Chiropractic Washington, DC – walking and your neck.

What most chiropractors don’t know, walking and your neck.

Upper gait and neck pain

Your walking mechanism should keep your neck pain free.

Has your chiropractor ever assessed the way you walk to work on your chronic neck problems? This should be pretty standard in the profession, or in any profession that deals with the muscles and joints of the body.

When you walk the muscles of the body turn on and off in a synchronized symphony of action. This is how one leg goes forward and the opposite arm goes forward (or at least is supposed to) and your head stays in place. Continue reading

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Chiropractic Washington DC, your feet affect your back.

Things that most doctors don’t know – Chiropractic Washington, DC

foot problems can cause back and neck pain

Your feet are responsible for your spinal support.

Does your chiropractor look to your feet for your chronic neck or back pain? First of all your feet are the foundation for your body. If your feet are out of alignment, or if you are wearing shoes that are not healthy for you, you can have pain anywhere in the body, especially the low back and neck. Your feet are responsible for your “Positive Support Mechanism”. As your feet are flat on the floor and the arches of your foot (all three) are being equally stretched, your body turns on its spinal support muscles. This keeps your spine erect and keeps the healthy curves in your spine. Continue reading

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Walking and low back pain

When walking can cause low back pain

Piriformis muscles

Your piriformis muscles should turn on and off as you walk. If they don’t you can have chronic pain and tightness.

Here is something that most doctors don’t know from a Washington, DC chiropractor. While walking, the muscles that support your spine need to turn on and off. Some very important ones are your Piriformis muscles. If they are not turning on and off properly problems can occur form just walking and low back pain can be a result.

These muscles stabilize your sacrum and sacroiliac joint and keep you hips in proper position. If they become too tight it may lead to spasms or trigger points, low back pain, sciatica, and hip tightness. If you walk long distances or run this can also cause early fatigue because your body is expending more energy to do these basic movements.  Continue reading

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Chiropractic Washington, DC – specific adjustments

What Most Doctors Don’t Know, chiropractic Washington DC

This is that first post in a series that I am doing about “What Most Doctors Don’t Know”. I have been learning about alternative medicine for over a decade and a half and I have learned from some of the best masters that have lived in these years. There are many things that I just couldn’t imagine working with patients without.

This is one reason why I love teaching

I am very passionate about showing health care professionals how to help people at the next level. There are so many basic simple things that are not mainstream and taught at the schools because they are thought to be too “far out”.

One thing that is so simple and so important is muscle testing and the concept of the “Therapy Localization” and “Challenge”. Continue reading

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Low back pain and adrenal glands

Muscles that stabilize the low back are related to adrenal glands

I recently had a patient come in to the office who had been having chronic low back and leg pain. It was the third treatment over a few months. On the last visit I recommended that he take Standard Process Drenamin to supplement some adrenal material and nutrients that are needed for the adrenal gland’s chemical pathway.

Low back pain related to adrenal glands

Low back pain can be related to the adrenal glands through muscles

There are five muscles related to the adrenal glands in your body. Sartorius, Gracilis, Gastrocnemius, soleus and posterior tibialis (To see more about how muscles are related to the body click here). These muscles are located around the pelvis, leg and foot. If they are not turning on and off properly when you  walk, bend or run your low back, knee and foot will not be stable. This can set you up for an injury or cause a pre-existing injury to not heal quickly and properly.

We are not talking about muscle strength

Working out these muscle more at the gym or with your trainer may help but that does not solve the root of the problem. The switches that turn the muscles on and off are not working. When we move our brain turns our muscles on and off and orchestrates the process. There are many reasons why this process may not work right. Continue reading

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Muscle testing can detect life draining media

A kinesiological test can uncover a negative influence

Today I was at the gym trying to keep my boyish figure. As I was warming up on the treadmill I scanned the many flat panel TV monitors that were hanging form the ceiling. Almost everyone had some sort of news program on. Local news, national, international. Every thing was about war, death, legal trials, disease, terrorism, alerts, etc… I actually had to focus to not be interested in the drama that was surrounding my visual field.

What is wrong with the news? Continue reading

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Chiropractic and muscle testing

Chiropractic is different with muscle testing

When I started school to become a doctor I was thinking mainstream like the rest of the chiropractic students. But then I saw chiropractic and muscle testing used together and I immediately knew what I needed to do.

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Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology

Chiropractic was discovered over a century ago (well at least re-discovered). Methods of correcting the joints of the body have been know about in many ancient cultures throughout time.

Do you know how it’s modern day inventor, Dr. D.D. Palmer, knew chiropractic was important? He adjusted a bone in the spine of a patient because they had back pain and several days later their hearing came back. That’s right, he restored the hearing of a deaf person with adjusting their back.

Chiropractic is much different today.

