What is applied kinesiology?
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Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a diagnostic system which uses the manual muscle test to ascertain areas of dysfunction within the body. It is based on the principle that our body is a self regulating and correcting mechanism and that the body’s innate wisdom knows what is wrong-we just need to ask the right questions to find the underlying problem.
AK was developed by a chiropractor called Dr George Goodheart in the 1960s who took a holistic viewpoint on health. He acknowledged along with many others that an individual’s state of health is dependant on the balance between their structural, chemical and emotional/mental components (the triad of health) and for an individual to be functioning at their optimum, these three components need to be in balance. Ak aims to achieve this and can be used independently as a diagnostic tool or in conjunction with more conventional methods such as x-rays or blood tests depending on the individual’s presenting problem.
AK is suitable for all ages and treatment consists of structural manipulation/mobilisation, soft tissue and fascial techniques, cranial techniques, clinical nutrition including orthomolecular supplementation, homeopathy and meridian manipulation.
If you would like a confidential chat to discuss whether applied kinesiology would be an appropriate approach to your condition prior to booking an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic.
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Applied Kinesiology FAQs
Applied kinesiology can be useful in treating a range of both structural and metabolic conditions.
Applied Kinesiology is open to those who have completed a 3000 hour full time undergraduate education in a medically oriented degree such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or physiotherapy. At the end of the course, there is a test of Clinical Competence.
Applied Kinesiologists will have membership of ICAK-UK provided they also have membership of a regulatory body of a healthcare profession approved by ICAK-UK.