Applied Kinesiology as a complementary treatment

Sheldon Sinett, D.C.

The Alternative/Whole Health Committee sponsored a lecture by Dr. Sheldon Sinett, Doctor of Chiropractic, Diplomate in Applied Kinesiology, a practitioner for over 35 years. Kinesiology is used as both a diagnostic and a treatment modality to assess and strengthen the body. He stressed the fact that all his treatments and testing were completely complementary to women undergoing conventional protocols. Dr. Sinett then presented the "triangle" treatment pattern, consisting of structure, emotions and biochemicals.

Structure: Dr. Sinett borrowed 2 ball-point pens and called for a volunteer. The pens were placed under the big toe and under the pinkie toe. Muscle tests showed that the woman's body responded much weaker when the pens were present and totally strong without them. She told the audience that the feelings when her muscle lost its strength was "weird". A skeptic within the audience asked him to repeat the test using her. Same results.

Biochemical: Another volunteer came forward and was given an RNA pill to hold in her mouth(this increases reaction levels for testing purposes). Dr. Sinett then tested various supplements by pushing on her arm or leg as she held another pill in her mouth. When a substance was useful to the patient it strengthened her muscle. He explained that these various muscles corresponded to the organs of the body, so that it was possible to know which organs needed help. Sugar, niacinimide, B complex, caffeine and other substances were used, testing the spleen and liver etc. He told us that the immune, hormonal and glandular systems could be brought into proper attunement with kinesiology. A simple repair treatment is given after each patient's individual problems are assessed.

Since I am a patient of Dr. Sinett, and responsible for his coming to speak at SHARE, the audience asked to see how I responded to various tests. So I went up as a "volunteer". Before I did, I was asked to explain a treatment the doctor had used to relieve the discomfort in the swelling at the mastectomy site. It was very simple for him to perform and certainly helped me. When I was muscle tested, all my responses showed strong. Both Dr. Sinett and myself were pleased!

Emotional: An audience member was first checked to see if she had an emotional component to her body ailments. Then she was asked to recall the emotion while Dr. Sinett muscle tested her arm and leg. He showed that the muscle became weaker while she was remembering that feeling. Then he adjusted her in the same way he dealt with physical pain(by gently pushing on the feet in a particular way).

The audience appreciated Dr. Sinett's using so many volunteers to demonstrate on. A good number of us got to experience muscle testing directly. All the women agreed that it felt very strange. The same amount of pressure is applied to the muscle, but it cannot stay strong when there is a response. It is not the strength of the muscle but a neurological response that changes.

Dr. Sinett also spent some time discussing appropriate nutrition for cancer survivors. As with many health providers, he felt that a high fiber, low fat, low sugar diet would be best. A first visit with Dr. Sinett takes an hour for complete testing, follow-up visits are about 15 minutes. Individualized testing programs and complementary treatment for the whole body is offered by kinesiology.

NOTE: Applied Kinesiology can help determine if the supplements you are taking are appropriate for you. It can also help determine if you are allergic or sensitive to foods or chemicals (as I was).

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