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 Coralee Thompson

It seems like everyone is getting bone scans to check the levels of bone loss. Most of these people are told they have bone loss, but they’re not told that it’s quite normal. The recent push for bone mineral density studies – such as the DEXA scan – represents another example of excessive medical testing that leads to over treatment, potentially doing more harm than good...




by Abbey Denaro, DC
ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic



Yes, it is true: You are what you eat! Food isn’t just the fuel that keeps us going for the day; it becomes a part of us and influences our immune system, nervous system, digestive system, skin, blood chemistry, and every organ...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: There are plenty of lists out there about how to stay healthy. This is my own take on the 10 most important ways to attain good health and maintain it throughout life.



by Ang BO, Monnier A, Harms-Ringdahl K

It’s been estimated that 50% of military helicopter pilots experience neck pain, likely due to the postural demands and helmet-mounted technology. Physical therapist researchers in Sweden investigated the effectiveness of a neck exercise program for Swedish Air Force helicopter pilots and reported their findings in Spine. They measured the incidence of neck pain and EMG activity of neck muscles during a cranio-cervical flexion test in 68 active-duty pilots that were randomly assigned to an exercise or control group...



by Jack Bourla, DC

Research led by Jessie Garciaguirre and Karen Adolph published in Introduction to Infant Development, Oxford Press, 2007, showed that fourteen month old toddlers fall an average of fifteen times per hour while playing....


Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Did you know your toddler falls 15 times per hour on average? Multiply this per day, week, month, and even year and you will see that these repetitive micro injuries will add up quickly! In this article, Dr. Jack Bourla, discusses current research about childhood falls and how regular chiropractic check-ups can benefit your child so that they can grow into a healthy adult.



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 AS, RM/T

62 million women in the United States use Oral Contraceptives for so many reasons such as they help fight ovarian cancer and acne and the obvious to prevent pregnancy (1)...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: This is a story of a brave woman who was diagnosed with a Hepatic Adenoma, yet denied surgery and allowed her body to heal itself. Western culture puts so much faith in surgery and medications but forgets that the human body has the power to heal on its own through the Natural Process.



by Jay S. Greenstein, DC

From Dr. Jeffery Tucker: Dr. Jay Greenstein put together a helpful core exercise program for those with diffuse low-back pain and pain across the lumbo-sacral region. Dr. Greenstein states "The most important thing we (Doctors) can do is help our patients remove the way they are hurting themselves."  He staes these exercises will help stabilize the spine...




by Dr. Mark Smith, DC, BSc Knes

Often I see people who have issues with their wrists and have no idea that chiropractic might help- after all, “chiropractors only work with spines, right?”

Working with the spine directly affects the nerve system...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Yes, it's true that Chiropractors are the spine specialists, but that doesn't mean we only work with back pain. Problems in the spine can also lead to other pains, like wrist pain or carpal tunnel.



by Dr. Mark Smith, DC, BSc Knes

What does broccoli, exercise, and chiropractic care have in common?  All three are very beneficial for your health and when used regularly are part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

The bigger picture however, is that all three of these things- eating broccoli and other greens regularly, exercising on a regular basis, and regular chiropractic care are all an individual’s choice...


Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: If you exercised everyday for 4 weeks and then stopped abruptly, would you remain fit and healthy for the rest of your life? "No" is the clear answer and is just common sense. The same goes for Chiropractic care and the health of your spine and nerves. Like exercise, it's your decision when it comes to just how healthy you want to be.



from The American Chiropractic Association

The National Prevention Council (NPC), recently called for the development of a... "National Prevention Strategy to outline goals and recommendations for improving health and wellness for all Americans." The National Prevention Strategy highlights several preventative measures throughout the report including alternative therapies for back and neck pain...



by Dr. Kayla Zirpel-Proctor

Lights went out. Battery backups beeped. Fish tanks grinded to a halt.

The power went out at my house.

Four thoughts hit my head simultaneously as I sat at my dying computer: “What’s going on? What do I do? Should I call my husband? What would he do?...”



 by Walter H. Schmitt, D.C.

I was blessed with the opportunity to "grow up" living next door to Dr. George Goodheart, the "discoverer" and initial developer of applied kinesiology and one of recent history's greatest healers. Dr. Goodheart exemplified the definition of a doctor as a teacher. One of his most valuable parables is about the "zebra in the bathtub"...




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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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