Dr. Doreste: Hi everybody, this is Dr. Doreste with the Cranial Release Technique® back with another video. Today, we have a very special guest, Dr. Chris Akey from the Natural State of Arkansas. Correct, Chris? They call it the Natural State.

Dr. Akey: It is a natural state. Yes, sir, Natural State.

Dr. Doreste: That’s it. I have not been to Arkansas, but it’s on my list. I would like to go, especially in the fall, must be beautiful there.

Dr. Akey: It is.

Dr. Doreste: So, you just wrote a beautiful testimonial the other day about when we first met, and I think you said that was about 2006, could that be right?

Dr. Akey: Yes, sir, 2006.

Dr. Doreste: 2006.  And I want to say it was probably at a Master Circle convention.

Dr. Akey: Master Circle in Dallas, Texas. Yes, sir.

Dr. Doreste: Was it really? OK.

Dr. Akey: Yeah.

Dr. Doreste: And you are a chiropractor, and you went to Palmer.

Dr. Akey: Palmer, yeah. Graduated in ’99.

Dr. Doreste: Graduated ’99 and opened up shop right away in Arkansas.

Dr. Akey: No, I did about three years of associate ships in three different locations and then put my roots in Arkansas in 2002.

Dr. Doreste: 2002. And when did you go to Brazil for practice?

Dr. Akey:Uh, that would have been 2001. No, 2000 to 2001.

Dr. Doreste: And just so everybody knows, where are you in Arkansas?

Dr. Akey: My practice is in Farmington, Arkansas, right outside of Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Doreste: And that’s Northwest Arkansas.

Dr. Akey: Northwest Arkansas.

Dr. Doreste: Great. And so, I know based on when I first met you, your email is kidschirodoc.com

Dr. Akey: yes, kidschirodoc.com

Dr. Doreste: So, obviously, you’ve always been interested in applying chiropractic, especially with children, and that’s a whole other conversation that most people, of course, don’t even understand. Why would a child need Chiropractic? But we’ll maybe follow that up another time.

But so, you were very interested. You came, you got on the table to experience the Cranial Release, and you had some personal changes that you noticed right away. Because I was thinking today, how many times have you and I sat with a new patient. We write down what’s troubling them. We start working on them for Cranial Release, and the next couple of visits, they come in and say, ‘Hey, could what you do have anything to do with my…’ blank that’s feeling better, which they didn’t even tell us about.

Dr. Akey: Right.

Dr. Doreste: They think the average person walking in is that we take care of neck trouble and headaches and back pain. But when they come in and say, ‘Hey, I’m sleeping better. Hey, my digestion is better. Hey, my skin is better. My attitude about life is better.’ I mean, all these things start to change, obviously, because we’re affecting the brain.

Dr. Akey: Right.

Dr. Doreste: If you wouldn’t mind just sharing when you came in and got on the table that first time. I mean, you were, you came in. I don’t remember if I worked on you or one of my buddies worked on you, and I don’t remember if I asked you what was going on. But it was probably the things that most chiropractors complain about. You know, it’s physical labor. Let’s face it. We’re bending. We’re pushing. We’re pulling. And then we did the Cranial Release, and you had some fairly substantial changes. Would you mind sharing what those were?

Dr. Akey: No, not at all. So, actually, you did work on me. Dennis Perman said, ‘You know, go see my buddy Bill,’ and I stood in your line. So, if I Dennis said, ‘Do that,’ I did that, right? But earlier that year, I had some significant health issues, so I wasn’t complaining about shoulder, neck, back, and all that stuff. My adrenal glands had actually fatigued out on me, and I didn’t practice for several weeks. I was stuck at home, not practicing.

Dr. Doreste: You had no energy.

Dr. Akey: I had no energy. I stayed in bed for three weeks.

Dr. Doreste: Wow.

Dr. Akey: Luckily, I had an associate. We were seeing 150, 160 people a day at that time. So, that was pretty… You know, it’s devastating to me just on many levels. I was kind of just coming out of this rebound of just wearing my body out. And Dennis said, ‘Go see my buddy Bill.’ I’m like, ‘Let’s do it.’

And when you gave me the CRT, when I first sat up off the table, I wear glasses.  I could clearly see across the room. Clearly, like not just in front of me but as far as I could see. I took this amazing deep breath that felt like I’ve never had a breath like that before, and I just felt peace and calm.

Dr. Doreste: Wow.

