Tag Archives: muscle testing

How to loosen those knotted muscles

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Almost everyone has shoulder girdle tension. It is one of the most common complaints I hear from my patients. They describe that their upper body feels all knotted up. They tell me it starts in their neck and shoulders and works its way down their back and […]

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You and Your Brain Age Because…

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Why does this seem to happen in your 30’s? Why do so many people fatigue more easily, lose muscle mass and have more immune issues after they turn 30? Is it from inactivity? Could it be from lifestyle changes? Research indicates that aging affects even those who […]

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Healthy Heart Care for Men

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Preventing Heart Attacks: Is Exercise Important? A New Approach Shows Promise While aerobic exercise is appropriate for your heart and circulatory system it can easily be overdone, and you may be setting yourself up for heart troubles. By definition, aerobic exercise requires oxygen, and exercise movements generate […]

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Nothing is Good About Bad Posture

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Virtually every musculoskeletal complaint can be linked to bad posture, and good posture is more than standing up straight. A healthy posture has to do with muscles and how they work together to keep you upright and move against gravity. Standing and moving about on two feet […]

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Why Do I Have Digestive Problems?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Your digestive problems probably relate to a one-way valve located between your large and small intestine called your ileocecal valve (ICV). It is a sphincter valve that is designed to allow the contents of the small intestine to pass into your large intestine but to stop its […]

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What is Brain-Based Healthcare?

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Memory and attention span are dependent upon how quickly your brain can update the information it receives, and manual muscle testing is a wonderful way to measure it. …FACT: The average person loses 7-10 milliseconds (2-3%) of brain speed every decade starting at the fifth decade (at […]

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Functional Neurology and Heart Disease

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist What your doctor does not know about your heart can hurt you. Did you know that a heart attack can start in your brain? It’s true. The Brain Journal (2005*) discussed just such a possibility. And did you also know that the disruption discussed in that article […]

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New Tests to Uncover Hidden Thyroid Trouble

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist My patient complained of right shoulder pain with various movements. He incidentally showed me a peculiar line on one of his fingernails. He said it had been there for months, but he had no idea what started it. I mentioned that literature suggested a strong possibility that […]

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Got Back Pain? Think Neck! Some specific information your doctor probably does not know

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Of all the conditions I have treated in my almost five decades of practice, lower back pain is probably the most common complaint. In fact, lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. Thirty-one million Americans […]

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For anyone who thinks they’re “Old”

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist What does it mean to be old? And when does a person receive that moniker? The youth often do crazy things, but who can consider such things when they are ensnared by time? What’s a Geriatric? Geriatrics is the study of aging, including biological, sociological, and psychological […]

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