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Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology

Kinesiology is a branch of science that is amazingly efficient at balancing the body so that it can return to excellent health, energy and emotional strength. It stands apart from any other type of health technology largely due to it’s use of revolutionary muscle testing.

Please note: The term “kinesiology” as used here means that which is connected with Applied or Specialized Kinesiology and always includes manual muscle testing.It is not to be confused with another definition of ‘kinesiology’ which is taught in some colleges and is defined simply as “the branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement”. Our chiropractors have studied both types of kinesiology.

Kinesiology is a truly ‘holistic’ system, because it looks at the whole person(versus in parts). When you step on a hose, it stops or slows the flow of water. When you interfere with an electrical circuit, the device “short circuits”. When you pull a plug, the device no longer works. The basis of Kinesiology is that the body is like an electrical piece of equipment, which is controlled by an incredibly complex computer, namely the brain. The brain is continually in communication with the muscles and organ systems within our body. It is through kinesiology muscle testing that we measure this electrical signal from the brain to a muscle group.

Kinesiology testing looks at all types of stresses which can cause disease. They include emotional, nutritional, structural and electrical stress.When the body is overstressed (through a chemical, emotional, structural or electrical cause), the electrical signals through the muscle goes weak. It is like a fuse in your fusebox blowing. The body figures that it is better to blow a fuse rather than shut down the whole thing. This is the basis of muscle testing, which is the main tool used in kinesiology. We have found this whole body approach to be essential for getting our patients to hold their chiropractic adjustments and benefit from long term healing.