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: 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.



by Arno Burnier, DC

If it were not for the powerful transformation that I experienced in every aspect of my life as a result of my exposure to Chiropractic and the philosophy of life it embodies, I would not be writing these words. Chiropractic changed my connection to my body and the way that I honor, respect and care for it...

Editor's note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Health is our birth right and comes from the inside out. It is run by an inborn intelligence, called innate. In this article Dr. Arno Burnier describes the powerful transformation that can occur when a vitalistic philosophy is observed and practiced.



Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Innate intelligence is perfect and working at 100%. It is the body that does not always allow for this full expression of innate, when there is a blockage in the nervous system, innate cannot function optimally. Chiropractors remove the interference to the nervous system thus allowing for the fullest expression of life...




by Dr. Stephen Gangemi

An expert panel declared last month that obesity is the “single greatest threat to public health in this century”. Two-thirds of adults and one-third of all kids are overweight or obese. They advise more exercise, cutting sugar, and following a more nutrient-rich, plant-based diet. Some of their advice is good, some not. Their emphasis to eat more vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and beans is advice to follow, but adding more whole grains, seafood, and fat-free/low-fat dairy is not.


by Dr. Jason Watts, DC

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to get relief from chronic pain. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain – chiropractic treatment will address all the aches and pains in your body, which is why it’s becoming more mainstream, from a newborn baby to seniors 100 years old...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Some people are under the impression that Chiropractic care is dangerous, especially for the elderly population. Dr. Watts explains the benefits and safety of Chiropractic care regardless of age.




Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: This video is definitive proof that chiropractic adjustments work for more than just back and neck pain. Enjoy! I just had to share this funny clip!



by Dr. Eugene Charles

Sometimes, a back problem may really be a front problem.

On the front of every human body within the digestive tract lies the ileocecal valve. Let’s call it ICV for short. This little valve is what separates the small intestine from the large intestine. Its function is to prevent food in the large intestine (meant for evacuation) from refluxing back into the small intestine...




by National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Back pain affects nearly 80% of Americans at some point in their lifetime, with episodes occurring in 50% of those individuals on a yearly basis. With such an incredibly high number of back pain episodes per year, it is imperative that the fitness professional have a strategy to evaluate and train their clients while preventing and or dealing with low back pain...

Editor's Note from Dr. Jeffery Tucker: I have the privilege of being an instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. They are world leaders in exercise science, and they help educate doctors, personal trainers, athlete trainers, physical therapists, etc. NASM is known for it's evidence-based approach and research related to the musculoskeletal system. In this article they share the continuum of corrective exercise and best rehab practices for low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain, read this article and ask your doctor if the provided exercises are appropriate for you. To your health.  



by Maria Perri, DC

In 2000 Dr. Perri opened Wellness Springs in Highland Mills, NY. Wellness Springs has since become the Premier Natural Health Care, Holistic Day Spa and Yoga Center in the Hudson Valley. In my interview with Dr. Perri she describes her approach to health and wellbeing of the whole person...


Editor's Note from Dr. Jeffery Tucker: It was not long after beginning her private practice as a chiropractor in 1985, that Dr. Maria Perri realized that for patients to get well, and STAY well, they had to learn how to effectively manage stress and make better health choices more consistently. For this to occur, she felt a mind-body-spirit approach was necessary, one that emphasized a lifestyle of healthy habits.



by Dr. Mark Ritchie, DC

Dr. Ritchie says that, “Women wearing high heels for extended periods of time put an increased load and pressure across their knees. Doing this day-in and day-out can lead to an increase in the risk of developing early arthritis...


Editor's Note from Dr. Jeffery Tucker: About 50 million American adults are currently living with some form of arthritis, a chronic degenerative health condition that causes pain and stiffness in and around one or more of the body’s joints. Some well-known risk factors for developing arthritis are unavoidable (your age, your gender); while others, like being overweight or obese, are within your control. Please enjoy this interview with Dr. Mark Ritchie, a Chiropractor in the Dallas, TX area as he discusses arthritis prevention.





Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Chiropractor and Cal Jam visionary, Dr. Billy DeMoss, explains the chiropractic lifestyle. This includes: raw organic foods, drinking water, exercise, rest, and having your spine adjusted. Living congruently will help you achieve optimal life expression.





by Shawn Dill DC

The underlying goal of upper cervical chiropractic care is to retrain the spine to maintain its proper position so that the body can naturally heal and remedy any problems that may occur. When you first begin seeing a UCC healthcare professional, you will likely have to visit on a fairly frequent basis, but over time, your visits should occur less often and adjustments will likely be quite minor. This means that your spine is, in fact, learning to retain its proper shape and position.

Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Properly caring for your body following a chiropractic adjustment is an important step in the process of retraining your spine. At the beginning your chiropractic adjustments may be more frequent but as your body is able to hold the adjustments for longer periods of time and your back bone is in proper alignment, the adjustments can be spaced out. Braces are not put on your teeth to straighten them for one day, it takes time and you have to do your part as well. Similarly the spine needs to be checked for subluxations and adjusted over an extended period to restore proper structure and function. This is key to living a healthy, happy, pain free life!


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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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