What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that 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.
Treatments may involve specific joint adjustments, muscular or myofascial therapy, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture point therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management, evaluating environmental irritants and emotional clearing procedures.
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. AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides. The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient’s health problem.
AK skills are developed and approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology Board of Standards. These skills are refined from many disciplines including Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy. Members of these professions share knowledge through the publications and conferences of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK).