Kinesiology can be viewed in two distinct and very different ways... This post describes both types of Kinesiology and how they are applied in the real world!
Kinesiology... As A Science
As a science, Kinesiology is the study of the form and function of the human body. How the body moves, the mechanical function of movement.
Health modalities like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapists, Personal Training (and others) use the knowledge of kinesiology principles to understand how the human body moves. Knowing which muscles are being activated during specific movements helps these practitioners to provide the right exercises and treatments for their clients.
The term ~logy refers to the science or study of something.
The origin of the term "kinetic" (from which Kinesiology comes)... originates from the mid 19th century: from Greek kinētikos, from kinein ‘to move’. Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic
Kinesiology... As A Therapy
Kinesiology is an alternative, complementary health modality that helps with the reduction of stress and energy imbalances within the body.
As a therapy, Kinesiology uses muscle testing (also known as muscle monitoring) to get feedback from your body's nervous system and other energy systems about where stress and energy imbalances are in your body.
A fully qualified Kinesiologist understands...
- the science (the form, movement and function of the body) and the
- energetic anatomy of the body (the nervous system, acupuncture meridian system and chakra system)
...and combines that knowledge to apply the required corrections.
A Kinesiology session is commonly called a 'Balance'. This is because the Kinesiologist will assess your energy systems for stress (using muscle testing) then clear and balance out that stress, so that your energy systems can return to optimal flow and function.
How does Kinesiology Work?
Kinesiology works as a Biofeedback tool. Biofeedback, in this sense, means = the process of gaining greater awareness of the state of the energy pathways of the body (namely the body's nervous system, acupuncture meridian system and the chakra system).
This means... your body's energy system is assessed using muscle testing. The feedback you get from your muscles being tested gives you more understanding and awareness about what's happening "energetically" within your body.
When an individual muscle is tested, it will show one of two possible responses:
- It will either LOCK in place and hold in the test position --OR--
- It will UNLOCK and move out of the testing position
If it Locks in place, this is an indication that the energy circuits are in tact (no stress present)
If it Unlocks, this is the feedback that tells you the energy circuits are imbalanced, not working (ie. stressed)
Your Kinesiologist will continue to test the muscle against many different correction options to find what will LOCK the muscle in place and reconnect the energy circuits so that the stress is removed.
The type of correction needed to restore balance and flow to the energy system will be suited to your specific situation and needs. YOUR BODY WILL INDICATE WHAT IT NEEDS TO FIX THE PROBLEM.
There is a huge database of correction methods and techniques that a fully trained Kinesiologist can call upon to test for you.
A small sample of some of these types of corrections include:
- PERSONAL ECOLOGY
The electrical system of the body includes the nerve pathways and the acupuncture meridians. The techniques used to fix electrical stresses in the body include:
- flushing and tracing meridian lines
- holding and stimulating specific acupressure points
- the use of essential oils and aromatherapy
- correcting body polarity (+/- balance)
- auric field adjustments
- re-organising the brain and nervous system circuits
The techniques used to fix emotional stresses in the body include:
- Emotional Stress Release Technique -or- ESR
- Stimulating emotion specific reflex points
- Using Colour Therapy
- Sound Therapy
- The use of Essences - of Flowers, Gems, Jewels
- Tissue Salts
- Postural Stress Release
- Counselling Techniques
Personal Ecology Corrections
These types of corrections all relate to the inner workings of the body. The corrections restore energetic balance to things like the chemicals, hormones and nutrition inside the body. Some techniques include:
- Adrenal Fatigue corrections
- Using Herbs, Food & Supplements
- Body system Detoxing and Cleanses
- Genetic issues
- Lifestyle changes and modifications
- Lymph cleansing and balancing
- Correcting stress caused by Allergies
PLEASE NOTE: If specialised advice or treatment like Nutrition and Diet are needed and the Kinesiologist isn't fully trained in these modalities, they will refer you to the appropriate professional to perform the necessary techniques.
These relate to the physical structure of the body. The muscles, bones, posture etc. Corrections in this category are things like:
- Chiropractor / Osteopath adjustments
- Bowen Therapy
- Specific exercises: swimming, yoga, weights etc
- Ligament and Joint corrections
- TMJ (Jaw) and Cranial (Skull) adjustments
- Chakra / Nerve Plexus alignments
PLEASE NOTE: If specialised adjustments like Chiropractic, Osteopath, Bowen, Massage are needed and the Kinesiologist isn't trained in these modalities, they will refer you to the appropriate professional to perform the necessary techniques.
Techniques under the Spiritual Category include:
- Creating or performing rituals
- Clearing a wounded spirit
- Inspirational and sacred writing/reading
- Using Runes / Tarot / Angel Cards
- Holographic adjustment
"Geo~" relates to the earth. We are all becoming more familiar with electro-magnetic fields as science is able to detect these frequencies. Some people can be very sensitive to the environment and the energies around them. These types of corrections can include:
- Balancing your energy field from natural geopathic stresses like underground streams, Ley lines, volcanic activity, mineral deposits, weather, planet positions, and so on...
- Manmade geopathic stresses can include electric wires, water pipes, landfill, gas mains, steel foundations, Wi-Fi, air pollution, chemicals and so on.
Your Kinesiologist will be able to muscle test to work out if your energy can be balanced to better cope with these stresses, what can be done to offset the stress or if the stress needs to be eliminated completely.
What Happens In a Kinesiology Session?
Once you've decided that you want some help for a specific problem (which might be pain, being over-weight, stress, anger management etc) you have your initial consultation with your chosen Kinesiologist.
In the initial session, you will tell your Kinesiologist the history of the problem: like when it started, what the symptoms are, any medical/personal information relevant to the issue.
Together you will then discuss your expectations, what you want to achieve, what your goals and desires are and the specific results you want get. You will develop and set a plan together to achieve those outcomes.
How long it takes to achieve the ultimate outcome or desired result, will depend on the complexity of your problem and how far away you are right now from that end result.
This may include many smaller goals along the way as you make progress to your ultimate outcome.
Your initial session will include your very first "BALANCE". You will start with your initial goal. And then this is where the muscle testing part comes in.
While you keep this initial goal in mind, your Kinesiologist will muscle test, one or many muscles, to identify where your energy systems are out of alignment with that goal/outcome that you want.
Then your Kinesiologist will help you to understand what the underlying problem is and what's blocking the achievement of this goal (using muscle testing).
Then you can work out what your body needs to fix it and align your energy with your desired goal.
With your energy system aligned and balanced for achieving the goal, the actions you need to take are much easier, because there is no stress blocking it anymore.
Want to Book Your Own Kinesiology Session?
Kinesiology is a rapidly growing healing modality. More and more Kinesiologists are being registered as qualified practitioners every day.
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