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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Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: This is Reggie Gold's original lay lecture. It is a bit crackly, however the message rings true and clear. Doctors do NOT cure anything, the body always heals its self.



by Elizabeth M. Wisniewski, DC,

ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic

Recently, I went to the ballet and I was able to truly enjoy it. I am setting aside being upset when I go to things that are super visual and learning to embrace them in a different way. Listening to the music and feeling the energy was amazing...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: My purpose in this world is to show others how to take their challenge and make it an asset. In this article I discuss a recent experience I had and how I was able to enjoy it without being able to see! This is part of the chiropractic lifestyle, living a life that is from the inside-out. Only then can you connect with your genuine self and live the life you have imagined. 



by Dr. Dennis Buckley

Norman Vincent Peele who wrote, “The Power of Positive Thinking” asked heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney how he had such well sculpted muscles. Gene replied that every day he pushed against massive resistance and his muscles expand by demand...

Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: Every problem we encounter in our lives, molds us. The problem acts as resistance and we must push back against it to get stronger. If you are facing any sort of health problem, Dr. Buckley discusses how to push back against it and enhance your life.



by Dr. Leslie Hewitt

2013 brings in a new era of well-being. Chiropractors are at the forefront of this wisdom. As chiropractors, we practice rich-uals daily that raise the bar for healthcare. Are you role-modeling behaviors that teach your patients through the clarity of your example? Here are my top six rich-uals for a healthy practice...


Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: In this article Dr. Leslie Hewitt describes six ways to make your practice healthier in 2013 through what she calls "rich-uals". These steps describe how to get organized, enhance your life as a health care provider and allow you to better serve your community.



by Jamie Lucia, DC

Chiropractic care of your equine athlete, as for all athletes,  is most important in ensuring proper care of the nervous system and aiding in peak performance. Horses in particular are prone to spinal subluxation due to the abnormal stress pattern of equestrian use;   many of the conditioning rigors and training schedules are far from the normal biomechanical use for the equine spine and extremities...


Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: Is there an equine athlete in your life? Read this article by Dr. Jamie Lucia and learn why it is important to get your horse's spine and nervous system evaluated by a qualified chiropractor. Regular chiropractic care for you and your horse insures a healthier and longer life.



by Dr. Peter Braglia, DC

Infantile colic can be very stressful for parents whose baby is inconsolable during crying episodes. Colic is often defined by the “rule of three”: crying for more than three hours per day, for more than three days per week, and for longer than three weeks in an infant who is well-fed and otherwise healthy...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro:  Whether you are a parent or not, infantile colic isn't good for anyone! Colic is constant crying, which is caused by an unhappy digestive system in the baby. In this article, Dr. Peter Braglia discusses why colic happens and the research behind solutions.




Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: On November 16, 2012 14 students from 5 U.S. chiropractic colleges spoke at the first ever "Step into the future" event at Life Chiropractic College West. In this video Life West student Brett Jones describes his journey through a 7- day water cleanse. His message will inspire you to truly trust in your innate intelligence.




Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski:  Is exercise part of your new year's resolution? Dr. Edwards demonstrates a simple, yet effective abdominal exercise in this video. Many core exercises are unsafe for the spine so it is important to work with a trained professional to insure you are performing your exercises correctly.



by Brett Jones, Chiropractic Intern

Now, you can continue to live blindly and continue to play victim of the system or you can awaken to a new state of reality and self-responsibility. You can decide now to quit the blame game and live a life full of purpose, love, and joy. If the opportunity to do such was available, would you take it? Would you put in the work necessary to succeed? If not, expect little change in your life. If so, welcome to the new world paradigm...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Stop blaming your health problems on viruses, bacteria and genetics. When you break the laws of nature in return, nature will break you. When you do not feed your body properly, go outside regularly and introduce movement daily you will get sick. Brett Jones discusses current chiropractic research and how the adjustment is a reboot for your body.



by Dr. Dennis Barker

It is not news to anyone that most headache sufferers turn to medication for relief. Unfortunately few are aware of how devastating this approach can be. Since the cause of death is not always linked to these medications estimates range from 4000 to 16000  deaths from bleeding every year.  One of the other problems is chronic daily headache which is a condition of daily unrelenting headaches and its number one cause is regular use of medication...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Stop covering up your headache symptoms with medications and address the cause of the pain. A chiropractor can help you change your diet, reduce your stress and most importantly correct spinal misalignments. Combined, your headaches are likely to decrease in frequency and duration because the root cause is being addressed under this holistic health care model. Lifestyle changes along with regular chiropractic care will help you live a longer life free from pain and disease.



by Lynne Sullivan, DC

If it’s right for Tiger, chances are its right for you.  He says that lifting weights and visiting his chiropractor regularly have made him a better golfer. His chiropractic care is as important to him as practicing his swing...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Can't wait for Winter to end so that you can get out to the range and hit some golf balls? Prepare for next year's golf season by visiting your chiropractor. Dr. Lynne Sullivan discusses, in this article, how regular chiropractic care can improve your game and give you that extra edge from the tee to the putting green.




Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: SCUHS first year student Chris Boman passionately discusses chiropractic at the first ever "Step Into the Future" event held on November 16, 2012 in Hayward, California. Relax, watch this video for a few minutes and get dipped in some chiropractic philosophy!




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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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