Unfortunately, there are no regulations that prevent a doctor from calling himself an applied kinesiologist and using this listing in telephone books and other directories. It is all too often that one who uses the total concept of applied kinesiology hears from a patient who consulted an "applied kinesiologist" in a distant city and comes back to report limited and ineffective examination. When the principal doctor communicates with the doctor in the distant city, he finds that person uses manual muscle testing only for evaluating nutritional, "psychological", or joint dysfunctions alone, or is in some other way a one or two "trick" manual muscle tester.
Doctors belonging to the ICAK, and participating in its educational programs, assures you that the most comprehensive and "total applied kinesiology approach" is being used. The referrals received more than pay for the membership. The educational programs are a bonus. As more referral is done through this process, applied kinesiologists will be elevated and distinguished from the manual muscle testers.