Muscle symmetry as an indicator of health

Muscle symmetry and dural torque

Muscle Balance is an indicator of health

When you are healthy and balanced the musculature of your body follows. When you see someone standing, walking or running and their left and right are evenly balanced the body is working with efficiency. This is important for endurance and performance. This is also important indicator of how healthy we are. Muscular imbalance and asymmetry is a sign of a problem in the body. Symmetry also equals beauty. The more symmetry that we have the more attractive we appear to others. This is a natural selection indicator to seek out healthy partners.

If we are not symmetrical, the problem can be musculoskeletal, biochemical, emotional, and/or electromagnetic in nature. The good thing is that we can use the musculature of the body as a direct indicator to find out what is wrong. Continue reading

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Heart health and much more!

Physical, emotional, and spiritual associations of the heart

Heart health and more

There may be much more involved with your heart than you may of thought!

Heart disease is one of the largest killers in the United States. Diet, exercise and stress do affect the health of you heart but there is some much more involved than you may not know!

Our hearts are involved with pumping blood throughout our body but they are also involved with emotions, brain function, electromagnetic aspects of our energy fields, hormone production and much, much more. Continue reading

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Mind Body Connection

Emotional connections to health

Being caged by your emotions?

I regularly work with people who have a lot of stress going on in their lives and then do have some sort of health problem manifest as a result of it. I always look into what is going on in a person’s life if something has changed with their health recently.

Two examples that I have seen lately, a bladder infection and an upper respiratory infection. Both of these patients had their infections occur after having a stressful situation happen in their lives. The first thing I did was to ask what was presently going on with them recently that was stressful. Sometimes just a slight acknowledgment is enough, or sometimes I really have to let the patient vent, especially if it is something that they couldn’t talk to others about. Continue reading

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Learn AK 2012

Applied Kinesiology Portland, Oregon 2012

It’s that time again! We are setting up the Applied Kinesiology Course for health care professionals in the Pacific Northwest. I’m really excited to have the course at The University of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon for this season!

Applied KInesiology seminars Portland, Oregon

Applied Kinesiology Basic Certification Course

Why learn Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a truly “holistic” diagnostic technique that shows you how to find the primary blockage in your patient’s body. This takes the guess work out of your treatment plan. Imagine if your patient would walk into your office and they would show you exactly what you need to do on that visit to get them well! This is what Applied Kinesiology can do for you if you become proficient with it!

AK is the original muscle testing technique developed by Dr. George Goodheart.

There are many, many muscle testing techniques out there but this is the one where it all started. The ICAK (International College of Applied Kinesiology) course, is in my opinion, the most in-depth muscle testing course for health care professinoals out there. Continue reading

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Muscles are related to Acupuncture Meridians

See Acupuncture Meridians by looking at Muscles

Muscles are related to Acupuncture Meridians

A high shoulder, as seen on her right, can be related to an inhibited Latissimus Dorsi muscle which is related to the Spleen Meridian

Dr. George Goodheart was a true genius and I am very grateful to of least spent a small amount of time with him. He was the person responsible for the rediscovery of “Muscle Testing” and the knowledge of muscles being related to organs, glands and their related acupuncture meridians (which seems to have been known in prehistoric times according to the Egyptian Papyrus Ebers 1150B.C.).

Act as if you have an intuitive ability to know what is going on with a person’s health

So if you think about it, if a health care professional knows the relations of the muscles and the meridians, and has s good knowledge of  posture, gait (walking and running biomechanics) then they can simply observe someone walk or run and know what is going on internally. By observing the person from the outside they can read what is going on internally. Continue reading

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Ligament health and adrenal gland stress

Adrenal gland stress effects joint health

Adrenal glands and ligament health

Excess cortisol can weaken you ligaments and create injuries

One of the greatest health issues of our day is functional adrenal gland stress because your adrenal glands are the back up system for your body, for the reason that when you are under stress they supply you with hormones that help you to keep going.

Types of adrenal gland stress:

  • Structural = Misalignment of joints, muscle pulls, trigger points, arthritis
  • Chemical = Toxic fumes, food additives, food allergies, refined sugar, infection
  • Emotional = Type “A” personality or being “High strung”, worry, fear, anxiety, mental and emotional abuse
  • Thermal = Extended periods of being too cold or hot, alternating extremes of too cold or hot. Continue reading
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Chiropractic Washington DC – Food sensitivities affect your spine

Chiropractic adjustments are undermined by certain foods

Wheat, Corn, Milk products, Soy and Sugar are detrimental to spinal stability

Wheat is on the list of foods to avoid in keeping your body healthy.

Here is something that optinghealth.com don’t know. The foods you eat have an affect on the muscles of your body. The bones of your spine are supported and guided by your muscles. You muscles can be affected by the foods you eat.

Food sensitivities cause more than allergic reactions and digestive problems

There are some foods that are on my “Stay away from” list.

  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Milk products (Butter is OK)
  • Soy
  • Refined Sugar

These foods will have an immediate affect on the muscles of your body. The best way to demonstrate this is to show you what happens. Continue reading

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Adrenal gland stress and back pain

Chiropractic overlooks adrenal glands in low back pain

Adrenal Gland Stress over looked in Chiropractic care

Chronic low back pain can be the result of stressed adrenal glands.

Have you ever had back pain, been to a chiropractor, had an adjustment, everything immediately felt better, and stayed that way? Almost everyone can agree, alternative medicine such as chiropractic can be miraculous in situations like this.

likewise there are some people who don’t get well with a chiropractic adjustment, or they feel well at first but their problem keeps returning. There are many reasons for this and if you been reading my posts lately you will see some of those reasons. Continue reading

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Chiropractic Washington, DC -Shoulder problems lead to neck pain

What most Chiropractors don’t know, Chronic neck pain can be from the shoulder.

Chiropractic Portland -Shoulder problems can lead to neck pain

The upper trapezius muscle supports the shoulder and neck.

While working for over 15 years with applied kinesiology and chiropractic I have learned that all parts of the body are connected. Some connections are more common sense and some are more conceptual.

Chronic neck problems being caused by the shoulder not working properly is a common sense one but it also one that most doctors and chiropractors overlook.

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Chiropractic Washington, DC -Emotions and back pain

What most Chiropractors don’t know -emotions affect muscles.

Chiropractic Portland Emotions can cause health problems

Emotions can affect the muscles of your body

I guess I was lucky because I started out as a chiropractor who knew how emotions affected the body. Emotions aren’t just in your head, they go through your whole body.

Your organs have receptors in them just like your brain does. Emotions affect organs and organs are related to muscles. If you have an organ that is not balanced energetically, or physically, the related muscles may not turn on and off properly when you walk, run or bend. It can also not work properly with a kinesiological muscle test. Continue reading

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