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Applied Kinesiology (AK) in Scottsdale

Diagnosing Body Imbalances

person getting knee treatmentDr. Carla refers to Applied Kinesiology (AK) as the grandfather of B.E.S.T. and N.E.T. Developed in the 60s, AK is a manual muscle testing method used to diagnose imbalances in the body by their reaction to different stimulation to determine the best adjustment or nutrient to bring the nervous system into alignment.

Our chiropractor received her certification in AK from the International College of Applied Kinesiology after hundreds of hours of additional training. Using it every day in her practice has made her an expert at what she does.

The AK system has three parts—the physical, where we can actually see what bones are out of place and adjust them; the chemical, which determines what supplements and nutrition will make a difference and help continue the healing process, and the emotional piece, which was expanded into N.E.T.

How Does AK Work?

Dr. Carla primarily uses AK to see where nerve function is being interrupted. All of our muscles are fueled by nerve impulses that come from the brain, through the spinal cord, and out to the muscles, organs, etc. in the body. Any pain complex or symptom may be a failure of the muscle, joint or nerve.

For example, the muscle and joint can be in the right place, but the nerve can’t get that message back to the brain. It’s like when a fuse blows, you go to the fuse box. It’s not that the lamp is broken, the fuse box isn’t working, so the electricity can’t flow to the lamp. It’s the same for your nerves.

AK allows us to use different stimuli to find out is it the nerve?, the muscle?, or the bone? Based on the results, the doctor can apply the correct therapy. AK also allows us to go back and retest to see if the correction worked, because you’ll get a different reaction.

Find Out More

AK is a powerful diagnostic tool in Dr. Carla’s hands. Contact Abundant Health Arizona to find out more.

Applied Kinesiology (AK) Scottsdale AZ | (480) 771-1700