Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a technique that uses manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. The evaluation directs treatment that may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, addressing environmental irritants and various reflex procedures. Kinesiology Coffs Harbour and North Coast.
AK practitioners use the triad of health, i.e. physical, chemical, and emotional factors to assess an individual’s condition.
Physical stress involves external and internal forces that affect the body.
e.g. Car accidents, injuries, falls, abnormal postures during work, sleep and rest, childbirth for both mother and child. These factors can impact the spine and surrounding structure of the human body.
Chemical stresses involve imbalance in the biochemistry of the body.
e.g. Vaccination schedule, foods loaded with artificial flavours, colours and preservatives, and food low in nutritional value (junk foods).
All these factors can cause toxicity within the body. This toxicity can interference with the normal chemical pathways within the body, which in turn can cause nutritional deficiencies and excesses as well as depriving the body of substances essential for healthy living.
Mental / Emotional stresses involve events, situations and scenarios that affect our conscious and subconscious self. e.g. marriage, divorce, moving home (selling / buying), death in a family, depression, anxiety, stress, post natal depression, aggressive behaviour.
In children, these can sometimes be detected through changes in behaviour, sleep patterns, bed-wetting and tantrums.
The Triad of Health is interactive and all sides must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a problem. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides. For example, a chemical imbalance can cause mental symptoms. AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.
In Australia, Applied Kinesiology™ is trademarked so the Australian public can identify accredited practitioners who are holistic primary health care professionals highly skilled in the assessment and application of structural correction, nutrition, cranio-sacral therapy, meridian therapy, visceral (organ) therapy, immune system function, Retained Neonatal Reflexes® and many other health aspects.
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