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K-Kinesiology (aka muscle testing)

Kinesiology (AKA Muscle Testing)

By Dr. Regan Golob, DC

 

"Amazing!"

"I can't believe this, but it works!"

I have often heard these and similar comments over the years from people first introduced to muscle testing.

 

   Kinesiology has been around since the ancient Egyptians, and is derived from ancient Chinese systems of acupuncture and the energy flow of the body through the ductwork of the meridian systems. In Western medicine, applied kinesiology has been adapted and developed by an osteopathic physician, Dr. Frank Chapman, and several chiropractors, Drs. Terrence Bennet, George Goodheart, and John Thie. Kinesiology is based on the discovery that muscle weakness can be caused by any stress in the body, either chemical, physical or emotional. The stress overrides the body's priority and allows the testing muscle to weaken. Dr. M.L. Rees tells a World War II story of being out drinking with his buddies. They got into a brawl and were arrested and jailed by the MP's. The next morning, they were found to be guilty or innocent by muscle testing. Dr. Rees added that they were accurate -- the emotional stress caused by telling a lie weakens the neurological system.

   When performing a muscle test, be sure the person being tested holds their arm straight out from the shoulder with the elbow locked in and the hand open. This is so the person does not bring in more than one muscle group. This test is really not a muscle strength test but one of neurological function. So you are looking for how fast they respond to the command of "Hold" at the same time you push down behind the wrist with a steady, gentle pressure. What you are looking for is an immediate strong lock-in for a positive response. If this test is negative, the person's arm will give to the pressure.

   One can use this to find anything from a sore joint to a nutritional imbalance. So once you find the area of weakness, you start looking for what will make that area test or lock-in strong. How does it work to just hold the product in the person's other hand against their stomach? The body senses the magnetic field of the product (yes, even through the bottle) and that will change the energy within the body. Remember, the challenge is to be creative without being judgmental. The more you get your conscious mind in the way, the less accurate your tests will be. Most of the time I just pick up a product to test without even looking at it, so I can stay completely out of it.

 

There is much more to applied kinesiology. If you have further interest I recommend the book, "Touch For Health" by Dr. John Thie . Muscle testing can be a valuable tool to enhance your health and knowledge of your body's needs, including supplement choice.

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M-Milk Has Something For Everyone!

Milk Has Something For Everybody

By Dr. Regan Golob, DC

 

   This article was prompted by one that I read in USA TODAY about the first week in January. They stated that Asthma was on the increase and more people died of Asthma in 1994 than in any previous year. I found this a good confirmation for one of my keen observations, which was: more and more patients coming in with Asthma, and starting at younger ages.

 

   Dr. John Christopher, Naturopath and Herbologist, taught me the cycle of colds, bronchial congestion, asthma, and then death. Colds are a way the body gets rid of excess mucous. If suppressed with antibiotics, or decongestive drugs, the problem will switch to sinus and bronchial congestion. The next compensation is Asthma, which is masked with bronchial dilators and steroids. These drugs are very necessary for sustaining life at this stage and should only be removed by a doctor who knows what he is doing.

 

   So, if one wishes to get to the cause of the problem, one I has to eliminate mucous forming foods products and WHEAT products. Dairy is the worst offender. Humans and domestic cats are the only (adult) mammals that consume milk. There are a lot of problems with milk and I will name a few, but there is a little book called, "HOMOGENIZED" by Nicholas Sampsidis, M.S. that you might wish to read.

   The biggest problem with milk is man's attempt to improve on Mother Nature. First we kill the milk with pasteurization. Then, we try to get a more consistent product and increase shelf life with homogenization. Then to make it even worse, we take an acid food and increase the acidity by taking the fat out. So, when I hear mothers say, "If you're not going to eat your food, at least finish your milk and you can go," it makes me cringe.

Human milk is optimally 1-1/2% protein. If it gets to 2 % protein we have a baby that is going to have colic -- not fun for the kid or the people around them.

   Cows milk is 18% protein... see the picture? The higher the protein content of a mammal's milk, the faster they reach adult size and the shorter the life-span. (What are we doing subsidizing dairies?).

   In conclusion, if you have asthma, bronchial problems, sinus congestion, or frequent colds ... STOP all dairy products and wheat products, START taking DYNAMITE® S.O.D.™ and Herbal Green™.

 

Milk has something for everybody:

   mucous, osteoporosis, heart attacks, asthma ...

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M-Mountain Pose

MOUNTAIN POSE
It may look as if you are just standing there, but Mountain Pose also called Tadasana (tah-DAHS-uh-nuh), is an active pose helping improve balance, posture, awareness and calm focus. It is said that every pose in yoga is mountain pose.
What does that mean? Mountain Pose is the foundation pose for all other standing and balancing poses. In Mountain Pose we become present and aware, connecting all parts of the body using every muscle, grounding the lower body while engaging the core and finding alignment, equanimity and balance.
Learning how to center ourselves in Mountain Pose is one way to integrate yoga into our everyday life. Mountain Pose teaches us how to stand firmly on our own two feet, finding the natural strength and alignment in the body. From this place, we can extend outward to other poses with a confidence that makes more challenging poses possible.
Through a committed practice we can begin to take the principles of Mountain Pose into our life, grounding down, becoming present, and clearing the path for expansion. From this place of awareness we can begin to step out into a new adventure or tackle a challenging situation with a greater sense of confidence.
 
Practicing Mountain Pose can allow one to move from the place of informal observation of the mind and body to a more formal place of observation, and can be done at any time in the flow of a yoga practice or on its own throughout the day, steadying the mind and body and bringing a calm focus to the one practicing.
Stand with the feet hip-width apart and take in a few deep, complete breaths. Keep your arms down with your fingers extended and triceps firm. Check to make sure your feet are facing straight ahead. Search for equanimity in your balance. Gently draw the muscles of the thighs closer to the bones of the thighs and bring the weight of your pelvis back, feeling your spine lift. Slightly engage the lower belly while lifting the heart and the crown of the head.
Draw your shoulder blades down slightly toward your waist and just slightly draw them together. Hold your head in such a way that your line of vision is parallel with the floor. For most this will call for a slight drop in the chin toward the chest. Let your attention rest on your breathing.
When standing in a balanced, open mountain pose, the breath will feel free and easy. Take 7 to 10 steady and smooth breaths. To work on balance, practice with the eyes closed. To come out of mountain pose, simply move into the next pose you are practicing or into your daily activities. Practice mountain pose throughout the day whenever you feel a need for centering.