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Systematic Kinesiology

 

Kinesiology was developed in America in the 1960s by a chiropractor, George Goodheart, who wanted to use muscle testing as a way of enhancing his work with patients. He discovered that imbalances in the skeletal and then acupuncture systems could be detected using muscle testing.

Since the early days Systematic Kinesiology has evolved hugely and there are now many different types of kinesiology. In fact, by finding out the strength and weakness of the different muscles tests, one can locate various imbalances in the body, be they structural, biochemical, energetic (meridian) or emotional.

Kinesiology is probably the most holistic of all the complementary therapies as it incorporates many different techniques to get results, from aligning the spine and cranium – using gentle manipulation techniques (no heavy adjustments), to nutritional therapy and allergy testing, five elements meridian therapy plus gentle stress and past trauma release techniques.

In a session a client can expect different neurolymphatic and acupunture points to be rubbed, held or tapped – this is usually very relaxing. Also in a session any nutritional deficiencies and imbalances will be ascertained and corrected with supplements and diet changes, including detoxing. Stress release points may be held, whilst flower remedies are incorporated, to deal with emotional issues. These are just some of the many techniques that may be used, and here will always be a fully holistic approach to any symptom that appears.

I use Functional Biochemistry in every session, to assess biochemical pathways in the body, such as hormones and neurotransmitters

​or to evaluate the state of the gut for example, to then assess what supplements the person might need to help with clearing inflammation and create a place of healing in their body.  It's closely connected to functional medicine and is an invaluable tool in my work.  It's all about putting the body back into balance so it can heal itself.

A lot of conditions take between 2-4 sessions to get any big changes, but most people feel a difference after the first session and leave feeling great.

It is suggested that all clients drink plenty of water, exercise regularly and eat a healthy balanced diet, with a good supply of vegetables, good quality protein, fats and complex carbohydrates. A kinesiologist recognises that everyone is individual and takes that approach with each new client. They understand that there can be many ways to get results with a client and often one needs to look at all angles to the get the best outcome, as humans can be very complicated!

I encourage my clients to follow the homework, after the session, to the best of their abilities to get good results, and enhance the affects of the treatment. Homework might involve some life style changes such as avoiding certain foods they are intolerant to, or taking some supplements.

Kinesiology can be used to treat just about any complaint, but it’s particularly useful for treating symptoms such as​:-

  • Indigestion, flatulence and bloating

  • Allergies and food sensitivities

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Arthritis and joint pain

  • Asthma

  • Back ache

  • Catarrh

  • Migraines and headaches

  • Sinus problems

  • Acne and spots

  • Stiff neck

  • Stress and worry

  • Candida and thrush

  • Constipation and IBS

  • Dyslexia

  • Eczema

  • Frequent infections

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Insomnia and sleep disturbance

For more information go to www.kinesiology.co.uk or www.kinesiologyassociation.org

Other types of kinesiology I’ve studied include:

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  • Hyperton-X

  • Neural Organisational Technique and other forms of Advanced Kinesiology and Structural Kinesiology