Applied Kinesiology is the Answer

Over 75% of the trillions health care
dollars spent in the US are not spent on
infectious or traumatic diseases, but on
diseases that people develop when their
bodies no longer function properly.
There is a form of health care that is
devoted to restoring and maintaining the
normal function of the body throughout
life, and Applied Kinesiology is the
When you are treated by an Applied
Kinesiologist, you directly experience
your body function being evaluated and
restored. When you experience
improved strength, range of motion, and
other measures during treatment you
are observing AK corrections restoring
normal function to your body systems.
Your Applied Kinesiologist re-aligns
bones in your body and re-sets muscles
to function properly, because muscles
move bones. The structural, mechanical
correction of misaligned bones is greatly
enhanced by the normal function of the
muscles that support whatever joint is
involved. And when your joints function
properly, they last longer; they simply
don’t wear out as fast. But even more
significant than the reduced wear-andtear
is that properly functioning joints
signal good information to your nervous
system. This good information actually
stimulates and activates parts of your
brain, so it improves balance,
coordination, and cognitive function.
You have probably heard or may
intuitively know that walking thirty
minutes a day reduces the development
of dementia. And the physical benefits
of walking are improved when your
spine, hips, knees, and the “shock
absorbers” in your ankles are aligned
and working properly. The basic idea is
to make exercise your ally, and you can
do that by exercising properly and
through routine body maintenance so
that exercise doesn’t create extra stress
on your body.
Healthy aging is based on keeping your
parts working as well as possible for as
long as possible. You may not know that
some of the world’s greatest endurance
athletes use Applied Kinesiologists to
keep their parts working and to avoid
major breakdowns that would cost them
an important race, a season, or even
end a career. Using the same approach,
you can realize that healthy aging is an
endurance event of optimal function.
The ideal approach to health care is to
restore normal function to the body after
injuries, traumas, and stresses, and to
maintain the normal function of the body
without trade-offs. This ideal approach
is exactly what Applied Kinesiologists
do! Contrary to most pharmaceutical
approaches which inherently bring
costly side-effects, Applied Kinesiology
treatment usually brings added “offlabel”
AK and the whole person
Here is a recent example from my own
practice, the true story of a woman who
came to me for her wrist and hand pain
and weakness. She had been advised
to have wrist surgery and came to me
for a second opinion.
Through AK treatment, her problems
fully resolved without surgery. And
treating the person with the wrist/hand
problem, rather than just trying to fix
the localized problem, brought
additional benefits to her overall health
and quality of life.
Correcting her hand problem required
vitamin B6 (well documented for
treatment of carpal tunnel syndromes)
and structural/mechanical corrections
to her wrist, upper and lower neck,
pelvis, ankle, and cranial bones.
The B6 helped her wrist, and even
helped with a mild depression by
facilitating serotonin production. It also
reduced her blood homocysteine level,
which then reduced the bad effects of
The structural corrections to her lower
neck helped identify and eliminate a
lower cervical disc problem, which
otherwise would have led to a
disabling shoulder/arm condition and
eventually would have required
expensive and very invasive disc
The structural corrections to her pelvis
and cranial bones, to reduce the
imbalance of muscles in the lower
neck, had a stimulating effect on her
parasympathetic nervous system, the
de-stressing part of the autonomic
nervous system, which enhanced her
mental clarity and improved digestive
function, reduced the bloating and
heartburn she previously experienced
after eating.
The corrections to her ankle (the
malfunctioning ankle was not
absorbing shock properly and was
causing instability in her knee and
pelvis) reduced her knee pain and
strengthened her knee and pelvis, thus
reducing her low back pain.
In review, AK treatment to the patient
with the wrist/hand problem resulted
in elimination of the wrist/hand
problem and the following "off-label"
• Reduction of depression.
• Decreased cardiovascular risk.
• Prevention of cervical spine surgery.
• Resolution of painful shoulder/arm
• Improved mental clarity.
• Stress reduction.
• Reduction of bloating and heartburn
after meals.
• Reduction of knee pain.
• Improved ankle & knee stability.
• Improved shock absorption of ankle,
thus reducing "wear-andtear"
(development of osteoarthritis)
of the knee and hip.
All this was done for a fraction of what
the wrist surgery would have cost, and
without the risk of side-effects or a long
period of rehabilitation.
I hope you can appreciate the value of
restoring normal function to the body
and how Applied Kinesiologists treat
the whole person and “connect the
many dots”.
As we begin a New Year, 2014, which
celebrates the Fiftieth Anniversary of
Applied Kinesiology, we hope you will
recommend AK to your friends and
loved ones.
Dr. Bob Blaich is a diplomate and
certified teacher for the International
College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK)
and past chairman for the ICAK-USA.
Dr. Blaich has worked extensively with
athletes, including Olympic gold
medalists and he practices in Denver,


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