What is Applied Kinesiology?

Parma, OH ChiropractorHere at Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center, my goal is to provide my Parma chiropractic patients with the best care possible. That is why, in addition to offering the Koren Specific Technique (a method known to give better and longer lasting results), I also offer something called applied kinesiology. What is applied kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology Defined

Applied kinesiology is a form of muscle strength testing that is used as a way of diagnosing and treating other conditions. Essentially, applied kinesiology relies on the interconnectedness of your body to help determine when there is an issue as weaknesses appearing in a muscle can sometimes signal a much bigger problem. 

Specifically, a muscle weakness in one area may signal that the organ or gland that muscle is linked to may be malfunctioning or otherwise inefficient, revealing chemical imbalances, nerve damage, and more. For example, a weak chest muscle may be a sign that there is a problem with your liver, or a weakened lower back could be a signal that your lungs need attention.

What is Applied Kinesiology Used For?

Applied kinesiology is used for diagnosing and treating issues such as headaches, osteoporosis, vertigo, and other major diseases and conditions. And research confirms this.

For instance, in one study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, researchers found that “chiropractic care, using applied kinesiology, guided evaluation, and treatment” not only helped a 10-year-old boy feel better physically by reducing his headaches, neck pain, and asthma, but his reading ability also improved.

In another piece of research, it was found that individuals who engaged in applied kinesiology due to motion sickness “were able to travel long distances without nausea, sickness, or dizziness.” Based on studies like these, it has been concluded that applied kinesiology works for the diagnosis and treatment of a number of different ailments—both physical and mental.    

Call and Schedule Your Appointment Today!

To discover how applied kinesiology can help you, call my Parma chiropractic office today at (440) 888-6979 and schedule your appointment. Your health is my priority!


References
Cuthbert, S. (2006, Spring). Proposed mechanisms and treatment strategies for motion sickness disorder: a case series. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 5(1), 22-31, doi:10.1016/S0899-3467(07)60129-3
Cuthbert, S & Rosner, A. (2010, September). Applied kinesiology methods for a 10-year-old child with headaches, neck pain, asthma, and reading disabilities. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 9(3), 138-145, doi:10.1016/j.jcm.2010.05.002