Dr. Akey: You had a line, you know, super long because this was our big conference that year. But um, you were gracious to me, you gave me time, Soledad gave me time, and I immediately signed up to take the course for myself and my associate.

Dr. Doreste: Right. I remember that like it was yesterday. It was 2006. Wow. And incredible. And when you sat up after the CRT and you said you could see everything across because it was a big meeting room. At that point, you had put your glasses on or had not?

Dr. Akey: No, oh no, no, ’cause you know when you take glasses off, you put them off to the side, right? You want everything. Just you don’t want anything in the way or whatever. I do the same thing.

No, I sat up from the table, and that’s what first… It was just amazing. I was like, ‘Wow, I can see.’ And I think I remember you saying, ‘Well, of course, you can see.’ But you didn’t know I had already put my glasses to the side. You didn’t… You didn’t do that. You were just, I think, Soledad took my glasses. So, you didn’t realize that I was wearing.

Dr. Doreste: Right. Oh, yeah. Wow.

Dr. Akey: But what’s amazing as well is my prescription at that time was minus three and a half. Well, my prescription right now, as we speak today, is minus one and a half.

Dr. Doreste: So, for those of you, including myself, that don’t wear glasses and don’t know much… Tell me what that means, minus three and a half back then means. And now you’re minus one. So you’ve improved.

Dr. Akey: Oh, yeah. Yeah. I mean, so, yeah, minus three and a half to minus one and a half, right? The bigger the number, the poorer your vision, correct? Right. So 20/20 would be zero, right? And then you go… You know.

Dr. Doreste: Wow.

Dr. Akey: And it has stayed there. It has stayed there. And the eye doctor… I mean, as soon as every time I go, every year, I go, he’s like, ‘All right, let’s see what Cranial Release has, you know, kept your eyes the same.’ He’s like, ‘And I’m 48, and he’s like, ‘I don’t see this in my practice.’

Dr. Doreste: And, you know, I used to talk about if you could build an alliance with an eye doctor, you know, Ophthalmologist, optician, because remember when they take those… When they take the eyeglasses out of the factory-made box or wherever they come from and they put them on somebody’s head, they don’t fit right. So they got to twist them and contort them because the cranium is distorted.

So, if they could understand that concept, that how, if the cranium is distorted, how could you expect the eyes to function optimally? And certainly, one eye is going to be worse than the other. I mean, that… It does kind of make sense. But it’s, like, so simple that people can’t get it sometimes, as you and I know. I mean, this is… Half the battle is just educating people, and that’s right. That’s what it is.

I mean, you probably find the same thing. Once a patient is educated in this and they understand that even though they’re only spending a minute or two with us as far as the cranium release goes, this is something that they can’t do on their own. They can’t go anywhere else. They can’t take a vitamin that does this. They can’t do yoga that does this. They can’t do martial arts that do this. They need to see someone that knows how to do cranial release.

That, then, is a very… You know, those are the people that I love to have. They’re the ones that refer people. They bring in their family, their friends, and that’s the practice that you want. It’s kind of a… That’s what I always wanted, was kind of a low-stress… Let them come in, let me educate them. You know, it’s not about pain, necessarily, although some people come in with pain. I understand that. And we’ve all had times in our life where we’re in pain. We’re looking for help. I get that completely. But the educated consumer is our best patient, and that’s… That’s always been my motto, you know?

So great. So now, that was 2006. So then you took the training. You went back, and you started bringing it into the practice in Arkansas.

Dr. Akey: Immediately. Yep. Immediately.

Dr. Doreste: And I remember there were a few testimonials of some patients. You sent me one gentleman. I remember with kind of… I don’t know if it was blonde or grayish hair. And I forget what his story was. He might have been diabetic or something. But I know you… You were sending me some testimonials. So now, 16, 17 years later, you’re still using it in active practice.

Dr. Akey: Oh, yes.

Dr. Doreste: For the people that are out there that are watching this, that are practitioners that do not do cranial release, that really don’t know much about it. I mean, other than watching the videos and going to the website, what would you say to them if they’re out there looking to add something or even if they’re not looking to add something to their practice? What would be the advantage, in your mind, of someone bringing cranial release into their practice at this point, regardless of whether they’re right out of school, maybe they’re in practice 10, 15 years, maybe they’re… Maybe they’re, you know, 40, 50 years, almost getting ready to say going to hang it up.

