Dr. Matthew Martinez, DC
Photo courtesy: Absolute Health Clinic,
taken by Marc Hazewinkel
Yelm Community Blog Interview with Dr. Matthew Martinez
Conducted April, 24, 2015
Dr. Matthew Martinez, DC (Dr. Matt) was prominently featured in a March 13, 2015 Nisqually Valley News story about his landmark and historic DNA test results of JZ Knight and Ramtha, channeled by Knight. Then a week later, the newspaper published a front page article alleging that Dr. Martinez committed fraud based on an inflammatory accusation several years ago.
Yet the State of Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission ‘stipulated’ that:
– Dr. Martinez failed to document in his clinical record three CPT codes corresponding to chiropractic manipulations and therapeutic exercises.
– The Commission only took issue with this clerical omission, NOT with the quality of treatment given to a patient by Dr. Martinez. The “sanction” against him amounted to a procedural fine, continuing education and monitoring focused upon his attention to more appropriate clinical note-taking.
– Of note was their mention that Dr. Martinez had no past disciplinary record.
Since the Nisqually Valley News apparently chose to publish a sensationalistic headline story in an apparent effort to discredit the DNA lab results of JZ Knight and Ramtha by running their story without waiting to interview the doctor until after his return from his family holiday, I asked Dr. Martinez to sit down with me to learn about his background to inform our community about this wonderful physician in a two part interview. Part II will feature a discussion on the significance of the DNA test results JZ Knight & Ramtha.
– Part I began by asking “Dr. Matt” about his early life and his interest in the healing arts.
“Prior to my birth, my South American father Pablo was a cargo pilot and seriously injured in an aircraft accident that led to mercury exposure, which is very toxic to the human body right down to the cellular level. My father knew instinctively to seek out alternative treatments to save his body from certain death due to such a large exposure. All of his crew later died, except him.”
Dr. Martinez’s family became very concerned when his American-born mother became pregnant with him, as his parents were already advanced in the knowledge of health sciences. They knew the potentials that his DNA could be damaged in-utero from his father’s mercury exposure.
Quoting Dr. Matt,
“My father taught herbs while living in Ecuador, where they are abundant in the higher elevations of this mountainous country. When I came into the world, this was my life: vitamins, healthy foods, and a balanced diet, as examples.”
Dr. Matt described how he was always interested in being mindfully aware of taking care of his body, always knowing he wanted to share this knowledge with others. He viewed the medical system as being hypocritical with their focus on emergency critical care vs. the preventative nature of healthcare providers. While emergency critical care is an important facet of the medical system, the majority of the medical profession’s focus in training on that protocol overlooks so many other more patient-friendly options.
Therefore, Dr. Martinez chose the latter for his field of study.
– What led to Dr. Matt’s decision to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)?
Dr. Matt married and started a family with the birth of his first son. He worked as a Massage Therapist focused on supporting his young family.
Yet, something was calling inside him – he realized he was limited in what he truly wanted to do to serve his patients. Following a divorce and being single again, he decided then was the perfect opportunity to go back to school to learn more and build upon his undergraduate degrees, as the extreme rigors of long hours acquiring an education in medical school does not lend itself to family life. Dr. Matt enrolled in Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas and after extending his 4-year studies for an extra year of concentration in adjustment technologies, he graduated in 2009 with a Doctorial Degree.
– What was your view of your career possibilities on receiving your Doctorial Degree?
“Practicing medicine as a doctor in utilizing what is the God-given innate ability in the body, Chiropractors help you to bring out your own natural ability to heal. Chiropractors are the number one choice in the alternative health care field in the entire world – because it works.”
Dr. Martinez described in detail his post-graduate training in achieving four Doctor Degrees:
– Doctorial Degree
– Neurological Diplomate
– Acupuncture Diplomate (to provide his patients a broader base of understanding)
– Post Doctorial Graduate Program (Masters Degree level equivalent)
He said, “Helping people was always something I gravitated to. As a first generation American on my father’s side, I wanted to help and contribute to this great country.”
– Explain the difference between Medical Doctors and Doctors of Chiropractic?
“The main difference is in the treatment protocol. Chiropractors have more classroom hours on the human anatomy, where Medical Doctors base 90% of their practice on prescribing drugs. Chiropractors do not dispense drugs, rather use a hands-on approach with their adjustments. Both are valid, however their focus and treatment protocols are very different.”
– Tell us about the path that led you in DNA research?
After graduation from Parker University, Dr. Martinez joined a large chiropractic practice in Texas. In October 2010, he moved to the Pacific Northwest near the home of his mother and opened a practice in Olympia, from where his office has grown in a short 4 1/2 years.
Dr. Matt explained that every medical student has intense genetic training. He was always especially interested in how DNA contributed and affected one’s life. With the training he had acquired and further developed, Dr. Matt looked at DNA and genetics in a different way, through a unique lens if you will – most are concerned with pathology instead of how genetics affect that pathology and he always wanted to understand those subtle differences. For example, he contemplated the differences between siblings with the same DNA from the same parents, yet how different they can be and how it can affect pathology.
Quoting Dr. Matt, “For four years, we have been testing genetics in my [Olympia, WA] office. That and serving my patients have been my passion.”
– Can you simply describe the difference between genetics and genealogy?
Yes, simply put:
Genetics is the study of how you are articulating the individual expression of your DNA helix. This includes, yet is not limited to your hair, hair color, and right on down to the cell structure.
Genealogy is the study of the lineage from where you came – yet stops about who you are by only looking from the point of view of where your DNA set originated. As an example, the genealogy associated with the R1B gene can be traced back to the lineage of King Tutankhamen.
– What is a haplogroup?
This relates to the number of chromosomes in a gamete (a reproductive cell or sex cell) of an organism. This connects you to another individual. There are different ways of connecting you to the source of a group.
As an example, you obtained:
* the Y chromosome from your Father,
* the X chromosome from your Mother.
This is a wonderful collaboration of genetics which is YOU!
– For Part II, I would like you to explain the DNA testing you did at the invitation of JZ Knight on her and when she was channeling Ramtha. Thank you for your candor and your time, Dr. Martinez.
I am happy you set-up this interview and I appreciate your interest and that of Yelm Community Blog readers.