Also practising as a Radiethesia Practitioner
How It Started
In the 1960s an American chiropractor developed a system of evaluating body functions by testing specific muscles. He discovered that each muscle was related to an energy circuit and each circuit was connected to an organ. Since then, many different branches of kinesiology have evolved aiming to restore balance to three key areas of health structure (muscular-skeletal), mental/emotional (psyche) and biochemical (nutrition). Kinesiology combines the knowledge of Chinese acupuncture theory of chi (energy that unites body and mind), modern chiropractic, nutrition and psychology.
How It Works
Kinesiology is based on the belief that our bodies have a bio feedback system that can be read through muscle responses. When the body is under stress, caused by factors such as trauma or nutritional deficiencies, it will block energy flow within the body. When this occurs the muscles reflect the stress in the central nervous system and causing specific muscle patterns.
Kinesiologists use a process of gentle muscle monitoring to gain an insight into these muscle patterns and are able to assess how the body is functioning and can locate body imbalances. The process indicates whether stress is directly related to the muscle or is linked to a particular organ/gland or energy pathway.
What It Helps Treat
Because kinesiology reveals the bodys overall state of structural, chemical and emotional balance, its able to treat a wide range of health issues. These may include stress, allergies and food sensitivities, nervous disorders, muscle, bone and joint pain, headaches, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, insomnia, and emotional issues and learning difficulties.
What To Expect
During a kinesiology session youll be asked to provide detailed information about your medical history and why youre at the session. The remainder of the session youll be asked to lie, fully clothed, on a massage table. Sessions usually last for about an hour and involve different challenges depending on the problem. During a muscle challenge, your practitioner tests neuromuscular integrity by asking you to raise your arm or leg and to hold that position while pressure is exerted against the limb.
Chemical challenges involve checking your reaction to certain allergens or foods when placed on the skin.
When you undergo a mental challenge youll be asked to focus your thoughts on a certain topic while muscles tests are carried out. Treatment is designed to clear blockages by stimulating your innate healing capacity in order to help the body resume normal function.
Various methods may be employed including tapping, emotional release, massage, magnets, oils, crystals, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, nutritional advice or affirmations.
NLK is a branch of an holistic healing system known as Kinesiology which draws many of its techniques from Chinese Meridian Therapy. Since the development of Kinesiology in the sixties, various forms have developed throughout the world. NLK aims to include aspects commonly used by all Kinesiologists and the approach of another change technique called NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLK has been designed to enhance and support all teaching techniques and not to replace them. NLK is a way of improving performance in any area and is supported by an exercise program which can be done at home, at work or in the classroom effective and easily.
The basis of all Kinesiology is a technique called muscle testing which is a binary on or off communication system similar to that of the internal working of a computer. Muscle testing has now been used by chiropractors and Kinesiologists for over 30 years. it is a dynamic tool which can be used to gain information from the brain and body. This muscle testing technique can be used to establish whether a situation, activity, memory, food or substance is causing stress to the system. Muscle testing can then be used to establish the most efficient way to alleviate this stress.
As all learning takes place in the brain and both hemispheres are needed for learning to be successful, NLK is designed to enable integration of brain function. Learning should be fun, not stressful. Sometimes, because of physical, emotional or chemical stress, learning can become stressful and performance is affected.
When under stress it would appear that one of the brain hemispheres will dominate. Poor learning behaviours such as an inability to learn and retain information, concentrate, read and write fluently, comprehend, coordinate, follow instruction, communicate and use the creative imagination can occur.
Kinesiology is an alternative and holistic therapy that involves the study of movement.
The belief is that by using muscle monitoring, or bio feedback, a practitioner can identify imbalances in the body that may be causing health problems.
Kinesiology is suitable for all ages and can help remedy a variety of health issues from muscle pain to spiritual, physical, mental and biochemical disorders.
What It Is
Kinesiology is the study of how muscles act and coordinate in the body. Its based on the science of energy balancing and combines a range of gentle but powerful techniques. Kiriesiologists believe that each muscle group is related to other body, parts and they use a technique of muscle monitoring, or biofeedback, to investigate what may be causing imbalances in the body.
As a holistic therapy, kinesiology looks at health as a whole, addressing not only whats going on with the physical body, but also the environment and the psychological state of each individual.
The technique is used to treat a variety of disorders from pain issues to allergies, stress, fatigue and emotional problems.