AK issue n.5 - Spring 2000

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Editor's Note

At the start of our fifth issue, we can now say that we are settling into a groove and are a stable publication. When we first started this journal, we were sure everyone in the world of kinesiologic medicine would buy it. While subscriptions and advertising have helped us stay afloat and allowed us to continue the high quality of our publication, we have run into resistance from some groups. Although we can survive without their financial help, we need their moral support because we are trying to promote health and well-being for the people of the world, through the means of a tool such as muscle testing. We agree that a tool is only as effective as the qualifications of the person using it. Kinesiologic muscle testing is indeed a very valuable tool and can cause both good and harm - depending on how it is utilized. Several important groups whose financial support was needed for the success of our journal have not subscribed because we occasionally mention the "other" kinesiologies. We are obviously very biased towards applied kinesiology because of our admiration for its founder, George Goodheart, as well as the high standards needed for admittance and the professionalism of the ICAK organization. Editorially, we also have to take into account other relevant material that exists. Whether we like it or not, our techniques will always get into the hands of those who may not be qualified to use it. The same holds true for journals in the fields of dentistry and surgery. What we can do is to educate the people who have borrowed and/or expounded upon our material, and inform them of the limits of its application in accordance with the examiner's skills. In the past, some individuals have tried to destroy certain material, through book burning, that they did not want people to read. We think we should learn a lesson from this.


A man guided by principle

Dr. Duffy's consistent demonstration of "right thinking" followed by "right behavior" has placed him in a high-ranking position among applied kinesiologists.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1930, Dr. Daniel Duffy, Sr. is a 1972 Logan College of Chiropractic graduate and a founding member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. He has also completed training in post-graduate neurology and is an accomplished electromyographer. Prior to entering chiropractic, Dr. Duffy distinguished himself educationally during a twenty-one year air force career, by attending eight major universities while simultaneously participating in the research, development, and flight testing of the B52 and B58 nuclear bombers. He has practiced in Geneva, Ohio, near Cleveland, since June 20, 1972 and has been the chiropractor of choice for the Cleveland Indians baseball team since early 1997. When Dr. David Leaf was asked to comment about Dr. Duffy, he remarked that, "Dr. Duffy is one of the original teachers of applied kinesiology, a member of the group that was nicknamed 'the dirty dozen'. Through the years, he has stood steadfast in the original concepts of Dr. Goodheart. He is a man who tells it like he sees it. You may not like his stance, but he will always tell you what he feels and believes in."

A Muscle/Organ/Remedy Correlation

Timothy D. Francis, M.S., D.C., D.I.B.A.K., D.H.M.

Part 3
4. Muscle/Organ/Remedy Correlations
IV. APPENDIX - Applied Kinesiology and Homeopathy: A Muscle/Organ/Remedy Correlation Procedure

This section will list the author's personal experience with individual muscles and individual homeopathic remedies correlation. No list will be all inclusive as there are more than 3,000 homeopathic remedies, each one with many rubrics of its own. The standard applied kinesiology organ-gland/muscle/meridian correlation will be stated followed by a short list of the most commonly associated remedies. Included with each remedy will be a few keynotes to help the clinician in choosing it for manual muscle testing as previously discussed. A keynote is the leading characteristic of the homeopathic drug picture. It may be thought of as pathognomonic for a symptom complex. A remedy should never be chosen on the basis of a keynote only, rather the totality of symptoms correlated with applied kinesiology testing. However, they are many times useful in helping to select a remedy and to familiarize the clinician with them

Why a muscle strengthening response is not enough

Walter H. Schmitt Jr., D.C., D.I.B.A.K., D.A.B.C.N.

PART 1 Therapeutic measures in applied kinesiology (AK) result in a muscle strengthening which seems like a favorable outcome. Oftentimes, however, the strengthening of one muscle is accompanied by a weakening reaction somewhere else in the body. Examples of this pattern are discussed in relation to structural, chemical, and mental patterns. Structural patterns are associated with improper adjusting procedures. Chemical patterns are discussed in relation to sugar, glandular and hormonal therapies, neurotransmitter production, and homeopathic therapies associated with heavy metal toxicity and allergens. The mental pattern discussed is psychological reversal.

AK is a system of monitoring the response of manual muscle testing outcomes to sensory receptor based diagnostic challenges. When a muscle which tests as weak becomes strong on some sensory challenge stimulus, it is generally agreed amongst AK doctors that it is a desirable outcome and that a sensory receptor based therapeutic measure should be based on that sensory receptor challenge. Many times however, a muscle strengthening response in one area of the body is accompanied by a muscle weakening reaction elsewhere in the body. In other words, what helps one body function is detrimental to another. This creates a dilemma for the doctor who wants to provide a therapy to improve one body function but who also wants to avoid creating an iatrogenic problem from the therapy. When in this position, you are "durned if you don't and durned if you do" (DIYD-DIYD).

Food sensitivities and arterial hypertension
by Mauro Stegagno, M.D. Internal Medicine and Cardiology

It has been observed that the presence of intolerance to certain foods often acts as a strong stress factor in persons suffering from hypertension. The idea that this stress may be a cause of arterial hypertension has brought about the present study to evaluate such a correlation. For several years now, it has been possible to evaluate the presence of food allergies with a new methodology that permits one to study every aspect of the pathology in question, notwithstanding the efferent terminals. In fact, it has been noted that the immune-mediated efferent nerve pathway may be only one of the possible modalities of expression of intolerance. Studies of psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology have demonstrated that the clinical picture may be dominated by various manifestations, whether they be neurological, immune, psychic (the so-called "cerebral" allergies), or endocrine (imbalances of the thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, ovaries, etc.). A number of authors have emphasized that inflammation, autonomic nervous system imbalance, and other problems may be nothing other than the ultimate manifestation of a food intolerance. With this in mind, attention is placed on the correlation between food allergies and arterial hypertension. Studies of clinical physiology have evidenced that, in the presence of food intolerance, when a person suffering from such a condition comes into contact with said food, a stress reaction is executed with all the consequential endocrine variations.

Body Language, Mind Language Chiropractic is Energy Medicine. AK is Advanced Kiropractic
by Bill Conder, D.C.

In his Synopsis, David Walther, D.C. writes : "The body has a language providing information which can lead to the discovery of the cause of health problems; the key is an ability to understand the language." In the next paragraph he continues: "A major aptitude that Goodheart possesses is an ability to decipher the language the body presents" (1).
The body language referred to here is the expression of the body that, when properly read, points to functional disturbances that cause or contribute to the patient's manifest symptoms. These expressions include posture and other physical signs, urine and blood tests, orthopedic and neurologic indicators, and results of applied kinesiology muscle testing.


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