What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology also known as AK is a diagnostic and therapeutic system of health care.
This AK system evaluates, using muscle testing together with other standard methods of diagnosis to help interpret and influence the functional integrity of the nervous system.
Osteopath, Michael Wickham using AK finds a muscle that is unbalanced and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly.
With Michaels training as an osteopath and naturopath and after taking the patients health history and from these findings works out the therapy that will best balance the patient's muscles, structure and function.
The use of the muscle test is an aid and guide only and helps Michael, with his knowledge gained over nearly twenty years as an osteopath and naturopath with attendance at seminars and workshops together using AK to help the patient the best way possible to maximise their health.
Therapies may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial (muscle-fascia) therapies, cranial techniques, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
The method of Applied Kinesiology is primarily concerned with neuromuscular function (the relationship between muscles and nerve supply) and how it relates to the regulation of structural, chemical and emotional physiology.
Health is composed of structural, chemical and emotional factors which must be equally balanced and often referred to as the 'triangle of health'.
The principle of Applied Kinesiology is to analyse and check all three factors for Health if one or all are disrupted. It is important for the patient that all three aspects are analysed and balanced in order to restore the 'triangle of health' and subsequently restore the patient to complete natural health, well-being and improvement in quality of life.