What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology, quite simply, helps restore balance to the body.

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens”

― Carl Jung

Kinesiology uses gentle muscle-monitoring techniques to access the subconscious mind and gain accurate information about your current issues and what is needed to help your body, mind and spirit to restore balance.

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens” ― Carl Jung

Kinesiology, quite simply, helps restore balance to the body.

When you’re in a balanced state it is far easier to access your own wisdom so you can make decisions from a place of clarity.

How does Kinesiology work?

Kinesiology works through directly accessing the muscular feedback from your body (through muscle testing). The beauty of Kinesiology is that we can bypass the stories, agendas and (often) erroneous beliefs of the mind to determine what techniques will help bring your body back into balance.

Many people turn to Kinesiology when they feel limited by simply talking about their problems. While talking is therapeutic (especially with a qualified therapist, counsellor or coach), Kinesiology taps into the body to find, heal or shift the root cause of the imbalance. Since emotions are held in the body, Kinesiology is a powerful modality to experience for yourself.

Kinesiologists treat a range of disorders including stress, muscular disorders, nervous disorders, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, emotional problems and learning and behavioral difficulties.

Definition of Kinesiology from the Australian Kinesiology Association:

“Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s wellbeing. Originating in the 1970’s, it combines Western techniques and Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Kinesiology identifies the elements which inhibit the body’s natural internal energies and accessing the life enhancing potential within the individual.”

KINESIOLOGY … what it is and how it works

Kinesiology is a verification tool – nothing more, nothing less. The word is derived from the original Greek words “kinein” meaning to move and “aisthesis” meaning perception.

Human beings are self-regulating and programmed to heal themselves. Sometimes, however, blockages or breakages occur in these adaptive, cybernetic loops and it is here that the use of Kinesiology as verification tool is invaluable. Through Kinesiology it is possible to establish the cause of the imbalance and how the person is maintaining it. By moving perception to a state of balance from a non-profitable one ease, well being and an improved quality of life are again available.

Using the intrinsic, scientific functioning of muscles and neurology, a Kinesiology facilitator works neither with “right” or “wrong”, nor with “good” or “bad”, but identifies adverse stressors and blockages within a person’s adapt-ability and employs various techniques to re-establish balance where previously imbalance, dis-ease and dis-comfort existed.

The tool of the kinesiologist is muscle testing. The principle behind kinesiology is that life, from birth on, is a series of challenges which we have to adapt to. The nerve system learns, adapts and keeps learning.

For example, one of our first challenges is the force of gravity which we have to adapt to in order to learn to sit and walk, run etc.

Then we have to learn to aim at our mouth when we learn to eat by ourselves. We have to learn letters in order to read and write, etc. We have to learn to control our emotions and what people around us tolerate or not. Social skills etc. All this is done by the nervous system.

As long as we adapt and learn, we are fine. When something happens (trauma or other) and we stop adapting, we start compensating and the nervous system repeats the patterns it knows from before without learning the best way to tackle the new situation. We start repeating the past and stop learning.

This lack of adaption causes problems, physical, mental or emotional – depending on the level where the adaption ceases to take place. If not attended to, this will eventually develop into more severe problems and diseases.

A kinesiologist uses muscle testing to challenge the body’s natural intelligence in order to track back where and when the person stopped adapting. It can be in the person’s own life. It can also be that the person never adapted to a particular challenge because of inherited patterns. In that case, the cause is in earlier generations and we find that out as well.

Muscle testing works because the lack of adaption shows as a short circuit between the brain and the muscle. When challenged on a particular problem, the brain loses temporarily control over the muscle and the muscle suddenly gets weak or blocks (= cannot be weakened).

The challenging is usually done by touching gland or organ reflex points or areas on the body, acupuncture points etc. or verbally, by mentioning feelings or emotions or talking about stressful situations.

When we know when and where the lack of adaption took place, we use very simple exercices to re-train the nervous system so that it learns a new and better pattern and finally adapts. Then we can continue to live the life we want without the physical, emotional or mental problem.

With what can a kinesiologist help you? There are few limits to what kinesiology can do to help re-train the nervous system.

There are many types of kinesiology. Some examples:

– dyslexia
– belief system
– allergies
– emotional stuff
– mental problems
– relationship problems
– physical problems
– exam performance
– sports performance

As kinesiologists, we use all sorts of other methods, but we muscle test to find out very precisely what the client needs. We use:

– homeopathy
– aromatherapy
– hypnotherapy
– food supplements
– Bach remedies and many other essences
– knowledge of acupuncture and of traditional Chinese medicine
– brain functions