Applied Kinesiology was devised by a chiropractor called Dr. George Goodheart (1918-2008). Applied Kinesiology (A.K.) is a chiropractic technique that uses the theory of the triad of health to evaluate the structural, chemical and emotional aspects of health.
Through manual muscle testing AK can assess what adjustments to Cranial Sacral, spinal and even adjustments to nutrition may be needed to allow the nervous system to heal the body and help repair any functional dis-ease in the body systems.
The muscle testing system is used to show how the nervous system is functioning, the weakness in a muscle when it is challenged, showing the nervous system is stressed by some dysfunction in the body, and so the relevant adjustments can be made by the chiropractor that AK can show will reduce the nervous system stress.
There are many techniques used after weakness is found to reduce stress on the nervous system. These techniques can involve physical adjustment of Cranial and sacral bones, spinal vertebrae and also bones such as those in the limbs, mobilization of joints all to restore balance to the body, reducing stress on the nervous system. In A.K. many muscle techniques are used as there is always a tight muscle compensating for a weak one, to discover why a muscle has lost strength plays a major importance in discovering the nervous system stress. Releasing tight muscles can help stop reoccurring bone displacement.
Included in the A.K. technique are many respiratory adjustments, as well as testing the system to see if nutritional deficiency is responsible for dysfunction. Often dietary management, emotional stress release, and environmental toxins can be evaluated to see if they are causing nervous system distress.
This technique has allowed our work to become greatly holistic looking at the body completely to guide us to the most efficient technique the body requires to ensure the fastest recovery for a patient.
Professional Applied Kinesiology is a post graduate only offered to practitioners such as chiropractors and osteopaths who have the right to adjust spinal and Cranial Sacral bones, it is an approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology, and the qualification of A.K. Certified is awarded after a practitioner has attended 100 hours of training. More information can be found International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) .