The theory behind Cellular Regeneration Technique™ is that the brain is a computer. If you are functioning 100%, there is a constant feedback from the brain to all the body parts and organs. However, if there is trauma or stress, whether it is physical, emotional, mental, chemical, or spiritual, the optimum feedback can malfunction. By muscle testing, we can figure out the specifics (who, what, when, where and why) of the dysfunction, blockage, or short circuit, and then reconnect the brain to the body parts, so the body can heal itself. Total Body Modification (TBM) is a type of chiropractic technique, born out of Applied Kinesiology by Dr. Victor Frank, D.C. in 1978. TBM is where my muscle testing career began. Applied Kinesiology, the original muscle testing technique was founded by Dr. George Goodheart, D.C. in 1964.

How does this feedback loop work? Muscle testing (MT) tells us the body’s energy response to specific stimuli, be it a food, supplement, chemical, thought, etc. The nervous system is so sensitive that if we touch a reflex point or a body part that is imbalanced, we get a weak response in the muscle testing. If the body part is functioning optimally, the muscle test is strong. Muscle testing can provide feedback on the functional status of the body. Think of muscle testing as being able to check the integrated energy systems of the body as well as the rest of our being. Our innate intelligence knows exactly what needs to be done in order to function optimally or heal. By muscle testing, we can follow that inner wisdom to our benefit.

Dr. David Hawkins calls this a “database of consciousness.” There seems to be a form of communal consciousness at work. It is the same reason that all the birds in a flock or fish in a school turn at the same time. In Power vs. Force, page 18, Dr. Hawkins expressed “When I first encountered kinesiology, I was instantly amazed by the potential I saw. It was the “wormhole” between two universes – the physical, and the mind and spirit – an interface between dimensions. In a world full of sleepers lost from their source, here was a tool to recover that lost connection with the higher reality and demonstrate it for all to see. I proceeded to test every substance, thought and concept I could think of, and had my students and research assistants do the same.” I can completely relate – when I first learned muscle testing, I tested everything. MT is efficient, effective and non-invasive. Then I learned to combine intuition with muscle testing as a way of confirming what I was sensing. Learning that even a sensitive person like me can thrive in this chaotic world was empowering.

In 1998, during meditation, the name for the healing work I currently perform was revealed to me – Cellular Regeneration Technique. A realization came to life that the variety of healing methods I utilize enables the body to regenerate from the cellular level on up, and God had me as the founder of CRT. The first weekend seminar teaching CRT was in 2001 to a group of enthusiasts from all walks of life.

Remember, the living body is a self-healing mechanism. If you do not believe this, cut your finger and the finger of a cadaver. Who will heal? Healing occurs from the inside out. Within chiropractic, we call this Innate Intelligence. What governs this life force is the body’s master system, the nervous system. This is why it is so important to be free of nerve interference in order to have optimum health. We now know that even the immune system is governed by the nervous system.

Through research, done by those such as Dr. Candace Pert, neurobiologist and former chief of brain chemistry at the National Institute of Mental Health, we know that each cell has its own memory capable of communication through neuropeptides produced by nerve cells in the brain. The neuropeptides serve as the communicating connectors of the nervous system and all the body parts. Dr. Pert writes in The Wisdom of the Receptors: Neuropeptides, the Emotions, and Body Mind, “The more we know about neuropeptides, the harder it is to think in the traditional terms of a mind and a body. It makes more and more sense to speak of a single integrated entity, a body-mind.” She used to believe that emotions were in the head or brain, but as a result of her research, she knows that emotions are also expressed in the body as well. Dr. Pert says the body is the unconscious mind. Each cell has the capability of storing emotions.

Although the research to support the above idea is less than a hundred years old, the idea itself is not new. For thousands of years in oriental medicine, they have known that certain emotions are most likely expressed in certain organs. Here are some examples: anger is expressed in the liver, miffed in the bladder, grief in the lungs, low self-esteem in the spleen, and disgust in the stomach.

A young woman with an uncommon autoimmune disease called Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) came to the office desperately seeking help for joint aches and pains. I explained to the new client, “If there are only one or two major causes to your issue and we clear them, we have a miracle. If there are more layers, it takes longer for healing to occur. So, please come as long as you see value in it.” What cleared on the first visit were accumulated chemicals, negative emotions such as hardship, unworthiness, blocked future, hidden rage, allergy to peace of mind and fear.

