Total Body Modification (TBM)

What Is TBM?

TBM is an adjunct to all existing (remembered and forgotten) chiropractic philosophies used for the restoration and maintenance of the optimum health of my patients.

When chiropractic was founded, it was based on the philosophy of health care through the treatment of the energy of the spine and nerves. Today’s insurance companies and political health organizations would rather relegate chiropractic to necks and backs and only through injury. The old-time chiropractors were not restricted or confused by scientific proof of what they were able to do. The old masters of the chiropractic profession found a problem and corrected it, thereby building the reputation of chiropractic as a health care system more effective than drugs and surgery. Their main philosophy was:


TBM has taken that original philosophy and explored the possibilities of self-regeneration inherent in the human body. Dr Victor Frank, the founder of TBM, has found that if the right thing is done to the right body at the right time in the right way, miracles happen. Dr. Frank was taken the techniques of the old chiropractic masters and combined them with modern technology. TBM has now duplicated the corrections and the restorations to health that the old masters were able to achieve.

TBM is a chiropractic technique that is able to test and correct most of the known body functions. The human body is an integrated unit, and it doesn’t always fit the logic that we have been taught in school. In TBM, the doctor is able to re-program the patient’s own bio-computer so that true healing can begin and manifest. Way before Dr. Masaru Emoto, published his book The Hidden Messages in Water, Dr. Frank was applying that same principle decades before. TBM involves muscle testing to help diagnosis imbalances within the body, and to specifically ask the patient’s own body on the correct way to fix the problem.

Again, TBM uses a simple indicator muscle (muscle testing) and test body points and other reflexes to determine the positive or negative function of that body. It has been taught for the last few decades that all of the body functions are controlled by the biological computer within the body. TBM has found that by using the test points and an indicator muscle, we can can test various computer programs within the system. Then, using energetic and soft tissue corrections, we can re-align the function of specific computer programs, thereby restoring function and communication within the body.

D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, said, “Too much or too little energy is pathology.” He was right. If the body programs run too fast or too slow, pathology can develop. TBM can normalize that flow of energy by balancing the body’s computer programs.

We are beginning to amass hard-copy scientific data to validate our theories. It is a slow process, because double-blind studies cannot be done on living, breathing bodies. The validation of TBM is in the clinical results. The results that TBM have attained have given doctors and patients the impetus, the confidence and the desire to find out more about how this body really works now!

“A Man’s mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains it’s original dimensions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Written by TBM, Inc. April 1999 (Added to and edited by Darrick E Sahara, D.C., Inc.)