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.

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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.

Theories on How Acupuncture Works

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A board-certified applied kinesiologist and naturopath, Dr. Timothy Francis has been providing homeopathic care to patients for more than two decades. Working at his own practice in Las Vegas, Dr. Timothy Francis helps patients with various health issues through the use of treatments such as acupuncture with out needles.

At a basic level, acupuncture is believed to promote natural self-healing and improve various functions in the body. However, there are probably many different specific mechanisms that lead to these benefits.

When acupuncture was developed in China, practitioners believed that it stimulated the body to release qi, the flow of energy. Ancient practitioners thought that disruptions of this flow caused disease. Through acupuncture, the flow of qi was corrected, and patients would heal.

This concept has changed in modern times, but scientists have yet to determine a single mechanism of acupuncture. Some believe the treatment works by stimulating specific nerves in the body that send signals to the brain. The brain then releases beta-endorphins, which help patients feel happier and experience less pain.

Another hypothesis states that acupuncture plays a role in reducing inflammation. Several studies done on humans and animals suggest that acupuncture targets specific pro-inflammatory proteins in the body. Acupuncture may reduce the actions of these proteins and, thus, reduce inflammation and pain.

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.

Applied Kinesiology – How and Why It Is Done

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For over three decades, Dr. Timothy Francis has been a mainstay in the homeopathic and chiropractic communities. Apart from that, Dr. Timothy Francis has been an innovator in applied kinesiology for the past 25 years.

Anti-aging was the main topic of the 6th Annual Sustainable Health Expo that was held at the Owego Treadway Inn in October 2016. More than 40 vendors, including Whole Health Nutrition Center in Endicott, New York, shared methods on how to prevent aging by assessing the body’s nutritional needs.

According to Whole Health Nutrition Center’s head practitioner, people eat food that doesn’t have a lot of nutrition. He also suggested that applied kinesiology can be used to improve health and reverse the aging process by identifying nutritional deficiencies, many of which may have been present for years.

The non-invasive procedure, which is often referred to as nutritional response testing, can detect signs of weakness in organs, muscles, and glands through neuromuscular connections by applying pressure to organs of the body. Although applied kinesiology is used by doctors for diagnosing and treating the causes of health disorders, using it to reverse aging by pinpointing nutritional shortcomings sets it apart from traditional medical procedures.

Chiropractic Care on Atlas Bone Lowers Blood Pressure

 

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In a chiropractic career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Timothy Francis has served multiple entities, including the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Timothy Francis currently teaches applied kinesiology and oversees his private chiropractic practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to a study published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, there is additional evidence to support the notion that chiropractic care lowers a patient’s blood pressure. Although numerous studies have already corroborated this, this one focused on correcting the Atlas, also known as the uppermost bone in the neck.

While treatment with no movement of the Atlas was simulated for the control group, the experimental group did in fact receive treatment. According to the study’s results, members of the latter demonstrated a significant decrease in their blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic measures).

Relying on but one specific intervention, treatment effects persisted for a month, showing that evaluating and treating Atlas subluxations using chiropractic benefits cardiovascular health.

The much more effective method of evaluating the entire body utilizing applied kinesiology methodology obtains even better and longer lasting permanent corrections.