Kinesiology is the study of muscle movement, and Applied Kinesiology is a specialized use of muscle movement to observe neurological and energetic responses and patterns in the body. First developed in 1964 by chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart, Applied Kinesiology, or AK, can be conceptualized as a multi-dimensional expansion of the chiropractic model for enhancing brain and body function. It includes attention to the nervous system through balancing of the spine and musculature, but also incorporates other energetic, biomechanical and biochemical information flows, such as energy meridians, muscle complexes, neurological interactions and micronutrition.
I first “met” AK when I volunteered for a demonstration by a chiropractor in New Jersey of how the body would “talk” to you about its functions. I was confused by symptoms I experienced, and the reports from previous healthcare providers that “nothing was wrong” with me. In that demonstration, I observed what seemed like magical but congruent communication from my body. I fell in love with the possibilities it offers for personalized health and healing.