What is Applied Kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is concerned with the regulation of structural, chemical and mental physiology. It uses the principle that the body is a self-maintaining, self-correcting mechanism. The muscle test evaluates neuromuscular function and is used as a tool to assess the needs of the patient; it must be emphasised that it is used in conjunction with standard diagnostic tests that may be relevant - X rays, physical diagnosis, history, blood tests etc. AK examination enhances standard diagnosis and is enhanced by standard diagnosis.
What to expect in your appointment
Andrew will take a full and detailed history. Above all, the patient is given time to talk, and Andrew will be concerned with establishing a complete picture in order to understand the problem as fully as possible. We will then perform a wide variety of muscle tests for you in order to establish areas of dysfunction.
Expect to be involved. Andrew will test for basic mechanical defects; the possible connection of visceral dysfunction (that is, the function of the associated gland or organ); stress levels in the body; and, where relevant, cranial and pelvic distortion and toxicity/allergy problems. Treatment may involve any combination of manipulative work, guidance in self-treatment, nutritional support, homeopathic remedies and treatment to aid stress-related problems.
Assessments on offer
Evaluation of the Energy production system, hormone system as well as biomechanical dysfunctions are undertaken. Gut health and food tolerance and intolerance are tested using the muscle test method. Regular learning is undertaken in this methodology and new ideas and possibilities are coming to light on a regular basis. Often several systems will be evaluated, this is dependent on need as determined in the case history.
Andrew is happy to be contacted with any questions you may have – please use email to access this – a written response will often be quicker than a telephone call and comes with the added benefit of being able to be read and reread, forming an addendum to the verbal and take away advice given.
Charges are £35 per half hour. A normal first appointment is a double appointment and the first subsequent follow-up is usually ½ hour duration. Following appointments can be arranged for hour or half hour depending on the needs of the individual.
How many treatments will be required?
Applied Kinesiology is used to treat individuals rather than diseases, and so each treatment programme is unique for that particular person. Gut health is usually an initial consultation and one follow-up, the service can be accessed at the wish of the patient after that.
Supplements may be advised and there are many companies offering varying quality of supplements on the market. As far as is possible Andrew will give generic information about what level of supplementation is required (if any) and offer a range of possibilities.
It is worth bearing in mind that not all supplements are the same, please make a quality assessment and not judge on price alone when choosing. Some advice on how and which products to choose is available but no retail stock is carried as I feel this is a conflict of interest.