Applied Kinesiology in Yorktown Heights, NY
Blending the Best Eastern & Western Concepts of Health & Healing
In the early 1980s, Dr. Lerner was introduced to the work of Dr. George Goodheart, the father of the clinical science of Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology is used daily in our dental practice in Yorktown Heights, NY. It is based on an understanding of the relationships between the structure and biochemistry of our body and our emotions. As a field of study, it is a synthesis of the best Eastern and Western concepts of health and healing. This understanding is applied by means of Manual Muscle Testing, which is testing a muscle’s ability to function while attention is drawn to an area of the body.
At The Center For Holistic Dentistry, we use Applied Kinesiology to:
- Screen dental materials for individualized biocompatibility testing
- Evaluate for bite stress imbalance between the bite of your teeth and your body
- Diagnose fractured teeth
- Diagnose and treat infections
- Screen for the toxicity of failing root canal treated teeth
- Diagnose and treat cavitations in the jaw bone
- Test for nutritional deficiencies
How Does Applied Kinesiology work?
Applied Kinesiology is practiced by making use of the muscle reflex test phenomenon. In this test, the ability of a muscle to maintain the position of a limb (for example the arm) is evaluated by applying a gradually increasing controlled force to the end of the limb. For instance, we might test the strength of the shoulder muscle (the deltoid) by having the patient extend their arm out parallel to the floor, and applying a graduated controlled force of a few pounds to their arm in the wrist area.
If the muscle we are testing is functioning normally it will be able to resist our force and keep the arm stable. If at the same time we test a strong muscle, we also touch (therapy localizing) a reflex point (may be acupuncture or functional reflex point) on the patient’s body, we may find our previously strong muscle testing weak. This would indicate a functional disturbance in that aspect of the patient. Correction of the disturbance may be achieved in numerous ways depending on the nature of the problem.
Dr. Lerner shares his applied kinesiology techniques and how poor reflexes can be linked to poor oral health in this video.
Learn More About Applied Kinesiology in Yorktown Heights, NY
To experience Dr. Lerner’s exceptional dental care, schedule your New Patient Exam by calling 914-245-4041 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes a comprehensive review of your health history and concerns; an evaluation of your teeth, bite, gums, and airway passage; low-radiation digital x-rays; and a discussion of your options with a personalized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!
As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.