applied kinesiology

noun

Medical Definition of applied kinesiology

: a diagnostic system that uses manual testing of the functional integrity of muscles to identify illness in other parts of the body The most popular [system of diagnosis], known as applied kinesiology, is based on the unproven notion that every organ dysfunction is accompanied by a specific muscle weakness—and that diseases can be diagnosed by testing muscles with the help of particular foods or nutrients.Consumer Reports, June 1994

Note: Applied kinesiology is based on the theory that an organ dysfunction is accompanied by a specific corresponding muscle weakness. Treatments are directed at correcting the underlying muscle weakness (as with manual joint manipulation or massage). It is typically used as a supplement to standard methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Other Words from applied kinesiology

applied kinesiologist noun

Learn More About applied kinesiology

Cite this Entry

“Applied kinesiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/applied%20kinesiology. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!