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Applied Kinesiology/Muscle Resistance Testing

What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis.

The doctor using AK finds a muscle that is unbalanced and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly.  The doctor works out the treatment that will best balance the patient's muscles. This use of muscles to determine a meridian, organ or other dysfunction in the body, is commonly referred to as muscle testing or applied kinesiology.

How Did Kinesiology begin?

Kinesiology has its roots in the early sixties with an American Chiropractor, George Goodheart D.C. Goodheart began to use muscle testing to evaluate muscle function, posture and general body imbalances. His continued research, which also included discoveries of corrective measures for the evaluated dysfunctions, led him to formulate 'Applied Kinesiology', a system he made available to other Chiropractors and professionals. Soon after, in the early seventies, another Chiropractor, John Thie D.C., with wonderful humanitarian insight, systemised Kinesiology for the lay person. This simplification towards a self-help method he called Touch For Health. Since the inception of Touch For Health, Kinesiology has been taught to millions of people the world over, in many languages.

The techniques of Kinesiology have developed since these times. They are still being taught to individuals from all walks of life but today their powerful and broad application has blossomed greatly. Many students, clients, instructors and practitioners are dealing with the subtle but numerous imbalances that lie behind the physical, mental and emotional problems which are experienced today. One of the greatest virtues of Kinesiology is its versatility.

What is Muscle Resistance Testing?

Muscle Resistance Testing (MRI)is a technique used as an effective and versatile tool for detecting and correcting various imbalances in the body which may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, injuries and so on.

Conventionally the word Kinesiology (kin-easy-ology) means the study of motion, in particular the study of how muscles act and coordinate to move the body. However, in the natural health field, the term kinesiology is seen and used in a different way. Here, muscles become monitors of stress and imbalance. This exciting aspect of Kinesiology is sometimes referred to as 'specialised kinesiology'.

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