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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ICAK-USA Winter Meeting 2015

ICAK winter meeting Hollywood Beach, Florida

Learn form successful ICAK doctors how to have a thriving cash practice. Be part of the discussion about the state of Applied Kinesiology and contribute to the vision, direction, and development of the ICAK.

ICAK-USA Winter meeting 2015

ICAK-USA Winter meeting 2015

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What to do with tough patients!?!

Where to start with your toughest patients!

When I was a new doctor, I never worried about what I would do with even the toughest patients. I was taught by my mentors in Applied Kinesiology to look to the weakest acupuncture meridian and to start from there. No matter if they were suffering from a chronic disease, a headache, anxiety/depression, low back pain, or a freshly sprained ankle, this is where I would start for balancing the patient’s body.

Acupuncture meridians, another nervous system

The acupuncture meridians are like another nervous system. They help to maintain balance in the body in many different ways. The meridians have an effect on the physical body (muscles, joints, fascia, etc.), the biochemistry of the body (endocrine/hormonal, digestion, metabolism, etc.), and the emotions (every meridian is related to several different emotions). When you aren’t sure where to start this is the best bet!

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Muscle – Acupuncture Meridian correlations

Muscles are related to Acupuncture Meridians

Dr. George Goodheart rediscovered what the ancient Egyptians knew thousands of years ago, that Muscles are related to acupuncture meridians. What are the implications of this?  If you know the muscle relations, you can use that knowledge to diagnose what is internally happening in the body.

Posture and gait

If you are aware of the muscle relations to the meridians, you can look at the way someone stands, walks, or runs and make an assessment of what is going on with their health. For years applied kinesiologists have been using posture and gait analysis to help with diagnosis.

Muscle testing

Learning how to test muscles for conditional facilitation and inhibition (to see if they are on or off) can help you to decide what is functioning or not in someone’s body. You can also challenge their body structurally, chemically, and/0r emotionally to see if the related muscle changes in function thus seeing if something is going to help or harm their body.

Example: Lung Meridian

Applied Kinesiology Meridian Therapy Class

Deltoid is related to the Lung Meridian

The lung meridian has many correlations:

  • Element – Metal
  • Time -3-5am
  • Muscle -Deltoid
  • Nutrient -Vitamin C
  • Emotion -Grief/Sadness
  • Spinal Correlation -T3-T4
  • Extremity Correlation -Acromioclavicular & Scaphoid
  • Action -Abduction of the humerus

From here you can use the deltoid muscle to see what will help with balancing the lung meridian.

Or if there is a mechanical imbalance in the shoulder, you can use the lung meridian to help rebalance the deltoid muscle.

Applied Kinesiology Meridian Therapy Seminar

If you are a health care professional CLICK HERE to see about being trained in AK Meridian Therapy. This is a holistic approach to health care. If you are the type of person that cares about really doing what is best for you patient then this seminar is for you.

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Applied Kinesiology Course Portland, Oregon

AK 2014 in Portland, Oregon

AK Seminars Portland, Oregon

AK Seminars Portland, Oregon

The 2014 AK certification course dates are set. This course in an intensive education in Holistic Medicine for health care professionals using Applied Kinesiology muscle testing.

AK 2014-2015 dates
1. Oct 18-19, 2014
2. Nov 8-9, 2014
3. Jan 10-11, 2015
4. Feb 7-8, 2015
5. March 7-8, 2015
6. April 11-12, 2015
7. May 2-3, 2015
8. June 6-7, 2015

For more information, pricing, and location of the AK basic course Click Here

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