“Touching lives across Canada.”
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WHO ARE WE?
- You CanAsk, and learn more in your pursuit of optimum health and wellness.
- You CanAsk for integrated wellness options for yourself, your family and friends.
- You CanAsk to be part of our growing Canadian network.
Join us as we promote and support complementary, natural wellness modalities through education and awareness.
We are the Canadian umbrella organization for muscle-testing (muscle monitoring) modalities.
Our Mission is to support the Canadian community of modalities using muscle testing (monitoring).
Our Vision is to build and support the recognition and application of muscle testing (monitoring) modalities in every community across Canada.
Central Nervous system to the emotional center of the Limbic system in the brain stem. This type of muscle monitoring is not checking the strength of a given muscle, but rather the muscle’s reaction to imbalances within the system. For example, a muscle test of the quadriceps muscles could check the strength of the muscle. However, when only light pressure is utilized for the muscle monitoring, the sensors address the stability of the Small Intestine organ system that the quadriceps are linked to. Charles Krebs describes this as “Reticular nuclei of the brainstem control the muscle tone, sets the muscular reflex in the body – whether the muscle locks or unlocks.” There is a link of emotion to neurons to muscles to function. Our special approach to health and wellness, using muscle monitoring, means that we can address the load reflex that results when a memory activates the brainstem nuclei and sends a signal through the spinal column. This inhibits the muscle sensors and produces an “unlocking” muscle. With specific techniques for assessment, muscle monitoring can identify challenges in the system that are a part of the subconscious functioning, including the brain stem and autonomic response system (sympathetic and parasympathetic survival programs). There is a link from muscle – to spindle cells/Golgi tendon organs – to central nervous system – to organ – to meridian – to emotion – to brain stem – to limbic system. Our approach to find balance within the whole person can be reassessed after applying balancing techniques that re-“lock” the monitored muscle. Imbalances can be related to stress, nutrition, learning challenges, injuries, reflexes and more.Related Terms:**
Muscle Testing: The assessment of a muscle’s ability to activate and hold with strength when pushed on with force over 2 lbs of pressure.
Muscle Monitoring: The assessment of the interface between the subtle energetic systems of the body (meridians), and the reticulospinal pathways that link the emotional centers of the limbic system with their corresponding spinal reflex points, organ systems and muscles. Pressure to the muscle being monitored is a light touch of less than 2 lbs of pressure.
Muscle Biofeedback: The assessment of imbalances in the body by monitoring only one muscle as an indicator muscle for the whole person. This type of assessment can identify what kind of a challenge is within the system, such as structural, chemical, nutritional, emotional, mental, spiritual; as well as possible connections that reveal themselves through symptoms or challenges.
George Goodheart, DC, began to use muscle testing in the 1960’s to evaluate and correct the state of various bodily functions. As an American chiropractor, he took the study of movement (kinesiology) and looked for ways to correct any detected weaknesses and imbalances. Applying his knowledge, he formulated “Applied Kinesiology”, a system he made available to other chiropractors and professionals.
Then, in the early seventies, another chiropractor, John Thie, DC, created a system for the layperson, making Dr. Goodheart’s techniques simple and practical for anyone to learn. Dr. Thie wrote the book ‘Touch for Health’™, and began teaching courses to interested people. Since then the book has been translated into many languages, and the system has been taught to millions of people in 50 countries.
The techniques have continued to develop – they are still being taught to individuals from all walks of life. Today, their powerful and broad application has blossomed greatly. Many people are dealing with the subtle but numerous imbalances that lie behind all the physical, mental and emotional problems, which are experienced today. One of the great virtues of Muscle Monitoring is its versatility. Muscle Monitoring has become a wonderful tool to receive bio-feedback from the body’s systems, and the related concepts and techniques can be applied almost anywhere, at any time.
Class Listings for July, 2019
|5 to 6||Touch for Health 1||Whitehorse, YT||Alison Zeidlerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|7 to 8||Touch for Health 2||Whitehorse, YT||Alison Zeidleremail@example.com|
|20-21||Body Management 1||Stettler, AB||Brian Haragafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|22,23||Touch for Health Level 1||Stettler, AB||Brian Haragaemail@example.com|
|24-25||Touch for Health Level 2||Stettler, AB||Brian Haragafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|26-27||Touch for Health Level 3||Stettler, AB||Brian Haragaemail@example.com|
Class Listings for August, 2019
|7||TFH Student Hangout-Intro. TFH Techniques||Online (11 am ET)||Michelle Greenwellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|14||TFH Instructor Hangout-Terminology||Online (11 am ET)||Michelle Greenwellemail@example.com|
|21||TFH Student Hangout-Hydration Pre-check||Online (10 am ET)||Michelle Greenwellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|22-23||Touch for Health Level 4||Stettler, AB||Brian Haragaemail@example.com|
|24-25||Body Management 2||Stettler, AB||Brian Haragafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|26-27||Equine/Pet Therapy||Stettler, AB||Brian Haragaemail@example.com|
Class Listings for September, 2019
|20 to 22||Brain Gym 101||Richmond Hill, ON||Sher Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|27 to 29||Mov’t Re-ed||Richmond Hill, ON||Sher Smithemail@example.com|
|28 to 29||Healing Touch Level 3||Calgary, AB||Betty Minifiefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|28||Balancathon||Peachland, BC||Rochelle McFarlaneemail@example.com|
Class Listings for October, 2019
|4 to 6||Vision Circles||Richmond Hill, ON||Sher Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4 to 7||Movement Exploration 1||Calgary, AB||Dana Luebkeemail@example.com|
|25||Touch for Health Level 1||Rimbey, AB||Christine Plumbfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|25 to 28||Muscle Tuners Int’l Foundations||Coquitlam, BC||Denise Cambiottiemail@example.com|
|26 to 27||Healing Touch Level 2||Saskatoon, SK||Betty Minifiefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|27||Touch for Health Level 2||Rimbey, AB||Christine Plumbemail@example.com|
Class Listings for November, 2019
|2 to 3||Healing Touch Level 3||Yellowknife, NWT||Betty Minifiefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2 to 3||TFH 1||Richmond Hill, ON||Sher Smithemail@example.com|
|11 to 14||Vision Circles TT||Richmond Hill, ON||Sher Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||Double Doodle||Richmond Hill, ON||Sher Smithemail@example.com|
|16 to 17||Double Doodle TT||Richmond Hill, ON||Sher Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|22||Touch for Health Level 3||Rimbey, AB||Christine Plumbemail@example.com|
|24||Touch for Health Level 4||Rimbey, AB||Christine Plumbfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|28 to Dec. 1||Healing Touch Level 4||Calgary, AB||Betty Minifieemail@example.com|
Class Listings for December, 2019
|7 to 8||Polarity Intro.||Richmond Hill, ON||Sher Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Class Listings for January, 2020
|18 TO 21||Edu-K In-Depth: The Seven Dimensions of Intelligence||Calgary, AB||Dana Luebke (sponsor)||email@example.com|
|23 TO 26||Brain Gym® Teacher Practicum||Calgary, AB||Dana Luebke (sponsor)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
CanAsk has three levels of membership: Professional, General and Student.
For more information on how to become a member, please contact the CanAsk OfficeEmail: email@example.com Phone: 1-888-490-1340
For information about CanAsk,
- To contact members (Professional – for appointments, General and Student), OR
- To contact a Board member, please call or email the office and Michelle will assist you in making those connections.
We appreciate your interest, comments, and support.
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Office Administrator: Michelle
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