Muscle Testing By Expert Kinesiologists

How our body functions impacts nearly all aspects of our lives. For this reason, it is essential not just to treat the symptoms but also to address the underlying causes. This is where Applied kinesiology (AK) comes in.

A holistic approach, AK delves deeper into the intricate connection between your body systems and muscles to diagnose and treat a wide range of health issues. The best part is that it is non-invasive, pain-free, and cost-efficient.

If you are ready to embark on a journey towards holistic wellness, let our expert kinesiologists help you. Book a consultation today!

What Is Applied Kinesiology?

Kinesiology, also known as biomechanics, refers to the scientific study of body movements. Within this field lies Applied Kinesiology (AK), a holistic diagnostic and therapeutic technique based on muscle testing (Functional Myodiagnostics) or biofeedback–it looks for imbalances within your body through muscle monitoring.

AK was developed by an American chiropractor, Dr. George J. Goodheart, in the 1960s. The core principle of AK is the idea that complex interrelations exist between muscles and the functioning of various organs, glands, and body systems. 

Practitioners of AK firmly believe that specific muscle weakness can provide insights into the overall state of health and can be used to identify internal problems, such as metabolic issues, allergies, chemical imbalances, nerve damage, reduced blood supply, etc. Furthermore, AK attempts to correct the underlying health issues by fixing the muscle weakness.

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What Is Applied Kinesiology Used For?

AK typically serves as a complementary or alternative medical treatment that blends elements of chiropractic, muscle testing, and traditional Chinese medicine to evaluate various causes of muscle strength failure.

AK practitioners are often called kinesiologists or chiropractors. However, they can also be physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, or conventional physicians. Regardless of their titles, AK practitioners are experts in diagnosing and treating problems of the nervous system, nutritional deficiencies, or imbalances in the body’s energy pathways (meridians as commonly referred to in Traditional Chinese Medicine), plus other health concerns.

The suggested range of diseases ranges from abdominal pain to cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, learning disabilities, vertigo, Parkinson’s disease, and more. In addition, some people seek out chiro therapy for pain relief, especially for conditions like joint pain, chronic back pain, and muscular discomfort.

The best chiropractors use kinesiology muscle testing to monitor the body’s response to physical, chemical, nutritional, and mental stimuli, identify sources of stress, and develop strategies to promote relaxation.

For instance, an individual dealing with chronic migraines might consult a kinesiologist nearby to learn that the root cause of their pain was anxiety stemming from untreated PTSD.

Unlike traditional medicine, which focuses on treating the symptoms, AK delves deeper to find the root cause and then uses specialized techniques to eliminate it. Nevertheless, chiro therapy is often employed as a complementary or alternative medical therapy alongside other treatments for a holistic approach to wellness.

If you’re considering using AK for any health concerns, it is advisable to consult a licensed chiropractor in Barcelona and discuss your options to ensure they complement your overall healthcare plan.

What Are The Benefits Of Applied Kinesiology?

Holistic, non-invasive, and relatively inexpensive, the benefits of chiropractic care are plenty. Here are some of the key advantages of this approach.

  • Non-Invasive: One of the standout pros of chiropractic care is that it is non-invasive. Kinesiology and muscle testing are based on bio-feedback and, unlike other medical procedures, don’t involve needles, scratches, or surgical procedures. For this reason, it is well-received among patients who prefer gentler approaches to healthcare.
  • Inexpensive & Less Time-Consuming: Chiro treatment doesn't require expensive sonograms and allergy tests, which makes it cost-efficient. In addition, it is less time-consuming as the medical chiropractor will be able to identify the cause of the disease after a few sessions, which would have usually taken weeks of blood test results, sonograms, and even X-rays.
  • Easy & Painless: Chiropathy treatment is designed to be safe for patients of all ages. Muscle testing is painless and doesn’t inflict discomfort or pain during the evaluation. This can be a relief for those who are sensitive to or apprehensive about medical procedures that may cause discomfort.
  • Safe: Another important benefit of chiropractic care is its safety. AK chiropractic practitioners are trained to perform muscle testing and diagnose the underlying causes. In addition, since AK doesn’t involve the use of drugs or invasive treatments, there are typically fewer risks associated with it.

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How Does Applied Kinesiology Work?

AK employs specific muscle tests to determine and treat underlying health issues. At Turó Park Clinics, our physiologists are trained to the levels required for proficiency and safety.  Here is what you can expect during an AK session with one of our experts.

The chiropractor will explain what the test results reveal and recommend treatment and interventions, which could include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Identifying body triggers
  • Lymphatic chiropractic massages
  • Hypertonic muscle release
  • Nutritional changes
  • Flower therapy
  • Myofascial releases
  • Meridian therapy
  • Alternative health therapies. 

The goal is to restore balance and bring your body back to health.

At Turó Park Clinics, AK and various muscle testing methods play a significant role in helping our clients through their recovery journey as smoothly as possible. If you’re ready to start your journey with our expert chiropractors in Barcelona, Spain, contact us today!

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Our Answers To The Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is AK?

AK, the abbreviated form of Applied Kinesiology, refers to a holistic healthcare approach that aims to identify and address imbalances in the body's structural, chemical, and emotional well-being by assessing muscle strength and function. AK practitioners use muscle testing to diagnose and treat various health issues, making it a non-invasive and often pain-free alternative to traditional medical procedures.

Are there any side effects to muscle testing or applied kinesiology?

AK is generally considered safe for most people and effective when combined with other treatments. However, it is essential to consult a licensed chiropractor near you, who can assess your specific situation and guide you throughout your health and wellness journey.

Are there other alternative medical therapies that work well with applied kinesiology?

AK can complement alternative medicine therapies and is often used alongside acupuncture, nutritional counseling, alternative healing, and chiropractic care. Furthermore, AK practitioners are often physiotherapists, nutritionists, chiropractors, dentists, etc. So, these professionals can offer treatment that augments AK’s effectiveness.