Applied Kinesiology (AK)

This testing method allows us to take a real-time look at your body's current dysfunction. Symptoms are your body's way of fighting imbalances. Through AK, we can find and resolve these imbalances that are causing your symptoms. It can also be referred to as; muscle response testing, nutritional testing, and quantum reflex analysis (QRA).

How Does it work?

Reflex responses of your muscles, like the knee-jerk reflex, tell us what is and is not working correctly. A negative reflex shows us area for improvement. By testing organ-to-body reflex points (Chapman Reflex points) derived from Chinese acupuncture and Western Medicine, we can connect internal dysfunction with your outward symptoms. This is one of the many ways we blend traditional Chinese Medicine and East Indian medicine with functional neurology! By determining what organ systems, muscles, energy pathways, and detoxification processes are stressed, we can find out what type of support will resolve it.

What is it?

Applied Kinesiology (AK) was developed in 1964 by Dr. George Goodhart. AK utilizes Muscle Testing - also called Muscle Response Testing (MRT) or Autonomic Response Testing (ART) - to evaluate the three functional aspects of well being.

  • Structural
  • Biochemical
  • Emotional

AK allows the skilled health practitioner to evaluate functional illness, which typically precedes disease. This highly individualized, in-depth system of analysis, allows the doctor to assess various aspects of a patient's state of health by evaluating and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neuro-lymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. This is a highly effective treatment system which focuses on whole body care. AK enables health investigation without intrusion. AK gives insight into the underlying causes and solutions to many functional health problems.

"One of the biggest benefits of AK is it gives us a tool for discernment!"

For more information on AK visit the International College of Applied Kinesiology website at or read: What is Applied Kinesiology?