What is
Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic system using muscle testing as a tool for evaluating neurological function. The methodology focuses primarily on neuromuscular function as it relates to the structural, chemical and neurological regulatory mechanisms. Muscle testing assesses the impact of the nervous system on patient health, helping AK practitioners look for the source of disease in the balance of the sensory system with the motor system.

Licensed healthcare professionals use Applied Kinesiology to identify the source for muscle and joint pain as well as structural and gastrointestinal issues which can often be treated affordably. Many patients with complex conditions have turned to Applied Kinesiology when nothing else has worked for them. Experienced AK professionals around the globe are safely relieving the suffering related to the debilitating effects of injury, pain, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, PTSD, and more, bringing unexpected hope and relief.


Who can practice
Applied Kinesiology?

Medical Doctor

Doctor of Chiropractic

Doctor of Osteopathy

Doctor of Dentistry

Doctors of Naturopathy

Only healthcare professionals licensed to diagnose, and students in those programs, can study to become Professional Applied Kinesiology practitioners. Healthcare professionals must undertake a 100-hour Basic Applied Kinesiology Certification course and pass a rigorous theoretical and practical exam. All courses follow the guidelines of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, which governs standards, education and certification globally.

The kinds of doctors and other healthcare professionals practicing Applied Kinesiology varies from one part of the world to another. For instance, in North America, it’s mostly chiropractors, as well as naturopathic doctors and osteopaths who integrate Applied Kinesiology into their healthcare practices. While dentists and MDs can study and practice Applied Kinesiology as well, it’s less common in North America, though in Europe it’s mostly MDs who become certified in Applied Kinesiology. More healthcare professionals in Germany integrate AK into their patient practices than any other country.


Why should I choose Applied Kinesiology in my practice?

Applied Kinesiology is from far the most integrative diagnostic tool that allows a practitioners to look at his patient and find the missing link that can explain the reason of recurrence / chronicity or simply malfunctioning. Manual muscle testing gives an open window to challenge the body and see how it adapts to different positions, sensory inputs or mental stress. Here are testimony of world renowned doctors that have used and contributed into the development of this technique.

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Is there anything more valuable in practice than real time data on what to do, when to do it, and how successful it was? Every technique out there has its time and place, and thanks to AK I don't have to guess.
Dr Joe Smith,
Chiropractor DIBAK, DACNB
Using Applied Kinesiology helps me take the guess work in identifying and correcting my patients' problems. It is the best diagnostic technique I have come across and helps me in all aspects of my practice. I use it to help optimize performance in professional NHL, NFL, and MLB players in addition to helping get to the root cause and help those with chronic illness.
Dr. Noah Lebowitz,
What does Professional Applied Kinesiology do for my practice? It keeps me satisfied in practice. There is no other single diagnostic methodology better equipped to help evaluate multiple systems of a patient. The key to PAK is understanding the thought process, having a system to traverse what treatments will create the greatest benefit for the patient. You will never get bored with AK. Constantly learning new things only expands the abilities and outcomes as unfortunately people are becoming more and more complex in their health problems.
Dr John Wittle,
Applied Kinesiology totally brought another dimension to my practice and my vision of health. It gave me the will to always ask myself ‘’WHY’’ every day with my patient. I go to work excited and enthusiast all day, every day.
Dr Genevieve Gagne,
Chiropractor DIBAK
I have been practicing applied kinesiology since 1977 and a member of the ICAK since 1987. AK is an invaluable tool. It allows you easily and accurately to "find and fix" subluxations, disturbances in biochemistry, organ stress, emotional imbalances as well as most common symptoms your patients face. In my opinion no other tool in "natural medicine" can compare with applied kinesiology in it's ability to help people get and stay well.
Dr Michael Lebowitz
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