What is Applied Kinesiology?

AK muscle testing, what is it?What is AK?

Applied kinesiology is a muscle testing diagnostic technique that was discovered in 1964 by Dr. George Goodheart. He found that an inhibited (weak) muscle can be turned back on instantly if you know what the cause of the problem is. This helps with quick healing the toughest musculoskeletal  problems.

He later figured out that you can use facilitated (strong) muscles to use as an indicator to find out what is going on in the body. This helps to heal deeper, underlying health problems off all types quickly and efficiently.  Continue reading

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Paleo Lifestyle Adjustments

Are you causing your health problems?

Since electric lights have been popular, our natural daily cycles have changed.

Since electric lights have been popular, our natural daily cycles have changed.

As a holistic doctor, I have to look at all parts of a person’s life to see if there is something negatively influencing their health. Today’s society creates a lifestyle that can cause some major health problems. We all know some of the basics that are preached by health care practitioners in the natural field:

  • Whole food diet
  • Good balance of cardio and anaerobic exercise
  • Using natural personal products
  • Thinking positive

There is something that not many doctors will touch upon: a patient’s daily schedule. If we think about Paleo living, the first thing that we think about is food. But there is much more to consider- a Paleo lifestyle. Continue reading

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Back to your regularly scheduled symptoms

Organs have a time of day

24 hour acupuncture meridian clock

24 hour acupuncture meridian clock

Acupuncture meridians are defined paths of energy that flow through the body. They can even be measured in dead bodies with an ohm meter, so there is nothing unscientific about them. Here is the crash course on acupuncture meridian:

  • Each acupuncture meridian is also related to an organ in the body
  • Each meridian/organ combo is related to a 2 hour period of time in our 24 hour day
  • This is the time that the particular meridian/organ is strongest in your body
  • At the opposite side of the clock is when the meridian/organ combo is weakest in your body
  • A symptom that my reoccur at the same time every day may be due to an imbalance in the meridian timing

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Applied Kinesiology basic course in the Washington, DC area

2015 basic AK course in the Washington, DC area

Applied Kinesiology muscle testing

Applied Kinesiology muscle testing

There hasn’t been an Applied Kinesiology muscle testing basic certification course in the Washington, DC for quite some time. In 2015 that is going to change. We are currently looking at a few different locations in the Washington, DC metro area to hold the classes.

What is involved in the AK basic course?

This is an eight weekend course that takes what you have learned as a health care professional and apply it, in a holistic way, using muscle testing to help with diagnosis. You will learn how to look at the body in a new way that will make your patients think that you are superhuman in nature.  Continue reading

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Misconceptions about Applied Kinesiology

Dr. David Leaf speaks on some of the misconceptions about Applied Kinesiology.

In 1964 Dr. George Goodheart stumbled onto a weak muscle and miraculously fixed it! That started what we now know as Applied Kinesiology. Since then Dr. Goodheart and many, many other doctors that followed his lead have developed many things in Applied Kinesiology (AK).

In 1974, the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) was formed. It is the goal of the college to teach health care professionals the techniques of AK and there are also standards of what can be taught. The ICAK has stuck to what was feasible form a scientific point of view, explainable with our knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology, physics, etc. Continue reading

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Adrenal fatigue – overlooked by modern medicine

Adrenal fatigue, the probable cause of your chronic health problems.

Adrenal Gland Stress over looked in Chiropractic care

Adrenal Glands are the cause of many chronic health problems.

“Adrenal Gland fatigue is used to describe the adrenal glands’ loss of proper hormonal regulation in response to chronic physical and/or emotional stress” -Dr. Steven Zodkoy

The adrenal glands are two small glands that sit on top of the kidneys. Few physicians are aware of adrenal fatigue. It effects every person differently, so it’s not necessary to match all of the symptoms.

Adrenal gland fatigue common symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness upon standing
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Stress related syndromes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Blood sugar stress
  • Insomnia
  • Low sex drive
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Migraine headaches
  • Heart problems
  • Thyroid problems
  • Decreased immune system function

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Neuro Linguistic Programming

Using rapport in the health care field

Dr. Ciprian at Univeristy of Maryland

Dr. Ciprian and Dr. Amanda Thompson at the University of Maryland

Dr. Amanda Thompson and I were recently invited to speak at the University of Maryland about communication in the health care field. My topic of choice was the technique of “Rapport” from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

NLP is like the Applied Kinesiology of the psychological field to me (an underdog that can do amazing things). The techniques of rapport are some of the most basic and important in my opinion.

Building rapport with patients helps to bring trust, understanding, and respect! These are things that are lacking in the United States’ health care system today. Patients are just run through a medical machine and only have a few minutes to spend with a doctor. I prefer to have a boutique practice where I can spend more time with a patient and really get to the core of where their health concerns are coming from!

In the holistic medicine field, we really need to figure out the source of a patients’ problems. That can take time, exploration, and trust. We may spend more time per office visit but overall we will keep that patient out of the doctor’s office. That is out goal!

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