AK borrows from many different disciplines and, through the use of accurate, scientific muscle testing, as well as the basic knowledge of the practitioner, it helps direct the care to exactly what the patient needs are. It uses the principle that the body is a self-maintaining, self-correcting mechanism.
Aims of Applied Kinesiology
To restore the balance of structural, chemical and mental factors which together unite to form the 'triad of health'. Health has structural, chemical and mental factors which must be equally balanced producing the 'triad of health'. When a person has ill health, at least one of these factors is involved and often two, or all three. The principle of Applied Kinesiology is to analyse and check all three factors and treat any or all that are disrupted.
What to Expect when Going for a Treatment
AK gives a detailed insight into body function but it must be emphasised that it is used in conjunction with standard diagnostic tests whenever relevant – X-rays, physical diagnosis, history, blood tests, etc. AK examination enhances standard diagnosis and is enhanced by standard diagnosis.
The treatment program may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilisation, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling skills, evaluation of environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.