The Development of Applied Kinesiology As a Discipline

 

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Guiding Chiropractic Kinesiology, Dr. Timothy Francis serves the needs of a diversity of Las Vegas patients through a comprehensive and holistic approach to health care. The applied kinesiology techniques at the foundation of Dr. Timothy Francis’ practice were pioneered by second-generation chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart, Jr., who earned distinction as the youngest World War II major.

As described in a paper accessible in the US National Library of Medicine, the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of applied kinesiology were developed after the war through a combination of serendipity and observation. A particular breakthrough was in 1964, when Dr. Goodheart discovered a way of treating a patient’s chronic winged scapula through a combination of pressing down associated nodules and insertion of the serratus anterior muscle.

This resulted in the development of origen/ insertion treatment, which was followed by procedures involving neurovascular reflexes, neurolymphatic reflexes, and cerebrospinal fluid flow. In addition, concepts of treatment related to the acupuncture meridians were incorporated within the applied kinesiology practicum. Today the practice is one that complements allopathic medicine in helping patients achieve balance and wellness.

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The Homeopathic Practitioner Program at the BIH

 

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Chiropractic care provider, Dr. Timothy Francis, practices applied kinesiology and homeopathic medicine at his private practice in Las Vegas. A diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, Dr. Timothy Francis also holds a diploma, a fellow, and a doctorate from the British Institute of Homeopathy.

A provider of online homeopathic education and training, the British Institute of Homeopathy (BIH) offers a masters-level education program for professional homeopathic practitioners. The program includes classroom courses such as Homeopathy in Practice, Foundations of Hahnemannian Homeopathy, and Advanced Studies in Homeopathy. Students also receive clinical training for six weekends or 100 observation hours per year.

To qualify for the program, applicants must have completed prior study in the human sciences of pathology and anatomy & physiology. Dr. Timothy Francis has done the original research in correlating homeopathy and applied kinesiology here in the United States in which he received the highly sought after Allen Beardall Memorial Award.

Therapy Localization in Diagnosing Patient Symptoms

 

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A longtime innovator in the applied kinesiology (AK) discipline, Dr. Timothy Francis leads the Las Vegas practice Chiropractic Kinesiology and has instructed a number of orthopedic surgeons in his field. Dr. Timothy Francis employs a rigorous screening protocol in identifying the various dysfunctions within the body and determining exactly which approach will be most efficacious in enabling a return to balanced homeostasis.

The therapy localization (TL) is a diagnostic procedure that provides a reliable rapid screen that enables diagnosing the patient and determining what types of supplements will work best. Potential pathways that offer therapeutic benefit include homeopathic medicine, naturopathic herbs, allopathic medicine, and nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and glandulars. This broad TL screening related to specific organs, muscles, and reflexes may also indicate that no supplement is needed at present.

The advantage of this approach is in providing an optimal level of specification for the patient and avoiding the tendency to use the same techniques and therapies for every physical condition. Applied kinesiology offers a uniquely complementary approach to holistic health and is often in tandem with traditional Western medicine treatments.

International College of Applied Kinesiology – International Meeting

 

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Dr. Timothy Francis is an alternative medicine professional and a recognized leader in applied kinesiology. Board certified, Dr. Timothy Francis has been an instructor in basic applied kinesiology at the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) for more than 25 years.

ICAK dates back to the founder of applied kinesiology, George J. Goodheart Jr., who was the first to observe that posture-related problems often stem from weak muscles. Dr. Goodheart developed therapeutic methods to test and build muscles, allowing improvement of the function of different body systems.

Today, ICAK-USA is a leader in applied kinesiology. The college supports practicing professionals through opportunities in continuing education and professional development.

Each year, ICAK holds an international meeting that brings together the world’s applied kinesiologists for workshops, presentations, practical demonstrations, and much more. Attendees also enjoy networking and social events with their peers at the widely anticipated event. The 2017 ICAK-USA International Meeting will be held July 20-23. Registration is open online.

Who Can Benefit from Seeing a Chiropractor?

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Dr. Timothy Francis practices wholistic medicine in his Las Vegas-based clinic. At Chiropractic Kinesiology, Dr. Timothy Francis uses the principles of applied kinesiology and chiropractic medicine to relieve pain and help patients manage health conditions.

Chiropractors can help with a wide range of injuries and health problems. If any of the following complaints apply to you, a chiropractic professional may be able to offer relief.

You have lower back pain. The chiropractic profession centers on treating lower back pain. Chiropractors can adjust joints around the spine and pelvis and use active release techniques to mitigate the impact of scar tissue in the affected area.

You have neck pain. A chiropractor can use spinal manipulations to ease neck pain and perform movement assessments to decide if the pain is being caused by a problem in the shoulders.

You are pregnant and experiencing pelvic discomfort. Chiropractic care can correct improper pelvic alignment, the culprit of many pregnancy-related complaints. Corrections in alignment can improve sciatic nerve pain and problems stemming from the sacrum and sacroiliac joint.

Meridians – A Core Concept in the Ancient Practice of Acupuncture

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At his office in Las Vegas, Dr. Timothy Francis offers treatments based in applied kinesiology and chiropractic, naturopathic, and homeopathic medicine. He has also published a leading book on applied kinesiology, and has lectured on several continents. Dr. Timothy Francis’ interest in acupuncture has resulted in several papers, among them one on the theory of body meridians.

The idea that living bodies contain networks of paths along which energy flows is an ancient one. In early Chinese medicine, physicians and philosophers believed that chi, the life force, moves through most of the inside of the body along these paths. Meridians are also said to occur in matched pairs. Practitioners say that blockages or malfunctioning can cause the life-giving chi to be unusable by the body, leading to pain, inflammatory conditions, and other illnesses.

Today’s practitioners understand there to be six major meridian systems associated with organs in the human body. The system of acupuncture is anchored in this theory of meridians, in that each meridian is understood to offer multiple acupuncture points along its length. By selecting the right points for the application of acupuncture techniques, a professional seeks to treat particular conditions along with the proper alignment of the spine and extremity joints.

Understanding the Concept of the Meridian System

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The owner of Chiropractic Kinesiology, Dr. Timothy Francis is an esteemed name in the field of healthcare, where he specializes in chiropractic, applied kinesiology, homeopathy, acupuncture, and naturopathic medicine. A pioneer of correlating applied kinesiology to homeopathy in the US, Dr. Timothy Francis has garnered profound insight regarding the meridian system and its significance in the field of applied kinesiology.

The meridian system as a concept originated from traditional Chinese medicine. It illustrates how energy flows through a body. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that a human body functions by virtue of the flow of fundamental substances like life energy, known as qi, blood, and bodily fluids through a network of vessels or channels throughout the body. This distribution network is known as the meridian system and the channel is known as the meridian. The network not only connects different parts of the body with each other, but also ensures the flow of life energy and other fundamental substances throughout the body.

Understanding the meridian system can be instrumental in the diagnosis and treatment of different diseases. According to medicine based on the meridian system, the blockage of the energy channel can lead to a deficiency in one part of the body while other parts may have an excess of energy, thereby causing a disturbance in the body’s equilibrium and making the person ill. A qualified applied kinesiology professional can help identify the different channels of energy flow throughout the body and use the meridian system to treat a patient, restoring balance to the system.