Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and emotional aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis.
The doctor using AK finds a muscle that is unbalanced or not functioning and then determines why that muscle is not functioning properly. The doctor works out the treatment that will best balance the patient’s muscles.
Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
AK uses the Triad of Health. That is Chemical, Mental/emotional and Structural factors that balance the major health categories.
The Triad of Health is interactive and all sides must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a problem. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides. For example, mental/emotional stress can cause physical symptoms. Have you ever been under so much stress that you felt your head ache? AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.
A Doctor using AK during an examination will add a new dimension to standard diagnostics.