Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a form of diagnosis that uses muscle testing to determine how your body functions. AK is used not only to find the exact functional diagnosis, but also the best therapy for your unique needs.
In general, an applied kinesiologist finds a muscle that tests weak and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The applied kinesiologist then determines the “best fit” therapy based on testing your body’s response to a wide array of potential therapies drawn from all of the healing arts. After treatment, applied kinesiology can be used to determine your response to the therapy and whether or not your function has improved.
Dr. George Goodheart founded applied kinesiology in 1964. The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) was founded in 1976 by a group of doctors who teach AK. The purpose of the College is to promote research and the teaching of applied kinesiology, review and standardize diagnostic and treatment methods used in AK, and bring together doctors and students studying and practicing AK. Check out their website here.
Dr. Stockton has hundreds of hours of study and years of practice to perfect the multitude of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used in applied kinesiology. Muscle testing is only part of the applied kinesiology-focused functional healthcare approach. History, physical exams, labs, and other specialty exams drawn from medicine are all used together to understand fully the complete picture of your health. Very accurate diagnosis of the way your body functions, clear understanding of the interplay between all parts of your body systems, and exact knowledge of what needs to be done to restore optimal body function are the forte of applied kinesiology.