When she returned a week later, she expressed feeling amazingly better and lighter after the first visit. There were some spiritual issues and more accumulated negative emotions to clear on the second and third visits. On the fourth visit, she ecstatically reported that her blood work was “normal” for the first time in several years since she was diagnosed with MCTD. The doctor had her do blood work once a month in order to monitor her condition. From that point on, the lab work was normal for several months, and then she quit checking. She was feeling good with zero to minimal symptoms. A few years after that, lab tests were still normal.

Many examples of the cellular memories from heart transplant recipients are given in Dr. Paul Pearsall’s The Heart Code. The memories of these organ recipients turn out to be the memories of the heart donors. Dr. Pearsall states, “Cardioenergetic healing is based on this old but increasingly research-supported idea that “dis-ease” is a perturbation of the info-energetic system composed of the brain, the heart, and the 75 trillion cells in the body.”

Dr. Herbert Weiner, author of Psychobiology, introduced the role of cellular memories in healing in 1977. He proposed the idea that disease is a breakdown of communication with and between cells, leading to an abnormal regulation of bodily functions and behavior. Most psychologists and psychiatrists now feel that most illnesses or diseases have a mental or emotional basis.

Fortunately with CRT, we do not have to re-live the whole trauma or stress during the healing process. Most people are able to heal while staying in harmony. In another case, a client came to work on her fibromyalgia issues. The layers that came up to clear were molestation at age four by an uncle, rage-hate toward herself, her uncle, and her mother for not believing her when she told what happened. The rage-hate transferred to the intimate men in her life and she had difficulty maintaining good relationships. With each visit, we released negative emotions, chemicals, spiritual issues, and whatever else that came up to clear and heal from different ages and situations throughout her life.

Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, wrote an essay on October 10, 2006 entitled “Friends for Life: An Emerging Biology of Emotional Healing.” Research found a widely dispersed class of brain cells called “mirror neurons” that “track the emotional flow, movement and even intentions of the person we are with, and replicate this sensed state in our own brain by stirring in our brain the same areas active in the other person. Mirror neurons offer a neural mechanism that explains emotional contagion, the tendency of one person to catch the feelings of another, particularly if strongly expressed.”

In The Genie in Your Genes, page 257, according to Dr. Ruud Veenhoven, happiness adds seven to ten years to one’s lifespan. “Chronic unhappiness activates the fight-flight response, which is known to involve harmful effects in the long run such as higher blood pressure and a lower immune response.” The Framington Massachusetts study from 1983 over 20 years “found that having a friend who’s happy increases your chances of happiness by 15%... And surrounding yourself by more happy friends increases the effect.”

“These brain cells seem to allow the interpersonal orchestration of shifts in physiology.” John T. Cacioppo, Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, makes a parallel proposal: “the emotional status of our main relationships has a significant impact on our overall pattern of cardiovascular and neuroendocrine activity. This radically expands the scope of biology and neuroscience from focusing on a single body or brain to looking at the interplay between two at a time. In short, my hostility bumps up your blood pressure; your nurturing love lowers mine. Potentially, we are each other’s biological enemies or allies.”

In my experience, most of us are allies. We need to be cleared of “taking-on” for others in the effort to take care of our loved ones. For example, a married couple came for a session. The husband used to get stinky farts whenever he ate beef. All of a sudden, the wife also began experiencing stinky farts after eating beef and felt frustrated. Through muscle testing, it was determined that she had a Candida infection within her gut. However, it was not her condition; it was the husband’s that she had taken on. I signaled both of their bodies to heal and recommended probiotics to rebuild the gut. They both healed beautifully.

Other examples include: taking on pain, headaches, illnesses, and burdens. Once they learn that taking on for others doesn’t really mean they “took” the negativity away, but it means they are sharing the misery, they understand and stop. It is like enabling a negative behavior. If you take on somebody else’s issue, the person does not have the opportunity to learn. In addition to taking on for others, we may also absorb, carry, hold, react to, be effected by, or be an “empath” for the negativity.

One can interpret all of the above research to mean that the more conscious we become, our vibrational frequencies will be higher, and the more positive influence our mirror neurons will be to those around us. Research has shown that people surrounded by loved ones go through traumas and illnesses better and are more likely to recover than those without loved ones’ support. Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles learned that some people were able to transform their lives and become disease free. In the same way, mind-body therapies have evolved from the study of mental processes of those who have dissolved trauma, changed behavior or who have completely recovered from difficulties.

