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.