Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the science of human movement.
Applied Kinesiology is a system that provides feedback on the functional status of the body. It was developed in the 1960s by Dr. George Goodheart, in which he discovered that the evaluation of normal and abnormal body function could be accomplished by using muscle testing. Since this original discovery, the examination has gone on to evaluate the lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, meridian, vascular, cranial, stress, and nutritional systems of the body. All of these components are vital in maintaining the “Triad of Health”.
The “Triad of Health” is composed of the Chemical, Mental, and Structural elements of the body. If any one of these components is out of balance it can cause the whole body to go out of balance. This can result in anything from chronic pain and disease to anxiety and depression. By using Applied Kinesiology we can help bring back the balance to the body and return health and vitality.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Muscles are tested in different areas of the body in a manner that evaluates each specific muscle. During the examination, the doctor will find some muscles that test strong and others that test extremely weak. The “weakness” indicates not only dysfunction of the muscle, but possibly poor control of an organ, gland, or other tissues on the same nerve, vascular, acupuncture, or nutritional grouping. The doctor then decides which therapy is the best for that dysfunction. Sometimes the body needs a manual chiropractic adjustment and muscle manipulation. Other times you may need cold laser therapy or nutritional support. Every patient is different and it is the job of your Kinesiologist to find the best approach to your body.
What are the benefits of Applied Kinesiology?
The basic principle behind kinesiology is getting to the root of your ailments and not just simply treating symptoms. By looking at the body as a whole, holistic techniques promote healing to more than one area at a time. Things such as depression, muscular aches and pains, allergies, skin disorders, arthritis, backache, digestive problems, osteoporosis, rheumatism, congestion, dyslexia, asthma, accident trauma, and irritable bowel syndrome are just a few of the ailments Applied Kinesiology can treat.
Athletes have found Applied Kinesiology to be useful in everything from diagnosing injuries to enhancing strength, endurance, and performance. Many people have also discovered the benefits of this science to help with stress, tension, chronic fatigue, concentration, memory recovery, boost energy levels, and improve daily quality of life.
“After my second visit, I began feeling much better. Now I’m sleeping better, my energy level started improving and no more headaches. I am now able to eat regularly, I am getting quality sleep at night and I have not experienced any more digestive problems.” ~ J.C. from Stockton, CA
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