For the past three decades, Dr. Randy Meltzer has operated out of a chiropractic private practice facility in New York City. He maintains expertise in natural health care diagnosis and treatment for chronic illnesses through the use of applied kinesiology, a medical method that tests the function of the body’s organs and systems. Applied kinesiology also evaluates nutritional and toxicity levels of each part of the patient’s body.
Also known as muscle response testing, applied kinesiology involves surveying the chemical, mental, and structural health features of patients. When a doctor first treats an individual using this approach, the physician conducts a manual muscle test with or without standard diagnostic techniques. Chiropractors mainly utilize applied kinesiology, while other general medical practitioners have started to offer the method as a service.
The first step in applied kinesiology, the manual muscle test, takes place when a patient resists a direct force (applied by the doctor) to a specific muscle or muscle group. If the patient’s response is smooth, he or she is said to have a strong muscle response. A weak muscle response indicates some sort of imbalance or stress, which can signal the presence of a chemical dysfunction or structural disparity.
Furthermore, applied kinesiology gives a doctor a general overview of the status of a patient’s body. Doctors enact the alternative medicine method, which originated in 1964, to determine a patient’s diagnosis and prescribe a therapy regimen, depending on the individual’s muscle responses and other factors. Other applied kinesiology tests include nutrient testing, a technique used to observe the response of a patient’s muscles to the presence of various chemicals, and therapy localization, which involves a different form of manual muscle testing.