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What is AK
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using
manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-invasive system of
evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, has become a dynamic movement in health care in
its relatively short existence.
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 specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques,
meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling skills, evaluating
environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
Triad Of Health
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. This is not new to chiropractic, as its founder, D.D. Palmer
states in his text, “The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic,” “The determining causes of disease are
traumatism, poison and autosuggestion.” AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and
direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.
The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his
ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient’s health problem. AK 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 etc. Members of these professions
share knowledge through the publications and conferences of the International College of Applied Kinesiology
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