Today chiropractic is run by the insurance industry. They say chiropractic is only good for aches and pains and this is what most of the schools and doctors focus on. But as you can see chiropractic was not discovered after the first car accident. It was discovered because it had dramatic affects on someone’s health. Continue reading

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MTV, Allergies and Applied Kinesiology

Muscle testing gets to the source of allergies on MTV.

A muscle testing applied kinesiology allergy treatment was recently shown on MTV’s show True Life. The episode was called “I’m Allergic To Everything”. The show was about two young adults that had major and serious allergic reactions to most of the foods that they ate. We are talking about anaphylactic type allergic reactions here which can be very serious.

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Digestive problems can lead to allergic reactions

The boy that was shown in MTV’s True Life was only able to eat a few bland foods and had to supplement with large quantities of a nutritional formula which he could headly get down on a daily basis. The girl that was shown was also on a conventional medical protocol of identifying what foods she was allergic to and avoiding them.

She was fed up with conventional medicine not having a solution for her.

But the girl wanted to try something that was outside of the conventional medical care. She went to see Dr. Tom Roselle, an applied kinesiologist. To the family and the young lady it must of seemed like a freak show, but they had faith that he could help her.

Here is the episode of MTV’s True Life I’m Allergic to everything.

The Applied Kinesiologist was the only one that had a solution beside not eating food. Continue reading

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Muscle test to solve the puzzle

Finding the solution with muscle testing

To me muscle testing is a philosophy of life.  A philosophy of finding the truth in the way that David R. Hawkins, MD, Ph.D talks about in his many books. This morning I was reading a new work book lesson form “A Course In Miracles” and I though that this quote was very applicable to muscle testing.

“A problem cannot be solved if you do not know what it is. Even if it is really solved already you will still have the problem, because you will not recognize that it has been solved. This is the situation of the world. The problem of separation, which is really the only problem, has already been solved. Yet the solution is not recognized because the problem is not recognized.” ~ A Course In Miracles lesson 79

In my everyday life and in my practice as an alternative medicine doctor I use muscle testing to see what the cause of a problem is.

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The carpal tunnel of the wrist

In a clinical matter let’s take carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) for example. Most believe that it is a problem with the wrist, which may at times have partial truth. But through muscle testing, applied kinesiology doctors see a much deeper picture. Continue reading

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Muscles and Acupuncture Meridians

Applied Kinesiology and body energy

Did you know that the muscles in the body are related to your organs?

Did you know that if your organs are not working well it can give you a shoulder problem, low back pain, neck problems or even a sprained ankle.

Your muscles are related to the energy of you internal organs or your “acupuncture meridians”.

Acupuncture meridians are defined patterns of energy that run through your body. Just like your veins and arteries where blood flows and nerves where chemical impulses flow, there are energy channels running through your body where energy flows. This energy relates to your organs and glands.

For more information about this acupuncture meridian energy listen to this episode of Get Fit Now Radio with Eleni K and I. May 10th, 2011 – Chinese Elements and Your Organs

One good example of how this works is with your spleen. Your spleen is related to you lower trapezius muscles. These muscles run form your shoulders to you low back. Now there are many reasons why your trapezius muscles may be weak but if it is from your spleen being imbalanced here are some other correlations.

  • Your spleen can be related to the emotions of “low self esteem” if it is weak.
  • Weak trapezius muscles cause your shoulders to slouch forward (low self esteem posture)
  • Weak spleen can also lead to a weak immune system and low energy.

Do you see the architecture of this? I think it is beautiful.

If you energetically have a spleen weakness it can lead to a physical spleen weakness, even eventually pathology.

All organs have related emotions. A spleen weakness can lead to “low self esteem”. I learned this form Dr. Scott Walker who put this type of information into a muscle testing technique called Neuro Emotional Technique.

Low self esteem

You energy determines your posture.

Muscles are related to the organs or functions of the of the body. The muscles that hold the shoulders back, stick out your chest and keep your spine erect are the lower trapezius. If they are turned off your shoulders roll forward, your chest sinks down and in and your spine leans forward. This is the posture we associate with low self esteem or depression.

Do you know that people with low self esteem may have depleted immune systems? People who are depressed get more colds, flus and health problems than people who are happy.

This is how a well trained Applied Kinesiologist sees people.

They will ask themselves, is their posture good? Are their muscles working properly? What are those muscles related to? How do I find out what they need to feel better, become healthier?

A well trained Applied Kinesiologist will then look the the muscles that are not working properly and find out what will make them work properly. Maybe they need chiropractic, nutritional supplements, emotional work or to have their acupuncture meridian system balanced.

When we find out what is blocking a person form feeling better or from health and restore proper function to their body, that person will usually naturally get better.

Once the muscles are working properly again the Applied Kinesiologist is confidant that they have helped that person. If the muscles are working better that means that the related organs are working better.

If you are a health care professional and want to learn more about this type of treatment click here and look into the Applied Kinesiology Acupuncture Meridian seminar in Portland.

If you are someone who would benefit from treatment like this or knows of someone else who can click here.

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