What is Kinesiology?

KinesiologyKinesiology is all about energy; it is the science of energy balancing. Kinesiology relies on a deep holistic understanding of energy flows. It rebalances and corrects energy imbalances within the body to remedy the manifesting causes of unwellness, enhance prevention, and the optimisation of wellness in all aspects, physiologically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

The philosophy behind Kinesiology is that human beings (much like everything else in nature) are created as perfect, interconnected systems. We are designed to live in homeostasis – a perfect balance of mind, body, emotions and spirit – fully equipped for the things we want to achieve in life.

However, sometimes we find ourselves in distress, whether it be physically or emotionally. This is our body’s way of indicating that we are “off track”, not living to our full potential, or not coping in one or more areas of our life. Kinesiology offers a very powerful means to rebalance ourselves – physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically – by allowing us to go all the way back and start by correcting the underlying cause or issues that have resulted in disease, rather than simply treating or suppressing the symptoms.

Everything we need for survival, with the exception of food, air and water, is found within the body itself. The human body is self-regulating and self-healing. This means that in order to survive, our body must maintain balance by constantly monitoring the internal and external environment via the nervous system, and making appropriate adjustments. Signals are sent between the muscle and brain via the neural pathways, and the cerebellum in the brain responds by initiating the appropriate physical adaptations.   Muscle testing taps into this adaptive system, giving the practitioner information to facilitate changes within your own healing process.

The word Kinesiology means the study of motion, in particular, the study of how muscles act and coordinate to move the body. The Kinesiology Practitioner’s Accreditation Board describes Kinesiology as follows:

Kinesiology 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.

Every aspect of our lives, including our diet and environment, our lifestyle and exercise, our relationships and career, our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs, as well as internal and external toxins either enhances or impedes our energy flow. In the natural health field, Kinesiology uses muscles to monitor stress and imbalance within the body, where manual ‘Muscle Testing’ is used for detecting and re-balancing. Manual muscle testing is used as a biofeedback indicator to determine where energy is blocked and what to do to restore the body to optimum energy flow and balance. A muscle tests weak when there is stress blocking energy flow, and it tests strong when energy is flowing.

Kinesiology recognises that muscles can be very precise monitors of stress and imbalance within the body. As a result of injury, emotional trauma, nutritional or other unresolved stress, the energy flow may be interrupted and the whole body can be affected. During a Kinesiology session, the exact nature of blockage in the energy flow is identified by muscle testing. A Kinesiologist applies structural, mental, nutritional, and energetic balancing techniques to help people alleviate these stressors, improve physical and mental performance, enhance energy, balance body chemistry and emotions and enhance their overall health and well-being. The body will therefore indicate where the imbalances are, and will choose the best method to correct them. Different energy balancing techniques are used to enable the  energy blocks to be released, eliminate toxins, reduce tension, and enhance the body’s natural healing ability and what changes need to be made to bring the body back into balance. Used all over the world by a variety of different health professionals, it is one of the most advanced forms of holistic health care.