What is Kinesiology?

I cannot tell you the amount of times someone has asked me “So what do you do?” and when my response is “I am a Kinesiologist”, his or her face very quickly goes into a confused look! So by having lots of practice at explaining what it is that I actually do, I now feel very confident in my explanation….

Kinesiology is a therapy that uses non-invasive muscle testing and body feedback to test your body for imbalances. These imbalances may be a result of nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, emotional upset, food sensitivities, structural misalignments, poor energy flow or negative self beliefs.

Kinesiology monitors the movement of muscles in your body for feedback about what the body is going through. I like to explain it simply by saying that your muscles will respond to something that is stressful to your body, for example junk food will cause a muscle to have a weak response as this is stressful for the body whereas water will cause the muscle to have a strong response as this is beneficial for the body. So by using this feedback I am able to determine what your body needs and how to help the body reach its optimal function.

I have found that Kinesiology can be used for a variety of issues and specifically in children it is very beneficial in helping children with their learning and development. During my studies I completed a research project on ‘Can Kinesiology Enhance Children’s Learning’ with some positive results, which I will share with you in up and coming blogs. Many times I have been known to drive my kids crazy with a Kinesiology correction technique which I think will help them in either their learning, an anxiety, healing or even a dietary requirement. Just this morning I have been doing some kinesiology work’ on my daughter’s ingrown toenail – by simply soaking her foot in some water with bush flower essences, then doing some energy work over the area and finally massaging some pressure points on her foot. All of this was tested up using Kinesiology.

I believe that our bodies have the ability to heal itself, and is doing its best to care for itself (with what we put in it). Although at times our bodies need help to heal. Kinesiology is a great tool to help in the healing of our bodies, as it will get to the cause of the problem, whether it be a physical, mental, nutritional, emotional or a spiritual issue. For total healing to take place we need to deal with the original cause of the problem.

I would like to make it clear that that Kinesiology does not diagnose, prescribe or treat in any way a medical condition or a named disease. I do not attempt to keep people away from doctors, drugs, surgery, or the skills of any health professional when they need them. As a Kinesiologists I do not treat diseases or medical conditions, I assist the body to heal. However I do think that in today’s hectic world we will take a tablet too easily without exploring what is actually going on in our bodies and working out the cause!

I would like to share with you the ICPKP (International College of Practicing Kinesiology Practitioners) definition of Kinesiology, “Kinesiology is a communication tool that enables a person to assess and upgrade their performance in all areas of their life. Kinesiology is the science of energy balancing and is grounded in the study of anatomy and physiology. Kinesiology uses muscles as monitors of stress and imbalance within the body. Kinesiology enables people to detect and correct various imbalances that may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, minor injuries and other issues they meet in their daily life.” (ICPKP Definition)

Until my next blog, enjoy your children.
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