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Can you imagine being given a 5 pound weight restriction for life? Yikes. After a few disc herniations in Mikes’ lower back and neck this is exactly what the medical doctors told him.

Now Mike is able to ride four wheelers and do basically anything he wants to.

You’ll see a common theme on this website and that’s…


The ability to work with the tendons, ligaments, muscles, discs, and joints is unparalleled. If you want to get rid of your back pain rapidly and get down to the root cause you need a kinesiologist on your team.

End of story.


Those of you who don’t like the traditional twisting and popping of regular chiropractic, listen to Charles talk about his experiences. He was seeing a traditional chiropractor once every week for several years when he made the switch to chiropractic kinesiology methods. Like most people, he was skeptical at first, but watch until the end and you’ll see how happy he now is.

His wife noticed he was much more relaxed after his visits in our office, and his health has dramatically improved.

All of the changes you hear Charles talk about were accomplished with visits no less than 3-4 weeks apart. The body is a miracle and will respond very favorably when worked WITH, not against.

It’s been a pleasure getting to know Charles and his wife, and I’m happy I could be of service.



Not many people like hard forceful chiropractic adjustments. In fact, many are scared of them. That’s why I always try to do everything with the least amount of force possible. We have many options available such as the drop table, Arthrostim adjusting instrument, Vibracussor, and other kinesiology techniques.

So don’t live in pain out of fear! Linda is now backpacking for 3 weeks at a time with her daughter and granddaughter.


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Arthritis Pain Relief Part 1

In this video I run through the first half of common reasons for arthritis pain.

Arthritis is NOT soley due to old age.

Instead, it’s what you’ve done to your body that is causing most of the problems. I hope  you learn something. Watch the video and leave me some comments below.



White Bear Lake Man Drops 7 Strokes On His Golf Game

Kurt came in basically with chronic pain throughout his muscles and joints. With applied kinesiology testing it was suggested that he had a heavy metal poisoning.

I had him take a few supplements to help his body clear the metals, and on his next appointment about 3 weeks later he was a new man.

Not only was his pain drastically reduced, but over the next few months he dropped 7 holes off his golf game for 9 holes.

Not a bad investment I would say.



This was a really fun case. It just goes to show that you need to treat the person, not necessarily where the pain is. We are living in the most complex time in history. Electrical pollution is a mounting problem. In this case it was quite severe from a very powerful piece of military equipment, but it can come from computers, cell phones, etc. just as easily.

Electrical pollution is real and easy to demonstrate.

Just as an FYI, people with Lyme disease also tend to have this problem. The bugs cause some kind of change to the electrical system in the body. If it isn’t corrected, recovery is very difficult.



After her son hops on his cross country skis and charges down the hill, Kathy decides to take after him. One wrong turn and she ends up bent over backwards injuring both knees and re-injuring a shoulder we had just finished fixing. She came in a week later in pain and about 20 minutes later was feeling much better.

I really have no idea how people live without kinesiology. That injury would have taken several more weeks with standard chiropractic treatments. But with a knowledge of the muscular and ligament systems, applied kinesiology gives a deeper insight into the presenting problems.

It’s always a joy helping people so quickly.



What Is Applied Kinesiology?

Imagine for a moment that you had a chiropractor, acupuncturist, naturopath, homeopath, and nutritionist all on your health care team. Now imagine they are all in the same room communicating with each other on the best route to take for your health needs. And as a bonus, they all understood each other.

You would feel like you were in good hands wouldn’t you.

If this sounds intriguing to you then you need to be under the care of an Applied Kinesiologist. Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a diagnostic technique like none other. Born out of traditional chiropractic and nurtured with Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts, AK gets to the root of ill health, and gets there fast. At times for AK practitioners, it almost seems too easy.

In the midst of our current health care debacle, we need a radical shift in how we treat patients, and AK affords just that. A way to simplify the process and get back to the roots of human physiology. Expensive procedures are usually not needed.

So what is it?

Applied Kinesiology is a system of evaluating body function by means of muscle testing. It is both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. Muscle testing acts as a functional neurological tool that tells the doctor how well the patient’s nervous system is able to communicate with the organs, glands, joints, and other bodily structures.

AK is an interdisciplinary field and takes techniques from many other healing art disciplines such as physical medicine, osteopathy, acupuncture, and nutrition, and combines them into a workable and reproducible system that any doctor can use in his practice.

AK has many techniques that can be used to treat a wide variety of problems such as disc bulges and small herniations, TMJ dysfunction, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, etc. The techniques of muscle testing can also test for problematic areas such as food/chemical sensitivities, chronic infections, inflammation, and some organ dysfunction. All of the test findings are then correlated with the patient’s history and any other imaging procedures such as MRI, x-ray, or blood testing.

At the heart of the philosophy is the Triad of Health, comprised of the three main factors to good health. Structure, chemistry, and emotions.

Applied Kinesiology Minnesota

Each of these factors must be balanced to achieve, lasting good health. If one side of the triangle becomes deficient, poor health is the result.

