Muscle Testing (Applied Kinesiology)
Applied kinesiology (AK) which is also known as muscle strength testing, is a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the belief that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands, and that specific muscle weakness can signal distant internal problems such as nerve damage, reduced blood supply, chemical imbalances or other organ or gland problems.
Weaknesses are interpreted as areas in need, wherein the body may require cleansing, strengthening, or repair. Dr. Wieland is able to help strengthen a particular weakness thru chiropractic adjustments and neuromuscular stimulation to influence the nerve tone and range of motion affecting the area.
Chiropractic Adjustment/ ArthroStim
The ArthroStim Instrument is a handheld device that is used for chiropractor adjustments. As opposed to traditional chiropractic techniques, use of the Arthrostim® does not cause popping and cracking noises in the joint which causes some people to feel uneasy. It is a gentle, mechanical method of easing the joints back into alignment, acting as an extension of the chiropractor’s hands. The amount of pressure can be adjusted from merely a few ounces up to 40 pounds, and can be used on a wide range of body areas, not only on the spine. The force of the thrust radiates through the joint and the tissues that surround it, releasing trigger points that are often the cause of muscle spasms. It is highly recommended for populations that may have trouble with the use of traditional chiropractic techniques, such as children and the elderly because of its gentleness and accuracy.
Whole Food Supplements
Many times what we accept as ‘just the way my body is’, is simply imbalance which has existed over many years and can change when supported. With proper nutrition, children are more at ease and attentive, adolescents are more calm and balanced, adults are more self-aware and empowered, leading to more fulfilling and generous living. Many are delighted to what they awaken to when their body is no longer in survival mode, and it is this ultimate contribution to selfhood that is our goal. When our glands are balanced and our organs clean and running smoothly, our bodies are resilient because the physiology is buffered and stable. Therefore, we are able to deal with pollution in the food and environment more easily, and we handle stressful situations with more graceful ease.
Our office offers a variety of whole food nutrition supplements from Standard Process, MediHerb, Supreme Nutrition and Weed Botanicals. We believe nutrition should be individualized to meet each patient’s needs and given the proper nutrition, the body has the amazing ability to keep itself healthy. Nutritional supplementation is recommended to enhance the molecular and cellular function of the specific area in need. Clinically, after one to three months of nutritional support specific for the target system or organ which is identified as weak, the reflex point can no longer be defeated by a challenge test, and usually there is an improvement in the individual’s state of health and symptoms associated with that particular function in the body.