Applied kinesiology is a diagnosis performed through testing of the muscle in order to get an idea of how the body of a person is working. Ideally, applied kinesiology helps to narrow down options of therapy and gives more specific results. A kinesiologist typically locates a weak muscle and tests it in order to find out why it is not behaving properly. An evaluation is made from the results and then the proper route of therapy to treat the weakness can be utilized. The reason a muscle behaves weakly, according to applied kinesiology, is because the certain gland or organ that it is related to is weak.
Therefore, accessing the weak muscle problem can give insight into underlying ailments that can range from damaged nerves, organ problems, decreased supply of blood or imbalances in chemical composition. Kinesiologists believe that strengthening the weakened muscle can have a direct impact on helping and strengthening the organ it is linked to.
It is similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the fact that it shares principals of energy flow, otherwise called Meridians in TCM. The various therapies associated with applied kinesiology include myofascial, meridian and cranial therapy, as well as many others. Sometimes a muscle that is strong enough is used as a test to find out what would cause it to weaken, such as whether it is a reaction to food or the environment.