Richard Utt, L.Ac., founder of Applied Physiology, has made many timeless contributions to the field of Energy Kinesiology. Amongst the most profound is the concept of formatting.
The language of the body is electromagnetic in nature. Energy Kinesiology accesses this language through acupressure points and handmodes. When used individually, acupoints and handmodes are similar to asking single word questions. When combined, they allow the practitioner to ask more specific questions than when used individually.
In a more complex form, known as formatting, these combinations can be pause locked in order to create context for another round of points and modes. This is like speaking in complete sentences, allowing for more complex questions to be asked of the body. This development of the language of Energy Kinesiology allows the practitioner to access information and areas of the body through direct means, rather than just "intention."
One of the pinnacles of utilizing complex formatting is Applied Physiology and the Brain. By using specific sequences of modes, acupoints and pause lock, the practitioner is able to access specific areas of the brain and their related functions. Once formatted, muscle monitoring can then indicate, through direct access, if stress is affecting the specific structure being targeted.
Prior to Applied Physiology's brain formatting, most Energy Kinesiology modalities were able to assess imbalances in the organs below the neck, and their related meridians. However, only one muscle, and its related meridian, was used to assess the energy of the entire brain. Because the brain is such a complex structure, this assessment was very limited in its scope.
What if the stress in the body is being experienced because of a problem in the communication between an organ or gland and the brain? Or due to the sensory mechanisms that enter the body and then travel up to the brain? So much of how the body functions is due to the feeback that is constantly going on between the brain and other areas in the body. Wouldn't it be helpful if those connections could be accessed directly in order to identify stress and balance energy?
Applied Physiology and the Brain is the original formatting technique developed by Richard Utt, L.Ac. In this ground-breaking workshop, the student learns how to use formats to access and assess specific brain structures and their related functions. A few examples include:
And these are just the tip of the iceberg!
Applied Physiology and the Brain is such a tour de force in Energy Kinesiology that it has spawned many of today's most highly regarded techniques, including LEAP and the workshops of Hugo Tobar. Without the original work of this seminar, those programs would not exist. Now in use for over 20 years, AP and the Brain still stands out as one of the most powerful assessment techniques available in the Energy Kinesiologist's arsenal.
AP and the Brain was previously only available after the equivalent of the 7 week Applied Physiology program was completed. In its modular format, It is now available earlier in the training (there are still certain pre-requisites) to allow students access to methods that will enhance and accelerate their abilities to help those in need. From severe neurological issues to everyday problems such as digestion and emotional trauma, Applied Physiology and the Brain enables the student/practitioner to help in ways that were previously not possible.