What is Applied Kinesiology?

How chiropractic works to address the cause of health problems:
Applied Kinesiology is one of the many tools we use at TLC Holistic Wellness to evaluate patients and to help them achieve their health goals.  We use Applied Kinesiology and muscle response testing, along with specific Chiropractic techniques to help facilitate healing of the body.

Applied Kinesiology (AK) was developed in 1964 by Dr. George Goodheart.  AK utilizes Muscle Testing - also called Muscle Response Testing (MRT) or Automatic Response Testing (ART) - to evaluate the three functional aspects of well-being:

1.  Biomechanical or structure of the body including the spine and nervous system.
2. Biochemical or nutritional including deficiencies, toxicities, hormones and allergic responses.
3.  Emotional or mental including the electromechanical energy of the body.

AK allows the skilled health practitioner to evaluate functional health by using bioenergetic feedback through testing the strength of various muscles in the body.  This highly individualized, in-depth system of analysis allows the doctor to assess various aspects of a patient's state of health by evaluating and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neurolymphatic points, subluxations, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians and nutritional status.

This is a highly effective treatment systems that focuses on whole body care, not just symptons.  AK enables health investigation without intrustion.  AK gives insight into the underlying causes and solutions to many functional health problems.

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