“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… Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.”
Applied Kinesiology teaches its doctors to view overall health as a triad. This triad includes structural, biochemical, 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. 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. These skills are refined from many disciplines including Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy etc.
For us, Applied Kinesiology is one of the many tools for evaluating each person as a whole. Many times, we find subclinical imbalances that can be putting undue stress on the body, leading to a variety of complaints. Depending on the patient’s clinical picture and condition, we can dig deeper and order additional lab testing including blood, saliva, urine, or stool. As licensed primary care physicians, we see a variety of complaints, including but not limited to: Fatigue, Digestive Issues and Gastrointestinal Pain, Thyroid Disorders, Hormonal and Adrenal Imbalances, Neurologic conditions, Food and Environmental Allergies and Sensitivities, as well as difficult to diagnose cases.