What is Kinesiology? (kin-easy-ology)



Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s well being. Originating in the 1970’s, it combines Western techniques and Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional,mental and spiritual health. Kinesiology identifies the elements which inhibit the body’s natural internal energies and accessing the life enhancing potential within the individual.


Kinesiology is a non-invasive energetic healing science. Initial research began in the 1960’s when Dr. George Goodheart DC, discovered that muscle testing could be used to gather information from the body. This system was called ‘Applied Kinesiology’ and saw many chiropractors embracing Chinese medicine techniques of acupressure and meridian systems.

The real goal of any Kinesiology ‘balance’ is to identify the bottomline cause of any imbalance and then resolve it. It may be nutritional, emotional, structural, psychological, energetic or even spiritual – something as simple as an ‘attitude’, or a forgotten memory.


Many nervous system dysfunctions can affect muscle strength. Kinesiology is based on an energy model of health (not a medical one). There is little evidence of the underlying philosophy and claims of benefit.


Techniques used in kinesiology.


Some of the techniques available include:


lymphatic massage

hypertonic muscle release

attention to reflex, trigger and body points

remedies, such as flower essences and homeopathics

nutritional advice.


Things to remember


Kinesiology is a form of therapy that uses muscle monitoring (biofeedback) to look at imbalances that may be causing disease in the body.

Kinesiology aims to detect and correct imbalances that may relate to stress, nutrition or minor injuries.

Kinesiology is not used to diagnose disorders. We offer it as an adjunct by request only it is not part of our usual care



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