The basis of applied kinesiology is manual muscle testing that allows a chiropractor to evaluate the function of the body. It's used along with other diagnostic and treatment methods including chiropractic care. At Webb Chiropractic Wellness Center in Anchorage, AK, we have years of experience using applied kinesiology to enhance the benefits of chiropractic care.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the study of biomechanics or body movement. Applied kinesiology uses muscle function and testing to identify problems within the body. When applied to the body, this means that internal dysfunction will manifest on the outside as well as in the muscles.
Applied Kinesiology is a relatively new practice. Invented in the 1960s, it uses principles from many healing modalities including acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, and psychology. The modality states that there are structural, chemical, and mental causes of disease. This is a long-standing theory. Chiropractor D.D. Palmer, who founded chiropractic treatment, stated that the causes of disease are traumatism, poison, and autosuggestion.
Applied Kinesiology Treatment
The spine is the core of the body. When it is out of line, it will cause structural and energetic issues. Our chiropractor can restore the spine’s natural alignment, which is often the first step in treatment. Other areas of the body can become misaligned as well. Chiropractic care can correct misalignment in other areas, including the neck, hips, arms, and legs.
Applied kinesiology can help identify problem areas in the joints and muscles. It is often used along with other alternative treatments, including acupressure, massage, and acupuncture. Over time, chiropractic care and applied kinesiology will reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process.
Applied kinesiology is a holistic treatment, which means it takes a whole-person approach. Many areas of medicine focus on a specific afflicted area. Holistic treatment methods view the body as a unified whole. You can think of your body as an intricate ecosystem. In nature, if one thing gets out of balance, it affects many other animals and plants. Your body functions in the same way. Instead of focusing on one problem area, holistic medical practitioners will work to identify and address the root cause of a patient’s discomfort. This can help you heal without relying on prescription medication or invasive surgery.
Applied Kinesiology at Webb Chiropractic Wellness Center
Applied kinesiology is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call Webb Chiropractic Wellness Center today at (907) 562-6181.