Chiropractor, massage, holistic healthcare and alternative medicine in Acworth Ga
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by Dr. Patricia Cohen
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a non-invasive system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis.
Muscle testing is used to help diagnose what is functioning abnormally. This could be a problem with the nervous system, lymphatic drainage, the vascular supply to a muscle or organ, a nutritional excess or deficiency, allergic reactions, toxic overloads, meridian imbalances or a host of other problems. Testing individual muscles in an accurate manner and determining what affects the relative strength of the muscle when combined with knowledge of the basic mechanics and physiological functioning of the body, helps our doctors to more accurately diagnose the cause of what is going wrong.
The Triad Of Health
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.
Our board certified Applied Kinesiologist will ask detailed questions as well as conduct a thorough examination evaluating possible chemical imbalances, structural imbalances or mental stress in the system. The information is then correlated to establish therapies directed at correcting these imbalances. Treatments may involve specific joint adjustments, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
The Revolution of Healthcare
Most people are familiar with many alternative health care methods: meridian therapy (acupuncture), chiropractic, reflexology, traditional osteopathy, even diet and nutrition. Probably everyone has experienced or knows someone who has obtained good results from an acupuncturist, chiropractor or nutritionist.
But, can anyone know what technique will be most effective for which patient? Can one doctor know how to use all these methods?
The answer is YES.
Perhaps the most promising development in the natural health care movement is the growing unification of many alternative methods under the "umbrella" of applied kinesiology. It's not the goal of alternative health care and applied kinesiology to replace standard medical care, rather, complement it, as each has its place in our society. Standard medicine has its emphasis on crisis intervention rather than on health maintenance. This involves early detection of disease, usually followed by invasive medical treatment. The techniques used have evolved from the victorious, decades-old, battle against infectious diseases, which today are no longer the threat they once were. But as average lifespans have increased, we have confronted a whole new category of lifestyle and stress related diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Diseases which, once past the threshold where detection is possible, may already be too far advanced for full recovery. Diseases which can sap the quality of life from the extra years that have been gained.
There is a revolution underway in health care today. More people are shifting their focus towards health rather than sickness, prevention rather than crisis intervention, and towards improving the quality of life throughout a fulllifespan rather than merely lengthening existence. It is a revolution of dedicated professionals in fields often too new And under-researched for the medical mainstream to embrace. Yet millions of people seek and obtain relief from the
chiropractor, osteopath and acupuncturist, obtaining it through diet, nutrition, education and lifestyle changes.
Applied Kinesiology utilizes muscle testing in addition to other standard diagnostic routines, such as blood pressure, blood and urine tests, etc., to gather information about the individual's internal systems and to search for early changes that, in the long term, lead to the onset of disease. The doctor is then able to administer therapies from Among several allied disciplines to delay declines in health and maintain a high quality of life right up to the biological limit of aging. In other words, the promise of this unification of allied therapies is robust health throughout the duration of a full lifespan.