Applied Kinesiology (AK) uses muscle testing to find imbalances within the body that are causing health problems. This diagnostic system, founded by a Chiropractor, Doctor George J Goodheart, back in 1964 is widely used by Chiropractors today – and increasingly by other healthcare professionals including Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists and Naturopaths.
AK is a system that addresses the three key aspects of health, physical, chemical and mental. Think of it as a sort of ‘body language’ that a skilled and qualified AK practitioner is able to interpret and act upon as part of their diagnostic approach to:
- Improve the range of movement and posture
- Restore balance to the body’s nervous, immune, endocrine and digestive systems
- Discover any food or chemical sensitivities
The techniques used are constantly evolving and at Eastland Family Chiropractic, all three Chiropractors have a passion for continually learning. In Dr Tracey’s case (for example), in addition to the rigorous training required for AK certification, she is continually undergoing further training, attending seminars and courses in this area and the others she uses in her Practice.
What Conditions Could Be Helped By Applied Kinesiology?
In addition to the neck pain, back pain, headaches and migraines traditionally treated by Chiropractors, AK techniques can allow a Chiropractor to help all sorts of other conditions too. These include allergies, intolerances and sensitivities, anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue, as well as problems with low immunity and stress related illnesses.
An Applied Kinesiologist can use these techniques to assess chronic health complaints that have not responded well to, or been resolved by, other treatments. A skilled practitioner will be able to determine the appropriate treatments to help the body to recover. These might include joint adjustments, cranial and/or myofascial techniques as well as the provision of clinical nutrition advice and dietary management.
Today is the perfect time to call Eastland Family Chiropractic on 03 9095 7990 and find out whether Applied Kinesiology could help you get your life – and your health, back in balance!