Kinesiology (the science of movement) is one of the fastest growing complimentary medicine modalities in Australia today.
A natural, holistic therapy that aims to improve your health, well-being and performance by stimulating your body's own healing potential.
Kinesiology encompasses the wisdom and knowledge of both Western science (anatomy, physiology and biomechanics) and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
What is unique to kinesiology
What is unique to kinesiology is the use of 'muscle monitoring' as a biofeedback tool.
It is thought that all stress, imbalances and blockages in the body's nervous system and acupressure energy meridians can be detected by testing the function of certain muscles.
This is achieved using a variety of simple arm, leg and head movements.
Kinesiology identifies factors (structural, nutritional, emotional and energetic) that block the body's natural healing process.
Muscle monitoring gives a kinesiologist instant access to
information held by the body and the subconscious.
The Kinesiology Model
Kinesiology links certain muscles with certain organs, glands, systems and with the acupressure meridians
(the energy channels of the body).
For example, imbalances in certain muscles may indicate
stress in liver function, others in the digestive system.
(the energy channels of the body)
Meridians are channels of energy flow within the body.
These channels each have specific points along their path that are the points used in Chinese acupuncture. Kinesiologists use Acupressure (no needles).
There are 14 meridians –most of which link to a specific organ or gland in the body.
Therefore, in Western culture, we refer to them by their organ names, such as the lung meridian or the heart meridian.
However, these meridians are all connected, so it is really one large, constant energy flow. By maintaining balance in the flow of the meridians, the body is supported to heal itself and have more energy to function.
The Basis of Kinesiology
It has been identified that specific, localised pain or symptoms
could be coming from elsewhere in the body.
Whenever there is over-energy in the body, there is a
corresponding under-energy somewhere else.
By working with the body's energy system and drawing the over-energy to the under-energy, the system becomes balanced.
This is the basis of kinesiology.