, they would probably give you this solution:

  • The check engine light is on. This can mean that the engine oil is low. We have done some testing and have found that your engine is low in oil. The natural solution is to fill the oil level back to normal so that you don’t ruin your engine. If you keep refilling your engine with oil regularly you will save your engine from destruction.

This is a much better solution than the modern medicine model of removing the check engine light, cutting the wire that causes it to light up, or prescribing a medication that will cause you to just not care. But we can even take this solution one step further.

The holistic medicine model

If you were to take your car into a holistic doctor to see why your check engine light is on they would probably give you this solution:

  • The check engine light is on. We have done some testing and have found that your engine oil is low. If the oil has become low there must be a reason for that. We have done an exam to find the problem, there is an oil leak. We are going to fix the oil leak so that the oil doesn’t become low any more.  Then we will fill the oil level up to its proper level again.

If there are any further problems, please come back in and we will resolve them.

Chiropractic and Holistic medicine is the complete solution

Holistic medicine looks to the source of the problem instead of helping you to ignore what is really going on. We don’t want to help you subdue the symptoms, we want the problem solved. Natural medicine is much better with its solution of replacing what is needed. But holistic medicine wants to fix the need. We want to eliminate having to take medications or even natural substances to cover up what the real problem is. This is true wellbeing.

27 Responses to

  1. Shawn Sippl says:

    Hi, just watched the video and as I understand it, the patient therapy localizes to see if there’s a problem. Then, am I correct in assuming that strong muscle will go week when you challenge in the direction of correction ? Is the correction four extremities just opposite, I.e.,correction in the direction opposite that of weakness? Thanks, Dr. Shawn Sippl DC

    • drciprian says:

      Yes Dr. Shawn, when working with the spine use a strong muscle and the correct dynamic challenge direction will create a weakness. With an extremity it is different. If you are using a strong muscle and make a challenge, you need to adjust in the opposite direction of the challenge.

  2. Larry says:

    I spent several minutes on your website. I could not find your phone number or your office hours.

    • drciprian says:

      Sorry Larry, I’ve just transitioned to a new place: 703-698-7117 Monday-Friday

      • Patricia Salgado says:

        I was hoping and wondering if there are any doctors out here in Orange County Doctor Parlee who I was a patient of passed away a couple years ago and I haven’t found anyone since that does the muscle testing

  3. PrincessMimi says:

    Hi, I have a question and you may be able to help or advice me, anything is appreciated.
    I got a lower back pain for 2 weeks now , I thought it was a spasm, so I used heat and ice, and I took a spasm pill as well but nothing helped.
    When it first started, I felt pain in my lower back so after 2 days of rest, I decided to stretch but then when I got up from the stretching position, I felt a very painful sensation at my back, everytime I took a breathe it would hurt me so I cried cuz I thought I wouldn’t breathe, I couldn’t move or walk too.
    now ofc its better but the pain is still there, and yesterday and b4 yesterday, I felt pain in my leg.
    and today specifically I didn’t feel much pain but when I stretched to see if its still there, I did feel the pain, I’m thinking its fading n then coming back, it could be chronic but idk.
    and it waked me up each night everytime I try to turn from right to left or vice-versa.
    the pain is above my butt crack n on the right side.

    • drciprian says:

      Hello, you may have a combination of things going on. Muscle imbalanced, joint misalignment, and possibly inflammation in the joints. My best advice to you is to find a good chiropractic Kinesiologist to find the source of your problem and to find the best way to help you correct your situation. http://www.icakusa.com has a directory to find the right doctor in your area. I hope you get well soon.

  4. Rhoda says:

    Just learned that you have moved on Very disappointed Will you continue to practice in the no va area?

  5. Leigh S. says:

    Hello, Dr. Ciprian! I was crushed to hear that you were no longer practicing at the Roselle Center. Is my understanding correct in that you are now practicing in downtown Washington, DC? Are you accepting new patients at this time?

    Thanks in advance,

    • drciprian says:

      Hello Leigh, yes I am sorry about having to leave. I am starting at Pekoe Acupuncture & Wellness, PLLC in DC. I am accepting new patients there.

  6. Martha Ackerman says:

    Hello. I have never been to a Dr. that uses applied Kinesiology before, but I have a dear friend in Connecticut that swears by it, and has convinced me to give it a try. So, for myself, I just want to be the best healthy, focused, energetic, self I can be as I grow older. I am 57 and take no medications. After going through menopause, and weight gain(22lbs), I am on the path to losing weight(12lbs so far), I want to find out if there is a natural approach to my hormonal changes, and perhaps even a different underlying issue. Also, I had lyme’s disease some time ago(approx. 17yrs), and fortunately a heavy dose of antibiotics got rid of my symptoms, but I have often wondered if there was some residual effect going on in my body from that. So my first question is will applied kinesiology help to find out these answers?
    Secondly, my 22 year old daughter often suffers from intestinal pain. An internist told her that she has nothing wrong with her. She also struggles with acne. It is my feeling that perhaps the two of these are connected, and that something internal is going on. Perhaps it is even a allergy to something she is eating. Can you help find out answers for her?
    Thank You.

  7. Juha says:

    I have tried to find the books, articles where there might be some information concerning the connection between muscles, emotions and meridians. I am working as a clinical psychologist and I am very interested in that issue, Do you have any information?

  8. Shannon Waters says:

    Hi! I would like to see you about muscle imbalances, but also for a traditional adjustment (the vertebrae in my neck get out of alignment). Will you do the traditional adjustment as well if needed? Thank you!

  9. Amy lusson says:

    Hi Dr. Rob! I think you’re an amazing healer, you helped me almost 20 years ago, and now that I need you’re help again, you have moved. Congratulations, but I’m wondering who you would recommend here in portland, or? Thank you! Amy lusson

  10. Martha S. says:

    Hi Dr. Ciprian, I learned about you through the website ICAKUSA.Com. I attended a very recent lecture at the Roselle Center on Knees and Hip. I suffer from severe or acute arthritis in the knee and leg area. I had just completes shots to the knees but I still have problems and I am going through physical therapy now. Physical Therapy is a given no matter what one does, I am inquiring if you too hold lectures in your facility in DC. I work not too far from your office and can easily get there, as well, what is the cost of a first time consultation with you. I have never gone to a doctor of your nature before but I do want to heal even though it may be a process for me. Please respond to my request as soon as you can this is important. Thank you so much!

  11. Jani says:

    I’m looking to get some training for muscle testing. I have had it done to myself and would like to start testing others. Any recommendations for training and classes in Portland Oregon area?
    Thank you,

  12. Ashley D says:

    Would a visit with you be helpful for chronic pain caused by multidirectional instability of the shoulder? Are you still accepting new patients?

  13. Richard Christopher Snyder says:

    Please contact me so we can set up an appt. I was a patient of Dr. Timothy Perdian, DC, in California and then moved to Maryland. I need some help. Dr. Perdian used AK and other modalities, including prescribing Standard Process formulas. It always helped me.

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