Correlation of applied kinesiology muscle testing findings with serum immunologobulin levels for food allergies

Walter H. Schmitt, Gerry Leisman

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The pilot study attempted to determine whether subjective muscle testing employed by Applied Kinesiology practitioners, prospectively determine those individuals with specific hyperallergenic responses. Seventeen subjects were found positive on Applied Kinesiology (A K.) muscle testing screening procedures indicating food hypersensitivity (allergy) reactions. Each subject showed muscle weakening (inhibition) reactions to oral provocative testing of one or two foods for a total of 21 positive food reactions. Tests for a hypersensitivity reaction of the serum were performed using both a radio-allergosorbent test (RAST) and immune complex test for IgE and IgG against all 21 of the foods that tested positive with A.K. muscle screening procedures. These serum tests confirmed 19 of the 21 food allergies (90 5%) suspected based on the applied kinesiology screening procedures. This pilot study offers a basis to examine further a means by which to predict the clinical utility of a given substance for a given patient, based on the patterns of neuromuscular response elicited from the patient, representing a conceptual expansion of the standard neurological examination process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
*This project was supported in part by a grant from the Foundation for Allied Conservative. +Corresponding author.


  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Functional neurological assessment
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Immune complexes
  • Muscle testing, allergies
  • Provocative testing, IgE, IgG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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