Hello and thank you for wanting to know more about me.
I grew up on Queens, NY and had a challenging childhood. The environment that I grew up in on the streets of Queens was rough. The neighborhood where my family lived was quieter and safer earlier in my childhood, but developed into a more dangerous one as I grew into my later teens. Basically by the end of junior high school my network of friends grew into a street gang.
I also had health issues as a child, into my teens and then again when I started my medical education. I had chronic immune system problems, digestive problems, allergies and respiratory infections to the extent that I would miss ten days of school at a time when I was sick.
I had a friend of mine that was planning on going to move out of Queens to become a chiropractor. This intrigued me. We would talked about some of the things that chiropractic was being researched for and I liked the “Alternative Medicine” aspect of it.
In my twenties I started looking into becoming a chiropractor. My mother was seeing one for a back injury she had and I also had some work done by him and I would feel better… temporarily. I saw that he was doing well financially and this excited me.
I’m not going to lie. I got into it for the money but as you will see later, life had a different path for me.
I moved out to Los Angeles, CA to finish my undergrad and start school at Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles (C.C.C.L.A.) in 1996.
In my first few weeks at CCCLA I met a doctor, Dr. Howard Cohn, who came to speak to the students. He talked about the philosophy of having a successful alternative medicine practice and invited me to a health class that he put on every week to show patients what he does.
I went to his health class and there were about forty people there. He started with asking the audience, “if there is anything you would want to change about your health, what would it be?”
After discussing with the group what could cause the health issues that they wanted to change, he started a demonstration of how he helps his patients over come their health problems.
He started doing muscle testing and on some of the selected audience members. He showed examples of how he could solve their health challenges using the muscle testing to figure out what the cause was and what the solution would be. He did examples that dealt with structural problems of the muscles and joints, with the chemistry of the body including digestion, hormones, immune system, nervous system and the emotions.
I knew then that this is what I needed to do!
I originally wanted to go to chiropractic school to do sports medicine and to make money. But after I saw what Dr. Cohn did everything changed. I now wanted to learn as much as I could about muscle testing. I wanted to help people with much more, with their entire state of well being. I wanted to show people what was possible.
I was amazed at how you could use muscle testing as a diagnostic tool that told the doctor what was wrong with the body. It is like when you bring you car into the mechanics shop and they hook up the computer to see what is wrong. The computer tells the mechanic what is not working right and the mechanic then figures out how to fix it.
I started to learn from many different Applied Kinesiology ((AK)- an eight weekend certification course that applies muscle testing to what health care professionals have already learned in school about the human body) and muscle testing teachers while I was in school at CCCLA. I assisted in helping many people with their health, but my health was becoming worse and worse.
I was actually starting to fail out of classes because I couldn’t focus, had learning disabilities and all of my earlier health issue came back with a vengeance. I got to the point where I couldn’t get out of bed or eat for days at a time.
Then I finally found help for my own health issues.
At almost every Applied Kinesiology and muscle testing seminar I went to there was this doctor that was very well know in the community. Dr. Timothy Francis of Las Vegas, NV. It seemed that all of the top doctors in the field were being treated by him and would refer to him on a regular basis. I didn’t have anything to lose, I had to give him a try because no one else was able to help me at this point.
I drove from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and had a session with Dr. Francis. After the session I was a different person. I felt lighter, I could think straight, everything that I saw was more vivid in color and clarity. I felt better, better then I thought I could ever feel. I was told that my facial structure actually changed after that day.
I started to follow Dr. Francis around for over decade learning from him and from who ever he recommended. I became a teaching assistant for him in his Applied Kinesiology certification courses and eventually attained my teaching credentials with the International Board of Applied Kinesiology.
My life has never been the same. I have been using muscle testing since 1996. I have been in practice using muscle testing for over a decade and I have been teaching others how to use muscle testing for professional, health care uses and for everyday uses.
I now practice in downtown NW Portland, Oregon (Portland’s Pearl District) as a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Diplomat of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (D.I.B.A.K.).
I teach the Applied Kinesiology basic certification course in Portland, Oregon as well as other muscle testing classes for professionals as well as the general public. Take a look at www.cipriansystems.com
I also write a blog based on eating to improve to health. Take a look at www.eatingrightdiet.com