The term "kinesiology," as it is used here, refers to the use of manual muscle testing which accesses the neurological component of the body to gain insight as to the cause and treatment of the symptom or condition. Kinesiology helps to determine the treatment by using your own body’s neurological system as a feedback mechanism to specifically find the imbalances and then find the specific treatment to correct or change the condition. Some of the tools that a kinesiologist may use include chiropractic adjustment techniques, various muscle and connective tissue procedures, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, homeopathy, nutritional supplementation, dietary management and more.
There are many forms of kinesiology, however not all of them are a complete system were the whole body is addressed structurally, chemically and energetically/emotionally. I use a form of kinisiology in which all these aspects of health are examined on every visit.
Applied Kinesiology (AK)
Developed by Dr. George Goodheart in 1964, Applied Kinesiology (AK) is the original form of diagnostic muscle testing. Dr. Goodheart discovered that muscle testing could be used to tap into the nervous system, the communication network for the entire body. It was also discovered that each specific muscles were related to a specific organs, nutrients, vertebral level of the spine, and reflex points. He also found that by changing the function of the corresponding organ, he could influence the strength of the muscle. This method of using muscle testing in diagnosis allowed licensed doctors to get feedback directly from the body of their patients.