At the last
I.C.A.K. International Council meeting in Atlanta, GA (U.S.A.) June,
2001, it was agreed on that the various chapters of the International
College of Applied Kinesiology would have a greater say as to the
content printed in The International Journal of Applied Kinesiology
and Kinesiologic Medicine.
Although the Kinesiologic Medicine section was geared towards non-I.C.A.K.
readers, there was still considerable objection among I.C.A.K. leaders
nonetheless. The reasons for this stance are many, but of great importance
are factors such as the stringent prerequisites to become a member
of the College, the fact that almost every chapter sends our journal
to its members, and the recognition that the College publishes the
most research on our subject matter and provides almost all the funding
for this research.
While our Kinesiologic Medicine Mission Statement (printed in issues
7,8,9) was meant to be separate and distinct from The I.C.A.K. Status
Statement (issue 1), some of our readers felt that the I.C.A.K. statement
was being over-ridden. This was not the case and should in no way
be misinterpreted as antagonistic towards the I.C.A.K.
There are certain points that were brought to my attention that should
The International Journal of Applied Kinesiology and Kinesiologic
Medicine will only publish articles written by health care professionals
with a standard set of protocols and guidelines consistent with their
governing body, acceptable to the I.C.A.K. This does not mean that
all other groups are considered unprofessional or that the College
wants to serve as the gatekeeper on all kinesiologic information.
The I.C.A.K. only wants to insure that its members receive pertinent
information. This information can also come from outside members.
There will be nothing included that is overtly antagonistic toward
the work of applied kinesiology. It makes no sense to be overly critical
of ones main audience and support.
It will be made clear that I.C.A.K. members are in no way associated
to nor condone the sometimes dubious teachings of non-professionally
based groups. This has always been our stance and will continue to
be so as long as we are in circulation. While our journal has always
tried to keep an open mind and feature some non-standard I.C.A.K.
material, some strong differences of opinion have made us reflect
on our open policies. There is now a fairly safe environment in the
I.C.A.K. to present new ideas. Unfortunately, some ideas will be challenged
or criticized. One question we must ask ourselves is: Will what seems
crazy today be considered a great discovery tomorrow?
The intention of the journal is primarily to be the official communication
vehicle of the I.C.A.K. and, as such, its contents will be steered
by the wishes of the membership. I think this point has been made
fairly well. The I.C.A.K. continues to break new ground and through
the continued and inspired leadership of its founder, George Goodheart,
and its chairman, David Leaf, we will see many new developments in
We have re-published the I.C.A.K. Status Statement in their International
Chapters Section on page 51.
DIAMOND: THE THIRD SIDE OF THE TRIANGLE
Dr. John Diamond is a pioneering figure in alternative and holistic
medicine. His development of Life-Energy Analysis in the 1970s
(originally called behavioral kinesiology) and his discovery of the
link between the meridians and the emotions, are just two examples
of a remarkable body of work embracing a wide range of disciplines,
the result of over 40 years of research and clinical practice. He
began his career in psychiatry but expanded from there into holistic
medicine with an emphasis on looking at the totality of the sufferer.
This led him to develop an individual method of healing with a unique
spiritual and eclectic approach. Today he practices as a holistic
consultant and blends his experience in medicine, psychiatry, complementary
medicine, the humanities, holism, applied kinesiology, acupuncture
theory, and the arts (especially music) to help people overcome problems
relating to body, mind, and spirit.
Dr. Diamond was the first medical doctor trained in applied kinesiology
to become a Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology
(1976) and he is the only doctor trained in applied kinesiology to
have studied personally with Dr. Florence Kendall, publisher of Muscles-testing
and Function that first inspired Dr. George Goodheart.
Over the course of his long career in the healing and creative arts,
Dr. Diamond has undertaken a significant amount of research into many
healing modalities, which form the basis of his understanding of,
and unique approach to, the nature of disease. At the basis of his
method is the recognition that there is within each of us a great
healing force, life energy. Under different names, life energy has
been recognized by various cultures including the Egyptians, Hindus,
Chinese, Japanese, and Hawaiians as well as by scholars including
Hippocrates and Paracelsus. For example, acupuncture is based upon
the same premise that life energy flows along pathways or meridians
in the human body and that blockages along these pathways, which can
come from a physical, emotional or spiritual problem, result in illness.
The Third Side of the Triangle
The following is partially transcribed from The Work of John Diamond,
M.D. and Applied Kinesiology, audio cassettes, with permission ©
John Diamond, M.D., 2001
I first became aware of Dr. Goodhearts work, applied kinesiology,
back in 1973 after I had already been practicing as a psychiatrist
for many years. My very first involvement in it showed me what a valuable
tool it could be psychiatrically. I had heard something about muscle
testing and eventually tracked down a chiropractor in the Bronx
by the name of José Rodriquez, who was one of the first to
take up the new technique. I walked in and introduced myself. He told
me to put out my arm and say I like Spics (he was Hispanic,
of course), and my arm went weak. (In this particular instance my
prejudice was precipitated by my previous work in drug-addiction.
A week before this a Puerto Rican drug addict had tried to kill me.
He lashed out at my belly with a knife and missed me by a fraction
of an inch.) Instantly I recognized that this test had brought my
unconscious belief to consciousness and if I was honest with myself,
it was a truthful statement of how I really felt. I was so elated
I embraced him!
THE ROLE OF
THE SCALENUS ANTICUS MUSCLE IN DYSINSULINISM AND CHRONIC NON-TRAUMATIC
Thomas A. Rogowskey, D.C., D.I.B.A.K.
