Louisa Williams initially studied psychology at the University of Texas in her hometown of Austin, as well as at Stephens College where she made the Dean’s List. After graduating with a Bachelor’s from UT, and later with a Master’s degree from Purdue University, she worked for West Oaks psychiatric hospital in Houston, the World of Work, also in Houston, helping learning disabled young adults socially and vocationally, and also worked in private practice counseling clients.
It was at Purdue that Dr. Williams first became interested in the field of holistic medicine while receiving treatment by a chiropractic physician specializing in Applied Kinesiology (AK). (Interestingly, this AK doctor was Madeline Goulard, a former math and aeronautical engineering professor, who had given up her first profession when she fell in love with the art and science of chiropractic. Dr. Goulard currently practices in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico.) After working with other kinesiologists and taking a Touch for Health (lay kinesiology) course, she enrolled at Texas Chiropractic College where she graduated cum laude in 1984. She then moved to the Northwest where she established the Seattle Health Clinic, specializing in environmental medicine and detoxification. A few years later, after consistently recognizing the value of constitutional homeopathy, Dr. Williams attended Bastyr University and graduated in 1990 as a naturopathic physician.
Throughout her years in practice, Dr. Williams has extensively researched and practiced numerous diagnostic and therapeutic testing methods, including Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT), Toftness, Auriculomedicine, Applied Kinesiology (AK) and Clinical Kinesiology (CK). In 1993, she and Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, co-developed a new muscle testing technique known as Neural Kinesiology (NK). Klinghardt and Williams taught that kinesiology directly measures the state of health of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) through various diagnostic assessments including the blocked regulation test (Beardall/Klinghardt/Williams), the ischemic therapy localization test (Klinghardt/Goodheart) and the initial patient presentation of sympathicotonia or parasympathicotonia (Klinghardt/Williams). NK testing centers on diagnosing and treating the seven most common factors that block healthy regulation (normal functioning or homeostasis), including dominant foci (dental and tonsil focal infections and scar interference fields), toxic metals and chemicals (amalgam fillings, nickel-gold crowns, petroleum-laden shampoos and soaps, etc.), major food allergies (primarily wheat and dairy), and viscerosomatic psychological issues (chronic emotionally-based organ-structural contraction patterns). Doctors’ Klinghardt and Williams specialized in teaching neural therapy – the treatment of chronic focal infections and scars, their disturbed fields and neighboring autonomic nerve ganglia, with and without needles.
Dr. Williams taught the NK method for many years in the US, as well as abroad in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. However, in 1998, after several years of clinical research, she introduced a new diagnostic testing method termed Matrix Reflex Testing, or the MRT technique. The MRT system measures the state of the connective tissue, or matrix tissue, in the body, and is an even more sensitive diagnostic tool than kinesiology for determining the most effective therapeutic interventions in patients. In addition to the aforementioned diagnostic assessments measured in NK, the MRT method also includes testing for the need for drainage remedies (from Belgium), auriculotherapy (from France) and constitutional homeopathy (from India). In regard to the latter, Dr. Williams first became aware of Dr. Rajan Sankaran’s incredible method for determining a patient’s deepest constitutional homeopathic remedy when it became a complete and viable system in 2003. She has been intensively studying this truly miraculous new “Sankaran System” in depth ever since, and now uses it extensively in her practice.
Radical Medicine is the first book that Dr. Williams has written, but not the first publication. In her career she has authored over twenty teaching manuals, as well as several research articles published in both English and German. She serves on the board of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), and is a member of the International Academy of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), and both the American and California Associations of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP, CAND). Currently she practices in Austin, Texas.