Applied kinesiology, also known as muscle testing, is a holistic system of diagnosis and treatment. At The Bax Doctor in Indianapolis, IN, we offer a range of services, including applied kinesiology.
What Is Applied Kinesiology?
When you are suffering from pain or health conditions, the thought of going through diagnostic tests can feel daunting. In fact, some patients even avoid seeking medical care because they are uncomfortable with the testing process.
If you are wishing for a way to diagnose health conditions easily, without these tests, applied kinesiology may be the answer. Your chiropractor will use your own muscles for diagnosis rather than lengthy tests.
The Philosophy of Applied Kinesiology
Applied kinesiology is based on the thoughts of Isaac Newton. Newton is considered the founder of physics and, arguably, modern science. He states, "For every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction."
What does this have to do with your health? Applied kinesiology theorizes that this principle also applies to your body. This means that each internal organ and system is connected to a particular muscle. This is a unique way of seeing physiology.
So, for example, if you have weakness in your arms, your chiropractor may determine an issue with your spleen. Since these two systems are intricately connected, treating muscle weakness can also correct the internal problem.
The Triad of Health
Applied kinesiology believes that all health issues stem from problems with one or more of the three systems of the body. These are known as the Triad of Health.
The three systems are structural, chemical, and mental. Understanding this provides a unique treatment process that can address all of the causes of your health issue instead of only focusing on the physical or structural aspects.
What Conditions Can Be Diagnosed and Treated with Applied Kinesiology?
Applied kinesiology can be used to diagnose and treat many common conditions. In fact, there are far too many to list them all here.
You may benefit from this type of treatment if you are suffering from:
- Back or neck pain
- Digestive disorders
- Allergies or chemical sensitivities
- Vitamin or mineral deficiencies or excesses
- Anxiety or depression
- Hormonal imbalances
Benefits of Applied Kinesiology
There are an incredible number of benefits. These benefits begin with diagnosing your health condition but don't stop there. You'll work with your practitioner to correct the underlying causes of your issue, which can relieve pain, provide improved mobility, and improve your body's ability to function properly.
Applied Kinesiology at The Bax Doctor
Pain and health issues can have a severe impact on your life. You may find yourself avoiding activities you love because you don't feel up to them. If this sounds familiar, and you are in Indianapolis, IN, contact The Bax Doctor at 317-291-7246. We have the treatments you need to feel better and return to what you enjoy.