What is the Atlas Vertebra?

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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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Applied Kinesiology
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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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Chiropractic Care
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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.

Inside Homeopathic Treatment

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Homeopathic Treatment
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Dr. Timothy Francis earned his doctorate in homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy. Also a certified traditional naturopath Dr. Timothy Francis operates a private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he applies homeopathic treatments to meet his patients’ needs.

During the first visit to a homeopathic doctor, a patient will present symptoms of illness as part of evaluation. The doctor will then match the patient with a remedy to treat the symptoms. Since homeopathy is a holistic type of practice, the background, habits, and lifestyle of the patient will factor into treatment decisions.

A key aspect of homeopathy lies in the examination of emotional and mental symptoms, which the field considers so important that they may even outweigh physical symptoms. This practice stems from the premise that an individual’s emotional and psychological symptoms, personality, and beliefs are characteristics of the entire person and are therefore crucial to their ability to heal.

A six-year study conducted by Bristol Homeopathic Hospital that was released in 2005 revealed that of 6,500 patients who followed up, 70 percent reported experiencing improvement after a course of homeopathic treatment.

Dr. Francis utilizes a unique approach to Homeopathy which he pioneered via Applied Kinesiology protocols and having won the Alan Beardall Memorial Award for his efforts. He has lectured extensively on Homeopathic muscle testing procedures.

Fueling the Brain with Nutrition

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Brain

 

Dr. Timothy Francis is a naturopathic medical doctor certified by the American Naturopathic and Certification Board. Dr. Timothy Francis serves as an instructor at the International College of Applied Kinesiology in addition to treating patients in private practice, where he looks to the role of nutrition in the healing process. The brain is an important organ in maintaining healthy nutrition.

The brain takes up just two percent of the body’s weight. Additionally, the brain consumes 20 percent of calories that are taken in each day. A consistent supply of glucose needs to be provided to the brain; however, according to Marc Montminy from Salk Institute in California, carbohydrates that are high in glucose, such as soda, can damage cells in the brain and other parts of the body.

According to a study in a journal, Cell, Dongsheng Cai from the University of Wisconsin reveals that the brain can link excess food consumption to a pathogen, potentially leading to cognitive defects, such as Alzheimer’s. Eating properly and at regular intervals is integral to long-term health.

Applied Kinesiology’s Connection to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Applied Kinesiology
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As owner of Chiropractic Kinesiology in Las Vegas, Dr. Timothy Francis heads a respected practice that emphasizes patient-centered care. Dr. Timothy Francis is known as a leading practitioner of applied kinesiology and has developed many innovative techniques in the field.

A holistic, noninvasive form of energy therapy, applied kinesiology combines contemporary modalities of muscle monitoring with traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM. The purpose is to identify and treat areas of imbalance and stress within the body’s energy system. TCM offers the concept of yin and yang as two opposing forces that exist in balance. When they are not working harmoniously, the qi or life energy flow can become blocked and unable to circulate through the body’s meridian system.

This concept has been enlarged by some applied kinesiology practitioners to encompass a “triad of health” concept of wellness. Portrayed as a triangle, this has structural and physical health at the base and also incorporates a balance between emotional and mental health, on the one hand, and diet and chemicals on the other. Applied Kinesiology offers a systematic way of navigating these aspects of overall well-being.

Manual Muscle Testing and its Uses

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Timothy D Francis

  A dedicated professional in the chiropractic and applied kinesiology field, Dr. Timothy D. Francis is a Las Vegas-based private practice physician and an instructor of Basic Applied Kinesiology for the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Also a sought-after lecturer, Dr. Timothy D. Francis has spoken internationally on various topics in the fields of chiropractic care, homeopathy, and applied kinesiology, including the application of manual muscle testing.

Manual muscle testing is a physical examination that tests the function of a patient’s muscle. During the test, resistance is applied to a muscle, and the patient is asked to exert force against the resistance. Several scales exist to rate the condition of a muscle based on the force the patient is able to apply. After the test, muscles are rated somewhere between strong and weak.

Manual muscle testing is useful for physicians across a range of practices, such as the osteopathic, dental, naturopathic, medical, podiatric, chiropractic, and acupuncture fields. In applied kinesiology, manual muscle testing is also used to identify and evaluate neurological responses to treatments, as well as nutritional, mental-emotional, and electromagnetic responses.