Investigation into why dysinsulinism often relates to symptoms of
cervical spine imbalances led to the discovery that the scalenus anticus
muscle was conditionally inhibited when tested as part of an applied-kinesiological
exam. This conditionally inhibited muscle is implicated in many of
the symptoms associated with chronic neck pain, brachial plexus syndromes,
and an unstable cervical spine. Treating dysinsulinism facilitates
the scalenus anticus muscle and ameliorates the cervical spine related
symptoms. Using applied kinesiology, one can tailor a program that
is patient-specific for better insulin tolerance.
The focus of this paper is to demonstrate that dysinsulinism is
the source of many presenting problems in our patients. Discussion
is focused on the stages and the symptoms of dysinsulinism. Among
the symptoms to be discussed are cervical spine related syndromes
that have not been addressed previously; a rational for the presence
of these symptoms will be given. General discussion of remedies
will be made in the context of using applied kinesiology to determine
the specific needs of the patient. Discussion of the mechanisms
leading to the cause of dysinsulinism will be left to other authors.
and Clinical Observations
Applied kinesiology combines the scalenus anticus, scalenus medius,
and the scalenus posticus muscles into a test for the medial neck
flexors and associates them with sinus conditions (1). Beardall,
in his text on Clinical Kinesiology, associates the scaleneus anticus
muscle with the bladder and ductus deferens (2).
Investigating chronic neck stiffness in my patients has led me to
a new association of the scalenus anticus muscle with the sugar
metabolism mechanisms of the body. I have observed that when the
patient presents with chronic neck pain, there consistently will
be a scalenus anticus conditional inhibition (CI) along with other
signs and symptoms consistent with dysinsulinism. Reflex points
for this muscle are under investigation and appear to be along the
costal cartilage bilaterally, approximately two inches from the
xiphoid process. If the patient is successfully treated for dysinsulinism,
it often eliminates the need to treat this muscle; therefore, it
becomes necessary to discuss a protocol for measuring and treating
FRANK AND APPLIED KINESIOLOGY
by Erin McCloskey
Dr. Victor Frank, D.C., N.M.D., D.O., originally practiced as a chiropractic
nutrition specialist and later had a very successful chiropractic
practice in Los Angeles, California working with athletes from many
of the professional sports teams including the LA Dodgers, the Rams,
Lakers, and the Kings. He stopped hundreds of knee surgeries because
he found that with alternative approaches these athletes could return
to the field with no invasive trauma such as surgery. His philosophy
is: you dont always have what youve got.
He sees symptoms as a language that the body uses to communicate that
there is a problem. If you dont listen, it yells louder and
the symptoms get worse.
Dr. Franks success can be partially attributed to his direct
education from many important practitioners. While still in medical
school, Dr. Frank had become seriously ill and his grandmother sought
the help of a radionics specialist. This doctor was well associated
with many important figures such as B.J. Palmer in the Hole-In-One
chiropractic technique, Al Wernsing, who started The National Upper
Cervical Chiropractic Association (N.U.C.C.A.), Barney Minor, George
Mersingner, who developed Diversified Technique, Lou Smithson, and
a whole myriad of technical specialists. Dr. Frank learned from them
through observation. He would spend time at the clinics, sweeping
parking lots, or scrubbing the floor, but in exchange he was exposed
to important techniques that nobody else knows. One of his chiropractic
video tapes teaches 38 of these old techniques.
He later spent four years working with John F. Thie. It was at this
time that he was introduced to applied kinesiology and the work of
George Goodheart. Shortly thereafter, he co-founded (with Dr. Hal
Havlick, D.C.) and developed Total Body Modification (T.B.M.). T.B.M.
is an incorporation of the many masters of the natural healing arts.
The beginnings of T.B.M were from the extrapolations and explorations
of Dr. Ridlers sequences and many of the first eclectic papers
Diagnosis and Control of Sugar Metabolism Function
from Dynamics of T.B.M. Workbook, Module 1
Reprinted with permission Victor L. Frank, D.C., N.M.D., D.O.
This is based on clinical findings of over 1000 cases of sugar metabolism
malfunction. The cases under study are hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia
and Oppositic Syndrome.
The Oppositic Syndrome is defined as a fluctuation in sugar level
encompassing hyperglycemic levels and hypoglycemic levels. The ratio
breakdown of the above is hypoglycemia 25%, hyperglycemia 25%, and
Oppositic Syndrome 50%. We will present a brief background of sugar
physiology and metabolism, the testing methods used, the correction
of this condition, the nutritional support, and the dietary control
Background of Sugar Metabolism
The orthodox belief in sugar metabolism over the past years has been
that the Islets of Langerhans produce the insulin that controls the
level of sugar on the upper level. The sugar level in the blood raises
and the Islets of Langerhans release insulin thereby reducing the
sugar level. When the sugar level is low, the adrenals release adrenalin
that, in turn, releases the sugar reserves into the system thereby
bringing the sugar to a higher level. The ideal is when the insulin
and adrenalin are in balance, thereby maintaining an acceptable blood
According to orthodox thinking, patients that exhibit an exceptionally
high glucose level in the blood are given either insulin or one of
the other oral medications to keep sugar levels low. On the other
hand, patients that habitually run low blood sugar levels are given
adrenal cortex substances either injectable or in oral combinations
to raise the blood sugar to an acceptable level.
The physiological reaction to this treatment is a suppression of production
of insulin by the Islet of Langerhans, therefore supplementation must
be constantly monitored and adjusted. The same is true with the adrenals
when they are supplemented. A non-sugar diet is recommended and the
body is kept controlled by the use of drugs.