Applied Kinesiology understands the triad of health. This theory states that all problems have structural, chemical, and electromagnetic/emotional components to them. With manual muscle testing, the doctor may evaluate all three aspects of a single problem. When each facet of a problem is addressed correctly, the body can heal at optimal rates.
Dr. George Goodheart founded applied Kinesiology in 1964. He noticed a direct correlation between postural distortion and weak muscle patterns. By treating the weak muscle, using different methods, the muscle would return to normal function and posture would improve. From this point AK expanded into the massive technique that it is today.
The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) was founded in 1976. This organization is comprised of hundreds of doctors who learn, study, develop and extend the technique. Today, the ICAK has chapters not only in the USA, but all over the world. Its members include doctors of all disciplines, not just Chiropractors. This is the only true organization of Applied Kinesiologists. Their board of teachers certifies doctors as they become increasingly proficient.
Many people in the alternative arts use aspects of muscle testing, calling it Applied Kinesiology. This is unfortunately not AK. AK is more than the ability to test muscles; it is also the ability to evaluate the underlying causes neurologically so the best treatment can be administered. Today Applied Kinesiology exists as a true holistic method to evaluate and prioritize the bodyâ€™s stresses. Studies show a significant difference between doctors who are properly trained and those who are not. There can be significant error in evaluation by unskilled muscle testers. Some even abuse muscle testing for unethical practice (i.e. to sell people items, affect decisions, etc.) If you are interested in getting help from an Applied Kinesiologist as in any specialty, you should go to a certified doctor to ensure proper treatment.
Just a few of the problems helped by increasing the bodyâ€™s potential through this approach include:
Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Back Pain, Better Athletic Performance, Chronic Fatigue, Detoxifying the Body, Depression, Disc Problems, Dyslexia/ADD, Headaches, Hormonal Imbalance, Hyperactivity, Injuries, Joint Problems, Leaky Gut, Mal-absorption, Menstrual Problems, Mental Cloudiness, Migraines, Muscle Rehabilitation, Sleep Disorders.
Applied Kinesiology is a non-invasive evaluation of the body. It is a true holistic approach to health. Deal with the cause of a problem and the problem usually takes care of itself.