Applied Kinesiology Near Briarcliff Manor, NY
Your Health & Healing Are Our Priorities
Applied Kinesiology is a practice that’s based on an understanding of the relationships between the structure and biochemistry of your body and your emotions. As a field of study, it’s a blend of the best Eastern and Western concepts of health and healing. At The Center For Holistic Dentistry near Briarcliff Manor, NY, we use Applied Kinesiology through Manual Muscle Testing, which is testing your muscle’s ability to function while attention is drawn to an area of your body.
We use Applied Kinesiology to:
- Screen dental materials for biocompatibility testing for all patients
- Evaluate your bite to check for an imbalance between your bite 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?
Dr. Lerner uses the muscle reflex test phenomenon as a form of Applied Kinesiology. 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. We can test the strength of the shoulder muscle (the deltoid) by having you extend your arm out parallel to the floor, and applying a graduated controlled force of a few pounds to your arm in the wrist area.
A normally functioning muscle will be able to resist our force and stabilize your arm. If we test a strong muscle and touch (therapy localizing) a reflex point (may be acupuncture or functional reflex point) on your body, we may find your previously strong muscle testing weak. This would indicate a functional disturbance. There are several ways to correct the disturbance, 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 Near Briarcliff Manor, 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.