AK issue n.12 - Winter 2001-2002

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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 be published:
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 one’s 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 the future.
We have re-published the I.C.A.K. Status Statement in their International Chapters Section on page 51.


Dr. John Diamond is a pioneering figure in alternative and holistic medicine. His development of Life-Energy Analysis in the 1970’s (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. Goodheart’s 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!

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.

Commentary 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 dysinsulinism

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 don’t always have what you’ve got”. He sees symptoms as a language that the body uses to communicate that there is a problem. If you don’t listen, it yells louder and the symptoms get worse.
Dr. Frank’s 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. Ridler’s sequences and many of the first eclectic papers of AK.

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 used.

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 sugar level.
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.


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