applied kinesiologyApplied Kinesiology (AK)  is a diagnostic system first developed by Dr. George Goodheart D.C.

It evaluates structural, chemical and emotiomal 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 techniques, clinical nutrition, dietary management, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures. Being treated by an Applied Kinesiology practitioner is like having a naturopath, accupuncturist, chiropractor, nutritionist and homeopath all in one. By the use of muscle testing the doctor is able to have a conversation with the patients body to determine the correct course of action.

Applied Kinesiology does not take the place of standard medical tests, but is used as a further tool to help define what is going wrong or what imbalances are present. For example, in some conditions like hypoglycemia their will be specific muscle weakness patterns that can be found. However these same weakness could be there because of a nerve problem Only an adequate history of the person, coupled with standard examination procedures and if needed laboratory findings allow a proper treatment of the person. The use of Applied Kinesiology procedures speeds the examination process and helps to rule out other possible causes of the persons health problems.

Applied Kinesiology can be divided into two distinct parts.

One is an aid to diagnosis. Kinesiology Testing testing is used help diagnose what is functioning abnormally. This can be a problem with the nervous system, the lymphatic drainage, the vascular supply to a muscle or organ, a nutritional excess or deficiency, a problem with the cranial-sacral – TMJ mechanism, an imbalance in the meridian system or a host of other problems. Testing individual muscles in an accurate manner and determining what effects the relative strength of the muscle when combined with knowledge of the basic mechanics and physiological functioning of the body helps to more accurately diagnose what is going wrong. The second part of Applied Kinesiology involves the treatment phase. here, Dr. Goodheart and others have adapted different treatment methods to the problems that have been diagnosed. From nutrition to chiropractic manipulation to osteopathic cranial techniques to acupuncture – meridian therapies to myofascial techniques to nervous system coordination procedures to some of the latest theories in medicine involving control of the vascular and nervous system may be employed to balance the malfunction found in the patient. Applied Kinesiology borrows from many different disciplines and through the use of accurate, scientific muscle testing, in addition to the basic knowledge of the practitioner, helps direct the care to exactly what the patient’s needs are.

If you would like to experience Kinesiology testing for yourself, contact Dr. Weeks at 08-3086-7745 (in Chiang Mai).