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. J Michael Flynn, DC

Are you thinking about setting some goals and reaching them? Are you willing to write them down and review them often? Will you focus on goals that are important to you and what it is you can do better? Any time is a good time to write down goals in your life. Many of us do it at the beginning of each new year. Most people don't write down their goals or care to have any...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: It's time to come up with your New Year's Resolutions! If you want to keep them throughout the year, try writing them down. Dr Flynn gives advice on resolutions for a fit and healthy life.




Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: This video clip discusses the emerging science of consciousness and the human soul. For over 100 years chiropractors have talked about innate and universal intelligence. This may possibly be the evidence to support their vitalistic philosophy and help others to understand the principles of universal intelligence.



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. Joseph P. Wood, D.C.

Pain seems to be an epidemic in this country.  Every night the TV blasts a plethora of commercials targeting our pains... our back, the "arthritic knee", headaches, upset tummies.

But why are we in so much pain?...




Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Here are Dr. Lona Cook's top 10 reasons why parents bring their children in to see a Chiropractor.



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 Dr. Tuttle, DC

A common reason people initially come in to our Peoria Chiropractor office is travel.  Travel can be very taxing on your body. Spending long hours in a confined space takes its toll, often leaving you stiff and sore as a result of restricted blood flow in your legs...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Whether you're a frequent flier or take an occasional road trip, you know how taxing travel can be on your body. In this helpful article, Dr. Tuttle gives tips on healthier and more comfortable traveling.



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.



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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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