CHAPTER 22 Go Ahead, Test Me

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copyright 2015 Chris Smith  All rights reserved.

"When you reach the bottom of the barrel, find another barrel."

The Cutting Edge movie (1992)


I found the Doc, or was guided to him, when I found myself at the end of the road with Western Medicine. They had put me on some very serious pharmaceutical drugs but had no real answer as to why my health had taken a serious downturn out of the blue.

They didn't know why. After six weeks on their program of pharmaceutical drugs, I'd had enough. I listened to my gut and never went back for the follow-up exam. I already knew what my specialist Doctor would do because she told me her plan of attack. She'd just increase the dosage of the drugs I was on.

I poured myself into health books I bought on Amazon. I read everything I could on the subject, or what they thought was wrong with me. I looked outside the box and read alternative health and therapy books too. If I wanted to stop acting like an eighty year old woman, I had to open myself to multi-level healing. I had to get beyond just thinking a pill would fix it and make me all better. I had to chuck the idea of handing over my health carte blanche to the "white-coats". I had to be open to digging around in my spirituality and face my emotional baggage.

I told myself repeatedly every day, "I don't know what the answer is but I refuse to accept this [my body acting like it's that of an eighty year old woman] as my new normal. I refuse to accept that this will be the way I'll be for the rest of my life."

Then fate stepped in with an article in a local free newspaper featuring the Doc and his practice. It was my Mom who found the article and brought it to me. The Doc had saved me from a life spent hovering in the darkness filled with drugs and unanswered questions. After everything I had been through with him, I trusted him with my life.

The Doc was a Chiropractor, with over thirty years of experience. He had been taught Applied Kinesiology and always integrated new therapies into his practice [be they nutritional, energetic, structural, or emotional].

I had learned from my treatments at the Doc's that everything is energy. All you have to do is listen to a Quantum Physicist to understand more about that. If everything is comprised of energy, from the book you are reading, to the tree outside your house, then so is the physical body.

Applied Kinesiology, or my understanding of it, is it's a tool used by trained practitioner's like a Chiropractor (though not all Chiropractor's are trained in it), to tap into the body's energy. Through testing they are able to ascertain what is wrong, be it structurally, emotionally, or nutritionally. Once they tap in, they can help correct, or rebalance the body, through physical adjustments, nutrition supplements, special diets, and other energetic therapies.

The problem I had with Western Medicine was they couldn't tell me WHY my body was out of whack. I wanted to know the WHY. I wanted to understand. I wanted to learn. I didn't just want to slap a Band-Aid on it and swallow a pharmaceutical pill to achieve healing.

From what I'd read online, the majority of the established Western Medical community, based on their observations and testing and bureaucratic agendas, believed that Applied Kinesiology is a farce. They'd probably line it up right next to the Snake Oil Salesman. They believe the testing is inaccurate, at best.

I disagreed one thousand percent. I was living proof that it worked with my own healing at a time when Western Medicine's science failed me. It was my belief that their science had done more damage to my body than a Snake Oil salesman ever had.

Mom and I were shown into an exam room. I sat down on the chiropractic table. I was so thankful for being open to look outside the box when I wanted answers to WHY.

Then the Doc walked in and it was like we hadn't skipped a beat in a year.

"So tell me how you're feeling," asked the Doc.

"I feel awful. The other night I just started shaking and I couldn't stop. I even put my feet on the stone, and used the BRT vial, and it took me a long time to settle back down. I'm exhausted."

After I finished talking, he started energetically checking my body, starting with each organ, looking for the sign of my arm dropping so he would know where my energetic weakness was.

Turns out, based on his energetic testing, my brain was way off base. My right brain was testing at 200, and my left brain was testing at 2. Each side, when in balance, should be at an energetic count of 15.

My adrenals were pretty bad off, energetically testing at a 5, when they should be a 10. And my body topped it off with a slight bladder infection. I'm sure being emotionally pissed off didn't help my bladder much.

None of this surprised me. As I understood it, the adrenals are the body's first line of defense for stress. Since I had been under a tremendous amount of stress it was no wonder they were incredibly low. And the brain, well, the brain the control center for the body.

The Doc adjusted my body structurally. Then he put me on several of his machines while I was there, the cold laser [Multi Radiance Medical Terra Quant Pro], the energy mat [Advance Bio-Photon Analyzer Matrex 3]. My appointment was topped off with some new nutritional supplements to help the adrenals and bladder infection.

I'd take nutritional supplements before and would take working on my mind, body, and spirit over prescription drugs every day. Even if it's going to be a more unpleasant journey to have to deal with my inner baggage. I didn't mind the hard work and pain of working on myself to help support my healing.

When I left the office I felt better. Not perfect but better. I needed all the better I could get these days.


"Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis. The doctor using AK finds a muscle that is unbalanced and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The doctor works out the treatment that will best balance the patient's muscles. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures."

International College of Applied Kinesiology


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