Frequently asked questions
How can you help?
The number one goal is to help people with the resolution of pain. Most patients have unresolved health issues, and literally just want answers to questions. I have always wanted to answer as many questions as possible. I utilize a specialized biofeedback muscle response system that monitors the nervous system with neurological testing. Biofeedback simply means you are using the body’s strength and weaknesses within the muscular system to determine where the dysfunctions are in the nervous system. And if you know which nerves are dysfunctional, everything those nerve pathways feed will more than likely be dysfunctional. This system combines five diagnostic health specialties that allow for a specific and unique testing of the body.
What do you test to determine pain?
The system I apply tests the motor (nerves of motion) and sensory-based nerves (nerves of touch, feeling, etc.) to discover injury and dysfunction within tissues of the body. When a patient touches an area of the body it excites or stimulates those nerves that are in that part of the body. That particular area of the body will then send a message to the brain through nerve pathways. The signal that runs through the nerve (like a telephone wire) can be monitored with biofeedback response testing. This testing allows me to test the integrity of the nerve signal through the wire. When there is a defect in the signal it will result in a decrease of muscle strength to whichever muscle it is attached to. Eliminating the defects helps restore nerve function and overall body integrity that reduces pain and increases health.
What makes a muscle weak?
There are 35 different factors that can weaken muscles throughout the body. Depending on how long the problems have been around will determine if the muscle will have temporary, intermittent or chronic weakness. Those factors that can weaken a muscle can be locally within the muscle tissue itself or from a remote location somewhere else in the body. The 35 factors fall under the body’s major systems, such as: structure, organ imbalances, chemical imbalances, psychological and stress issues, and electrical signal problems in the nerves and meridians of Chinese acupuncture points.
Can you help pain without drugs?
Weakened muscles around a joint can create improper movement within a joint. When a joint moves improperly, it will create friction between the two surfaces of the joint. Remember a joint is when two opposite surfaces of bones meet together, like a knee. Friction eventually leads to pain and swelling in the joint. When any muscle is weakened, the normal muscles on the other side of the joint will pull harder on the joint because they are at full strength. This will result in the normal muscles becoming shorter from pulling so much. Most physicians will give pills to help “relax” the normal muscles, but those muscles are actually doing their normal job. To alleviate the pain, you must correct and strengthen the weakened muscle, not relax the normal working shortened muscle. Restoring a weakened muscle to its proper length and strength will reduce and eliminate friction in a joint which will then reduce pain, all without drugs.
What type of system do you have?
The system I use in the office is known as Bio Systems Integration. It is a system that was developed by Dr. Milton Dowty. He integrated five health care methods into one. These system include: Applied Kinesiology, Clinical Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Bio-Resonance Technique, and Acupunture / Electronic Meridian Therapy.
What kind of health concerns do you have?
I have seen a wide variety of conditions. The testing I incorporate gives a comprehensive examination of the body’s structure deviations, chemical imbalances, organ dysfunctions, psychological stress, and acupuncture impairments. The assessment of all these biological systems gives insight into resolution of complex health problems.
What ages have you treated?
I have seen and assessed patients of all ages. I have seen patients as young as 1 week to the 97 year old grandmother. Cases have included patients that suffer from spinal pain, herniated discs, hormonal imbalance, sport injuries, sensitivities (allergies), metabolic dysfunctions, muscle imbalance, digestive issues, and chronic infectious states.
Why do you advocate acupuncture?
Simply for the reason that the acupuncture system is one of the most informative and therapeutic systems of the body. By treating small acupuncture points on the body, whether it be by needle, laser, vibration, or touch, you open up the dam that hinders energy pathways that run in the body. Energy runs in small paths in our bodies called meridians, they are like small energy highways. If sickness or injury puts a dam in that highway, acupuncture comes along and clears the roadblock. This allows energy to pass from one highway to another and so forth. The body has a circulation pathway that follows our circadian rhythm, we need this circulation to feed and rebuild all systems of the body after a day of work and stress.
How long have you been practicing?
I have been in practice since 2005.
How long does it take to get in to see you?
Every case is different. Most times it can take from 8 months to a year to become a new patient in the office. I often have to make an intuitive decision as to whether I take on extra new patients. It can be a bit difficult because of the patient load I already have. Quality is the key. I want to be able see each person and treat him or her with full attention and treatment plan. If I have too many patients, it is difficult to keep them in a treatment plan that will produce optimum results. That is why I want to create an online health resource for the public. Vital and useful health information needs to be available for the most common questions I get asked in the office. That way, more people can get their answers quickly and find ways to resolve health issues independently outside of the office.