An Introduction to Kinesiology and its Myriad Benefits

Kinesiology is a natural therapy which uses muscle response testing to identify and correct imbalances in order to promote and restore excellent health and well-being.

Kinesiology was originally developed by an American chiropractor called George Goodheart. He found that by testing muscle response before and after he made chiropractic corrections, he achieved better results for his patients. As time progressed, he was able to make a connection between various muscles and acupuncture meridians. By testing these muscles, the kinesiologist can get a picture of what is happening in your meridian system and how this may be affecting you.

So, kinesiology can be seen as a blend of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western techniques which enable a kinesiologist to treat you as an individual. Each person's session is unique to them.

During a typical session the Kinesiologist will take a health and medical history and work with the client to identify and address their individual concerns. Assessments are made using gentle manual muscle response testing where the Kinesiologist seeks to identify the issues which may be affecting the client's health and well-being in order to restore balance. Clients are fully clothed.

Kinesiology practitioners do not diagnose or treat any condition. The belief is that, by balancing the body, stress is removed, allowing the individual to heal themselves. Therefore, kinesiology is a dialogue between the practitioner and the individual where, together, they observe what is happening in the body. People often report reduced stress, improved energy and reduction of pain after experiencing a session.

The kinesiologist will ask you to place your arms, legs or head into specific positions and then apply a light pressure against the muscle that is being tested.

The most appropriate corrections and remedies are also identified using muscle response testing. Kinesiology is a truly holistic complementary therapy and can identify priority areas for intervention as well as the most effective techniques and remedies based on the individual needs of each client.

Kinesiology assistance can include gentle physical corrections of muscles, recommendations for foods or approved bio-chemical supplements and remedies and a variety of techniques for emotional and energetic imbalance.

Many different factors affect and contribute to our health and well-being and using Kinesiology (muscle response testing) clients can be supported to come into balance and achieve their optimum health and well-being.

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