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Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.
The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, and various reflex procedures.
As Chiropractors, we believe in the triad of health model which lists the three basic causes of health problems as structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one or all parts of this triad. Because of this we evaluate our patients for all three sides in order to increase our ability to find the basic underlying cause of our patient´s health problem.
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Nasal Specific Technique
The Nasal Specific Technique is a controlled and safe procedure to aid in breathing more efficiently through the nasal passage.The structure that makes up the nasal passage consists of facial and sinus bones that are part of the cranial system. Chronic sinus infections, ear infections, allergies, traumas to the face, nose, and concussions can all lead to cranial fixations and/or misalignments. This method is used to help correct the fixations and/or misalignments by adjusting several facial/sinus bones, particularly the sphenoid bone which sits in the center of your skull and connects to every other
The technique is performed by gently inserting a small inflatable into the nasal passage and carefully inflating it with a blood pressure bulb, creating a mini balloon inside the nose. This acts as a leveler to break up fixations, allow proper alignment and restore facial/sinus and cranial mobility for optimal function.
The Nasal Specific Technique has been used safely for at least five decades by various healthcare professionals. It is a non-medical approach, without any incisions, that has helped thousands of patients to breathe more efficiently through their nasal passages.
Some of the benefits include:
lowered risk of allergies and hay fever
lowered risk of snoring and sleep apnea
This procedure has also proven to improve:
Breathing disorders Sinusitis
Chronic sinus congestion Migraine/headaches
Vertigo Face pain
Facial paralysis Seizures
TMJ disorders Teeth grinding
Post-concussion syndrome Chronic fatigue
Vision loss Hearing loss
The benefits from the technique are determined by the frequency of care that is received by the patient which will vary from person to person. Before receiving the treatment a proper evaluation will be performed by the doctor to help determine if this procedure is appropriate for the patient and the frequency of care needed. Overall, the goal of this procedure is to aid in the patient’s functional health and improve wellbeing.