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. Ken Wilson, DC

Some days Leslie Gluck, 60, can’t get out of bed. She has had rheumatoid arthritis for more than 20 years, and the pain can be almost unbearable. But in Southern California, where Leslie lives, the dry heat feels soothing to her swollen joints. Is it really soothing, or is that effect just in Leslie’s mind? What are the real facts on what causes, cures, hinders, and helps arthritis and joint pain?...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: In this article, Dr. Ken Wilson reveals myths and facts about joint pain and arthritis and gives tips for how to manage joint pain.



by Dr. Michelle Zhou, DC

The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia have conducted a research on the average time the typical Australian office worker spends sitting,  and the result might surprise you!...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Before you read this article, take a guess at how many hours you spend sitting and how many hours you spend standing/walking on an average day. The results are in from the Chiropractor's Association of Australia, but don't sit down when you read this - Stand Up!



by Dr. Amy Louise Haas, PhD, DC

Recently one of my patients fell suddenly and very seriously ill from a virus. One day he was fine, the next day he felt like he had been hit by a truck: body an joint aches, exhaustion, fever, pounding migraine - all the good stuff...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Health is an ongoing process and every action we take can either strengthen or weaken our health. Dr. Amy Haas shares powerful stories of why it is so important to keep our health "tank" full.



by Dr. Benjamin Martin, DC

It is all too common today for us to push aside real improvement in your health and opt for the quick fix prescription drugs. Not only can these drugs have adverse side effects, but often don’t even relieve you of your illness...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Remember the carnival game, Whack-A-Mole? Do you know people who seem to take that approach to their health care?  They try to hide symptoms only when they pop up and then move on to the next symptom. That approach will truly turn into an endless game unless you dig further to find the cause of the symptoms.



by Jeannie Plowman

Aromatherapy is as a fragrant substance in bases, such as oils, candles, soaps, and water based sprays. The aroma comes in many forms such as an aroma of cookies or bread baking, which triggers the smells of home on a wintry day and promotes calmness...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Aromatherapy is a well-regarded therapy but some may not know it is also used with Reiki and Chiropractic treatments. In this article, Jeannie Plowman discusses how Reiki uses oils for emotional releases, while Chiropractic may use the same oils for physical releases.



by Dr. Jessica Hiebert, DC

Slouching forwards on your computer all day can leave you feeling sore, tired and in a lot of pain.

It can lead to reduced lung, heart and intestinal function, headaches and jaw, neck and back pain. Over time your body structurally changes and adapts to these habits making the problem even worse...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Your posture is a great indicator of the health of your spine. Take a look in the mirror or have a friend check out your posture. Some things to look at include noticing that one shoulder is lower or your head tilts to one side. Dr. Jessica Hiebert describes a simple exercise that can be done everyday to improve your posture.



by Dr. Elizabeth Wisniewski, DC,

ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic

Today is Halloween and images of skeletons are everywhere! Since health is a process, not an event, do you have any health related “skeletons in your closet”? Do not wait to the new year to make a change in your life, now is a perfect time to be mindful of your health and take  some time to think about your own skeleton...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Learn the difference between Osteopenia and Osteoporosis as well as how to maintain your bone mass. Follow these steps, and avoid becoming 1 of the 1.5 million people in the United States who break a bone due to one of these conditions each year.




Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: In this video, Dr. Emil Tompkins breaks down the reasoning behind ADHD and why Chiropractic helps.




Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Chiropractic was born out of a rich tradition of vitalistic philosophy. This video simplistically explains the complex philosophy of vitalism.



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 Dr. Mark Huntsman, DC
Research published in the November-December issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and reported on by Scoop Health from New Zealand, shows how chiropractic helps affect brain and nerve system function...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Dr. Huntsman summarizes a research study that showed the improvement in brain function immediately after a chiropractic adjustment. “The process of a spinal adjustment is like rebooting a computer. The signals that these adjustments send to the brain, via the nervous system, reset muscle behaviour patterns,” said Dr. Haavik-Taylor.



by Arno Burnier, DC

One of the major tenets of Chiropractic Philosophy is that there is “one cause and one cure” to all human ills.

The primary cause being a separation from Spirit, a disconnection with Self. A state of dis-ease...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: In this article Dr. Arno Burnier discusses the "one cause, one cure" principle of chiropractic. As you read this article you feel the love and passion he has for his profession and it will inspire you to get reconnected with your own passion!



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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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