What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology is a remarkable and precise diagnostic system that uses muscle tests, along with other standard medical tests, to uncover what your body ‘knows’ about why you are sick or in pain.

The use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body functions as expressed through neuromuscular pathways was introduced by George Goodheart, DC, in 1964. Applied Kinesiology knowledge has continued to expand to provide an additional dimension to diagnosis of human dysfunction.

When put into proper perspective, Applied Kinesiology is an excellent tool for evaluating the impact of the nervous system on many endogenous and exogenous stimuli. It is indeed adding new dimensions to diagnosis.


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Applied Kinesiology in Detail

As someone who has been studying, using and teaching Applied Kinesiology for over three decades, Clive feels passionately about Applied Kinesiology as a tool for helping people.  If you have clicked onto this section clearly you would like to know more about this extraordinary twenty-first century medical diagnostic and therapeutic approach.

Clive has travelled the world to study this knowledge from all the leading innovators and researchers in the field. Since 1992, when Clive became a Teaching Diplomat of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology, he has taught other health professionals throughout Europe to use Applied Kinesiology in their practices to change lives and make a difference.

Used sensibly and with intelligence it is a remarkably effective approach. The great advantage of Applied Kinesiology is that the practitioner no longer needs to rely entirely on chemicals or invasive technology to treat a patient. Applied Kinesiology provides a system where the patient is able to be actively involved in their treatment and has an immediate source of feedback through muscle testing. In this way, the patient is able to adopt a much greater sense of responsibility towards their illness and can have a greater awareness of their body’s dysfunction.

Applied Kinesiology gives a better insight into body function, but it must be emphasised that it does so in conjunction with standard diagnostic tests: X-rays, physical diagnosis, a patient’s case history, blood tests and other relevant investigations. Applied Kinesiology examination both enhances the standard diagnosis and is enhanced by standard diagnosis.

At Helix House, Clive uses Applied Kinesiology in most interactions with his Patients whether you are seeking help for a painful knee, fatigue, learning difficulties like dyslexia, or even at times during Neuro-Linguistic Programming coaching sessions. To find out even more about this remarkable approach read on………

Applied Kinesiology enables a skilled practitioner to evaluate exactly what needs to be treated, and also whether the treatment was effective. It can often aid in solving a difficult or longstanding health problems that have remained hidden from other methods of diagnosis.

A basic principle of Applied Kinesiology is that the body is self-correcting and self-maintaining. As George Goodheart, DC, the originator of the approach said: diagnose the need, supply the need, and observe the results.

At its core, Applied Kinesiology uses the precise tool of muscle testing. This has been described as functional neurology, because muscle testing provides the opportunity to observe the workings of the nervous system, allowing diagnosis of an unparalleled accuracy and refinement.

Applied Kinesiology had a simple beginning in 1964, based on the concept that antagonistic muscle weakness is involved in most muscle spasms and, indeed, is primary. From those early observations, the system has broadened to encompass many aspects of body function.

Applied Kinesiology is based on the fact that body language never lies. Manual muscle testing, as an indicator of body language, enhances one’s ability to observe function and change. The body can heal itself in a sure, sensible, practical, reasonable and observable manner. Applied Kinesiology is one very useful diagnostic tool when used in skilled hands along with other more conventional medical approaches, which allows us to find and remove many of the biomechanical, biochemical or emotional blocks to healing.

In short, Applied Kinesiology is a system using muscle testing as functional, neurological evaluation. The methodology is concerned primarily with neuromuscular function as it relates to the structural, chemical and mental physiological regulatory mechanisms.

Since Dr. Goodheart’s early discoveries in 1964 Applied Kinesiology knowledge has continued to be researched and expand providing an additional dimension to diagnosis of human dysfunctions.

When used correctly, Applied Kinesiology is an excellent tool for evaluating impact of the nervous system on many endogenous and exogenous stimuli. It is indeed adding new dimensions to diagnosis.

Because of its diagnostic role, Applied Kinesiology as taught by the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), the research and educational regulating body is only taught to health professionals trained in diagnostic methodology with a minimum of four years undergraduate education such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Dentists, and Medical Doctors etc.