In one case, even the support of a loving family was not enough to overcome a challenge. A mother brought her fourth grade son into the office for behavioral issues. He was in the special needs program in a public school with the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. This boy had rage fits when he did not get his way. It was so out of control that the teacher and the aid would quickly guide all of the students out of the classroom whenever the boy had a fit. They returned to the room only after he calmed down. The two biggest causes that surfaced were video games and chemicals. While he was playing violent video games, his mind was in a vulnerable state and picked up the energy or “spirits” of violence, anger, rage, abuse, terror, spite, hate, and chaos. This was healed through prayer.

The second biggest cause was chemicals from the many processed foods and drinks on the market such as food bleaches and dyes, partially hydrogenated oils, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and additives. We all have different sensitivities and react differently to the same stimuli, and this boy was super sensitive. He was also dehydrated. The parents agreed to have him drink more water, eat healthier and stop playing violent games. Some of the negative emotions released were enjoying being bad, resentment of authority, out of control, instability, morbid thoughts, no program for peace and king above all rules. He liked the power of creating chaos and having the entire classroom run out in a rush. After a few visits, he was a sweet, fun-loving, cooperative boy most of the time.

In an article in “Clinical and Research News,” March 2, 2001, “Brain Science Gets in Touch with the Unconscious,” Philip Wong, PhD, and Howard Shevrin, PhD, conducted an experiment measuring brain waves of subjects exposed to a face accompanied by a mild finger shock. They were conditioned to associate the face with something unpleasant. Their brain wave patterns were recorded before, during, and after the shock. It does not say exactly how long, but some time later, the subjects were quickly exposed to the face without a shock - so quickly that they were not consciously aware of seeing the face. The brain waves were measured again and found evidence of unconscious anticipation that a shock would probably be delivered along with the face, even though they did not consciously see the face. Wong said, “It does seem like, if there is an event that happened in the past, and a similar circumstance occurs in the present, then the brain is anticipating that the same kind of thing will happen that happened in the past.”

I feel that healing modalities such as CRT neutralize the unconscious anticipation or the cellular memory, so the same brain and body response does not happen. However, we do not know this as fact until research is done within CRT. For example, if you have a third car accident, your body triggers the cellular memories (physical/physiological and emotional/mental) from the first and second car accidents. In CRT we find the original time or event, if there is one. This gives us the opportunity to heal all of the effects, current and past.

For example, a man came to the office wanting to heal the issues beneath his teeth sensitivity. He was going through his second divorce, and negative emotions of sadness, failure, resentment, bitterness, rejection, and financial stress came up as a layer to clear. Through muscle testing, we found the original age when he had experienced the same situation. Remembering his first divorce at that age, he thought for a moment, smiled, and said, “I remember my teeth were very sensitive for a while, but the dentist couldn’t find anything wrong.” In releasing the negative energies of both divorces, he released the cause of the teeth sensitivity, and experienced a miracle that day.

In Thoughts Can Heal Your Body by Robert Moss, he says “our thoughts can make us sick, and they can help us get well.” Dr. Herbert Benson, founder of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital says “People have been seeking healing through prayer and intention since Paleolithic times.” Larry Dossey, M.D. says, “The body responds to mental input as if it were physically real. Images create bodily changes – just as if the experience were really happening. For example, if you imagine yourself lying on a beach in the sun, you become relaxed, your peripheral blood vessels dilate, and your hands become warm, as in the real thing.” Moss states “Similarly, under clinical hypnosis, someone who is told he is being touched by a red-hot object often will produce a burn blister, even though the object touching him was at room temperature.” Sports psychologists have discovered that the brain “lights up” the same whether the athlete performs the actual event or just visualizes performing it.

“There is ample evidence that negative thoughts and feelings can be harmful to the body,” says Lorenzo Cohen, Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the J.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. We already know that stress is a known factor in heart disease, headaches, asthma and many illnesses. We know the mind is amazingly powerful, so let’s use it to our benefit, the benefit of living a fulfilling and thriving life.

Epigenetics which explores how cellular chemical reactions turn genes on and off, referred to by Science as “the study of heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the DNA sequence,” examines the sources that control gene expression from outside the DNA. (page 48, The Genie in Your Genes). Epigenetics is taking control of your genetic expression by controlling your environment. On page 258, “Every single molecule in your brain is replaced every two months. Every single cell in your body is replaced every seven years. So as you give yourself a psychospiritual makeover, you give yourself an epigenetic makeover too.” On page 152, Dr. Dawson also says “The very skeleton of each cell is being revised several times each hour, as though a building’s architecture was metamorphosing each day!” “When you understand that with every feeling and thought, in every instant, you are performing epigenetic engineering on your own cells, you suddenly have a degree of leverage over your health and happiness that can make a critical difference.” (page 76) He also says “Our bodies are more plastic than we once thought, and this flexibility carries with it the possibility of rapid, miraculous healing.” At every given moment and with every situation, we have the choice to react in such a way that creates more stress hormone cortisol or to respond in a healthy way that produces more anti-aging DHEA hormone.

