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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Timothy D Francis
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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.

A Brief History of Applied Kinesiology

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For more than 30 years, Dr. Timothy Francis has been working in the fields of homeopathy and applied kinesiology. A four-time recipient of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) Alan Beardall Memorial Award, Dr. Timothy Francis maintains a private practice in Nevada and teaches basic applied kinesiology through the ICAK board.

Applied kinesiology is a method of diagnosis that uses muscle testing to evaluate the functioning of the body. When performed properly, applied kinesiology helps chiropractors and alternative medicine practitioners to determine the best form of treatment.

Applied kinesiology was developed in 1964 by American chiropractor Dr. George J. Goodheart as a way of evaluating his chiropractic care. He relied on a muscle testing model developed in the 1940’s by Kendal and Kendal, a husband and wife team of medical care providers.

By the time Dr. Goodheart developed his method, muscle testing was already an accepted way of evaluating patients in orthopedic medicine. However, Dr. Goodheart was the first person to make the connection between muscle testing and chiropractic care.

Over time, interest in applied kinesiology grew, and Dr. Goodheart established the International College of Applied Kinesiology. The doctor also expanded his idea of using the body as a diagnostic tool to other professions, including nutrition, dentistry, and acupuncture.

AAAS Program Helps Students with Disabilities

 

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An accomplished practitioner of homeopathy and kinesiology, Dr. Timothy Francis divides his time between serving as the owner of a chiropractic practice in Las Vegas and teaching at the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Working in the field for more than three decades, Dr. Timothy Francis belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The AAAS maintains programs that work toward its mission of advancing science and innovation to benefit the world. One such program, “Entry Point!,” is designed for students who have disabilities and an interest in the science, development, and engineering research fields. Through the program, these students work with mentors who help them complete undergraduate coursework and plan their graduate-level educations.

The program also assists students in finding employment. Thanks to many partnerships of AAAS with government agencies and Fortune 500 companies, Entry Point! students are given the chance to participate in paid, 10- to 12-week internships to strengthen their skills.

The Three Principles of Homeopathic Medicine

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Dr. Timothy Francis is a Doctor of Chiropractic who also serves as an instructor at the International College of Applied Kinesiology. The owner of a holistic chiropractic and kinesiology private practice in Las Vegas, Dr. Timothy Francis is a popular lecturer on the topic of homeopathy and applied kinesiology.

Homeopathy is a natural approach that focuses on the holistic treatment of patients rather than on specific issues. Also known as homeopathic medicine, the name stems from the Greek for “like disease.” The practice uses natural treatments that are governed by three principles: let like cure like, the millennium dose, and the priciple of above down inside out.

Let like cure like involves the use of a homeopathic remedy that closely resembles the overall condition the patient is experiencing. The millennium dose is the use of remedies diluted to achieve the maximum positive effect with the fewest possible side effects, and the last priciple means that true healing occurs from above to below in symptoms.

What is the Atlas Vertebra?

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Dr. Timothy Francis is a holistic doctor who holds advanced degrees from the University of Bridgeport, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, and British Institute of Homeopathy. Currently the owner of a Las Vegas chiropractic and kinesiology practice, Dr. Timothy Francis has also served as an instructor at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, where he taught courses on subjects such as atlas adjusting.

Atlas adjusting involves adjusting the position of the atlas vertebra to ensure proper alignment. This vertebra is located at the top of the spinal column, which consists of 33 total vertebrae. It supports the weight of the head and is in direct contact with the flat bone at the back of the head known as the occipital bone.

The term atlas stems from the Greek god of the same name. In Greek mythology, Atlas carried the weight of the world on his shoulders, which is metaphorically similar to the role of the atlas vertebra in supporting the head. A misaligned atlas vertebra causes a host of problems, including poor posture, muscular tightness, increased risk of injury, and pain throughout the back and lower body.