Applied Kinesiology (AK) Also known as muscle testing is a method which connects muscle weakness to imbalances, in the body’s energy pathways. It was founded by Chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart in 1964.


These energy pathways are also known as meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine and could be linked to organ dysfunction. The practice of AK involves muscle testing to identify factors contributing to health and illness such as chemical, nutritional, and emotional imbalances.

Applied Kinesiology is based on the principle of Chinese Medicine which states that the body's energy flows through pathways called meridians. These meridians correspond to organs and systems in the body. By assessing how our muscles respond, we gain insights into how these systems are functioning. Manual muscle testing is a tool used in AK to evaluate the strength of muscles. Using a gentle pressure on a specific muscle, we can ascertain if the muscle responds strongly or weakly. A strong response suggests that the test is positive, and a weak response suggests that the test is negative. This testing helps us gather information about imbalances, weaknesses, or blockages in the body's energy flow.

AK evaluates nutritional, emotional, and energetic factors as contributors to health and illness. It provides a framework for exploring causes of health issues and developing treatment strategies.

When it comes to treatment approaches in Applied Kinesiology:

Nutritional Assessment
Muscle testing is utilized to determine which nutrients, vitamins or minerals may be needed to create balance in the body. This individualized method can help guide recommendations for diet and supplements.

Considering Emotions
Emotional well-being, stress levels, and major and minor traumas have a great impact on digestive health and overall health. Applied Kinesiology (AK) may incorporate techniques to address emotional barriers or sources of stress that contribute to illness and disease.

Energy Work
AK can help guide energy work to restore balance in the body's energy flow and address imbalances in organs. At Whole Gut Health, we utilize these subtle energy approaches and integrate them with medical practices to provide comprehensive care to patients. AK helps identify the root cause of an illness and support the body's ability to heal itself.

At Whole Gut Health and Wellness, we embrace an integrative approach that combines cutting edge research, with proven natural remedies and therapies. Our goal is to address the root causes of symptoms and eradicate them at the source, always aiming for the least toxic and invasive therapies.