Kinesiology uses manual muscle testing to identify the body's imbalances. The muscle testing involves the practitioner exerting very light pressure on an arm or occasionally a leg muscle, and the client is requested to respond with equal pressure. The client remains clothed and the muscle testing is painless and non-invasive. Once the imbalances are assessed, a variety of treatments and techniques are then offered to bring the body back to harmony according to the feedback communicated to the kinesiologist through the muscle testing. There is therefore no guess-work involved in formulating a treatment plan for a client.
How might kinesiology help me?
Apart from its wonderful use as an assessment tool, kinesiology is a blend of the principles of Chinese medicine with a range of gentle yet very powerful techniques with which to treat the nutritional, emotional, structural, and energetic aspects of health. As it addresses the whole body in this way it can truly be called a holistic approach, which is one of the many great strengths of kinesiology.
How does kinesiology work?
Muscle testing is a tool used to evaluate the motor response of a muscle to a sensory challenge. The muscle sensors communicate with the brain through the body's feedback system and the muscle responds by remaining firm or giving under the pressure.
What is the history of kinesiology?
Kinesiology was first discovered in the 1960's. Originally kinesiology (from the Greek word "kinesis" meaning movement) was simply the study of movement, particularly of the human body. An entirely new application of it was discovered in 1964 by Dr. George Goodhart, a chiropracter in the U.S.A. He found that, when a muscle was tested, the result could reveal vital information about the organs and systems of the indivdiual being tested. During the subsequent years the body of knowledge known as Applied Kinesiology has developed rapidly.
What people say about kinesiology
Mel J from South London said about her treatment: "When I came here the use of muscle testing made it very clear exactly what my body needed - I found it such a positive experience."
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