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Koren Specific Technique

Gentle yet powerful Koren Specific Technique (KST) does not involve twisting, turning, “cracking” or “popping” of joints. With KST you receive gentle, specific corrections to your spine and structural system. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why KST?
A major advantage of KST is that it permits you to be analyzed and adjusted in different postures: standing, sitting, lying down and/or in the position of injury or dysfunction/subluxation. This is very important because sometimes a subluxation can only be observed when you are in a certain posture. For example, if a person was in a car accident, their subluxations may only be revealed and completely corrected when they are seated.

What does KST do?
KST permits us to quickly, easily and gently check and correct (or adjust) your body for subluxations, wherever they may arise. This includes your cranial bones, TMJ, entire spinal (vertebral) column, sacrum, coccyx, discs, hips, sternum, ribs, femur heads (upper thigh bones, shoulders, knees feet, hands and anything else that needs correcting.

What makes up a KST Adjustment?
The procedure is made up of three steps (the 3 Cs), Challenge, Check & Correct.

1. Challenge: This involves gently moving a body part in various directions. Your structural system is scanned for subluxations.

2. Check: This reveals where you are subluxated. If your body part is out of its correct position and the challenge moves it (ever so slightly) further out of position the base of your skull (your occipital bone) will slightly drop left. This is called the occipital drop (OD) and is a binary neurological biofeedback device. If the body part being challenged is in its proper position, then there will be no occipital drop.

3. Correct: This moves the body into its correct position. If there is an OD then the area is gently corrected, usually using an adjusting instrument. We find that children especially like to be corrected this way – many feel it tickles. Infants often smile during the procedure; they like the soothing vibration.

Can discs be corrected?
One of the unique features of KST is the ability to analyze or check the body for disc conditions. Patients who have suffered for many years have found “miraculous” improvements from chronic problems with KST.

How should I feel after a KST adjustment?
Everyone is different but certain general responses have been noticed. Many people report a feeling of ease, relaxation and well-being as their structural and nerve stress (subluxations) release. Often people report a “lighter feeling, “the ability to breathe more deeply and sometimes an emotional release.

Eyesight may improve, with increased clarity and greater peripheral vision. This is a sign of increased blood flow to the brain. Some people may feel as if they’ve had a good workout, often in places they were never aware of before. This is usually temporary.

The real power of KST is that people often experience retracing as deep, unhealthy stresses leave their bodies. Your body has many layers. On occasion, some patients have reported “cleansing” symptoms such as diarrhea, pus, mucus, fever, rash, etc. These symptoms are usually temporary. 

Will I get better right away?
We all want complete healing, and you and I will work together toward that goal. If you’ve had a health problem for many years, it may take time for your body to heal.


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Cedar Falls, Iowa


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Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613, USA

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