Applied Kinesiology is a system of evaluating the body through manual muscle testing. Your muscles are controlled by the nervous system. Your nervous system is aware of everything that happens in the body. If we influence the nervous system in a positive or negative way, we can measure the outcome in a muscle.
The standard for testing nutrients or food in Applied Kinesiology is to place the substance in the mouth. When you taste something, it is not the food going to your brain, it is the nerve message going to your brain that makes you aware of the taste. When the nervous system is aware of the substance, we can evaluate your body’s response with a muscle test. If the substance is harmful to the body, it will most likely have a negative impact on muscle strength; we call this a neurological inhibition. If the substance is beneficial to the body, it will have a positive impact on muscle strength and may cause a previously inhibited muscle to return to normal strength. This is the standard for testing nutrients in Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Stangl uses a slightly different technique. Rather than placing substances in the mouth, he uses a ceramic magnet to make the body aware of the nutrients.
The Story of Applied Kinesiology & Magnets
This is based on the work of Dr. William Philpott. He was a well-known and well-respected medical doctor. He has written books on diabetes and magnets, and performed research with magnets. One of the experiments he performed involved hooking up an ohm meter to two wires. He hooked one of the wires to a person’s finger and another wire to one of the person’s toes on the opposite side. He found that the ohm meter registered a reading in ohms, which is resistant of the body to allow electricity to flow through it. then he placed a ceramic magnet over the body. The ohm meter remained the same. He then placed different foods under the south pole of the magnet. Occasionally, he would find a food that changed the ohm meter reading. He then found that the foods that changed the reading were foods that the people had sensitivity to. He took these foods out of his patients’ diets and many of their symptoms went away, because they were related to food allergies.
A chiropractor, Dr. Leobowitz, called Dr. Philpott and was telling him about Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Philpott related his experiences with the magnets. Dr. Leobowitz was amazed that the body could recognize foods under this magnet and wondered if it would impact the nervous system enough to change muscle strength like oral nutrient testing did. So, he performed some of his own experiments and found a strong correlation between oral and magnetic muscle testing.