Applied Kinesiology (AK), a technique using the muscle system to determine function in the body, was developed by a chiropractor, Dr. George Goodheart, in 1964. One of the basic tenets of AK is that specific muscles relate to specific organs and glands. Weaknesses in these muscles can point to involvement of the associated organ and thus lead to the source of a problem that would otherwise be missed.
For example, shoulder problems can be caused by involvement in the gastrointestinal system. Back pain, which can have a multiplicity of causes, can even relate to the endocrine (hormonal) system. There are many such relationships in the body that the applied kinesiologist is trained to address. AK addresses disorders from a structural, biochemical (nutritional) and emotional perspective.
The medical system uses drug intervention to suppress certain systems in the body as a way of reducing symptoms. Pharmaceutical medicine generally is designed to block normal biochemical function and is therefore symptomatic in approach. AK can provide the patient with an array of therapeutic options in a non-invasive and efficacious manner.
To put it simply, AK is a medium for communication between doctor and patient at an energetic level where true healing occurs.