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Hi! My name is Dr. Joel Vickers. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and I specialize in a diagnostic technique known as Applied Kinesiology

Many people aren’t familiar with the history of Chiropractic and don’t know that this profession was originally founded in 1896…after helping a person with hearing loss! In the early 1900’s, people flocked to Chiropractors to get help with their ulcers, heart and lung problems, bowel disorders, blood sugar issues, etc.

With the advent of “modern medicine”, less people are turning to Chiropractors for help with their organ dysfunction. However, it is well-documented that subluxations of the spine (misaligned vertebrae) which Chiropractors correct, can stretch or pinch nerves that cause nervous interference and subsequent organ dysfunction.

Every organ in your body is related to one or more muscles. This is called the “muscle-organ relationship”. If an organ is diseased or doesn’t function as it should, the muscles that are related to that organ reflexively may be weakened. Conversely, your muscles also help to move lymph out of the organs they’re related to and if you have a muscle that’s been weakened due to trauma then it cannot assist the organ with lymphatic drainage. A few examples of the muscle-organ relationship are:

Organ Muscle Affected
Stomach Pectoralis Major Chest, Back
Gallbladder Popliteus muscle Knee
Heart Subscapularis muscle Shoulder, Arm
Lungs Deltoid muscle Shoulder, Arm
Thymus Gland Infraspinatus muscle Shoulder, Arm
Adrenal Glands Sartorius muscle Back, Knee

Relating the muscle-organ relationship to the above organs and their related muscles, it is easy to see how a person with ulcers might have chest or upper back pain; a gall bladder problem may cause knee pain; a heart attack might cause chest pain; or an adrenal weakness could cause low back or knee pain.

An Applied Kinesiologist’s therapies include techniques that can help with a variety of organ dysfunctions. There are various reflex points that Applied Kinesiologists can use that, when stimulated, can help an organ heal itself faster. A few examples are:

  • Reflex points that help increase blood flow to an organ. This increased blood flow increases the speed at which the nutrients move into an organ. This is important since restricted blood flow to an organ makes it more difficult to heal it quickly, regardless of your nutritional status. (Think “clogged water pipes”)
  • Reflex points that help with lymphatic drainage from an organ. This includes waste products from the cells of the organ. This is important since lymphatic back-up makes it more difficult for the good stuff (the nutrition you eat) to enter the cells to heal them. (Think “clogged drain”)

It is important to understand that these types of therapies work best if the patient is following a diet that is conducive to healing. Those who are already in a nutrition program here at this facility are perfect candidates for Applied Kinesiology. Those who aren’t in a nutrition program with one of the nutritional practitioners should be!

If you suspect your organs could use a “boost” in their healing process, come see me, Dr. Joel Vickers, at the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor and I will help your body heal your organs as quickly as possible! Call now at (734) 302-7575.

Dr. Joel Vickers