Basic Concepts of Applied Kinesiology.

There are three aspects to all health disorders: – structural, chemical and emotional. Most people are familiar with the structural side being the domain of the osteopath, chiropractor, dentist and other physical disciplines.

Traditionally the chemical side of health has been the domain of the medical practitioner. With the growing concern about drug reactions and an ever growing wealth of information about nutrition and natural therapeutic substances, more people are looking for alternative therapies. Chemistry can also affect both structure and emotions.

Emotional imbalances may also be a primary cause of illness, affecting structural and chemical aspects of health. Chiropractors use AK to diagnose the underlying cause of the problem assessing all three aspects of the health triad to determine the best approach for treatment to improve our patient’s health.

Applied Kinesiology diagram

  • The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK). The college was formed in 1975. Membership of the Australasian Chapter (ICAK-A) is open to those health care professionals who have completed a minimum of 50 hours instruction in Basic Applied Kinesiology. Certification Exams may be taken for the purpose of practitioner self evaluation and an indication of competence for patient referral by other practitioners.
  • Applied kinesiology began with Dr Goodheart, a chiropractor from Detroit Michigan USA. Dr Goodheart graduated from National College of Chiropractic in 1939 and began practicing with his father.
  • Kinesiology is a diagnostic tool, the ability to cross correlate and incorporate different treatment modalities.
  • Teaches many treatment techniques as well as how to test for their need, test which way to apply the technique, and test whether the corrective treatment was successfully applied.
  • Is dedicated to finding and treating causes and assesses what each individual patient needs rather than relying on general theory.
  • Muscle testing in applied kinesiology does not evaluate the power of the muscle; it evaluates how the nervous system controls the muscle.

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