What is Applied Kinesiology?

APPLIED KINESIOLOGY - Muscle Testing

Applied Kinesiology has been known to be a natural, noninvasive holistic approach to assess the bodys structuralbiochemical and mental/emotional aspects of health, including an energetic component, and to apply treatment.


These three aspects are known as the Triad of Health and a balance is required for optimal health.


Literally, all health conditions whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. Applied Kinesiology enables the practitioner to evaluate the triads functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides. Having this awareness of the triad increases the ability to find the basic underlying cause of any health condition.


A cause for an imbalance could be the specific blood flow to an organ, blockage in lymphatic drainage, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, imbalanced flow through a specific energy meridian, emotional blockages, cerebrospinal fluid disruption or an impedance of nerve flow.


The Applied Kinesiologist then determines the appropriate therapy/therapies which may include physical therapies, herbal medicine, dietary changes, supplement and vitamins additions, detoxifying the body of heavy metals, or clearing of candida or parasites, balance of hormones and neurotransmitters and EFT (release of stressful situations/unprocessed emotions) and others to bring the body back into balance.


HEALTH ASSESSMENT:

With the Triad of Health as its foundation, alike an equilateral triangle, our body requires optimal support from these three main areas of well balanced function for optimal health:


Applied Kinesiology uses the Triad of Health as a model of the bodys functional wellness in this manner. These three areas may become imbalanced :


  1. Structure: Proper alignment of spine, joint stability, fascial alignment, muscular support and optimal functioning of organs and glands is essential as well as nerve conduction
  2. Biochemical: imbalances could be caused by allergy, toxic overload, pathogens such as bacteria, candida, parasites, insufficient or inappropriate diet & nutrition, deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, healthy fats and an imbalance of hormones or neurotransmitters.
  3. Mental / Emotional: properly released negative emotions /mental stress. Unexpressed emotions may be blocking the energy flow in our meridian system, block our chakras and impede proper lymph flow. Eventually these blockages will present themselves physically as illness. Unexpressed emotions may include anger, jealousy, hate, violence, rage, pain, despair, hurt, hostility, blame, judgments, revenge, resentment, shame and others.


REBALANCE & TREATMENT:

There are three rebalancing modalities and they may include treatments such as :


  1. Structural balance: chiropractic & osteopathy, Muscle techniques, Massage, Trigger Point Release, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Stretching and Dentistry and others.
  2. Biochemical balance: Allergy desensitization, release of toxins such as heavy metals, clearing of parasites and candida, a well balanced diet and healthy nutrition as well as optimal amounts of vitamins and supplements and optimizing bowel flora (in the oral cavity, small bowel and large intestine) and adequate hydration. Modalities such as Orthomolecular Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Herbal medicine and others may be used to reestablish balance in this area.
  3. Mental/Emotional: EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Stress Management Techniques, NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), Transcendental Meditation, Homeopathy, Bach Flower, Music, Color, Aromatherapy and others.


TECHNIQUE:

An Applied Kinesiologist uses manual muscle testing as a functional neurologic assessment of the body to determine which side of the Triad of Health is out of balance. When a part of the body is out of balance, a corresponding muscle will test weak or inhibited.


Certain organs when being out of balance may cause musculoskeletal symptoms. In such a way a heart attack may present as shoulder pain, a Biliary colic (attack of the gallbladder) might create pain in the right shoulder or back at the anatomic level of the gallbladder. Organs, muscles and nerves are all connected through and nourished by acupuncture meridians. Each organ has a corresponding muscle and when unbalanced that muscle will show weakness upon manual muscle testing.


In Applied Kinesiology the focus is on using muscles as a diagnosis tool to find imbalances in the nervous system, lymphatic system, in energy pathways such as acupuncture meridians, chakras, aura and other body systems such as the organs themselves.


At times when a certain organ is overworked, deficient, sluggish, or dtysfunctioning and becomes unbalanced, Applied Kinesiology can confirm its associating muscle to show weakness when tested.


We can therefore utilize this approach to help determine what is malfunctioning, insufficient, and out of balance in the body, as well as determine what appropriate therapy or therapies are necessary to restore optimal functioning and balance. When the body is returned to balance, and and optimal environment is created, the body can heal. In a balanced state a previously weak muscle will regain its strength.


HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT MAY RECEIVE BENEFIT THROUGH APPLIED KINESIOLOGY:

  • BRAIN HEALTH: Headache, Migraine, Memory, Dementia, Insomnia, Dyslexia, Learning Disability, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome), ADHD, Autism, Narcolepsy, Parkinsons Disease, CVA (cerebrovascular accident = stroke)
  • EMOTIONAL/MENTAL HEALTH: Depression, Anxiety, Phobia, Stress Syndrome, Addiction,
  • EYE HEALTH: Myopia ( Nearsightedness), Hyperopia (Farsightedness), Nyctalopia (Night Blindness), Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular Degeneration
  • HEARING: Hearing loss, Hearing impairment, Tinnitus, Vertigo
  • NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH: Carpal Tunnel
  • WEIGHT MANAGEMENT:
  • ANTI-AGING: Optimum Health & Longjevity & Rejuvenation
  • CLEARING OF TOXICITY: Heavy Metal, Radiation Exposure, EMF (Electromagnetic Frequency)
  • CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH: Heart health and Circulation, Hypertension, Mitral Valve Prolapse, MI (myocardial infraction = heart attack),
  • PULMONARY HEALTH: Asthma, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Snoring
  • DIGESTIVE HEALTH: SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), Ileocecal Valve Syndrome, Leaky Gut, Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
  • URINARY TRACT HEALTH: UTI (urinary tract infection),
  • DENTAL HEALTH:
  • BLOOD HEALTH: Diabetes, Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), Blood chemistry, elevated Homocysteine levels, acid/alkaline balance, Hypercholesterolemia,
  • MUSCLE HEALTH: Nocturnal leg cramps,
  • JOINT HEALTH: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Conditions, TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction),
  • IMMUNE HEALTH: Allergies,
  • HORMONAL HEALTH: Hypothalamic dysfunction (H. imbalance), Pineal gland dysfunction, Pituitary gland dysfunction, Hypothyroidism, Hashimotos Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Adrenal Burnout, Thymus dysfunction,
  • WOMEN'S HEALTH: Breast Soreness, Estrogen & Progesterone Imbalance,
  • MEN'S HEALTH: Prostate health,
  • SURGERY: prior to surgery

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A session of Applied Kinesiology  involves assessing and identifying the body's specific needs for healing such as diet and nutrition, or blockages in the emotional/mental or energy body. Gentle treatment will be applied to those areas in need for healing by working in the meridian system, accupuncture points, chakras and different layers of the aura and specific points on the body itself. The treatments are gentle and noninvasive, Positive effects of the beginning healing process can many times be felt immediately.

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