“Man possesses a potential for recovery through the innate intelligence of the human structure. This recovery potential with which he is endowed merely waits for your hand, your heart and your mind to bring it to potential being and allow the recovery to take place, which is man’s natural heritage. This benefits man, it benefits you and it benefits our profession”. -quote by Dr George Goodheart, the original innovator of Kinesiology
“Kinesiology literally means the study of body movement and interaction of a persons energy systems. Gentle assessment of muscle response monitors whose blocks and imbalances are impairing physical, emotional or energetic well-being. The same method can identify factors, which may be contributing such imbalances. The body’s natural healing responses are stimulated by attention to reflex and acupressure points and by use of specific body movements and nutritional support. These can lead to increased physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being” – The Kinesiology Federation (Great Britain)
Kinesiology is a therapy where muscle testing is used which enables the body to communicate what is needed and then by touching or massaging the appropriate part can bring about instant changes. The body has its own innate intelligence, communicating on a subconscious level with the brain, the muscles hold vast amounts of information about the body and mind and using Kinesiology reboots the body’s innate ability to heal itself. The muscles are monitors of stress and imbalance within the body and ‘Muscle Testing’, is used as an effective and useful tool to detect and correct a variety of imbalances. It aims to improve a client’s health and wellbeing, by stimulating the body’s own healing potential. It works on the principle that the body, mind, and spirit are connected and through the balance of these, full health can be achieved. Various other therapies can be incorporated into the kinesiology sessions to help achieve this goal.
Everything we do, drink or eat has an effect throughout the body as a whole. We need to look at the whole person and not just at the symptoms. All our body systems, as well as nutrition and the mental and emotional state, interact and are interdependent. An imbalance in one system can therefore affect others. If only one area is treated, it can leave others defective. Muscles are parts of our bodily systems and, as with all parts of the body, all information therein is constantly referred to the brain via the nervous system. This inter-communication is happening all the time, and with muscle testing, we are tapping into this neurological system. By using the I.M. (indicator muscle) to test and receive either a “strong = yes” or a “weak = no” response to questions asked (referred to as “asking the body“) is a simple yet effective muscle biofeedback technique that yields amazing results. One can literally ask the body’s innate intelligence anything and receive the body’s immediate response, especially when it comes to food allergies etc.
In Kinesiology the therapist check for problem factors regarding:
Allergies, food intolerances, nutritional deficiencies
Once the problem factors have been deduced, the therapist uses specific techniques to restore balance, correct energy blockages, and restore energy flow.
Kinesiology also uses certain exercises and movements to help improve integration between the two hemispheres of the brain to help the logical, analytical hemisphere and the creative, intuitive hemisphere to work well together. Good integration between the two brain hemispheres also means good bodily coordination. It helps people with dyslexia, slow learning problems, and also for physical lack of coordination causing clumsiness.