Posts for: June, 2016
My awesome patient Mike has made yet another cool GIF video for me!
In this video I wanted to demonstrate how I use muscle testing to make sure I am adjusting a bone or vertebrae in exactly the way that it needs to be adjusted.
"Palpating" or "feeling" how a bone is restricted is one major skill that a chiropractor must have. We must be able to feel how a bone is restricted and moving/not moving.
Applied Kinesiology muscle testing can give us confirmation or not as to whether we are adjusting the right bone in the specific way that it needs to be adjusted. I am demonstrating in this video how I feel the movement of a vertebra in the neck with my hands, and I then give the vertebra a small "challenge" as we call it, by pushing it in the direction I believe it needs to be adjusted. I observe for changes in muscle testing to confirm or not that that is indeed how the vertebra needs to be adjusted.
This is yet another awesome tool of muscle testing, because by using muscle testing along with my palpating skills, I can ensure that I am adjusting the exact bone in the exact right way. This allows for accurate, efficient chiropractic adjustments that I know that the patient needs. It eliminates any uncertainty and gives me complete confidence in the adjustments that I give.
Thanks again to Mike for the video, and for Applied Kinesiology muscle testing which allows me to give my patients the absolute best care possible!
It was great to see my patient Rhona this past Saturday...all the way from Texas!
Rhona is the mother of one of my current patients, and since she lives in Texas, she is only able to come in when she is in the area, about once or twice a year, and it's so good that she does!
Her once or twice yearly tune ups have been enough to keep her feeling good and remaining in optimal health. Many of her aches and pains, as well as some internal issues such as acid reflux, have improved since she began care in the office about a year ago.
Much of the chiropractic kinesiology work we did at her first session left her with lasting results until she was able to come in again this past weekend almost a year later.
Even though her visits are more infrequent, she has still benefitted greatly. Chiropractic treatments do not need to be multiple times a week or even a month!
Thanks to my patient Mike for bringing in his wonderful mother whenever she is in town, always keeping her health and happiness in mind! I look forward to seeing her each time she is in town.
This past Monday, I stopped by the Samuel Hahnemann Monument right in our very own Scott Circle in Washington, DC.
Samuel Hahnemann was the founder of homeopathy, and he has his own monument right in DC! I use many homeopathic remedies with my patients in the office, whether during a treatment, or to take at home as part of their supplement regimen.
Homeopathy is a powerful form of natural medicine, based on the principle of "like cures like". Homeopathic remedies are specially prepared, potentised medicines from which all toxic effects have been removed (no side effects). Homeopathic remedies are derived from mineral, animal, and plant sources and each has different healing effects in the body, working positively on many factors of a persons health, including current symptoms, ancestral health, family issues, birth and childhood issues, emotional issues, and more.
Homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world (more widely used in Europe and around the world than in the States) because they bring health benefits without the side effects and dangers inherent in conventional interventions.
Homeopathy is a truly holistic form of healing that I am proud to offer in my office. As always, I muscle test my patients for the necessity of homeopathic remedies or not.
I was happy and proud to pay my respects to this great innovator and founder of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann!