Diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction: applied kinesiology compared to clinical observations and laboratory tests

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1984 Jun;7(2):99-104.


Sixty-five patients presenting to three clinics were independently evaluated for thyroid dysfunction by applied kinesiology (AK), a clinical protocol, and laboratory testing. Each was rated on a scale of 1 (unquestionably hypothyroid) to 7 (unquestionably hyperthyroid). AK ratings correlated with clinical ratings (rs = .36, p less than .002) and with laboratory ratings (rs = .32, p less than .005). Correlation between clinical and laboratory ratings was .47, p less than .000. Three AK therapy localizations had a significant correlation with the laboratory diagnosis (p less than .05). Two of these (right neurovascular-left brain and left neurolymphatic-right brain) were points associated with thyroid function. The third, ventral hand on the glabella with the other on the external occipital protuberance, is associated with pituitary function. AK enhanced but did not replace clinical/laboratory diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction. Preliminary evidence indicates that there may be a significant correlation between certain AK tests and an elevated LDH in the serum.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Isoenzymes
  • L-Lactate Dehydrogenase / blood
  • Movement
  • Muscles / physiopathology
  • Thyroid Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Thyroid Diseases / physiopathology
  • Thyroid Gland / physiopathology*


  • Isoenzymes
  • L-Lactate Dehydrogenase