Applied Kinesiology (A.K.) is a holistic diagnostic technology and health care system developed in 1964 by George Goodheart, D.C. who was the first to identify the relationship between individual muscles and corresponding organs.
Applied Kinesiology is a non-invasive system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual, painless muscle testing.
The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve clinical nutrition, dietary management, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
The triad of health lists the three basic causes of health problems. They are structural, chemical and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. A.K. enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.
A.K. skills are developed and approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology Board of Standards. These skills are refined from many disciplines including Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy. Members of these professions share knowledge through the publications and conferences of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK).