Pronounced Kin-easy-ology, the starting point of this wonderful therapy is being able to say it and, as you can see, it is ‘easier’ than it first looks!

In the 1960s, chiropractor George Goodheart DC demonstrated that each muscle has its own communication or “wiring” with a circuit in the body, and that any imbalance in that circuit would affect a muscle sharing the same ‘wiring system’. Using this system, he became famous for solving health problems that baffled others.

He named the technique ‘Applied Kinesiology’ because he ‘applied’ the information gathered by studying muscle responses. His knowledge enabled him to find imbalances in his patients and evaluate the most appropriate treatment for them.

Goodheart’s patients were treated individually. Their tailor-made treatments comprised any or all of the following: massage of reflex points on the body, holding of acupuncture points, spinal adjustment, use of nutrients, or application of an emotional diffusion technique.

Kinesiologists today are taught the principles and rules of assessing health problems together with the application of techniques for correcting and balancing the body’s systems. These techniques are pulled from many therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic (excluding manual bone adjustments), nutritional therapy, herbal remedies, and flower and gem essence therapy.

Kinesiology literally means ‘study of movement’. Kinesiologists basically track the movement or ‘flow’ of energy in the body. It is believed that, by interpreting the energy flow within key body-systems, we can gain useful information about the body’s physiological and biochemical status.

Kinesiology is, in fact, an energy medicine and is renowned as a tool for uncovering underlying health problems that are difficult to find by any other means. Muscle responses are tested to obtain this information from the body itself—much the same as accessing information from computer memory banks.

Used as an assessment tool, Kinesiology enables practitioners to accurately assess imbalances in the body and so find the best therapy to resolve them. It eliminates the guesswork that can be involved in choosing remedies or employing other healing methods. Kinesiology can be adopted by an existing health-care practitioner as an invaluable adjunct to their existing therapy.

Some systems of Kinesiology deal specifically with the emotional aspects of health, or work primarily with energy balancing techniques. Classical Kinesiology is eclectic in its approach and brings into play many different types of treatment.

Classical Kinesiology, whose roots lie in Applied Kinesiology, is based on Goodheart’s original concepts. This approach appeals to people who prefer a more ‘orthodox’ therapy. Classical Kinesiologists are particularly skilled in muscle testing.

These fully-trained therapists generally adopt a nutritional approach to ‘illness’ and specialise in addressing issues associated with Candida, parasites and blood-sugar imbalances. These therapists also help resolve acupuncture-meridian, emotional and musculo-skeletal problems.

Actually, all health problems can be addressed using this system. Some examples of these are back pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), depression, menopausal and PMS symptoms.

For more information see the Institute of Classical Kinesiology website.

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