Best Koren Specific Technique for ASMR
What is KST? (Koren Specific Technique)
Koren Specific Technique is a non invasive, gentle chiropractic technique. It uses a very specific and accurate adjustments similar to those in chiropractic sessions.
But without any of the extreme cracks, pops and twists which are often a part of a chiropractors toolset.
Due to it’s gentle pressure it is said to be suitable for babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly.
Very often the adjustments that are made are done using a tool called an ArthroStim. This enables low level specific pressure to be applied to the body, at 12 ‘taps per second’ to ‘tap’ the bones into place.
And a bit like acupuncture and acupressure this allows the body to ‘naturally’ make corrections to heal itself .
Is KST a ‘real’ therapeutic treatment?
Watching the process of a KST session take place it is so subtle it can be really hard to believe that any adjustment is taking place.
Which is possibly why KST is seen as a bit of an outlier as a form of therapy. And it does have a fairly negative reaction among some people who are quite disbelieving as to its effectiveness.
However, my view is that unless you have tried it yourself then wait until you have done so. And for those patients who claim it works then that is good enough for them.
We know there are charlatans praying on peoples situations which is awful.
And it is right they are called out when they are proven to be misleading people.
But until then there are always going to be grey areas of people who believe in a form of therapy and those who dont.
And I would say until you have tried something then best not to comment!
KST for ASMR purposes – it works!
From an ASMR point of view there are not the pops and cracks that you would get in a chiropractic consultation.
The subtle nature of the adjustments made using KST mean this is the case.
But there are still quite a lot of ASMR triggers that can make watching a KST video give you tingles – that much I do believe in!
Benefits of KST
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain
- Ear infections
- Muscle pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
ASMR Triggers from KST
- Hair brushing
- Personal attention
- Hand movements
- Head adjustments
- Soft voice
Some KST Videos for ASMR
There are not too many varied sources for KST with key one being the Van Every Chiropractic channel and Dr Rogini. And a few others.
Typically the videos are not that long in duration as the treatment process is very quick. Quicker even than most chiropractic sessions!
But even though the KST treatments are short there are still some good AMR triggers that may set of your tingles.
KST Chiropractic Adjustment for Stress Relief and Shoulder Pain
This was actually the first Koren Specific Technique video that I saw. And I was a bit dubious as to its ability to actually heal.
I think primarily because having watched a lot of chiropractic videos the expectation is for cracks and pops. And a longer treatment time.
Anyway, there are some good ASMR triggers with quite a lot of hand movements, personal attention, touching, hair brushing, palpation and patting.
The process of KST treatment usually follows an assessment, using a lot of hand movements to find out what the issue is by assessing the occiput drop. (If the body is out of position the occipital bone drops left)
This is then followed by treatment using the ArthroStim to manipulate the bones required for the treatment.
There are then mini assessments with the hands (occiput drop) to see what else needs to be done.
And so the process is repeated until the treatment is finished.
The most replayed part is where the ArthroStim is used on the patients tailbone at 2:23. Total video length is 6:38.
Meningeal Release Technique for KST
This is an instructional video from German chiropractor Chiropraxis Göttingen on how to perform the Meningeal Release Technique.
He runs through the assessment and then shows how to make the adjustment.
The most replayed section is where he adjusts the patients coccyx at 7:51.
For ASMR there are a lot of hand movements, touching, tapping, tracing and head holding.
Koren Specific Technique by Dr Steve Polenz
In this video Dr Steve Polenz runs through his process for treating a patient using KST. He starts of by assessing the patient using the occipital drop technique before adjusting the cranial bone using the ArthroStim tool.
He then re-test and treats the legs and hips. Most replayed is at 1:33 where he is assessing the patient.
Best ASMR YouTube channels for KST
A few resources to the best KST YouTube channels:
- Van Every Chiropractic – KST , family health and chiropractic videos
- Dr Rogini – KST and chiropractic videos (embedding videos disabled)
- Chiropraxis Göttingen – German
- Dr Steve Polenz – only a few videos
- Dr Darrin Groleau – KST demonstration (embedding videos disabled)
KST is an interesting therapy, often used by chiropractors. And a lot more gentle than typical chiropractic work. Which is why it is good for children, babies, elderly and those who are pregnant.
For ASMR there is a lot of hand movements, touching, light manipulation and tapping. And a lot, if not all of the KST videos, are unintentional ASMR.
We hope you enjoy the videos and get those tingles!