Forming the base of this triad is structure. It has been said that structure determines function. Without a proper functioning structural system, undue strain is placed on the body.

Structure: This includes the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and organs of the body. Muscle dysfunction found with AK, causes abnormal strain across joints causing pain and dysfunction. But the ramifications don’t stop there. Without proper spinal joint function, conditions like allergies, indigestion, headaches, and the like are much more prevalent.

Without proper joint motion, the nerves of the body are stressed. Many of these nerves lead to organs and glands throughout the body. Stressed nerves equal stressed organs and glands.

Chemical: The chemical side of the triad is very important, and a cause of concern in our modern world. At no other time in history have we eaten food with such minimal nutritional value and been exposed to so many toxic substances. Not to mention the enormous amounts of drugs the population is taking directly, and indirectly through the food chain.

Without proper nutritional balance it is impossible to have a healthy body free of disease. The digestive system become dysfunctional, the immune system crashes, and the toxins are too much to handle.

Applied Kinesiology can aid the practitioner in finding the exact right combination of supplements, and the right diet for each individual person. This is invaluable in recovering from an illness or condition quickly and keeping yourself healthy for the long haul.

Mental: The emotional side of the triad of health can also not be ignored. Negative habits, repressed memories, limiting beliefs, and flat out mental stress can have drastic consequences on a persons structure and body chemistry.

AK has several techniques to help diffuse the stress and reprogram limiting beliefs and negative habits.

All in all, Applied Kinesiology brings together the best of the best in terms of therapies and diagnostic tools into one integrated system. It is truly the health care of the future. Very effective, and very cost efficient.


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Solanine Toxicity Syndrome

Just the other day I had yet another person come in who upon testing was shown to react to nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, paprika, eggplant, tobacco, peppers). A brilliant applied kinesiology researcher by the name of Michael Lebowitz, D.C. has termed this solanine toxicity.

With the amount of nightshades that most people eat, this problem is becoming more and more common.  About 1/3 of the chronic patient population to be exact.

Symptoms can include joint pain and all forms of arthritis, joint inflammation, calcium deposits in the tissues of the joints, and a disrupted thyroid.  Dr. Lebowitz also mentions osteoporosis, irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis, birth defects including spina bifida, depression, and migraines.

Dr. Norman Childers first researched this phenomena as far back as 50 years ago.  Over the years he has helped 10’s of thousands of people get their lives back.

What is interesting is that alpha-solanine (how the body converts solanine) is classified as a neuro-toxin. Some of you may have heard of acute solanine poisoning by someone who ate green or sprouted potatoes.  They usually end up with cramps, dizziness, diarrhea and sleepiness.

In my practice I have mainly seen problems with joint pain, and generalized body stiffness. Unlike most food reactions, nightshades can sometimes take much longer to notice a difference in how you feel after removing them from your diet. It appears that solanine gets trapped and has a much harder time getting out.  But rest assured, if your applied kinesiology doctor finds the problem, you will notice a difference in due time. And that is another key point to make. Solanine toxicity can be hard to diagnose even by a well trained kinesiologist.  Make sure you find one who has dealt with this problem in the past.

Once the diagnosis is made, regular treatments will help speed the “clearing” of the problem. But these aren’t just regular chiropractic treatments.  They need to be performed in such a way that the body is giving the feedback and directing the process. The use of kinesiology is the most reliable way to accomplish this.

In some cases the problem never goes away and the person needs to stay away from nightshades the rest of their life.  But it sure beats having joint pain everyday of your life.

So if you have arthritis, troubles with your thyroid, osteoporosis or any of the other symptoms mentioned above, make sure you get checked. It might be a simple fix that can change your life drastically and get you back to living the life you deserve.


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Stacy MN-Pain Free North Shore Backpacking Trip

I came to Dr. Larsen due to issues w/ my knees.  I am an avid outdoors person, spending my free time hiking, backpacking, biking, kayaking, and skiing.  Typically I have experienced the most knee discomfort when I backpacked.

Dr. Larsen discovered I have a wheat/gluten sensitivity.  Since becoming more conscious of this sensitivity, I have learned to change my diet and learned of many of the various health related problems that can result from the overabundance of wheat in many products, not just food.

During my first “gluten-free” backpack trip in August 2007, I enjoyed a completely pain-free 4-day, 32 mile hike on the North Shore.  The sacrifice of giving up once beloved foods is nothing compared to the joy I felt completing those last few miles of that hike!  Dr. Larsen’s technique can open up worlds of information to improve all areas of your life.

Receiving treatments from him has certainly made my life healthier and more dynamic.

Sherri K.


Once again, it’s amazing what food sensitivities can do to wreck your health and enjoyment of life. Having a pain free North Shore backpacking trip is priceless. In the 21st century, having good health and a pain free body takes a multifaceted approach that chiropractic kinesiology is very well suited to handle. With a purely structural based treatment, Sherri would still be in pain.