One size does not fit all. Finding the appropriate chiropractic technique is our job and having a wide variety to choose from is what Dr. Ken Best, D.C. offers.
Often because we live in such a stressful environment and have poor diets, our adrenal glands (which produces adrenal and cortisol) get overworked and this over-production of hormones can result in a state of ligament laxity. This means your ligaments which hold your joints in place may be hypermobile. If this is the case with a patient they do far better with low-force adjustments and balancing of the musculature in order to heal.
On the contrary, a person who has very little flexibility and joints which are locked ‘out of place’ they may do better with laser therapy or physiotherapy to loosen the ligaments and muscles before using the standard chiropractic adjustment called “Diversified Technique”.
Applied Kinesiology (AK)
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a very complex chiropractic technique which was created by George Goodheart, Jr., which Dr. Best, D.C. studied under. Dr. Best, D.C. has completed more than 1,000 hours in Applied Kinesiology alone, and has assisted teaching hundreds of other doctors over many years the protocols in AK. The use of AK creates a truly holistic treatment which finds the underlying causes of dysfunction in the body. This technique is ideal for persons truly looking for optimal health. Learn more about AK.
Percussor and Adjustor Instruments from IMPAC
Dr. Ken Best, D.C. offer percussion based on Dr. Fulford’s work in unwinding the fascia of the body extremities relate to tension in the spine.
Adjustor instrumentation is very effective in making very focused movement in the spine in fixated areas with little to no discomfort, which can be easily modulated for each patient.
Activator method is a chiropractic technique utilizing a low force adjusting tool to make a correction at a misaligned joint. Dr. Best, D.C. while trained in Activator, more often than not, utilizes the Adjustor from IMPAC to make the similar corrections previously done with the Activator instrument, which allows for greater diversity depending the patient.
Diversified chiropractic technique is the ‘standard’ general adjusting protocols that are taught it most chiropractic schools. It usually involves finding a line of drive which corrects a subluxation or misaligned joint and then taking a short lever thrust to restore motion to the joint.
FDA Approved Therapeutic Laser
These new class of therapeutic lasers are proving very valuable in reducing pain and inflammation. This is particularly helpful in very acute injuries which do not tolerate typical chiropractic adjustments. These lasers are also very instrumental in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor has been trained in this unique deep tissue and sports massage therapy, which is important in the recovery of chronic injuries and tendonitis.
…take care of your body, learn and understand how it works and it will work miracles for you.
Weight Loss, Cleansing and Detoxing
When it comes to weight loss, cleansing and detoxifying the body a certain amount of good judgment needs to be applied. If you are starting any cleansing or detoxifying program and you are in very poor health, you should be under the supervision of your healthcare physician as some people can have side effects as toxins are leaving the body.
In general, I wouldn’t recommend detoxifying more than two times per year, depending on what sort of program you are doing.
The information presented regarding cleanses on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation. I do not recommend the Stanley Burroughs Cleanse as I have seen it heavily deplete the good minerals in the body when repeated several times or for more than 10 days.
Click the above link for more information on weight loss and removing inflammatory foods from your diet. Burning fat does release the toxins that have been stored in fat. Drink plenty of water on any weight loss program. [More info]
This is a chart of heavy metal toxins, their source, side effects and remedies. [More info]
Side Effects of Cleansing
You may feel a bit ill at ease, have diarrhea, nausea and headaches.
These side effects can very greatly on how toxic your body is and how fast you are trying to detoxify. More is definitely not always better when detoxifying.
Herxheimer reaction is due to excessive detoxifying where the body reacts by having symptoms similar to flu, this usually only lasts for a few hours.
You want to avoid this type of reaction. This is because toxins are being released into the body quicker than they are being eliminated from the body and thus in a way is exposing your body to the toxins you are trying to eliminate.
If you have this reaction you need to drink more water and decrease the level of detox regime you are doing. Remember it took awhile for your body to accumulate these toxins so give your body sometime to eliminate them.
This is not to scare you from detoxifying your body. Heavy metal toxicity can result in debilitating diseases so detoxifying may be in your best interest, but be consistent rather than over zealous.
In some cases diseases that are due toxicity may require fast detoxification which is best done under the supervision of a detoxification specialist to avoid any of these complications.
This use to be one of my favorites but I no longer recommend this cleanse as I personally found depletion good minerals.
A long standing cleanse by Stanley Burroughs. This a minimum 10 day fast drinking and mixture of lemon juice, water, cayenne and grade B maple syrup. I recommend getting his small booklet which explains his theory on this cleanse. I personally have done this cleanse more than 1/2 dozen times. Always consult with your physician before taking on a major fast or cleanse. [More info]
One of the fastest ways to detoxify the liver and gallbladder, but may be to harsh for you. I have personally done this flush more than 1/2 dozen times. The first time was very rough and by the 4th time had very little detoxification side effects. Always consult with your physician before taking on a major fast or cleanse. [More info]