841 Blossom Hill Road, Suite 107
San Jose, CA 95123

Wade Wellness Center

Glossary of Terms

adrenal fatigue Adrenal glands that are exhausted and unable to produce adequate quantities of hormones, primarily adrenaline and cortisol.
adrenal glands A type of hormonal gland that is triangle-shaped and located on top of the kidneys. The outer part of the adrenal gland is known as the cortex and releases hormones including testosterone and cortisol.
Applied Kinesiology A system applying Eastern acupuncture and Western muscle testing to neurological and neuromuscular health care.
cervical Area of the spine between the head and shoulders.
Chiropractic The world’s largest, drugless healing profession. In Latin, chiro means done by hand, practic means to complete. Therefore, completed by hand.
Cranial Sacral Technique Treatment program using both the boney movement in the cranium and sacral nutation (fish-tail movement) to facilitate cerebral spinal fluid pumping.
functional diagnosis Based on the practitioner’s knowledge and understanding of the problem and the results of clinical tests. If left untreated, will result in a pathological diagnosis and disease.
hormonal testing and treatment Using Specialized Kinesiology to test and treat hormonal and chemical imbalances in the body.
learning disability testing and treatment Dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, all pointing to neurological disorganization.
lumbar Area of the spine between the ribs and the sacrum.
muscle testing Physical therapy technique designed to test the neurological ‘locking’ ability of a specific muscle group.
MyoKinesthetic System Realigns the muscle to the nervous system by the way of gentle touch and stretch.
Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.) A specialized kinesiological approach to wellness that addresses the neurological, hormonal, emotional, nutritional, psychological, structural and chemical well-being of the individual.
occiput Back of the skull.
Sciatica Pain affecting the back, hip and back of the leg caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of a lumbar disk and emotional stress.
scoliosis Neuromuscular condition that rotates the upper body on the lower body to produce a high shoulder and head rotation, like a boxer’s stance.
scoliatic spine A lateral (side-to-side) curvature of the spine as a result of an uncorrected scoliosis.
Specialized Kinesiology The further refinement of techniques and treatment protocols under the umbrella of Applied Kinesiology.
subluxation A minor misalignment of any boney joint or a segment of the spine causing nerve irritation and loss of normal function.