Applied Kinesiology

The structure of your body influences its function. At GRD Healing Arts Clinic we have a wide variety of gentle and safe techniques to restore balance in your spine, musculature and even your organs. These techniques also serve to correct interferences to your all-important nervous system.

What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology, also known as Muscle Testing, is a system that evaluates structural, chemical (nutritional) and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis.

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts. The basis of this system is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the nervous, musculoskeletal, and biochemical (nutritional) systems.


AK is both a tool for diagnosing and treating. It is a system of testing muscles to ask your body where and how to treat it. And, just like doing a follow-up blood test to see if the markers have changed, it is a way that we can evaluate if the analysis we've done actually worked and is beneficial to your body. 

Muscle testing is used to help determine what is functioning normally or abnormally. We test individual muscles in a specific manner and determine what affects the relative strength of the muscle. When combined with the knowledge of the basic mechanics and physiological functioning of the body, it helps to more accurately diagnose what is going wrong. We use this technique to help correct muscle imbalances, to fine-tune the nutritional work we do and to help in the treatment of hidden immune system problems including allergies and stealth pathogens.

Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation, various muscle therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture therapies, clinical nutrition, dietary management, emotional balancing, and evaluating environmental irritants. 

"Muscle Testing is an important tool in the decision making process of what to do for a patient when confronted with a number of different alternatives." - Walter H. Schmitt, DC

Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa discusses how your body responds to Applied Kinesiology.

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