Applied Kinesiology examination identifies a basic underlying and often untreated (because undiagnosed) source of knee pain and dysfunction.
An elegant study by Spencer et al. showed that identifiable muscle inhibition of the vastus medialis, rectus femoris, and vastus lateralis muscles (each specifically testable using AK methods) occurred with swelling induced in the knee.
Acupuncture – or more accurately “meridian therapy” – has proven a valid method of treatment. Dr. Goodheart and the ICAK have provided some of the first advancements in this treatment in the Western world.
By using AK techniques, the flow o...f energy in the meridians can be evaluated and corrected if out of balance. Correction can be made by many methods of stimulation such as electrical, cold laser, needles, small tape patches with metal balls, or by mechanically stimulating certain spots. There is usually an immediate improvement in muscle function after meridian balancing. A number of recent published reports have demonstrated the effectiveness of the AK system of analysis for meridian system dysfunctions.
The endocrinologists and AK practitioners Moncayo and Moncayo have investigated and confirmed many of the cornerstone procedures developed in AK for the treatment of the acupuncture or meridian system.
Weaknesses of the muscles of respiration (like the anterior scalenes) may reflect an upper-chest breathing pattern or be a compensation for reduced support of the deep neck flexors, or be a protective response to mechanosensitive nerve tissue (joint dysfunctions).
Each of these elements may be uniquely and effectively evaluated with Applied Kinesiology assessment.
Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD (called The Father of Orthomolecular Medicine) told the founder of Applied Kinesiology, Dr. George J. Goodheart, Jr.:
"...The contribution you have made is a good one and may be extremely significant in helping to treat our patients."
Applied Kinesiology permits the doctor using it, as Dr. Goodheart said:
"The opportunity to use the body as an instrument of laboratory analysis is unparalleled in modern therapy; if one approaches the problem correctly, making the proper and adequate diagnosis and treatment, the response is satisfactory for both the doctor and to the patient."
Applied Kinesiology's patient-centered care evaluates the individual patient's clinical state, predicament, and preferences, and applies the most efficacious interventions to maximize the quality and quantity of life for that person. The AK manual muscle test insures that the most efficacious approaches to a health problem are chosen.
Nerves are subject to direct pressure, stretch, angulation, friction , torsion, ischemia, edema and malnutrition -- with the motor fibers most vulnerable to distress.
The strength and stability of peripheral nerves is incredible. It should ...be remembered that axons can be over 3 feet long, have differing sources of blood supply, bend and move constantly, rub on various tissues hard and soft and yet the axon is just one cell!
For this reason the AK techniques of challenge and therapy localization make the precise discovery of the site of nerve entrapment AND the best manipulative approach for its correctionBOTH profound and simple!