With healing modalities such as CRT, we increase our chances of releasing old patterns that may be harming us, or that no longer serve us, and replace it with new downloads which signal health and vitality. In stem cell biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton’s website, his research shows that “stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression. Lipton clarifies that this new area of study reveals that environmental influences are more prominent in causing illness than genes. He says new cancer research suggests that genetic factors influence the occurrence of illness a mere 10% of the time. In other words, the perception of our environment is responsible for our body’s health 90% of the time.” That is great news! Our genetic history is not our destination, and we are not victims to our genes. Our lifestyle and life choices are responsible for our well-being 90% of the time. Experiments at the HeartMath Institute by Rollin McCraty, PhD show that human desires, intentions and emotions produce measurable molecular changes in the DNA.

The unconscious mind is sometimes referred to as the “old brain” or reptilian brain. It is concerned with survival, self-preservation, and constantly questions, “Is it safe”? (www.donnabird. com) The subconscious is known as the mammalian brain, or light dream-like state. We use the term “conscious” to denote a state in which we are aware or awake. Bird writes that to the old brain, “all threats are life threatening. Even the slightest frown could be interpreted as a total rejection. Because the conscious part of our thinking is not in charge of running the behavior, feeling or response we don’t want, the first step in changing the behavior is learning to access the part of ourselves that is responsible for running it. When we learn to communicate with our mind and body they become allies and we achieve a sense of wholeness and an awareness about ourselves that is necessary to make lasting changes in our lives. By learning to work with the unconscious parts that hold us back, we can transform our inner parts into inner allies, who communicate with us on the deepest levels of our being and then communicate with our conscious mind to make life changes.” CRT can help us accomplish this.

The brain is the most complicated organ in the body. According to Pam Grout in E, the brain receives 400 billion bits of information per second. It would take about 600,000 average size books just to print 400 billion zeros. The brain screens 400 billion to 2000 pieces of information per second. That is half of 1-millionth of a percentage of all the information out there! According to Ron Lagerquist, 14 billion neurons form a specialized network to direct the body’s every reflexive and voluntary movement, memory, thought, and emotional behavior. In Human Physiology by M. Zimmerman, page 166, the conscious mind is only able to process approximately 50 bits of information per second. The unconscious mind processes about 11 million bits per second. All the more reason to feed the conscious mind positive input.

The simple but beautiful truth is that the body has tremendous healing capabilities! Put on the right path, the body can heal from seemingly impossible things. By accessing the body’s biocomputer via muscle testing, we can gain the necessary information and put the body on the right path for healing and balance. Through CRT, people have healed from all sorts of issues such as headaches, neck pain, low back pain, arm or leg pain, relationships, fears, financial, depression, allergies, learning, and eating disorders. As long as we are able to muscle test an issue, we can work on it.

Scientists tell us that we only use about 10% of our brain. With CRT, we can access the 90% that is subconscious or unconscious. The nervous system is so sensitive that if we touch a reflex point or say something that is irritating to the nervous system, we will get a weak response in muscle testing, but if it is neutral or okay with the nervous system, we will have a strong response.

I believe that in order to be whole, body, mind, and spirit have to be in harmony. I truly appreciate each person as an individual because the Creator created us as individuals. Different people may experience the same symptoms such as headaches, back pain, allergies, learning challenges, depression, success or relationship issues, but their cause is very unique. It is a privilege and an honor to have the gift of communicating with people’s body-mind-spirit in order to enhance their own healing capabilities through this multi-dimensional and multi-faceted energy healing method called Cellular Regeneration Technique.

My life is dedicated to doing God’s will which is helping as many as possible live in body-mind-spirit harmony, expressing optimum potential and open to receiving the fullest of life’s blessings.

I sense God’s urging to be more public about teaching Cellular Regeneration Technique to larger audiences. Hopefully, you find great value in this healing work and will recommend it to those you feel it may help. Your help in this regard is very much appreciated. When people ask what CRT is about, please refer them to There are short YouTube video clips on the website.

In Service with Love,

Gina Kim, D.C.


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