- what is it? Applied Kinesiology is a form of diagnosis using muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism. Muscle testing is a noninvasive way of evaluating the body’s imbalances and assessing its needs.
- how does it work? Muscle testing is based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine and involves testing the body’s responses when applying slight pressure to a large muscle. A strong response indicates a positive, or that a substance is healthy. A weak response indicates a negative, or that a substance is not necessary for health. For animals a surrogate is used for the muscle testing.
- does it hurt? No. Muscle testing is non-invasive and completely painless. In most cases, the surrogate simply places a hand on the patient in question.
- what does it treat? Muscle testing is used to provide information on allergies, energy blockages, the functioning of the organs, nutritional deficiencies, and food sensitivities, among many other things. It can also be used to test the body’s responses to herbs and other remedies, and the proper dosages for a particular patient.