Just before you answer, I just had a conversation with someone that said that, you know, it’s great that you do, you’re gonna learn this and take it into your practice, but it’s something you’re going to take with you wherever you go, even when you’re done with practice. You’re going to work on your children, your grandchildren, your friends, your family, whether in a practice setting or just as friends, you know, for the rest of your life.

So, for the practitioners out there that’s saying, ‘Well, maybe I should learn this thing,’ what would you say to them if they were listening in on this talk right there?

Dr. Akey: Well, so my initial thought, my simplistic answer, and then we can go deeper, is, if you want to affect the nerve system the greatest, it lies in the cranium, right?

Dr. Doreste: Right.

Dr. Akey: 80% of the nerve system is in the cranium. So you have to take that stress off the nerve system, and to effectively do that, it’s with CRT. You will then make massive changes to the rest of the body. So that’s the simplistic answer of why you should do it because there’s no technique, and in our profession, and again, I know we’re reaching other professions as well, right? So, but in our profession, there’s no technique that taps into 80% of the nervous system.

Dr. Doreste: That’s it. No, I agree. And then, if we go a little deeper, and then by addressing that 80%, as I got my buddy here, by addressing the 80% here, we then address because of our friend the occipital bone here, we address the alignment of the spine, and then we also address the covering of the brain that’s called the dura mater. For those people that are out there that aren’t familiar with that term.

And again, especially since you deal with a lot of kids, you know, I think I may have mentioned this to you in one of the classes. But, and again, I don’t know how well this shows up on the screen here, but this is a plastic model of a fetal skull that I bought from an anatomical company. And when you look at it, and it may be hard for people to see, it’s completely distorted.

Dr. Akey: It is, right?

Dr. Doreste: So, there’s one eye that’s smaller than the other, one eye that’s lower than the other, the whole cranium is rotated. And when I saw this, I took it out of the box and I said, ‘Wow.’ And then I called them, and I said, ‘How did you create this plastic model?’ And they said, ‘Well, the truth of the matter is, unfortunately, it was molded from the skull of a stillborn. So, this is how most children are born. And especially, as you and I know from looking at kids all the time, you’re going to see distortion from day one, virtually.

And so the whole reason why you and I do this is that how, I mean, if people understood in theory, we would be there in the delivery room as soon as the baby’s born, wipe the baby off, give them to me, or you do the cranial release, give them to Mommy, let them have a drink, and you just change their whole life from that one-minute technique that you just did.

And I was thinking about this before we got on the call. I can remember working on a child that I think the youngest child that I personally worked on was either two or three days old. That was a patient of mine. She brought him to me right after delivery, as soon as she came out of the hospital. And I remember doing the technique, and that was the youngest that I ever worked on. And when I did the technique, it was the most incredible sensation that I ever experienced. It was as if the baby’s head kind of opened into my hand. It was, it was, it was as if you took a sponge and you squeeze it, and you let go, the way the sponge springs back out. That’s what happened. I did one side. I felt it open into my hand. I did the other side. I felt it open into that hand. I said, ‘Wow.’ You know? And, and nor the earliest before then was a week.

Now, I had never experienced that. I’ve never experienced it since. But imagine if you, you know, we always in chiropractics say, ‘Gee, we should have a chiropractor in the delivery room as soon as the baby’s born to check them for vertebral subluxation,’ which makes a lot of sense. But I would say maybe one step better or at least on par would be to get someone in that does cranial release so we can work on the baby from day one.

Why would we want to wait until they’re 20 or 30 with migraines and acne and health issues? Why would we want to wait? We want to get people in now. So if you’re out there watching this, and if you’re in anywhere. So, Chris, like a 100-mile radius of you, would be what’s your other states in your area where you are? I forget my geography there.

Dr. Akey: Okay, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas.

Dr. Doreste: If you’re anywhere by Northwest Arkansas, you really should contact Chris and come in for yourself, your children, your family, people at the church, whatever, because everyone’s walking around with these bones twisted, and all you have to do is go look in the mirror. So, when you finish watching this little interview, get up, go in the mirror, look at your own eyes. You’re going to see one eye smaller; you’re going to see one eye lower; you’re going to see One Cheek lower; you’re going to see your ears rotated. And if you can’t see it on yourself look at your wife, look at your husband, look at your kids and you’re going to see distortion. And unless you bring them to someone that does cranial release and if you’re in Chris’s area go to Chris obviously or go to the website at cranialrelease.com.

