Principles of Kinesiology
The following six principles guide the modalities of Professional Kinesiology and Natural Medicine and all the therapeutic methods used at ACKM:
The Healing Power of Nature - vis medicatrix naturae
The human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The therapist's role is
to facilitate this process with the aid of natural, non-toxic therapies.
Discover and Treat the Cause, Not Just the Effect - tolle causam
Kinesiologists and Natural Therapists seek and treat the underlying cause of a disease.
Symptoms are viewed as expressions of the body's natural attempt to heal. The origin of
disease is removed or treated so the patient can recover.
First Do No Harm - primum non nocere
Kinesiology and Natural Medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective.
Treat the Whole Person - tolle totum
The multiple factors in health and disease are considered while treating the whole person.
Therapists provide flexible treatment programs to meet individual health care needs.
The Physician is a Teacher - docere
The therapist's major role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility
for their own health. Creating a healthy cooperative relationship with the patient has a strong
Prevention is the best "cure"
Kinesiologists and Natural Therapists are preventive medicine specialists. Therapists assess
patient risk factors and heredity susceptibility and intervene appropriately to reduce risk and
prevent illness. Prevention of disease is best accomplished through education and a lifestyle
that supports health.