I am asked, “what is Kinesiology ?” or “how can it help my
question on their lips is “how do you pronounce it ???”
start there. Kin-EASY-ology.
See it’s easy …. And effective too.
Kinesiology has such a broad variety of ‘styles’ these are not
simple questions. In this article I will try to provide a glimpse
of what Kinesiology is and demonstrate its vast range and scope.
Kinesiology fits in to the scheme of things
Medicine is invaluable to our society in many ways. In general it
has a strong focus on stopping a problem be it illness or pain,
etc from getting worse. They look at a dead body and say “how do
we stop it from getting there”. This is sometimes a
on the other hand focuses on a healthy body, mind and spirit to
see how we can keep it there (healthy) or return it to this
healthy state. When the two are compared the question needs
to be asked, emergencies
excluded; 'Do you want to just 'not die' or do you want to
live a happier, healthier ‘QUALITY OF LIFE' ?
important thing to remember is that both are necessary in our
society. Kinesiology uses this holistic health care approach
by looking at all the ‘symptoms’ including the problem at
hand, lifestyle, your relationship with those around you including
family dynamics, work and social life, diet, emotions and habits
and much more. The Kinesiologist is interested in the ‘whole
– Where did it come from
George Goodheart DC, from the USA, developed Kinesiology. He
gathered a group of enquiring minds and together they researched
and expanded on his findings. One of these brilliant minds was Dr
John Thie, author of Touch For Health, who realised the importance
of sharing these very effective methods with the general public.
With open hands it was received and further researched.
has now grown into this remarkable health care modality studied
and researched around the world. Some of these wonderful
researchers include Dr Bruce Dewe MD author of the Professional
Kinesiology Programme (PKP), Dr Charles Krebs author of A
Revolutionary Way Of Thinking, Trevor Savage responsible for
bringing N.O.T. and Hyperton-X Sports Kinesiology to Australia.
Kinesiology combines theories and knowledge from modalities such
as Chiropractics, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Physiotherapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition and counselling. All this
enables a well-educated Professional Kinesiology Practitioner to
truly work in an effective holistic manner.
TRIANGLE OF HEALTH is used as our model to describe how the
‘being’ (whole person) must be in balance (See fig 1). For a
healthy and happy existence the physical, bio-chemical and
emotional sides of our life must be in harmony with one another,
hence the term ‘holistic health care’. For example, if you
feel anxious about speaking in front of a group of people
(emotional), butterflies in the tummy may occur (chemical
reaction), this causes discomfort to your body (physical).
uses neurological feedback, via messages to and from the brain to
the limbs, which when under stress show imbalances to the body’s
energy systems. These energy systems feed and help regulate
organs, muscles, in fact all the systems that make us work. It
even deals with our thought processes, which are responsible for
learning difficulties and many emotional issues. Every thought we
have affects every cell in our body.
an activity or issue is a stress to the being the brain responds
by shutting off muscles for a split second. Quickly the brain
assesses the severity of the stressor. If it can cope we continue
unaware the problem affected us in any way. If we struggle to cope
then the muscles stay shut off.
Professional Kinesiology Practitioner places the muscles in
specific positions and puts light pressure against them. This is
known as muscle testing or muscle monitoring. If there is a stress
to the muscles they will not hold. This is called an imbalance.
an imbalance has been found it will be corrected by one of the
many techniques used in Kinesiology. Some of these techniques
include holding points, rubbing points, stroking of a meridian,
dietary changes and movement. Corrections are generally done while
you are fully dressed.
can it help?
pain, illness, emotional stress, learning disability or inability
to perform at our full potential is affected by energy imbalances.
The Chinese have known this for thousands of year. Kinesiology’s
main objective is to re-establish optimal energy within our
channels (meridians), reflexes and neurology.
energy balancing has the potential of helping almost any type of
problem. The following are some examples of what Kinesiology may
fear, physical abuse, emotional abuse, Goal
posture, performance, injury, flexibility
recovery, muscle strength, power, motor skills, co-ordination,
balance, emotional strength.
sensitivities, allergies, nutrition, illness, hormones.
difficulties, enhanced learning, brain integration, comprehension,
fine motor skills
problems, attention deficit, neurology
are surprised at how fast changes are achieved.
can it help?
skilful practitioner will be able to balance people of any age, be
it a baby, teenager, adult or mature aged person that may even be
frail. Some practitioners even specialise in animals.
many consultations are required
is an amazingly efficient modality due to its direct link to the
brain and immediate improvement may be noticed after just one
consultation. It may require a number of consultations but this
depends entirely on the person and their state of health.
Kinesiology is generally fast and effective with lasting results.
is so much more to Kinesiology that I could write for a month. As
a rule of thumb Kinesiology can help everyone no matter what age
or what the problem. Kinesiology is safe, caring and treats you
like the individual you are. All you need to do is find the right
practitioner for you.
Liddell – 07 3261 5436
of Kinesiology Schools Australia - Brisbane Campus