What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is a holistic therapy that works on the whole person. It addresses the individual at the structural, chemical, emotional, nutritional and spiritual levels, to identify symptoms and their specific causes. It was developed in the 1960s by Dr George Goodheart, who combined modern Western techniques with knowledge drawn from Eastern health systems. Kinesiologists undertake comprehensive training to be able to quantify the movement of energy, or what the Chinese call Qi, around the body.
A Kinesiologist will aim to improve the wellbeing of the individual by considering all factors that may negatively affect their life. The practitioner establishes the body’s priority healing needs, then applies the corrective procedures to stimulate an energetic shift.
How does Kinesiology work?
Kinesiology addresses the whole person, at all levels. As such, it is understood that all systems are interrelated, and that an imbalance at one level can easily affect another. For example, a stressful work environment can easily affect the structural level of the body in the form of tight shoulder muscles, lower back pain, or even indigestion.
Kinesiologists tap into energies that other modalities do not assess. While symptoms are considered holistically, the practitioner will not diagnose or treat named diseases. Physical conditions are understood within a larger, more complete framework.
Aligning the energetic system is not limited to dealing with ailments. Balancing can bring a person closer to achieving their goals, whether in relationships, work or physical wellbeing. Kinesiology is concerned with imbalances in the body’s energy, and in this respect, has close links with the acupuncture concept of energy flow. A Kinesiologist recognizes the interrelated nature of all systems within the body and treats the individual with this bigger picture in mind.
Kinesiologists apply muscle testing to identify and correct energy blockages within the body. Importantly, it is a natural feedback system which receives information via nerve pathways and the meridian system of the brain and body. This muscle feedback system gives instant access into the holistic information held by the subconscious mind. A weak muscle test can therefore be an indicator that a specific cause is having a negative effect somewhere in the system. By accessing the bio-system via this muscle monitoring tool, Kinesiologists can get quite specific with their questions, and very quickly find the right answers. There are many tools available to make these energetic corrections.