The combination of Dr. Formo’s adjustments and postural exercise recommendations have helped my neck problems tremendously, which have made a huge difference at work and in my personal life.
Carol
Woodinville,WA

Applied Kinesiology



What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology (“AK”) is a diagnostic technique based on traditional Chinese Medicine, in which every muscle in the body is related to an organ, gland, or acupuncture meridian. Through testing specific muscles, the doctor can locate structural, biochemical, and emotional dysfunction in the body, and identify the proper method of correction. AK incorporates chiropractic manipulation, clinical nutrition, acupuncture meridian therapy, and sacro-occipital technique to name a few.

As mentioned above, the three basic factors responsible for optimal health are structure, biochemistry, and emotions. These factors comprise an equilateral triangle called the “Triad of Health.” If one side of the triangle becomes deficient, poor health is a result. Dr. Formo will utilize Applied Kinesiology techniques to evaluate their patients’ body function. Only by carefully observing all sides of the equilateral triangle can the total person be treated.

Health and Wellness:

The total concept of optimal health and wellness is achieved when all three sides of the triangle are in balance with each other. When there is a constant structural problem, it may influence the person’s emotions. Emotions affect the digestive system, which interferes with the normal digestion of food a person eats; because of this, the chemical side of the triangle becomes involved and a nutritional deficiency may develop. Muscle weakness may result, which then increases the structural strain, again completing the vicious circle.