Misconceptions about Applied Kinesiology

Dr. David Leaf speaks on some of the misconceptions about Applied Kinesiology.

In 1964 Dr. George Goodheart stumbled onto a weak muscle and miraculously fixed it! That started what we now know as Applied Kinesiology. Since then Dr. Goodheart and many, many other doctors that followed his lead have developed many things in Applied Kinesiology (AK).

In 1974, the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) was formed. It is the goal of the college to teach health care professionals the techniques of AK and there are also standards of what can be taught. The ICAK has stuck to what was feasible form a scientific point of view, explainable with our knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology, physics, etc.

Many other people started experimenting with muscle testing, but this was not “Applied Kinesiology”. Today there are hundreds of different muscle testing techniques out there that are different from AK. Some are very elementary and are very explainable, but some are very far out and esoteric. The problem is that whatever is done as muscle testing is labeled “AK”. This has given the college many problems over the years and we have been trying to proclaim what “AK” is and what “AK” is not. Here is Dr. David Leaf talking about some of the misconceptions of AK.

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