Applied Kinesiology is a system that evaluates the structural, chemical and mental aspects of health, also know as the “Triad of Health.” The Triad’s factors each contribute to the balance of all the major health categories by using manual testing. The Triad is interactive, in which all sides must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a problem. A health problem of one side of the Triad can affect the other sides.
A physician using Applied Kinesiology, also known as AK, finds a muscle that is unbalanced and attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The doctor then works out the best treatment to balance a patient’s muscles.
Treatments may involve:
- joint manipulation or mobilization
- various muscular or myofascial therapies
- cranial techniques
- meridian or acupuncture therapy
- clinical nutrition
- dietary management
AK is a discipline developed and approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) Board of Standards. It is refined from many disciplines including chiropractic, osteopathy, medicine, dentistry, acupuncture, homeopathy and naturopathy. Members of these professions—certified through the ICAK—share knowledge, experience and insights.