Friday, May 12, 2017

George Goodheart’s Development of Applied Kinesiology


Dr. Timothy Francis is an experienced practitioner of applied kinesiology, chiropractic medicine, homeopathy, and other naturopathic approaches to treatment. He has conducted trainings and given lectures throughout the United States and in Canada, China, and other countries. Among other teaching positions, Dr. Timothy Francis has provided instruction in atlas adjusting with the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, part of the Southern California University of Health Sciences system. 

George Goodheart, a chiropractor, was a pioneer in advancing the theories that form the basis of applied kinesiology today. According to the International College of Applied Kinesiology, Goodheart observed as far back as the mid-1960s that manual testing of a patient’s muscle function could be used to develop specific chiropractic methods designed to make dysfunctional muscles balanced. 

Goodheart’s work led him to explore areas beyond his own profession, including biochemistry, the effects of nutrition, and alternative therapies like acupuncture and psychology. His insights allowed him to establish the systematic, holistic way of examining and treating patients that developed into applied kinesiology. 

Today, applied kinesiology is also known as muscle strength testing. Its advocates work to demonstrate how it can be useful in identifying and treating nutritional problems and conditions affecting the nervous system, among other issues. 

In 1980, Goodheart became the first-ever chiropractor to hold a place on the medical team working with the athletes on the United States Olympic roster, for the Winter Games held in Lake Placid, New York. He died in 2008.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Understanding Kinesiology and Applied Kinesiology


Dr. Timothy Francis serves as a well-known chiropractor with over 30 years of experience in the field. An expert in various forms of naturopathy including acupuncture and homeopathy, Dr. Timothy Francis also teaches a basic applied kinesiology course at the International College of Applied Kinesiology and contributes articles related to the topic in journals and proceedings. 

Applied Kinesiology entails the study of body movements and involves diagnosing and correcting imbalances of energy in a human body. It is based on the philosophy that a human body has an innate ability or energy to heal itself. However, in the advent of some stress, the body may get strained, which may cause weakening of certain muscles and hence the energy flow is disrupted. 

Applied kinesiology is used to evaluate the structural, chemical, and mental state of a person’s health by testing biofeedback from the muscles. It is done using both a manual muscle testing method and other conventional diagnosis methods. The practitioner uses treatments like joint manipulation or mobilization, myofascial therapies, acupuncture techniques, dietary management, counseling, and many other methods to restore the energy balance of the body to help it heal. Introduced by an American chiropractor, Dr. George Goodheart, in 1964, applied kinesiology has numerous physical and mental benefits, from healing backaches, asthma, cramps, and addictions, to increasing peace of mind and giving patients better health and energy.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

An Introduction to Spinal Manipulation Therapy and Its Benefits




Nevada chiropractor Dr. Timothy Francis has completed extensive training in the areas of homeopathy, naturopathy, and applied kinesiology. He is a diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) and the British Institute of Homeopathy and has earned a doctor of chiropractic degree, magna cum laude. Dr. Timothy Francis teaches applied kinesiology at the ICAK meetings and maintains his own holistic chiropractic practice.

Spinal manipulation therapy is designed to relieve pressure on the nerves and reduce inflammation in the body by combining nutrition, diet, meridian balancing, herbs, homeopathy, emotional clearing, exercise, and movement of the joints. To perform this type of treatment, chiropractors apply sudden, controlled force to particular joints in the body, which often results in popping noises that are concerning to some. Despite the sounds, spinal manipulation is considered safe and extremely effective when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner.

The primary goal of spinal manipulation is pain relief and correction of the cause of the symptoms. The treatment usually helps patients relieve some or all of the pain in their back, neck, shoulders, and head. 

For many patients, pain relief does not come until after several sessions with a chiropractor, but some patients experience relief in just one visit. Because of this pain relief, some patients can reduce their dependence on pain medications and may even avoid surgery. Patients may also experience the benefit of increased flexibility.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Boys Town Model


Las Vegas resident Dr. Timothy Francis focuses on chiropractic medicine, applied kinesiology, and homeopathy. An instructor at the International College of Applied Kinesiology, Dr. Timothy Francis is also the owner of a private chiropractic firm. Outside of his current professional work, he supports several charities, including Boys Town.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Boys Town is one of the largest nonprofit child-oriented organizations in the United States. Serving more than 2 million individuals each year, the organization operates a national call center, a research hospital, and numerous sites that provide direct care to children and families using the Boys Town model.

The Boys Town model sets the standard for every service offered by the organization. Designed to assist children and families in reaching their full potential, the model teaches life skills, builds relationships, and empowers independent and positive decision making. It also focuses on providing child care in a family centric environment with a focus on religious values. For additional information on the program, visit www.boystown.org.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

India Makes Way for Homeopathic Research


Aside from previously operating as an associate editor for Alternative Medicine Review, Dr. Timothy Francis manages his own private chiropractic practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. For over 30 years, Dr. Timothy Francis has been lecturing students on the advantages of homeopathy, an alternative form of medicine.

Due in large part to its successful treatment of chronic diseases such as allergies, asthma, migraines, ulcers, and even some cases of cancer, homeopathy is growing in popularity around the world, particularly in India, which manufactures a growing number of homeopathic remedies. Consequently, India’s president recently highlighted the need for further research into improving homeopathy’s effectiveness as an alternative form of medicine at a recent conference.

He specified undertakings like increasing the number of research centers as a means of achieving this objective. He also mentioned not only involving general practitioners by forming a research cadre in both public and private sectors for clinical research, but also updating homeopathic books. Moreover, he emphasized various financial provisions that would be provided by the government.

These improvements can strengthen homeopathy, thereby enabling health care practitioners to benefit humankind by identifying and treating chronic ailments with relative ease.

Dr. Francis was the first in North America to integrate homeopathy and applied kinesiology in which he correlated homeopathic remedies with muscles.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

International College of Applied Kinesiology Diplomate Certification



Dr. Timothy D. Francis is an internationally recognized expert on applied kinesiology, with three decades of combined experience. Currently, Dr. Timothy D. Francis is a private practice physician and a global lecturer at the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), of which he is a diplomate.

Established in 1976, the IKAC-USA is a professional organization that promotes the practice of kinesiology through professional development, education, and research. The organization is international in scope, with chapters in Germany, Italy, the UK, Scandinavia, Australia, Canada, and BeNeLux. In addition, the ICAK administers the diplomate status certification to members who successfully complete an examination process.

The bylaws of the ICAK established an International Board of Examiners responsible for administering the diplomate exam. The exam itself is a two-part test that includes a written and a practical component. The written portion of the exam includes sections on nutrition, acupuncture, cranial-sacral respiratory, reflex procedures, and general applied kinesiology. Each of these sections includes 100 questions and can only be passed with a score of 75 percent or better. The practical component complements the written portion by testing the candidate’s competence in an actual clinical setting complete with a patient. For additional information on the exam, visit www.ibe-icak.org.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What is Homeopathy?