Applied Kinesiology AK, is the study of the mechanics of body movements to provide information about the state of health of all body organs and systems. It is a method of measuring nervous system and muscular response to gather information about the health of the entire body and mind. AK evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK is a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts. Applied Kinesiology is a diagnostic approach using the manual muscle test to measure the motor response of the Central Nervous System to a sensory challenge. The aims of Applied Kinesiology is to restore the balance of structural, chemical and mental factors which together unite to form the ‘Triad Of Health’.
The Triad Of Health lists the three basic causes of health problems. They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. This is not new, as the founder of Chiropractic, D.D. Palmer states in his text, “The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic,” and “The determining causes of disease are trauma, poison and autosuggestion.” AK enables the practitioner to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides. To restore the balance of structural, chemical and mental factors which together unite to form the ‘Triad of Health’.
Applied Kinesiology has its roots in the work of Chiropractor, George Goodheart. Dr Goodheart began using muscle testing in the 1960s to evaluate muscle strength or injury in relation to postural imbalances. It is an integration of techniques and principles from eastern and western medicine including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic and the science of muscle movement. Dr Goodheart soon found that muscles dramatically improve function in response to a variety of touch reflexes, including acupuncture points and meridians.
Benefits of Applied Kinesiology:
How does Applied Kinesiology work?
By applying a minimal amount of force to a targeted muscle or muscle group and assessing your ability to meet pressure and resist, we can evaluate and identify imbalances within various structures of the body. Applied Kinesiology evaluates multiple causes of muscle strength failure, including local causes such as muscle injury, systemic alterations in body physiology (such as dehydration or nutrient deficiency), and imbalances within the body’s energy pathways (known as meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine).
What to expect in an Applied Kinesiology treatment?
Beatrice will take a full and detailed history, and the patient is given time to talk. Beatrice will be establishing a complete picture, and will 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 illness and can have a greater awareness of their body’s dysfunction.