What is applied kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology is an alternative medicine technique that is said to help in determining imbalances in the organs and glands of the body by testing specific muscles for strength and weakness. Applied kinesiologists perform stimulation or relaxation on these key muscles to help them diagnose and remedy various health problems.
How does applied kinesiology
Applied kinesiology is a therapeutic tool that incorporates feedback from the body. It is believed that the muscles in the body were excellent indicators of disharmony. Once the muscle weakness has been established, there are a variety of ways of solving the problem. If the problem is correctly approached, the outcome is very satisfactory for both the patient and the doctor.
According to applied kinesiology, each muscle in the body corresponds to a specific meridian or energy pathway in the body. These meridians are said to relate to other organs and glands which allow the muscles to provide information about their function and energy.
There are five areas of diagnosis and therapy in applied kinesiology which include:
- nervous system
- lymphatic system
- vascular (blood vessel) system
- cerebrospinal system
- Meridian system
The common internal causes of muscle weakness according to applied kinesiology include the following:
- dysfunction of nerve supply (nerve interference between spine and muscles)
- lymphatic drainage impairment
- blood supply reduction
- abnormal pressure in cerebral fluid which affects nerve-to-muscle relationships
- blockage of an acupuncture meridian
- chemical imbalance
- dysfunction of organs or glands
- deficiencies or excesses in nutrition
Health benefits of applied kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology is designed to be a part of a holistic approach in preventative medicine. Specifically, Applied Kinesiology aims to:
- restore normal nerve function
- restore postural balance, correct gait (walking) impairment
- improve range of motion
- achieve normal functioning of the endocrine, immune, digestive, and other organ systems
- intervene in degenerative processes early to delay or prevent pathological conditions