Applied Kinesiology medical discipline used to aid in the detection of biochemical, mental, or structural imbalances in the body. It is used in combination with diagnostic techniques which may include x-ray, blood tests, urine analysis, physical exam saliva hormone test etc. Applied Kinesiology (A.K.) is an art form as well as a science that examines all three aspects of the patient Structurally, Chemically and Emotionally.
The Applied Kinesiologist uses the muscle test to find joint subluxations, areas of the body in which a bone is out of alignment. When the bones of the body don’t align, the muscles are not capable of neurologically locking during contraction. Similar to a circuit board, subluxations in the body signify where dysfunction might live.
Muscle testing is a quick and painless method of evaluating the entire person. Every muscle in the body is associated with an organ system. Muscle testing can help evaluate how a particular meridian/organ is functioning. Weaker muscle responses during testing indicate imbalances to the corresponding meridian/organ. Using this information provided by the patients own muscle and structural testing combined with a working knowledge of the physiology of the body, Dr. Gregor can quickly and more accurately evaluate which areas of the body might be out of balance or in trouble and give the appropriate treatment.
A.K. in the World Today
Today, Applied Kinesiology is a well-developed system of medical treatment practiced throughout the world. In 1975, the International College of Applied Kinesiology was founded to train medical practitioners in the techniques and philosophies of Applied Kinesiology.
How are A.K. Practitioners Trained?
Training for A.K. is only open to healthcare professionals licensed to diagnose and is offered in Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States. Dr. J. J. Gregor D.C. has obtained the prestigious level of Board Certified Diplomate of A.K. (DIBAK) teacher by fulfilling a long list of requirements including:
- Minimum of 4000 hours undergraduate professional education
- Additional 300 hours of intensive instruction and observation in the techniques of A.K. by a Diplomate of A.K.
- Practice the techniques of A.K. for 3 years
- Complete written and practical exams
- Apprentice under another Certified Diplomate Teacher
Not all Practitioners are Qualified to Practice A.K.
We would like to offer a word of caution when choosing an Applied Kinesiologist for your health care concerns. A.K. is often misrepresented, and therefore it is prudent to ask whether practitioners have been trained by the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), who maintains and demands that the above requirements are strictly followed for certification and training in A.K.