Applied Kinesiology is a diagnostic method that uses muscle testing to evaluate the functioning of the body’s systems. A simple example of how Applied Kinesiology works is if you have a kidney infection or stone, the low back muscle (trunk extensors) will become very spastic. When this occurs the hip flexors (psoas muscle) will have to be weak by a process called reciprocal inhibition. The psoas muscle is related to kidney function, therefore a weak psoas could be related to a kidney deficiency. Applied Kinesiology can also be used to determine whether specific foods and other substances may be contributing to health problems.
AUTONOMIC RESPONSE TESTING: (Definition via Yoshiaka Omura M.D.)
When a substance is placed over an area of the body which contains this identical substance, a stress signal is elicited which makes a strong(facilitated) muscle become weak(inhibited). Today also functional MRI or fMRI technology is being developed that uses the same resonace phenomemon to accomplish the same objective. Dr. Omuras research is published in a peer reviewed journal: International journal of Acupuncture and Electrotherapeutics research.