Applied Kinesiology® (AK), also called functional myodiagnostics (FMD), is a holistic method for examination and therapy based on manual muscle testing. According to the teachings of the AK, these muscle tests can be used in the specific search for triggers causing all kinds of complaints. This can lead to completely unexpected correlations, since triggering disturbing factors can lead to complaints in distant parts of the body.
When carrying out the various muscle tests, both the muscle function and the neuromuscular feedback loop of the muscle are examined, which includes the interconnection in the central nervous system. This interconnection system can be influenced by a variety of factors and then manifest itself in a changed muscle response. According to the teaching of the AK, the correctly performed muscle test can therefore provide information about the most diverse disturbing factors, such as lack of certain nutrients, interference zones such as old scars, chronic infections, food intolerances, dysbioses of the intestinal flora and much more.
The AK is not recognised by orthodox medicine because there are not enough studies to prove its effect. This is why the cost for AK-testing and therapy is not covered by the statutory health insurances ("gesetzlichen Krankenkassen").