ASM Long Covid Protocol:

3-Weekend Seminar Series

January 21-22, February 11-12 and March 4-5, 2023

Lydia Knutson DC, Presenter

Life University Center for Chiropractic Research, 1 Baltimore Place, Atlanta, GA

To Register: send mail to

No CE credits are available for this seminar.


Video:  The story of Dr. Knutson’s first Long Covid patient


Course Syllabus

Module 1 

January 21-22, 2023

Introduction to ASM, Lateral 0cciput/C1-sensory integration


  • Overview of ASM Phases of Care 1-2-3
  • Introduction to sensory integration
  • Triad of equilibrium
  • Introduction to energy kinesiology techniques:
    • pause lock
    • jaw stack
    • hand modes
    • acupressure formatting
    • downloading stress


  • Pause Lock (PL), Jaw Stack (JS)
  • Acupressure formatting Rectus Capitii
  • Hand Modes
  • Diagnostic use of an indicator muscle
  • Evaluating and treating sensory challenges using Continuous Record Mode
  • Correcting Lateral Occiput/C1 in all developmental positions


Module 2 

February 11-12, 2023

Viscero-Somatic Reflex Patterns (VSRP)


  • Hara Zones, abdominal diagnosis
  • Occipital Zones
  • Thoracic Concordances
  • Immune Patterns, signs and symptoms
  • Differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal vs viscero-somatic pain


  • Treating viscero-somatic pain
  • Long Covid Post Viral Pattern:
    • Combo SI
    • ICV modified
    • Spleen-Respiratory Pattern
    • Liver Pattern
    • Pancreas Pattern
  • ICV
  • Pancreas
  • Combo vs Combo SI
  • Spleen-Stomach-Respiratory Pattern
  • Allergy Pattern


Module 3

March 4-5, 2023

Energetic Systems


  • The Etheric Body
  • Acupuncture Meridian System
  • Chakras
  • Specific Indicator Points
  • Putting it all together: Long-Covid case studies


  • Etheric Foundation corrections:
    • 20-point pattern
    • BEST
    • Tibetan 8’s
    • Heart Self
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Complete protocol for Long-Covid

ASM Course Resources

Required Reading  

Lydia Knutson, DC, ASM Course Manual – This detailed, step-by-step instruction manual will be provided on a modular basis, associated with each module of the course, provided to participants  after registration for the 3-module course.

Charles Krebs and Tania O’Neill McGowan, Energetic Kinesiology: Principles and Practice.  (To be purchased by participants online.)

Hugo Tobar, Meridians, Modes and Formats. (Available for purchase from ASM.)



Technique videos – Dr. Knutson will provide multiple brief technique-review videos for enhanced learning. 


Optional Textbook

James Oschman, Energy Medicine:  The Scientific Basis, 2nd edition.  (Optional).