“Muscle testing” is broadly used to describe applied kinesiology, a body analysis using muscles as a guide. However, not all muscle testing in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles is the same; not even close.
The type of kinesiology we do in Beverly Hills differs from typical “muscle testing” methods practiced by other kinesiology doctors. That’s why previous marginal/minimal success with another nutritional kinesiology doctor, or nutritional muscle testing kinesiologist has no bearing on predicting your success with me. Even if you’ve “been there, done that” with muscle testing or chiropractic kinesiology, my testing method, described below, is unique. Now, with our help, your results could be better.
Unique Chiropractic Kinesiology Method
Our goal is not to test a muscle’s strength at all, but instead to observe neural control of your muscles. Our specific testing method would be more accurately called a neural-control task, but nobody calls it that. It is an intentional response, which means you are trying to control it as best you can. This is not what you usually would picture with the terms “muscle test,” or “muscle testing.” Those descriptions usually connote strength testing.
Ever wonder why blood tests (drawing blood through a vein) are not called “vein tests?” Because the vein doesn’t matter. Likewise, for my nutritional kinesiology method, it’s your subtle control of your response that matters the most; not your strength.
The following will clarify what makes us unique, and how our kinesiology is so different than most “muscle testing,” “nutrition muscle testing,” or kinesiology nutrition.
Similarities and Differences with muscle testing doctors
Like in Applied Kinesiology, the starting point of our testing system based on “Nutrition Response Testing” (NRT) is observing your body’s ability to respond correctly. With kinesiology/muscle testing, the usual measure is based on the strength of the response. But with my method, the testing is based on your ability to control your responses, which is very subtle, and can give so much more insight than just testing muscle strength.
In other words, we’re focusing on stability, not muscle strength. Since muscle strength is not the focus, it is much harder for a patient to outsmart the test with force. It doesn’t matter how “strong” you are. With an optimal response, your muscle reaction and stability are immediate. Can you hold your arm or leg still against a minimal, varying force? Our experience shows that about 80% of people with chronic fatigue, ADD, migraines, or leaky gut can not!
Why we Observe Response Delay (Latency)
Applied Kinesiology muscle testing and our nutritional kinesiology with nutrition response testing look similar, but the tests differ. Trying to measure relative strength is more potentially inaccurate. It’s like trying to pick the largest melon at the supermarket by comparing their weights in both your hands. When you finally put them each on the scale, you have a 50/50 chance of getting it right.
So, instead of using such a potentially inaccurate procedure, we analyze your reaction timing, a neurological event seen through subtle muscle performance tests. We observe your muscle responses to know if you have optimum/uninhibited function of the nerve pathways between your brain and your body. These muscle responses are very important. Delayed responses may reflect a state of less than optimal well-being and may indicate some underlying dysfunction needing more investigation.
Whole Body Nutritional Kinesiology Chiropractor
Applied Kinesiology doctors may do muscle testing for a localized problem with a muscle. On a more holistic level, we start testing for delayed responses that will be evident throughout your whole body, regardless of which muscle group we use. This is a holistic, whole-body approach to your optimal wellness and health.
Done correctly as part of your overall health assessment, this type of intentional muscle response testing can give us key information about your whole body that can provide greater insight into your condition. Even previous blood tests may be seen in a new light.
Nutritional Kinesiology Beverly Hills
Our unique kinesiology method is a powerful evaluative tool that combines clinical nutrition with our evolved kinesiology in Beverly Hills. We use it to observe your body’s response when allergens, food, or environmental toxins would contact your body.
Through a series of sequential, repeatable muscle response observations (clinical kinesiology nutrition), the insight we gather about your body’s potential underlying condition (basic functions of your body like digestion, elimination, immune function, spinal function, brain function, etc.) can be profound. It is a necessary part of any high-performance health-promoting program.
I am proud to be one of the very few doctors in Los Angeles that has mastered this evaluation method. I welcome you to call for your appointment.