Applied Kinesiology (AK) is the essence of integrative and wholistic medicine. It integrates the disciplines of chiropractic, clinical nutrition, and functional neurology to take the standards of diagnosis and treatment to a higher level.
AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, and has become a dynamic movement in health care. AK was discovered by Dr. Goodheart in 1964.
Applied kinesiology uses muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism. The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system.
AK diagnosis can determine the best forms of treatment for the specific patient at that time. This is important because we are dynamic, living, growing beings. Just as your needs may be different from someone else with similar symptoms, you may also have different needs at different times as your health changes. These therapies may include specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures.
AK draws together the core elements of many complementary therapies and provides an interdisciplinary approach to health care.