In health care since 1977, but keenly aware of Western medicine's shortcomings, Rose Mary began exploring natural health in the late 1990s.
I was introduced to applied kinesiology by a chiropractor around 2006. Truthfully, I thought the technique looked a little hokey at the time, but I went to this provider in desperation. By that point, I would have tried voodoo if someone would have given me a reference.
Applied kinesiology, also called muscle testing, is an energy-healing technique. It is based on the principles of many traditional medical disciplines, such as anatomy, biomechanics, neurology, biochemistry, and physiology. It also incorporates principles from Chinese Medicine such as acupuncture and massage. This discipline was developed by a Detroit chiropractor, Dr. George G. Goodheart, in 1964. Applied kinesiology muscle testing is used to identify imbalances in the body. Muscles are tested for strengths and weaknesses to detect disease and other problems.
Dr. Domby: The Use of Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing in Clinical Practice
What Is Applied Kinesiology and How Is It Done?
Dr. Gary Domby, a chiropractor, in the first video explains the basics of Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing, and how he uses it to assess clients and determine supplement recommendations.
Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing is based on the premise that the brain knows everything about the body. In muscle testing, typically the client holds an arm out to the side and up. The examiner pushes down on the client’s arm while placing the other hand on the client’s body to assess organs or structures. If an organ is weak, or if the client or examiner says something that is not true, the brain weakens the arm muscles, and the examiner will push the client’s arm down easily.
The examiner may also push down on the client’s arm while touching various nutritional supplements. These herbal samples have an electromagnetic field around the supplement container. While the examiner is touching the client and the supplement container, if the client has a condition that the supplement will help, the brain strengthens the muscles, and the client’s arm strongly resists being pushed down by the examiner. The examiner uses this technique to determine which supplements, and how many the client should take.
Dr. Domby notes muscle testing is not infallible, but still an excellent tool, better than thousands of dollars worth of medical tests. He also notes that muscle testing takes lots, and lots, and lots of practice.
The second video is a chiropractor in Austin, Texas, demonstrating applied kinesiology muscle testing to assess a client.
How Applied Kinesiology Helped Me
So back to me. There I was in 2006, an Air Force occupational therapist, approaching my last few years before retirement and afraid I would be separated from service for medical reasons without retirement benefits. I’d had lots of free military medical care, and was prescribed over a dozen drugs and supplements, and felt terrible all the time. This is a long story, but I’ll try to keep it brief here.
My thyroid condition had only been diagnosed 3 years prior, and I had been undertreated for the condition since. I had learned from Dr. Rind’s website that I most assuredly had adrenal fatigue, something that most MDs understood even more poorly than thyroid disease. I couldn’t get a doctor to recognize the severity of my thyroid disease, how in the world would I convince them I needed adrenal support?!
What I learned from Dr. Rind is, without adrenal support, my thyroid function would never be what I needed it to be. Your thyroid will never convert more T4 to T3 than the amount of T3 your adrenals can handle. Your T3 is the thyroid indicator most related to how you feel, and how much energy you have. Yet most doctors only check the pituitary’s thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH.
So, when I finally found my way to my chiropractor in September 2006, it was the best experience I’d had with a healthcare provider in years. Instead of the 3 familiar Ds: disdain, disbelief, and disrespect, I saw nodding. He performed applied kinesiology muscle testing on me to determine my needs, and additional kinesiology testing to determine supplements. My new doctor used Standard Process whole food supplements, a well respected company for over 50 years. I left not only with desiccated thyroid and adrenal supplements, but additional organ support, and additional vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements. I got B12 and iron supplements, among other things. I figured it would take at least 3 or 4 weeks to notice any improvements, but felt better the second week! In short order, I stopped taking my Synthroid for hypothyroidism, “pharmacy iron”, and B12 shots. By December 2006, my thyroid levels, B12 and folate, and iron levels were the best they had ever been. Thanks Dr. David for giving me my life back!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2010 rmcrayne
Beevenomcream from 5 Belgrave Terrace, South Shields, NE332RX (Will post creams out, on request) on September 08, 2011:
Very interesting hub.
BMG from timor laste on April 24, 2011:
great info....like what i've read to another hub about kinesilogy
rmcrayne (author) from San Antonio Texas on July 19, 2010:
Thanks for the visit eNatural. I have visited your website, and will try to come up with a testimonial.
eNaturalCures on July 15, 2010:
When I first witnessed applied kinesiology being used, I was totally amazed. Basically our body already subconsciously knows the problem and what's good or bad. Just ask and it will tell you if your body accepts or not. Incredible!
rmcrayne (author) from San Antonio Texas on March 09, 2010:
Thanks for the visit and words of support Pamela.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 06, 2010:
Very good hub. I think it is great that you had this experience and it sounds like something to explore.
rmcrayne (author) from San Antonio Texas on March 05, 2010:
Thanks for your supportive comments cashmere and Paradise. Funny how I met my chiro too. We had a mutual patient, who we were discussing by phone. The rest we say...
Paradise7 from Upstate New York on March 05, 2010:
You have me just about convinced. This is your own experience, that's what matters to me. I'm so glad you found this healer.
cashmere from India on March 05, 2010:
Phenomenal experience! I know the regular docs don't agree but a lot of alternative medicine works great!