Kinesiology is a method of communicating with another person’s nervous system by testing the tension in the muscles. We use manual muscle tests to find imbalances and blockages in the body. After finding these imbalances the kinesiologist will then do various treatments of the nervous and energy system and will then retest the muscles to see that a correction has been made.
A muscle test interprets the body’s electrical impulses and the neurological communication between the body’s sensors, receptors, muscles, glands, inner organs, brain and spinal cord.
By testing the tonus in the muscles you can immediately examine the effect of a stimuli on the body.
With kinesiology, by testing a persons neurological response to certain stimuli, we can identify which treatment form is a priority for each individual. Every person is unique so no two people will need exactly the same treatment although the symptoms may be very similar.
History of kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology was developed in 1964 by an American chiropractor, Dr George Goodhart. Since then a multitude of different forms of kinesiology from clinical kinesiology to health kinesiology has developed around the world. They all have muscle testing in common but treatment methods may vary.
Muscle testing is today used by many chiropractors, osteopaths, doctors, psychologists and physiotherapists.
The triad of health
A kinesiologist looks at a person from a holistic perspective where structure (e.g. muscles, joints, organs), biochemistry (e.g. hormones, nutritional status, toxicity) and emotions are all connected.
With kinesiology you can find out if a structural problem has a chemical cause or vice versa. For example, it’s quite common that people with knee problems have gut problems and that people with tense calve muscles have adrenal fatigue.
Kinesiology integrates Eastern techniques such as the meridian energy system with gentle structural manipulation and nutrition.