But the point is and the reason why we do this is we want people to function optimally. I mean it’s such a simple concept and people spend so much money on all the other things which are great, take your vitamins go to yoga you know get the get the $10,000 mattress do all those things that’s great if you can afford that. But go and get on the table and receive cranial release if that’s possible so find somebody in your area.

So, beautiful, anything else Chris you want to touch on?

Dr. Akey: Well if I can add to that of why you know, add a little bit more to that. If the child is fortunate enough to have a vaginal birth. I’m going to be a bit bold and I say to the mom, it’s not a garage door opener, that Cranium has to push and push and push and push, and that’s where that Distortion can happen right away.

Grabbing the head with forceps, grabbing the head with hands twisting and turning. That’s trauma to that child, to that Cranium. And then of course C-section would be even worse, right?

Dr. Doreste: The vacuum extractor as well.

Dr. Akey: And vacuum, yes oh yeah.

Dr. Doreste: So just so people understand what we’re talking about so when the when the baby is born a normal vaginal delivery that head should pass through Mom’s birth canal and that compression. Now I I just read this too Chris and I don’t know I read it in one source and maybe you’ve heard of it maybe you haven’t. I’ve heard that humans are are the only mammals whose head, the baby’s head is larger than the birth canal. And I don’t know that that’s a fact, but I read that in a scientific journal. And I’m looking up to back that up. But if that’s true, and the baby’s head is coming through the birth canal, there’s a tremendous amount of compression, compression, compression. Then the head exits, and then the head should sort of blow open, and that’s why I use my other friend here.

And again, I don’t know if people can see this too well through the screen, but we have the birth canal compression, compression, compression. The head passes through; the head should then blow open, and that kickstarts this cranial rhythm that should stay with us and does stay with us for the rest of our life.

The problem is, though, when the cranium is distorted, that rhythm, that cranial pump is restricted, and that then affects everything in the body.

So that’s it in a nutshell. I mean, I don’t know what else to say. I mean, you can go around and around in a circle, but that’s really what it is.

Dr. Akey: So that’s it.

Dr. Doreste: So any type of, and that’s why even, you know, yeah, great if you can bring the baby to Chris or bring the baby to me, but even better, better than that to me is bringing Mom in while she’s pregnant.

Dr. Akey: Yeah.

Dr. Doreste: And if you’re a mom out there and you’re pregnant, you could have someone; you could do it yourself. You just stand up and put your fingers on the, do this, put your fingers right on the edges of your pelvic bones here. You’re probably going to see one bone is higher, one bone is lower, and that just tells me that the pelvis is distorted, and now that birth canal is going to be even more restricted. And so now that’s another reason why you should come in before delivery. And even better than that would be Mom and Dad come in before conception. That even makes more sense so that we optimize function in Mom, optimize function in Dad, and then when conception happens, we continue with cranial release and keep the system optimized, keep the function optimized, keep the body balanced. And that’s it.

Dr. Akey:  Yeah.

Dr. Doreste: Anything else?

Dr. Akey: Well, the other thing is, is you know, we do this with our car, we do maintenance on everything else, right? We take care of everything else, but we neglect the number one thing, which is our body and our health. And we need to kind of change that thinking around.

Dr. Akey: That’s true. Excellent point. Excellent point. So great. With that, um, again, what town in Arkansas are you?

Dr. Akey: Farmington, Arkansas.

Dr. Doreste: Farmington, Arkansas. Great. Northwest Arkansas. Chris is on the website as well.

Chris, thank you for your time. I really appreciate it.

Dr. Akey: Thank you. I look forward to seeing you in December.

Dr. Doreste: Yes, in December.

Dr. Akey: I’ll be there. Looking forward to it.

Dr. Doreste: Yes, me too. Me too. As a matter of fact, for those of you that are practitioners, Chris will be with us in December at the Mastery Review here in Fort Lauderdale.

If you haven’t registered for that, that’s only open to existing practitioners.

And if you’re not a practitioner and you’d like to learn more about cranial release, you can just go to the website, hit the Online Training Button and learn about that program. You’d have to go through that first before you come to the live training. And that’s it. It’s pretty simple. I call it the one-two punch. So that’s it.

Dr. Akey:. There you go.

Dr. Doreste: Thank you, Chris. Appreciate your time.

Dr. Akey: Thank you.

Dr. Doreste: Have a great afternoon and a great weekend.

Dr. Akey: You too. Bye-bye.

Dr. Doreste: Thank you.