Measuring muscular and nervous system response
Measuring muscular and nervous system response to gather information about your health - mind, body, and spirit.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied kinesiology (AK) is a method of measuring nervous system and muscular response to gather information about the health of the entire body and mind.
How it Works
How does Applied Kinesiology work?
By applying a minimal amount of force to a targeted muscle or muscle group and assessing your ability to meet pressure and resist, we can evaluate and identify imbalances within various structures of the body.
Benefits of Applied Kinesiology
No needles, scratches, or shocks are utilized during the testing
Easy and painless
Applied Kinesiology can be used with patients of all ages
All Naturopathic Doctors have been trained and examined to the levels required by the International College of Applied Kinesiology for proficiency and safety.
Why We Use it
Why Do We Utilize Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology evaluates multiple causes of muscle strength failure, including local causes such as muscle injury, systemic alterations in body physiology (such as dehydration or nutrient deficiency), and imbalances within the body’s energy pathways (known as meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Applied Kinesiology can be used to monitor your response to physical, chemical, and mental stimuli. Additionally, Applied Kinesiology can be utilized to identify mental and/or emotional stressors. OneBrain® Kinesiology and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) are systems that specifically employ this use of Applied Kinesiology.
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What to Expect
What does Applied Kinesiology look like?
All of our Naturopathic Doctors have been trained and examined to the levels required by the International College of Applied Kinesiology for proficiency and safety. They utilize Applied Kinesiology in most of their patient visits.
No preparation is required for Applied Kinesiology testing.
Before they begin the testing procedure, your Naturopathic Doctor will briefly describe what to expect, and will instruct you through the positions and responses required for accurate testing.
The test itself is completed with you standing, sitting, or lying down, depending on the areas of the body your Doctor wants to evaluate. They may utilize your arm, leg, or fingers in order to evaluate your neuro-muscular response.
After testing, your Naturopathic Doctor will describe what the test(s) reveal, and are available to answer any questions you may have about the process.