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Examples of treatment meth- bladder) ods include special diets discount 10mg glucotrol xl with visa, dietary supplements, chiro- • bedwetting practic manipulation, osteopathic cranial techniques, Reproductive organ health acupuncture/meridian therapies, acupressure, deep mus- cle massage, and nervous system coordination proce- • menstrual pains dures. For example, an AK practitioner might treat asth- • irregular or excessive menstrual activity ma by looking for weaknesses in specific lower back and • pelvic pains and endometriosis leg muscles that share a connection with the adrenal glands. The practitioner will strengthen these muscles • menopausal flushes and help the adrenal gland produce bronchodilators, • painful, nodular breasts chemicals that relax or open air passages in the lungs. GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 2 115 The practice of kinesiology requires that it be used Research & general acceptance in conjunction with other standard diagnostic methods AK is a tool that is used by many health care profes- by professionals trained in clinical diagnosis. A literature re- titioners of AK are chiropractors, but naturopaths, med- view published in 1999 by researchers from the School ical doctors, dentists, osteopaths, nutritionists, physical of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at therapists, massage therapists, podiatrists, psychiatrists, Chapel Hill and the Foundation for Allied Conservative and nurse practitioners are also involved. Subsequent NBCE surveys indicated that 31% surprising, since cost, satisfaction, utilization, and of chiropractors in Canada, 60% in Australia, and 72% in changes in symptoms are the important results of clinical New Zealand use AK. In addition, they determined that some studies Most practitioners of AK utilize a holistic approach that were supposed to be an evaluation of AK procedures and evaluate a person from a triad-based health perspec- did not actually use clinical practices and principles of tive. However, from studies adhering to AK principles ing from a structural basis, medical doctors generally and employing standardized training by well-trained from a chemical basis, and psychiatrists and psycholo- practitioners, they did state there was some evidence that gists from a mental or emotional basis. They sug- ogists attempt to work with all three areas of health, and gested that “future studies of AK should focus on out- in some cases, include a spiritual dimension. Only well-designed studies that account for the age if the policy covers chiropractor benefits. The cost of individual nature of AK diagnosis and treatment and pre- the AK examination is similar to the costs of other chiro- serve the proper clinical context of AK treatment will be practic practices. Understanding the individual components of the process of AK treatment remains important. Stud- ies addressing validation of isolated AK procedures need Preparations to meet the methodological challenges of studying ap- Since AK is a non-invasive diagnostic tool, there are propriate subjects that reflects the current recognized no preparations required.