What is Applied Kinesiology
Applied kinesiology (AK) is a form of diagnosis using manual muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. When properly applied, the outcome of an AK diagnosis will determine the best form of therapy for the patient. Therapies utilized can include specific joint manipulation or mobilization, myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures.
The triad of health is represented by an equilateral triangle with structural, chemical and mental health representing the three sides. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides. For example, a chemical imbalance may cause mental symptoms. Applied kinesiology enables the practitioner to evaluate the triad’s balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced aspects.
Applied Kinesiology Treatment
Your practitioner will take a full and detailed history. They will then perform a wide variety of muscle tests on the patient in order to establish areas of dysfunction.
The great advantage of AK is that the practitioner no longer needs to rely entirely on chemicals or invasive technology to treat the patient. AK provides a system whereby the practitioner works with the patient and the patient is able to be actively involved in their treatment and has an immediate source of feedback through muscle testing. In this way, the patient is able to adopt a much greater sense of responsibility towards their health, and can have a greater awareness of any dysfunction present.
When visiting an AK Practitioner, expect to be involved. They will test for basic mechanical defects; the possible connection of visceral dysfunction (that is, the function of the associated gland or organ); stress levels in the body; and, where relevant, cranial and pelvic distortion and toxicity/ allergy problems. Treatment may involve any combination of manipulative work, guidance in self-treatment, nutritional support, homeopathic remedies and treatment to aid stress-related problems.
The Benefits of Applied Kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology can be used to treat any structural defects for which a person may visit a healthcare practitioner. For example:
In addition, an AK practitioner will address many other functional and systemic disorders from which people increasingly suffer in modern day society, including: