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"Holistic medicine attempts to address disease through a series of analytic observations. When treating the animal, the goal of the holistic veterinarian is to find the root cause of the pathology. Even the most basic illness may have several layers of causation. Only when the true source of the ailment has been found is there the possibility for a long-term recovery."- acupuncture.com

Does Applied Kinesiology Replace Standard Examinations? PDF Print E-mail
FAQs - Applied Kinesiology (AK)
Applied kinesiology is a diagnostic tool using muscle testing as a feed back mechanism as to how a pet’s body is functioning. AK has been successful in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies (NAET.) For example, in conditions like allergies, there will be muscle patterns of weakness or strength found with AK.  However, these same patterns could be present because of another nervous system problems such as disease or some type of adaptation.  Only an adequate history of the pet, together with standard examination procedures and laboratory findings, will indicate the proper treatment course.

Therefore, people performing a simple muscle test and diagnosing what vitamins are needed or other information about health without standard examination is inappropriate.  This is making health decisions well beyond what a simple muscle test can determine and actually may be harmful.

The determination of your pet’s need for dietary supplements requires knowledge of your pet’s symptoms along with an examination for known physical signs of imbalances and a dietary history.  Blood, urine, saliva or stool analyses may be added to the foregoing.  An applied kinesiology examination provides additional information and can help to determine what is missing and needs supplementation.  Using applied kinesiology, a doctor can often determine which of the many available laboratory tests are the most appropriate to be performed.  This can result in a more effective diagnosis while at the same time reducing health costs.

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