Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing and most interesting developments in modern natural healthcare. There are different types of Kinesiology, but they all use muscle testing as the basis for their work. Kinesiology can detect imbalances in the body's systems in four key areas:
- Chemical nutrition - hormones, pH, good health begins in the gut
- Structural bones - muscles, tissues
- Emotional fears - phobias, trauma, stress
- Electrical hydration - energy levels and energetic fields
What are the benefits of Kinesiology?
Kinesiology restores balance to the whole system and in this way, facilitates the self-healing process. It can:
- Increase energy and vitality
- Prevent illness
- Improve posture
- Relieve physical pain and tension
- Release and manage emotions and stress
- Enhance brain function and co-ordination
- Discover individual nutritional needs and sensitivities
What can Kinesiology help?
Who can benefit from Kinesiology?
Everyone can benefit from babies to athletes, whether you’re injured, recovering from surgery or constantly unwell or just want to ensure the body is balanced by having regular checks.
When someone cannot be muscle tested, either because they are perhaps too young or have paralysis, a "surrogate" may be used.
What happens in a Kinesiology session?
You remain fully clothed in a Kinesiology session. The Kinesiologist will place your arms, legs or head into specific positions and then apply gentle pressure. Muscle testing gives the Kinesiologist information and feedback from your body about its condition and can assess the order in which to treat the imbalances. A treatment plan may include nutritional supplements, emotional stress release techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique, acupressure, gentle structural realignment, firm reflex massage and suggested lifestyle changes and more.
The history of Kinesiology
The word Kinesiology comes from the Greek work kinesis, meaning motion. In the medical sciences it is the name given to the study of muscles and the movement of the body. Kinesiology is best pronounced kin-easy-ology.
Applied Kinesiology was the name given by its inventor, Dr George Goodheart, an American chiropractor, in 1965. Goodheart discovered that when a muscle was tested, the result could reveal vital information, which was quite impossible to determine by any other method of investigation. In the last 30 years, the body of knowledge on Kinesiology has developed rapidly, and much clinical research has validated the many new discoveries.
In early 1973 John developed a system of Kinesiology called Touch for Health specifically for non-medical professionals that has since been experienced by well over 3 million people in at least 50 countries.