Muscle Testing FAQs

Sep 10, 2018

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What is muscle testing?
Muscle testing, or Applied Kinesiology (AK), is a technique which assesses a particular muscle's contractile response to obtain information about the state of that muscle, which may be positively or negatively effected by structure, biochemistry, or emotions. The art and science of Applied Kinesiology allows the practitioner to discover underlying and sub-clinical factors that are negatively effecting your health. It's a way of asking the body questions and getting answers that are beyond the limits of clinical reasoning.

Why do I need to keep getting re-tested?
The body's needs are always changing! Healing takes time and unfolds in layers. The length of your treatment plan will depend on the condition, patient compliance and response to treatment.

How frequently should I be re-tested?
Most patients get re-tested about every four weeks, but depending on the individual, we may recommend a shorter or longer time between appointments.

How long will it take before I notice changes?
Most patients report positive changes within a week or two that continue to improve over the following months, and chronic issues may take longer to resolve. Consistency provides the best results!

Why do I need whole food supplements?
Nutrient deficiencies express as symptoms in the body. Our modern environment and altered food supply have left us all in a nutritional deficit, requiring concentrated, specific, and targeted nutrition to meet the individual needs of every patient.

What if I already take vitamins and supplements?
Nutrient deficiencies express as symptoms in the body. Our modern environment and altered food supply have left us all in a nutritional deficit, requiring concentrated, specific, and targeted nutrition to meet the individual needs of every patient.

How much do the supplements cost? Is it expensive?
The cost of the supplements vary, and the benefit of muscle testing is knowing exactly what you need as well as how much, no more, no less. The real question is, what's the value of your health? How much of a priority is improving your quality of life?

Ask me any other questions you have in the comments below! I also have the book Applied Kinesiology by Tom and Carole Valentine available for borrow in my office.