Techniques - Kuhn Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Douglas M. Kuhn, D.C.

Ocala's Premier Chiropractor

Kuhn Chiropractic Clinic - 24 NE 14th Ave., Ocala, FL 34470

Phone number: (352) 629-3330

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When a chiropractor corrects spinal mis-alignments and eliminates spinal interference, pain is alleviated and the body’s inborn healing capabilities are set into motion.



The adjustment is a safe, natural, noninvasive procedure used by the chiropractor to restore and improve health. Learning the art of adjusting is a skill that requires years of study and practice. Chiropractic doctors are the only health care professionals trained to deliver the chiropractic adjustment. Spinal adjustments by any other individual or health care professional have been shown to be dangerous and less effective.

In basic terms, the spinal adjustment or manipulation refers to the process in which the chiropractor skillfully applies controlled force into one or more “subluxated” vertebrae of the spine. The adjustment is also frequently used in the pelvic region to normalize the sacroiliac joints. This adjustment is delivered using the hands.


The Activator technique relies on a device categorized as a mechanical force manual assisted (MFMA) instrument which is generally regarded as a softer technique. The Activator is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine. It was found to give off no more than 0.3 J of kinetic energy in a 3-millisecond pulse. The aim is to produce enough force to move the vertebrae away from the spinal nerves gently, so the body’s inborn healing abilities can restore health naturally.

Drop-Table/ Thompson Technique

A drop table has sections which can be raised about half an inch and then “drop” down with the weight of the patient and adjustment. This system takes advantage of the spine’s inherent design of the joints in order to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve the motion. Drop tables are kind to patients in need of extremity adjusting. The drop feature allows the chiropractor to manipulate most of the body’s joints with reduced physical demand while being less demanding on the patient.

CBP (Chiropractic BioPhysics)

CBP technique uses symmetry/ mirror image exercises, adjusting and postural traction to correct spine and posture deviations back towards normal alignment. By correcting whole spine mis-alignments, more permanent corrections of your ailments can be achieved. CBP combines the discipline of science, the foundational principles of chiropractic and the application of technical skills to attempt to understand and apply the universal laws which govern the behavior of matter and energy and their interactions in biological systems. Currently, the CBP technique represents a full spine and pelvis corrective/rehabilitative procedure, aiming to restore normal three-dimensional human posture. In CBP, the overall posture or global positioning of the spinal column is targeted for correction, as opposed to individual spinal segments.

SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique)

The SOT is a highly-developed method of correcting the Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs by system of adjusting patterns in the body, not just single body parts. The most significant pattern was the relationship between the sacrum and occiput (which became the name of the technique). An important distinction of SOT is the use of indicators. Each adjustment has a sign or signal that the chiropractor uses to know when and where to adjust. From these indicators, the chiropractor designs a different adjustment set on each visit, listening to the body each time.

BEST (Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique)

The BEST is a non-forceful, energy balancing hands-on procedure used to help reestablish the full healing potential of the body. It is based on scientific principles utilizing light pressure contacts on the surface of the body to address parasympathetic and sympathetic imbalances. BEST offers a non-force way to update patterns of stress and discomfort which have been surfacing in both acute pain and chronic conditions. When nerves are balanced then muscles are balanced and the updated pattern restored, spinal muscle spasm and nerve pressure are removed. Patients/clients often experience immediate relief from symptoms and completely enjoy the painless approach to health and wellness. The body can heal itself if just given the opportunity. The pattern unlocks the power and B.E.S.T. is about identifying the pattern and unlocking the power within each of us. BEST also utilizes advanced technology developed to update higher brain interference from expression in the physical body. When emotional thoughts such as worry, guilt, fear, and judgment become the overriding factor in our memory patterns, interference with the divine plan for our perfect health and wellness becomes the norm. This interference, formulated by conscious thought which in turn becomes a pattern, prevents the true expression of our physical bodies healing capability. Emotional BEST is an advanced procedure to help identify this emotional pattern, update the interference, and then allow the body to function based on current situations rather than past experiences.

Network Chiropractic

Network chiropractic holds the philosophy that the spine is a channel of energy that connects individual consciousness to planetary consciousness. Network technique greatly reduces tension in the spinal column as a healing art, where minimum contact produces maximum tension reduction. Network chiropractic is using the principle of leverage when he makes the light gentle adjustments. You can push a huge boulder from a cliff without having to ram it with huge force if you use the leverage of a tree branch. This is the fundamental idea. Putting the lever in the exact right place, at the right time with the right amount of light force, you can easily move the boulder. Likewise, Network Doctors are trained to know the exact leverage point and maneuvers to utilize on the spine. Network chiropractic supports the theory that when the body is allowed to correct many of the misalignments itself, it starts to learn and remember how to be more self-correcting and self sufficient!


NET is a mind-body stress-reduction technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to an unresolved mind-body component. NET combines a number of techniques and principles from traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic and applied kinesiology. It is a holistic approach to well-being focusing on imbalances in the structure of the skeletomuscular system, unresolved “negative emotional blocks”, toxins in the body, and deficiencies in nutrition. NET enables a practitioner to diagnose and treat emotional components to acute or chronic pain. These “stuck mental blocks” also interfere with full achievement of goals, outcomes, and life purposes. The unconscious mind may harbor beliefs that are contrary to success. Past experiences create these limiting beliefs that are often outdated and unrelated to who we are now….and who we are becoming. Millions of events have happened to each of us. The emotionally impacted events remain the most vivid in our memory. These events form mental “snapshots” which are stored in the body, then resurface at odd, seemingly unexplained times. NET neutralizes and calms the emotions caused by the original affecting event. As a bonus, the patient will be less likely to be restimulated emotionally from the original “snapshot”.


Upper Cervical focuses on the precise adjusting of the atlas and axis, the two vertebras just below the head. It is the basic premise of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association (NUCCRA) that an atlas or C1 subluxation is the most damaging subluxation in the spinal column. It is the first vertebral opening through which the nervous impulses pass to and from the brain. As it is located at the lower end of the brain stem, subluxations can have far-reaching effects on the body.