Our Modalties

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A modality is a specific way or method of accomplishing something.  The many different modalities that have been developed exist because different people found different ways of doing the same thing, put emphasis in different energetic systems, developed their work with a particular focus in mind, to be used by a specific type of practitioner, to fulfil a specific role, etc.  As a result, many different modalities exist in energy work.

At Meridian180, we are trained and proficient in multiple modalities.  These modalities were specifically chosen because they tend to be the most powerful modalities in addressing significantly complex and deeply rooted stresses and energetic compensations.  They also complement each other by providing solid coverage across all the energetic structures of the body.  At Meridian180, we seamlessly weave their usage together to provide the most suitable and beneficial resource for our clients.  Below, we provide basic information for these different modalities.


Applied Physiology (AP)

Developed by Richard Utt, this foundational modality defined many of the original concepts present in modern day energetic kinesiology.  Major components of it include holographic representation of the body, precise and comprehensive muscle monitoring techniques, the original concept of Powers of Stress involved in addressing unbalanced muscle states, expansion of Chinese 5 element theory to 7 element theory, and many powerful correction techniques involving chakras, meridians, and sound.

" I was skeptical going in given that all other attempted remedies had failed.  The discomfort mostly dissipated by end of visit, continued to improve over following few days, completely gone within the week and has not returned to this day. "

Empowerlife Kinesiology (EK)

Developed by Ron Wayman of the Sensory Dynamics Institute located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Empowerlife Kinesiology is based heavily on the principles of Tradititional Chinese Medicine,  scientific understanding, and subtle energy flows in the body.  It incorporates heavy usage of emotions, belief systems, chakras,  guis, acupoint work, and nutritional support and testing.



Developed by Philip Rafferty of Australia, this system focuses heavily on quick work and broad access.  It uses no tools other than the healing energy available through the hands themselves and the feedback provided by muscle monitoring.  Major focuses in the modality include hydration work, trauma clearing, minerals, heavy metals, the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ), candida, emotions, and age regression

" I didn’t have expectations as this was my first experience with kinesiology.  But I found it helpful and would (and will) visit Doug again. "

Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program (LEAP)

Developed by Dr. Charles Krebs in collaboration with clinical psychologists, speech pathologists, neurologists and other health professionals, LEAP is taught at colleges and universities in Australia and Europe.  LEAP is a comprehensive approach to assessing and correcting most learning challenges including dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and many difficulties with reading, spelling and mathematics.  Its foundational premise is that all high level performance and learning requires integrated brain function because the brain consists of many independent neural centers working in coordination.  Synchronized timing of neural activity is required for effective emotional and mental processing.  The purpose of LEAP Brain Integration is to re-establish the synchronized timing of brain activity to bring function back "on-line" in areas where it may have become lost due to stress, or was never properly established in the first place.


Masgutova Method

Developed by Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D, as a comprehensive set of programs that focus motor reflex and sensory system integration.  Her original interest resulted from working on-site with traumatized survivors of the Ufa, Russia train accident in 1988.  Since then, she has been researching the influence of motor reflex and sensory integration on the different aspects of motor, communication and cognitive development, and emotional and behavioral regulation.  Her work has significantly progressed the entire field of primitive reflexes and has provided the “missing link” most occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, social works, and other specialist have been looking for.  The work is purely physical, focusing on the body experience and helping the body to progress through an educated hands-on approach.

" I have never experienced the equal and feel that Doug is helping to discover a practice that deserves recognition. "

Neuroenergetic Kinesiology (NK)

Developed by Hugo Tobar, who also founded the International College of Neuroenergetic Kinesiology based out of Australia, NK includes topics from diverse areas such as chakras, meridians, emotions, and psychology.  This system focuses heavily on neurology and excels at formatting, especially in areas of anatomy and physiology across the major systems of the body (central and peripheral nervous, auditory, circulatory, integumentary, skeletal, respiratory, visual, reproductive, haemolymphoid and immune, skeletal muscular, endocrine, digestive, urinary).  NK also includes formatting for other important areas such as biochemistry, nutrition, and primitive reflexes.  These formats allow for very precise access to stresses and the ability to support many pathological states as well.


Stress Indicator Point System (SIPS)

Developed by Ian Stubbings of Australia as a way to address difficulties and save time when working with Applied Physiology, this system allows for access to specific and diverse stresses located throughout an individual, and at all levels of that person’s existence.  Its basis is from an electrical viewpoint, and extrapolates this concept across all layers.  It heavily uses the accupoint system and allows for rapid identification as to the nature of the stress as well as why the body is resistant in releasing it.  It provides a quick and effective way to accomplish deep balances by defusing stress, and integrates easily with other modalities.  It also allows for dynamic formatting that can be custom built for the client in the moment – a unique and powerful service.

" Doug’s training, knowledge, and effectiveness all receive my very highest recommendation. "

Touch For Health (TFH)

Developed by Dr. John Thie, a chiropractor who studied with Dr. George Goodheart, the developer of Applied Kinesiology.  Dr. Thie realized that the kinesiological and corrective methods used by Dr. Goodheart had parts that could be simplified for the lay person to use.  With permission, he developed a program whereby trained individuals could assist their family and friends by balancing posture, attitudes, and life energy to relieve stress, aches and pains, feel and function better, and achieve goals.  This entry level program is effective at helping people to understand basic concepts while still providing effective help.


complete list of advanced coursework per modality is also available.

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