"A fundamental premise of Kinesiology (Kin-easy-ology) is that the body has innate healing energy and is doing its best to care for itself, but sometimes needs assistance to achieve this state."
Essentially, Kinesiology as used in the complementary health or natural medicine field, is defined primarily as the use of muscle testing to identify imbalances in the body's structural, chemical, emotional or other energy, to establish the body's priority healing needs, and to evaluate energy changes brought about by a broad spectrum of both manual and non-manual therapeutic procedures.
Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP) Kinesiology is also at the forefront of the new frontier of energy medicine in the world.
Kinesiology, therefore, may be understood as a system of natural health care which combines muscle monitoring with the principles of Chinese medicine to assess energy and body function, applying a range of gentle yet powerful healing techniques to improve health, wellbeing and vitality.
How Does It Work?
A fundamental premise of Kinesiology is that the body has innate healing energy and is at all times doing its best to care for itself, but that sometimes it needs to be helped into a better position to achieve this care.
Kinesiology also recognises that there are flows of energy within the body that relate not only to the muscles but to every tissue and organ that go to make the body a living, feeling being.
These energy flows can be evaluated by testing the function of the muscles, which in turn reflect the body's overall state of structural chemical, or emotional balance.
In this way, Kinesiology taps into energies that other modalities do not assess. Kinesiology looks beyond the symptoms. Kinesiology does not treat named diseases. Nor does it diagnose them. Kinesiology is concerned with imbalances in the body's energy. In this respect, Kinesiology has close links with the acupuncture concept of energy flow.
Kinesiology is not limited to dealing with ailments. Energy balancing brings a person closer to achieving any goal of their choice ~ in sport, relationships, learning or coping with life in general.*
Why Muscle Testing?
These techniques are applied to identify & correct energy blockages within the body. Always the answer is somewhere inside you. Muscle monitoring is a natural feedback system which receives information via nerve pathways and the meridian system of the Brain and Body.
Kinesiology bypasses conscious thinking processes to isolate causal factors in one's being, whether emotional, psychological, in the subconscious, the body or other levels (eg. emotional/spiritual). Honouring this system enables the body to clear itself at its own enhanced rate and priority.
Kinesiology is a non-invasive method, using precision muscle feedback and body awareness that can help you to reduce stress and pain, improve performance at school, work and home, in sports, in relationships, and promotes health and wellbeing. Kinesiology helps one access the inner knowing and find again the power of choice in one's life.
Kinesiology allows you to take charge of the way you relate to the past, your present circumstances and the future.
The efficacy of Kinesiology results from the way it works with the body's innate healing intelligence. It aids the body in its natural drive to restoring balance, and thus health, to neurological and physiological function.
When everything is functioning well in our system, theoretically we feel well; we are well beings.
Kinesiology practitioners undertake years of training to be able to access the movement of energy - or what the Chinese call Chi - around the body and brain. The analogy of a bio-computer illustrates rather crudely how it works.
When there are blocks or stresses preventing smooth energetic transmission, in turn affecting smooth functioning of our bio-systems, there are under-energies or over-energies. Both can add up to stresses that can eventually overwhelm the body's compensatory mechanisms and have their read-out in physical pains, mental discomfort and the myriad expressions of dis-ease: allergies, depression, postural problems, poor performance levels, learning and relationship difficulties, digestive and nervous disorders. Whatever the presenting problem the system is saying it is malfunctioning.
Kinesiology encompasses a breadth of therapeutic aids but the real goal of any 'balance' is to identify the bottom-line cause of this malfunction and then to resolve it. It might be nutritional, emotional, structural, electrical or even spiritual - something as simple as an "attitude" or a forgotten memory.
The essential tool upon which Kinesiology relies is the muscle feedback system, a handy piece of human wiring that gives instant access into the holistic information held by the core operating unit of the entire body-mind system - the subconscious brain.
This normally inaccessible neural substrate holds all of our memories, all the information about physical, emotional and mental states and it also determines our muscle tension. A weak muscle test can therefore be an indicator that stress is having a tellingly negative effect somewhere in the system.
By accessing the bio-system via this remarkable muscle monitoring tool, Kinesiology can get quite specific and very quickly come up with the right answers.
What is the best way of releasing or resolving this stress? The body knows.
The body is already aware of what it needs to heal. What Kinesiology is able to do in a therapeutic sense, is to facilitate that information in order to aid that potent, profound and natural healing process.