Structural imbalances – which can result from skeletal misalignments; imbalances in muscle tone from poor posture and injury or trauma from any situation which affects the musculoskeletal system.
Chemical imbalances – which could be nutritional deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids; hormone imbalances; allergies to foods and the consequences of exposure to environmental toxicity, which today includes such things as dioxins, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and many more.
Emotional factors – which can develop from emotional traumas and negative thought patterns.
Over time the body develops adaptive patterns to these different imbalances and stressful situations, these will often be experienced as a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. One of Dr. Goodheart’s early protégés was Dr Alan Beardall DC, who further developed the system of Applied Kinesiology whereby the body could display the adaptive patterns it had developed. He called this system Clinical Kinesiology and it enables the practitioner to work at a much deeper level of treatment.