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. Alpa V. Patel

A new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds it’s not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death. Researchers say time spent sitting was independently associated with total mortality, regardless of physical activity level...


Editor's Note from Dr. Jeffrey Tucker: It's not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death. Researchers say time spent sitting was independently associated with total mortality, regardless of physical activity level...



by Abbey Denaro BS, CPT, Chiropractic Intern,

ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic

Most women are under the impression that pregnancy is a nine-month time frame dedicated to sacrificing your body in order to give new life. Of course it is true that, in the end, those nine months will certainly be worth the pain – but what if you could spend that time enjoying your life and embracing the experience of life within you, rather than wishing the time away?...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Between 50-80% of all pregnant women experience back pain. Just because it is common, does not mean that it is normal and acceptable to be in such pain. More and more soon-to-be-mom’s are seeking chiropractic care to prevent pain and optimize their body’s functioning for the benefit of the growing baby. 



by Dr. Jeffery Tucker, DC

Sciatica is a symptom more than a condition, as it refers to pain which refers down the back of the legs, rather than to the cause of the pain. The cause of Sciatica can be from the lumbar spine, where a disc is irritated and is compressing the sciatic nerve, or this compression can occur at the point where the sciatic nerve passes under (or through in some cases) the piriformis muscles in the buttocks...




What causes back and neck pains and how can you avoid them by adapting your posture? This short film about healthy computing provides useful insights about how to sit and stand up while working at your desk...




by Dr. Stephen Gangemi
Unfortunately many patients are at the mercy of their physicians who only know, well, what they know. They know no natural method of fighting inflammation and most do not understand that inflammation can be blocked by means other than medications.


Editor's Note from Dr. Jeffery Tucker: Neck pain combined with shoulder pain is a common problem among desk workers, particularly those using a desktop computer. Lars Andersen PhD and his colleagues in Copenhagen, Denmark, completed a randomized controlled trial of 198 office workers with neck/shoulder pain and tenderness to palpation. The researchers wanted to develop an “exercise program as simple and feasible as possible...”



by Shawn Dill, DC

Halloween embodies those things that scare us most—creepy characters, dark corners and the unknown—but what we should be most scared of is something that many of us happily embrace: Halloween candy. We are embarking on that time of year where one food-saturated holiday bleeds into another, and to kick them all off, we have Halloween, which promises an excess of sugar-heavy treats that contain a plethora of ingredients you really don’t want to put into your body...


Editor's note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Trick or treat? Most candy is actually tricking you. Toxic chemicals and dyes are hiding inside of it. Keep your children safe this Halloween and get educated on the dangerous ingredients in your candy.


by Karen Chapman-Novakofski

"For many people, prescription bone-building medicines should be a last resort," said Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a University of Illinois professor of nutrition and co-author of a literature review published in the May 2011 issue of Nutrients...


Editor's Note from Dr. Jeffery Tucker: Plawecki and Chapman-Novakofski set out to determine the impact of dietary, supplemental, and educational interventions over the last 10 years about osteoporosis and reached their conclusions after reviewing 219 articles in scientific journals...



by Dr. Michelle Zhou, DC

We all have been told that knuckle cracking is bad for our hands, and we will end up with “knobbly” fingers when we get old. So is mum right again? Or is this a myth?...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: We know that cracking our fingers doesn’t cause “knobbly” hands, like we may have been told when we were young. Does that mean that cracking your own back and neck is okay too? Dr. Michelle Zhou explains the structural differences and the consequences of cracking yourself versus a trained Chiropractor providing a specific, gentle, and safe adjustment.




Editor's note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: This chiropractic montage is a series of news clips and ends with famous people speaking about chiropractic care. It demonstrates how chiropractic can help with many conditions however chiropractors do not claim to cure any single condition. Chiropractors know that the body has an innate ability to self heal and regulate. Watch this video to hear what others are saying about chiropractic!




by Dr. Irma Greco, DC

Many of my patients have autoimmune diseases that predispose them to steroid medication exposure, so bone issues are always a topic that comes up over and over again in my clinic. Many of these patients have had bone mineral density studies that show osteopenia or osteoporosis, which means varying levels of bone thinning are already in place...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Many people view Chiropractors as “Bone Doctors”. While the Chiropractic profession works with the whole body, we do have extensive training on bones and how important it is that they remain healthy and strong. In this article, Dr. Greco exposes how many medications are causing osteoporosis and provides nutritional advice and suggestions for altering the negative effects of medications you may be taking.



by Bruce Lipton, PhD


One of the primary reasons behind the enduring rift between conventional medical science and chiropractic is the contrasting nature of their basic philosophies. Philosophical "truths" in Western civilization are validated through a process employing scientific methodology. Chiropractic has been at a distinct disadvantage in acquiring recognition as a valid healing art. However, the leading edge of cellular and molecular biology research is heralding a radical departure from its traditional theories and is in turn, creating a new philosophy...



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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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