Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health. The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
The triad of health lists the three basic causes of health problems. They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. This is not new to chiropractic, as its founder, D.D. Palmer referenced this many times. Applied Kinesiology enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.
The physician who is aware of the triad of health and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient´s health problem.
Dr. Chris Serafini at Valley Spinal Care Kierland offers a full range of chiropractic and wellness services that go beyond what many practices offer. He has created a relaxed environment that is optimal for you, the patient. Dr. Serafini can be reached at (480) 443-7678 and is located at 6339 East Greenway Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85254.