Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a form of energy medicine that evaluates structural, biochemical, emotional, and energetic aspects of health using muscle testing. The basic theory states that a weak or “inhibited muscle” can be used to detect underlying imbalances in the body, while correction of the imbalance will strengthen the same muscle and consequently the adjacent organ.
AK relies on a bioelectrical test using your own body to test the circuits in another person. It does not rely on strength testing muscles, as is studied in academic kinesiology. AK Practitioners use muscle testing to “ask the body.” The advantage of Applied Kinesiology is that the body knows what is the best priority to work on first. When a practitioner is guessing where there is an issue, following the pain, or trying to figure out which area to help first, the body will compensate, and not make a correction to balance itself. Applied Kinesiology shows the priority that the body wants to balance so that adjustments, and balancing will stick and hold.
AK has become a dynamic movement in healthcare in its relatively short existence since Dr. George Goodheart’s initial discoveries in 1964. Applied Kinesiology is an exciting and rewarding field to help others strengthen and balance their bodies.