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Applied kinesiology

Applied kinesiology is a technique to diagnose illnesses by testing the strength of muscles. It was developed in the sixties by the American chiropractor George Goodheart. The technique was founded on the idea that muscle strength is related to certain organs of the body as well as corresponding to the mind and emotions. Diseases, food intolerances and stress affect corresponding muscles and become weak. Negative thoughts, psychological stress or an unbalanced energy flow also weaken the muscles. Applied kinesiology has some similarities to traditional Chinese medicine. When the energy flows freely around the body between the meridians, the body will be balanced, the organ under investigation will be healthy and its corresponding muscle will be strong. The system of diagnosis used for medical treatment is based on muscle resistance.

The muscle tests can be carried out in a seating, standing or lying position. The practitioner asks the patient to lift an arm or bend a leg and resist using the target muscle while the practitioner applies pressure on the organ under investigation. If the patient’s muscles can resist the pressure, the organ is seen as healthy, if not, the organ is not functioning normally.

Medical treatment is also worked out through muscle strength. Here the medication as a package or a bottle is placed on the area of the organ followed by a muscle test. The test continues until the correct medication is found. Most of the time homeopathic medication is used.

The therapeutic effect of applied kinesiology therapy has not been proven. 

Related topics: Qi , Meridians , Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) , Brain gym , Zilgrei method , Acupuncture

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