What is Brain-Based Healthcare?

Capture1by 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 about the 40th year of life). That loss may not seem like much, but many learning disabilities, psychological problems and other seemingly unrelated health problems can be linked to slower brain speeds, and 10 milliseconds is a lot when it comes to your brain’s timing. A mistimed brain is just one of hundreds of health issues related to brain chemistry.

Manual Muscle Testing is Functional Neurology

The same idea is true for manual muscle testing. Muscles should demonstrate reciprocal function. When one muscle turns on to move a bone, the muscle that does the opposite activity must reduce its tone so the first muscle can do its work. Conversely, one very good reason why a normally facilitated muscle (a muscle that tests “strong” by itself) becomes inappropriately functionally inhibited (or a muscle that tests “weak” by itself) is because your spinal cord and brain cannot update the information they receive from your muscles fast enough. After treatment when that weak muscle works normally again, it means that your brain/muscle timing is back in sync.

Everybody has brain timing errors. They are a regular consequence of our daily environment. However, your muscles should function normally (reciprocally) when they are tested. There should be a functional give and take to their performance–the signals that enter the cord and brain should be timed properly. Any muscle testing response that displays a breakdown of the normal neurological timing is pathology. Your muscles should be able to withstand the demands of manual muscle testing.

Muscles that cannot perform properly relative to manual muscle testing procedures are one indication of a brain-based problem. For the most part brain-based problems can be fixed, but first they must be properly diagnosed.

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