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I wanted to share some really awesome information that I was reading up on while studying my Applied Kinesiology tonight! Did you know that every tooth is related to a certain muscle/organ/emotion?
This means that changes in teeth can cause nervous system/health problems, and vice versa.
For example, someone with a sugar handling problem can develop latissimus muscle weakness, as the lat muscle is related to the pancreas, and this can then affect the lower 1st molar tooth in a negative way. Inversely, any dental problem with the lower 1st molar can eventually contribute to sugar handling problems.
This is also why it is so important to check cranial/jaw/teeth alignment with any patient in the office since occlusion (contact) of the teeth, and possible misalignment and uneven forces through the teeth/jaw can affect the entire body.
The point of sharing this is that to make the amazing point that everything in the body is SO connected. This is crucial to remember when evaluating a patient from a holistic health care prospective. If a patient comes in to the office with lower back pain, I want to assess and treat the entire body, not just the lower back area. To focus only on the area of pain is a commonly made mistake amongst practitioners. Thankfully, my mentors have always taught me to look at the person as a whole, for deeper and more permanent corrections and treatments!
 

I just spent a wonderful and incredibly informative and enlightening 4 days at the International College of Applied Kinesiology Annual Meeting in Pentagon City! 

I listened to some of the masters in my field of Applied Kinesiology present on many different subjects including functional muscle testing, TMJ, cranial nerve dysfunction, neurointerlink, small intestinal health, vagus nerve dysfunction, obesity, AK shortcuts, the body's barrier systems including blood-brain barrier, and more.

It was so great to see all of my amazingly talented colleagues/friends, many of whom I only see at these conferences throughout the years. As usual, I am leaving the conference and the weekend feeling so motivated and ready to use some new techniques back at work! 

I look forward to seeing all of my patients back in the office this Tuesday!


July 20, 2017
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When you go for your milk this morning, chose a cow dairy alternative! I personally like coconut milk, and even recently tried macadamia nut milk, which was delicious. In this photo you can see all of the reasons to avoid cow dairy, and to try some alternatives! 

I use muscle testing to test all of my patients for their specific food sensitivities, including especially wheat, corn, dairy, soy, nuts, eggs, and sugars. Often times, my patients muscle test weak for dairy (this doesn't include butter, which contains little to no dairy proteins).

Cow dairy is rough on the genitourinary system, and also tends to cause digestive issues and congestion/mucous formation, particularly in the sinuses. Cow milk is actually acid-forming and thus causes the body to actually leach calcium and other minerals from the bones, therefore contributing to osteoporosis in the long-run. Perhaps this is why some studies have linked increased cow milk intake to increased risk of fracture later in life.

There are also MUCH better sources of more absorbable calcium than what is found in milk, including broccoli, spinach, kale, collards and other green leafies. Another personal favorite of mine-bone broth!

 


My patient Brian was kind enough to help me demonstrate a technique from Applied Kinesiology that I check frequently with my patients, the hyoid bone! This is a very often overlooked bone in the front of the neck. I only learned about the important of this bone and how to treat hyoid dysfunction through Applied Kinesiology.
The hyoid bone is a small horseshoe shaped bone in the neck that 16 different muscles attach into. It is related to neck alignment, brain function, and even the immune system. Many patients report pain anywhere in the neck, as well as other symptoms such as hoarseness, difficulty swallowing (lump in the throat), etc. when the hyoid bone is not functioning properly.
It can be thrown off by many things including whiplash type injuries, being sick, emotional stress, and much more.
I use manual muscle testing to determine if the hyoid bone is restricted in any motions, including up and down and side to side. If so, we treat the affected small neck muscles, and then again use muscle testing to see if any chiropractic adjustments, or any type of other therapy is necessary to fix this bone.
The hyoid bone is so important to overall body function. Just another AK gem!