During the examination some muscles will test “strong” and others will test “weak”. The chiropractor skilled in applied kinesiology may realize that the “weakness” found in the muscle test may not only indicate poor muscle function, but possibly a connection with organ function, nutritional issues, issues with the acupuncture meridian, lymphatic drainage issues or vascular issues.
What is Kinesiology?
The kinesiologist understands that certain patterns of muscle weakness give clues to the body’s function. Each muscle, for example, can be tested to give an indication of how a specific organ is functioning. A television set and a lamp plugged into the same circuit can both malfunction together. If the television has a short in it, it can overload the circuit breaker, denying power to the lamp, causing it to go out. Think of the television as being analogous to the organ. The circuit breaker is analogous to the nervous system (spinal nerve and spinal cord). The lamp is analogous to the muscle. A skilled applied kinesiologist can use muscle testing and relationships like those between muscles and organs to aid in diagnosis and treatment.
Muscle imbalance causes structural strain. It can result in muscle spasm, joint pain, poor sports performance, a tendency for injury, or even systemic health problems. Structural stress can affect the nervous system, affecting every organ and system in the body. Muscles not only move bones, they hold the skeletal system in place. There is a dynamic tension in the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic Plus Kinesiology (CPK)
CPK is a series of assessment and treatment methods integrating AK, Clinical Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Acupuncture, and more, into one technique that can be used to better resolve more complex health issues.
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Jordan Chiropractic has successfully treated thousands of patients with musculoskeletal pain or nerve pain. Using the latest natural techniques and most advanced equipment to help your body reduce inflammation, regain mobility, and heal itself.
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A kinesiologist can use muscle testing and relationships like those between muscles and organs to aid in diagnosis and treatment of pain.
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