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A Diagnosis For Good Health – Applied Kinesiology

Many chiropractors are now incorporating applied kinesiology (AK) into their treatment plans. Applied kinesiology is a sophisticated diagnostic technique that measures the strength of different muscle groups to assess the overall functioning of the body.

Dr. George J. Goodheart invented applied kinesiology in 1964. It is used to diagnose weaknesses in major body systems and is combined with other diagnostic methods to provide a better picture of the overall health of the body. AK is based upon a principle known as the viscerosomatic relation.

This principle states that the dysfunction of major organ systems can also be detected by weakness in certain muscle groups. The application of kinesiology can detect organ failure and systemic illnesses much earlier than traditional testing methods. To find out more about applied kinesiology, one can hop over to this site

After an illness or other dysfunction is identified through applied kinesiology it can be further tested to determine the extent and the best course of action for the patient. The Delta Test is one of the most commonly used tests in AK. It measures muscle resistance.

This involves asking the patient to resist a force being applied by the chiropractor. The Delta Test is usually performed with the patient's extended arm while the chiropractor applies pressure downward. The chiropractor evaluates the tension in the muscles to determine if it was normal or if there were signs of weakness or excess stress. Sometimes, this test can reveal problems that traditional medical testing may miss.