DR. MICHAEL D. ALLEN
"I specialize in bringing neurological order from dysfunction and chaos by using manual muscle testing as functional neurology."
Functional Neurologist, Internationally Recognized Teacher and Author
First, A Little History
Dr. Allen is a native Californian. "My family comes from Glendora, California. It's was a small citrus-producing community at the last stop of the Pacific Electric Line that connected Glendora to Los Angeles. In the late 1950s Glendora grew into a large scale residential development at the east end of the San Gabriel Valley, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountain range.
"Thanks to my mom's foresight my family has always had a bias toward natural healthcare. She had a long time classmate who followed in his father's footsteps and became a chiropractor. We saw that doctor for all our healthcare needs. Perhaps you can imagine the heckling we got from the medical community for such an unorthodox lifestyle decision.
"When I was a junior in high school I went to a place in Los Angeles called the Human Engineering Laboratory. They put me through four and a half days of every type of test you could ever imagine. At the end they told me I should either be an architect or a surgeon. I knew I did not want to sit at a drawing board all day, and because of my chiropractic upbringing I did not want to go to school to study medicine. I asked the Human Engineering folks about being a chiropractor. They said, 'With your ability to visualize structure, yes, be a chiropractor.' It was one of the best decisions I have ever made!"
Dr. Allen is globally recognized both for his two books that deal with brain function, What Your Brain Might Say if It Could Speak, for the general public, and Receptor Based Solutions®; Functional Neurology Every Doctor Should Know, for doctors of all disciplines, and for having written dozens of professional papers. He has also taught thousands of doctors in tens of countries on four different continents about the clinical techniques he uses to reverse the physiologic impact of failing brain function.
Dr. Allen has over five decades of clinical experience as both a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) with an expertise in using manual muscle testing -- i.e., applied kinesiology (AK) -- as functional neurology to treat movement and vestibular disorders, learning disabilities, the brain-organ disconnect, and to deliver pain management.
Dr. Allen's professional career started when he graduated with honors from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1977. He has received Diplomates from the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK) in 1980, and the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM) in 1991. Dr. Allen started his specialized post-graduate neurology training with the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies in 1991 and received a Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology (DABCN) in 1993, ultimately receiving a Fellowship from the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN) in 2009. Since then his studies have earned him two more Diplomates from the American Academy of Integrative Medicine (DAAIM), and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN), each in 2015.
Dr. Allen has been a member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) since 1978, having served two terms each as the President and Vice President of its International Council that oversees 18 chapters worldwide, as well as having been the International Delegate for the United States Chapter of the ICAK, and two terms each as the Vice President and Secretary of the United States Chapter. He is also a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR), the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), and the German Medical Society for Applied Kinesiology (DAGAK, Hon.).
HealthBuilderS® is the educational division of Allen Chiropractic, PC, where Dr. Allen has personally produced both written and video educational materials for speaking engagements, professional seminars and continuing education, and professional conventions worldwide. He has also developed a New Mother’s Nutritional Supplement Program for an internationally recognized and professionally oriented vitamin company. The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now the Southern California University of Health Sciences) has included Dr. Allen in its Preceptor Faculty program for the past 20 years. He has also enjoyed 25 years as a member of the esteemed International Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table (1983-2008) where he was awarded the key to the City of New Orleans as an honorary citizen. He is the recipient of the George Goodheart award for his lifelong commitment to clinical excellence, and he has twice applied to NASA as a Mission Specialist during the Space Shuttle Program.