What is Chiropractic? Chiropractic focuses on spinal health & the nervous system. AK is a diagnostic system which evaluates health needs using neurological muscle tests. Learn about the wonderful benefits of chiropractic applied kinesiology through chiropractic news & information. All Things Healing has editors that provide useful information about applied kinesiology chiropractics. Spiritual & Healing Practices: Chiropractic & Applied Kinesiology - Beyond conventional healing methods, there are different healing practices that chiropractors use to treat diseases. The Applied Kinesiology chiropractic method is of the various techniques chiropractors use in diagnosing health problems, especially those related to the muscles. Since chiropractors mainly focus on the musculoskeletal system, the treatments associated with it also deal with muscular issues. Chiropractic applied kinesiology, for one, involves manual muscle testing to evaluate the functional status of the body. Here, the three aspects of health are observed: the structural, chemical and mental. The applied kinesiology chiropractic technique is based on the premise that every organ dysfunction is related to a weakness in a specific corresponding muscle. When you visit your chiropractor and undergo chiropractic applied kinesiology method, your chiropractor will apply force to each target muscle or muscle group, and you’ll be asked to resist that force, during which the response of your muscles will be evaluated. An absence of smooth response usually means there is a problem or imbalance in the body. Such imbalance in the body is corrected using manual pressure on the specific muscle. Other kinds of treatments may also be employed alongside it such as joint manipulation and mobilization, clinical nutrition, dietary counseling and myofascial, cranial and meridian therapies. A generous amount of chiropractic information states that applied kinesiology is used as an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. In fact, chiropractors are not the only ones who employ such healing practice; other professionals such as naturopaths, medical doctors, dentists, nutritionists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and nurse practitioners use it too. According to chiropractic news, applied kinesiology is also based on the philosophies of other holistic therapies, such as osteopathy, meridian therapy, and physical manipulation.   

Introduction to Chiropractic
Dr. Elizabeth Wisniewski became interested in chiropractic after she completed her undergraduate studies. She was recovering from her 30th eye surgery and was studying medical massage a...
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Elizabeth Wisniewski, DC
Dr. Abbey Denaro is a Chiropractor and graduate of Palmer West College of Chiropractic. As a Chiropractor with a background in Exercise Physiology and personal training, she has a clear...
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Abbey Denaro, DC, BS, CPT

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by Dr. Jacob Martin, DC & Elizabeth M. Wisniewski, DC
ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic

Embracing a biodynamic lifestyle means proactively taking care of the health of your mind, body spirit and environment. When any of these are out of balance your health will be negatively impacted. Achieving balance takes tremendous practice and will never be perfect...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: The mission at ATh is to heal mind, body, spirt and planet. In this article I discuss embracing a biodynamic lifestyle which allows you to find balance and true health.



by Dr. Tate Gentile, DC

You don’t have to be a health care professional, a doctor, a philosopher, or even a scientist to know that our body is an amazing organism. Just think….. one sperm, one ovum meet, dividing into 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 …… and over the course of the next 9 months the most amazing miracle known to man is growing, changing, adapting, specializing cells, and bringing LIFE to another human being...

Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: As Dr. Tate Gentile says in his article, we are all taught two main principles growing up: Don't do drugs and don't call people names. Unfortunately, the medical culture does not follow these rules. If these principles are important to you and your family, there are better options out there.



by Birgitte Thomsen DC

Early on in my life, I knew that I wanted to work with people by using my hands. By coincidence, or perhaps higher powers, I went to the university of Southern Denmark and heard a talk about clinical biomechanics...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: This is a chiropractic student's journey of moving to the U.S., attending graduate school and living the chiropractic lifestyle.



by Elizabeth M. Wisniewski, DC,

ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic

There are several important steps to opening your heart space to the universe. When your mind, body and spirit are free of all interference you are able to recognize all that the universe has to offer - and it is abundant...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: In this article I provide several steps to better communication through a loving and open heart space. I encourage you to formulate your own purpose statement after reading this article so that you can always be clear and on purpose!



by Dr. Jason Watts, DC

Most back pain is mild and quickly dissipates.  A few stretches, a good night sleep, a warm compress, or maybe even a few aspirin are all it takes to get to back to feeling as good as new...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Almost everyone has had back pain at least once in their life. Dr. Jason Watts has provided us with the top 5 things to avoid doing when you have an episode of pain.



by Abbey Denaro, DC
ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic

 Based on the physiology of the nervous system, we know that chiropractic works for more than just back pain. The Chiropractic adjustment can have profound effects on quality of life by improving the function of all body systems. Knowing this, shouldn’t every person be allowed access to chiropractic care regardless of symptoms, age, and culture?


Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: Today, the state of mental health care in the United States is extremely poor. Chiropractic has a rich history in the mental health arena and had high success rates in the past. On top of receiving chiropractic adjustments the mental health patients were required to eat fresh foods grown in gardens on-site. By the early 1960s these facilities were forced to close due to changing laws however it is time to reexamine our approach to mental health in this country. Chiropractic should be part of a holistic approach to better serve this under served population.




Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Best selling author, speaker, chiropractor, and developer of the 100 Year Lifestyle Dr. Eric Plasker describes the health care hierarchy. In this video Dr. Plasker discusses why you
cannot afford to get sick in this world and simple steps you can take to stay healthy for 100 years!



by Dr. Jeffrey Tucker, DC

I am not as interested in the exact number of degrees of rotation as I am interested in testing for excessive or decreased degrees of the range of rotation. In Shirley Sahrmann’s book Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, she notes less than 30 degrees of lateral or medial rotation is movement impairment. We will look for symmetry or asymmetry of these movements. Evaluating excessive motion and/or decreased range of movement will provide information about the quality of movement at the hips...



by Bethany

I’m a proponent of chiropractic adjustments and try to visit my doctor every three weeks or so for regular spinal alignment maintenance...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: If you've been hearing more and more about pediatric chiropractic, you're not alone! Families are understanding the importance of healthy spines and nervous systems in children who may not even be in pain. This interview summarizes many of the frequently asked questions about pediatric chiropractic.



by Arno Burnier, DC

There are two separate entities competing for potential leadership within every human being: the ego and the soul.

The ego driven leadership works...



Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: What is driving your leadership skills, motivations, and passions? Is it your ego? Are you motivated by your soul? In this article Dr. Arno Burnier describes the main leadership styles, and inspires you to look inside yourself in order to live a purpose driven life.




Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Like to hike but the weight of your pack gets heavy quickly? This is a good demonstration of how to organize your pack to save your back!



by Dr. Mark Smith, DC, BSc Knes

Who is chiropractic safe, appropriate, and effective for?  From the viewpoint of a chiropractor on the ‘inside looking out’, my answer is: “Everyone!”  Even so, many who haven’t experienced chiropractic and would benefit greatly are often hesitant to try...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Better late than never! No matter what age or stage of life you are in, your body can benefit from chiropractic care. Even if you are nervous about being adjusted because of osteoporosis, surgeries, etc., chiropractors can use different techniques that are specific for your body.



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Chiropractors and Subluxation Correction

Reprinted from the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society

To understand chiropractic you first have to understand how the body works. Our bodies have the knowledge and ability to keep us healthy (chiropractors call this "Innate Intelligence").


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