Breast Health Awareness Month

Three things for optimal breast health:

1. Avoid aluminum containing deodorants/antiperspirants

2. Avoid wearing overly tight bras and bras with metal underwire. (And take off your bra as soon as you get home. They need to breathe!)

3. Perform the door stretch 3-6 times a week.

One stretch I am adamant about is “The Door Stretch.” Why? Most of us tend to get hunched over due to our work. That’s the first reason. Secondly, this may be the most important stretch, especially for women. This stretches the chest muscles and helps with posture, and I believe helps prevent breast cancer.


The chest muscles sit above the main lymphatic drainage centers of the body. The lymphatics are the sewer system of the body. My theory is that if they are tight they block the lymphatics and the breast tissue sits in a toxic sewer since the drainage is impeded. So please teach this stretch to every woman you know (every man too). If I am mistaken about preventing breast cancer, then at least it will give people great posture and prevent that hump in the upper back that people tend to get as they get older. But if I am right, you are doing a great service for every woman you know. (Reference: breast cancer/lymphatics) 

Door stretch 

Put your elbows out on the doorframe with your hands up (like you are in a Western and being told to “stick em up), put one leg in front of the other, lean your body forward while keeping your back foot flat on the ground (this gives the calves a great stretch, another thing most women need due to high heels). 

Hold this position for 15 seconds then do 10 quick little stretches at the end, breathing out with each quick stretch of the chest muscles. Then hold again for 15 seconds This really helps to relax those tight muscles. Then switch legs and repeat.
Stay happy, healthy and positive,                                                                                                                                          
Dr. Eugene Charles

Recognize a Stroke by Asking Four Questions

Do you know how to tell if someone (including yourself) is having a stroke?  The sooner you recognize the signs, the sooner the victim can get help and expect a full-recovery. The problem is, many times symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now, doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions, which you can remember by the acronym "STRT":

1* Ask the individual to SMILE.

2* Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) , such as, "It is sunny out today."

3* Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

4* Stick out his/her TONGUE, according to one study. If the tongue is 'crooked' (if it goes to one side or the other) that could be an indication of a stroke.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

What is a stroke?

A stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it starts to die. It is the number three cause of death in the United States, behind diseases of the heart and cancer, according to the American Stroke Association.

Everyone should take a moment out of their day to review the warning signs of a stroke from the American Stroke Association. It could save your life or the life of a friend/loved one.


*Doctor is Latin for teacher...be a great doctor and teach this to all of your patients*

Stay happy and stay healthy,

Dr. Charles

How to Treat a Sprained Pelvis or Piriformis Syndrome Using the Serola Sacroiliac Belt

This one is for you, doctors! In this video, Dr. Eugene Charles explains how to treat a sprained pelvis (or Piriformis Syndrome) by using the Serola Sacroiliac belt by Dr. Serola. This is a simple, yet effective approach to treat low back pain, sciatica, bladder issues and ovary and prostate problems. It could be worn sitting at your desk at work all day, during exercise or during daily activities. Check out the belt at: http://www.serola.net/



Applied Kinesiology in My Own Words

Patients and doctors alike often ask me, “What is applied kinesiology?” I would like to take this time to share with you my definition of applied kinesiology (AK).

In my opinion, AK is true functional medicine. It takes into account all the interacting systems contained within the body.

Specifically: 1) The muscles, bones and ligaments 2) The nutritional/chemical 3) The psychological components

All of these must be balanced for harmony and health. Once the imbalance (or dysfunction) has been diagnosed, the most appropriate therapy is initiated. These therapies will be directed to normalize the interactions of the body, mind and spirit of the person.

Chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, exercise, cranial-sacral therapy, emotional releases and thought process development are some of the techniques integrated into the applied kinesiologist’s armamentarium. With such a vast array of therapeutic options, the kinesiologist is able to conform a treatment protocol to meet the individual’s unique needs instead of trying to alter the patient to the only therapy that the doctor knows.

This flexibility allows the doctor to treat the person who has the condition and not the condition that has the person.

Applied kinesiology is a healing system that is constantly being refined by doctors all over the world and of every discipline. This is why I am always reading and going to seminars. I am in constant training in order to keep expanding my knowledge as well as my service to you and your family.

In my mind, there is nothing quite like applied kinesiology and this is what makes it sometimes difficult to explain. I hope I did an adequate job for you and I look forward to keeping you healthy for a long time to come.

Best wishes to your continued good health and success.

Eugene Charles D.C. DIBAK Diplomate International Board of Applied Kinesiology

Treating Muscle and Bone Problems with the Vibracussor®

Dear Doctors, This post is for you. The following video clip is a demonstration of me using the VibraCussor by IMPAC, Inc. to treat myogelosis, or a thickening of the muscles. No one should ever attempt any of what they see here unless they are trained and certified in professional Applied Kinesiology.


Dr. Eugene Charles Demonstrates Ileocecal Valve Technique

The following video clip is a DEMONSTRATION. No one should ever attempt any of what they see in this clip unless they are trained and certified in Professional Applied Kinesiology. Doctors may purchase my 100-hour Applied Kinesiology DVD and attend Applied Kinesiology workshops to become properly trained in this technique. Click here for a compiled list of other demonstrations shown on the AK DVD.