Systems Health Care uses many foundational principles and muscle testing procedures from the diagnostic system of applied kinesiology (AK). Although AK should not be confused with kinesiology, which is the study of human movement, AK does thoroughly evaluate how we as humans move, or perhaps fail to move. There are around 100 other forms of “kinesiology” in the healing arts which have different beliefs and methodologies. Those who practice AK are practitioners who are licensed to diagnose, most of whom are chiropractors, osteopaths, medical doctors, dentists, psychiatrists, and other healing-arts practitioners. A skilled SHC practitioner will employ various treatment methods such as myofascial or trigger point therapies, acupressure techniques, nutritional and dietary changes/management, exercise and lifestyle counseling, cranial procedures, emotional techniques, specific manipulations and reflex procedures, as well as other therapies to help the patient return to optimum health. The individualized treatment is tailored to fit the patient based upon the evaluation and examination to effectively treat a wide range of health conditions in the most holistic, and “wholistic,” way possible.
A skilled SHC practitioner should also encourage and anticipate patients’ active roles in their health and healing processes. Teaching patients to take care of themselves is a vital, and is perhaps the most important concept we can pass along to our patients. Optimal health will never be obtained by the treatment process alone.