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 Leslie Hewitt, DC

Just like the start of an AA meeting, and with much respect for how they start their meetings, here it goes: I am Dr. Leslie Hewitt and I am a member of the CCA. The California Chiropractic Association is the organization I have decided to step up and assist with leadership as the new Chair of Conventions and Seminars...

Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: First find your inner "ROR" and then you will increase your Return On Relationships, in every aspect of your life. Dr. Hewitt discusses why she is involved in the California Chiropractic Association in this article. Taken from a more global view, it is truly a call to action for everybody to get involved and give back in whatever capacity they feel comfortable in. This is not limited to DCs, rather it is Dr. Hewitt role modeling for all of us how to live a service oriented life while building and maintaining our relationships.




by Dr. Phil Page

From Dr. Jeffery Tucker: Tim Tyler, PT, ATC, developed an effective exercise treatment for tennis elbow. The Flex Bar is a flexible rubber bar (made by Thera-band) that offers a practical way to overload the wrist extensors to provide tennis elbow sufferers with the same benefits as isolated eccentric training done with expensive devices or heavy weights. Chiropractors can provide therapy for tennis elbow and teach you how to perform the “Tyler Twist” - the isolated eccentric wrist-extensor strengthening exercise designed to overload the muscles.  Consult your doctor of chiropractic to find out more...



by Dr. Elizabeth Wisniewski, DC
ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic

Today, children have a lot of extra pressure placed on them. They are expected to learn how to read, write, and potty train at extremely young ages. Potty training occurs at different ages for each individual child and Enuresis (bedwetting) is considered normal up until around the age of five years old... 

Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Why do some children understand potty training early on and for others, it takes longer? It is agreed upon by chiropractors and medical doctors that it is a neurological issue, so having a child's spine checked for nervous system interference is a great step in the right direction for helping your child.



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. 




Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Warning! This video may result in putting a smile on your face. Making the right adjustments not only applies to your spine, but for all aspects of your health.



by Dr. Herby Bell

I get regular emails from Kaiser Permanente as my family has used the crisis medical care company, when in crisis, for many years happily and with good results. The headline of today's email read, Is Exercise the New Miracle Drug?...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Innately we know our bodies were meant to move. Dr. Herby Bell discusses how HMOs are finally grasping this idea and proclaiming it to be a miracle, breakthrough, discovery. Daily movement is part of a chiropractic lifestyle and should be practiced daily.



by Anne-Marie Botek, Editor 

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There used to be this great game show on TV: “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”

The premise of the show was to determine whether or not the average adult could answer questions based on a typical elementary school learning curriculum...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: You may be younger than 100, but age doesn't always tell the truth. Take this survey to find out if you are healthier than a 100-year-old.




Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Did you know that of all the people who filed for bankruptcy due to medical expenses, that 70% of them actually had health care insurance?Today, in the United States, you cannot afford to get sick! In this video, best selling author and international speaker Dr. Eric Plasker discusses the high cost of so-called health care.



by Arno Burnier, DC

Modern obstetrics may damage the baby’s neurospinal system. Chiropractors have a moral responsibility to tell the public about the abuses of modern birth practices...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Parents often wonder why their child should have their spine evaluated by a chiropractor. How could a child's spine have subluxations? In this article Dr. Arno Burnier details the trauma many children go through during the delivery process in so-called modern hospital births. Between 90 to 140 pounds of pressure is often used on the baby's head and neck causing subluxations of the cervical spine. If you are a parent, this is an article you must read!



by Dr. Jason Watts, DC

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is one of the most common lung diseases and affects almost 200 million people around the world...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: 200 million people around the world have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Find out why a Chiropractor should be on the list of Doctors helping these patients improve their quality of life and relieve symptoms.



by Elizabeth M. Wisniewski, DC,

ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic

Between 1917 and 1918 the Spanish flu pandemic swept across the globe. Upwards of 500,000 Americans died during this epidemic and the estimates range from 20 million to 40 million deaths worldwide. Where medicine fell short, chiropractors delivered specific spinal adjustments and many lives were saved...


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Your body has an innate intelligence that is always striving toward optimal health!In this article I discuss how chiropractors were able to save lives during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic by removing interference in the nervous system thus allowing the body to heal from the inside-out. 



by Dr. Laura Bowen, DC

Runner's sometimes find themselves sidelined by shin pain. Frequently, the runner puts the pain down to "shin splints" and proceeds with rest and ice...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Having pain in your shins after exercising is very common and often labeled as "shin splints". Most shin splints are seen as just a typical result from exercise but it may be more than you think. In this article, Dr. Bowen describes other diagnoses for shin pain.



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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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