Kinesiology [pronounced, kin-eezy-ology] is a complementary medicine practice that has been around for about sixty years. It is however based on a very ancient system, the meridian system, upon which the practice of acupuncture is based, originating in China some four thousand plus years ago. Kinesiology really is a powerful blend of traditional Eastern understanding and contemporary Western health science.
What Does Kinesiology Do and How can it Help?
Kinesiology basically aims to maximise the body’s healing potential. It does this by balancing the body’s energy systems using very specific muscle monitoring to assess the state of the meridian system. It identifies then releases whatever may be blocking our healing capacity. That blockage may be on a physical/postural level or it may be on a more subtle, emotional/attitudinal level. Whichever level that blockage is on, Kinesiology aims to release it, so that the body’s healing energies can flow and we can be restored to health and vitality.
There is, of course, more to life than just not being sick! Another very useful aspect of Kinesiology is identifying and removing the things that stop us learning and achieving the goals we set ourselves. This can be so valuable when we need to make changes in our life but seem to be stuck, repeating the same old patterns and mistakes- “same old, same old!” The sorts of things that keep us stuck are held as energetic patterns in the body, which can be identified and treated with the energetic healing techniques of Kinesiology.
Who Could Benefit from Kinesiology?
Since Kinesiology helps to stimulate and maximize the body’s own healing response, it can be helpful in assisting most conditions. Chronic back and neck pain, arthritis, postural problems, muscle tension and many other conditions not responding to standard medical treatments are ideally treated with Kinesiology.
Anybody feeling stuck in emotional patterns such as anger or depression, or just finding it hard to make significant changes in their life, will benefit greatly from Kinesiology.
How is it done, and does it hurt?
Kinesiology is a non-invasive, gentle modality. Careful assessment of muscle responses and activation of specific reflex points [acupoints] on the surface of the body are the main tools that are used. It does not involve the use of needles and is essentially painless. The gentleness of the delivery of Kinesiology belies its considerable power to influence our healing.
A session of Kinesiology takes approximately one hour and may be combined with traditional physiotherapy if indicated.