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WHAT IS KST - KOREN SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE
October 12, 2017
AN OVERVIEW ABOUT KOREN SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE (KST) By: Dr. Steven Riess
Koren Specific Technique (KST) is one of the newer methods of Chiropractic. Developed by Dr. Tedd Koren, a chiropractor – it is derived from other chiropractic techniques, Chinese medicine and his own discoveries. It is a breakthrough approach to patient care because of its unique system of analysis -using a biofeedback reflex system. It is made by carefully observing changes at the back of the head called the “occipital drop”. The drop varies in relation to the challenges presented to the body. These challenges may be physical, emotional, mental and/or chemical. By observing the “occipital drop”, the KST practitioner can determine the most beneficial position to place the patient and also the position in which to make a corrective adjustment.
The adjustment is often used with an instrument called an “Arthrostim” as its method of creating the changes needed in the body to help the body correct itself (although finger pressure can be used). The active end of the “Arthrostim” vibrates at 12-14 cycles per second which is pleasant and helps the muscles to relax. This instrument makes it possible to quickly and easily make adjustments to the body for a positive and beneficial change!
With KST you receive gentle, specific corrections to your spine, structural system and other parts of your body. The KST practitioner is able to quickly and easily check and address areas of nerve stress/nerve interference/subluxations wherever they may arise. This includes your cranial bones, TMJ, spinal column, sacrum, coccyx, hips, discs, ribs, shoulders, knees, feet, hands and anything else that needs correcting.
Hering’s Law of Cure is the basis of all healing. “All cure starts within out, from the head down and in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed”. The real power of KST is unlocking this ability within the body. The process of improvement often times involves revisiting the symptoms of the past. Many patients will “retrace” through some of these symptoms as they improve. “Retracing” may vary in intensity with each patient. It is seen as an unwinding of stresses and traumas both physical and emotional. Older injuries, older distortions, older subluxations and older symptoms may surface at later sessions. Patients have reported “cleansing” symptoms such as sweating, diarrhea, fever, rash, etc. Not all patients experience retracing on a physical or conscious level. Sometimes patients experience an increase in dreams or unusual dreams as another form of “retracing”.
For instance, let’s say the last illness you had was a sinus infection and a suppressive medication was used to stop any sneezing, coughing, dripping nose or sinus drainage. In order for the body to properly heal we must believe we can heal and allow the body to heal from within out. It must eliminate these toxins and mucous that were suppressed at this time. Since this was the last illness it is the easiest for the body to heal. Orthodox medicine generally believes that because symptoms are suppressed the problem is cured, or by removing the organ, which is not functioning correctly, it can cure the problem.
Our purpose as practitioners of this specialized modality is to release stresses and traumas from your mind/body complex so that you may be physically and mentally healthier. Symptoms resulting from nerve stress / subluxations such as headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo, neck pain, TMJ, tinnitus, pain/numbness/tingling down the arm into fingers, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, disc problems, leg pains/sciatica, knee issues, plantar fasciitis, stomach disorders, allergies, colds, breathing problems, emotional and mental stress etc. improve dramatically as the body goes through the healing process.