What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology (pronounced kin-easy-ology) is a holistic natural therapy. It combines theories and knowledge from various modalities such as traditional Chinese medicine, physiotherapy, chiropractics, naturopathy and counselling.
What makes kinesiology unique is that the Kinesiologist is not the dispenser of healing knowledge but rather the facilitator of the body’s own intelligence to heal itself. A fundamental premise of kinesiology is that the body has innate healing energy and is at all times doing its best to care for itself – sometimes it just needs a bit of help to achieve this.
I use painless manual muscle monitoring techniques to evaluate the body’s systems in relation to stress. The muscle response not only directs to the cause of the problem/s but also to the correction/balance needed to resolve it.
‘Corrections/balances’ are generally a combination of western techniques and eastern wisdom i.e. it could be stimulation of pressure points, administering a flower essence or modifications to diet. The correction will assist in re-establishing effective and functional energy pathways to bring the body, mind and energy into balance and harmony, thus facilitating physical, emotional and mental health.
What is manual muscle monitoring?
Manual muscle monitoring is done by me placing a muscle into a specific position and applying light pressure. The response provides an indication as to whether or not the body is holding stress in relation to the muscle, energy meridian or issue.
It is a simple and painless process and is my main assessment tool.
What do you mean by stress?
Stress can be structural, chemical (nutrition), electrical (brain integration) or emotional in nature. When something is causing stress to the body the muscles will respond accordingly when monitored.
Traditional Chinese medicine principles state that ‘stress’ blocks the flow of energy or “Qi” in and around the body. This subsequently affects the functioning of organs, glands, muscles and systems of the body which in turn affects overall health and wellbeing.
Stress may be conscious or unconscious and is often hidden under several layers. Dramatic changes can be seen once the causal layer of the stress is resolved.
Kinesiology enables us to deal with the multiple layers of stress to uncover and release the core, thereby freeing you it or giving you and your body ways to manage and cope with it.
What can Kinesiology help with?
Kinesiology can assist in bringing the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social aspects of your being into alignment and balance. It can create an energy shift to clear out old cell memories, patterns and emotional blocks before they manifest into illness or physical ailment.
It can assist with an incredibly broad range of issues such as:
· Anxiety and depression
· Managing and coping with stress
· Energy levels and motivation
· Learning difficulties, focus, concentration and co-ordination
· Specific emotional issues – phobias, fear and abuse
· Pain relief or injury recovery
· Behavioural issues
· Social difficulties i.e. understanding and improving relationships
· Food sensitivities and allergies
· Hormone imbalance and fertility
· General well-being and health
Is kinesiology a form of medical treatment?
No. I don’t diagnose, treat or work with named diseases. You may have a medical issue however I will simply balance your body to put it in the best possible frame to utilise its own healing abilities to assist with that issue.
Kinesiology can help with a wide range of health issues but you don’t need to be sick to benefit from it. It can help you make positive changes and improve your overall health and wellbeing in many different ways.
Is it safe?
Yes, kinesiology is a recognised natural therapy. It is completely safe with no negative side effects.
Is kinesiology safe for children?
Yes. Children and young adults benefit greatly from kinesiology. I balance children from babies (even in the womb) right through to young adults. Kinesiology can be particularly helpful when kids are having difficulties at school, both with learning and concentration as well as the social aspects.
I find kinesiology is particularly beneficial for emotional problems, such as anxiety, trauma and stress and behavioural issues.
What is the difference between the various type of kinesiology?
One major difference between the kinesiology I practice and some others is the length of training. The Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP) certificate and diploma course I undertook is 3-4 years long and involved many hours of study and homework as well as practical hands-on experience. Some kinesiology courses are just a few weeks/ months in length or even just a weekend. Whilst these shorter courses are a good and useful complement to other forms of therapy, PKP Kinesiology is a complete therapy in itself. Another difference is that PKP incorporates emotions into balances as clearing the related emotion can help the corrections hold much better and longer.