Origin of Kinesiology

Origin of Kinesiology

The word ‘Kinesiology’ was used to describe the study of movement dynamics of the human body.

In the early 1960’s, Dr. George Goodheart, a chiropractor, formed the science of applied kinesiology, now practiced by many chiropractors around the world. This was a combination of Eastern energy principles, muscle feedback and Western developments in structural and reflex sciences to monitor the body’s response to various stimuli.

Around the late 1960s, Dr. John Thie, a Californian chiropractor, created Touch For Health, a kinesiology system for the non-professional public based on applied kinesiology research. This system was soon taught throughout the world to improve health and wellbeing in the community.

Over the years, many forms of kinesiology have been developed by the integration of innovative techniques from other modalities and healing techniques from traditional medicines. As a result, kinesiology became the generic term for this natural therapy.

The Therapy

Like all natural therapies, Holistic Kinesiology aims to improve health and well-being by activating and stimulating the body’s own healing potential. Holistic Kinesiology is a very broad form of complementary medicine, encompassing many aspects of both Western and traditional medicine. Holistic Kinesiologists are trained in the structural, emotional, nutritional, electromagnetic, energetic, metaphysical, physiological and psychospiritual areas of natural health care. In Holistic Kinesiology, virtually every area of complementary medicine is used, including traditional Chinese medicine acupressure, nutrition, chiropractic, blood and lymph reflexes, various forms of counselling, homeopathy, traditional Indian medicine, reflexology, and aromatherapy. What is unique to kinesiology is the use of manual muscle-monitoring feedback to provide understanding and an appropriate solution to the client’s issue.

Muscle monitoring allows the practitioner to access both conscious and subconscious information from the client. This information comes via a feedback system, is directly related to the stresses that caused the current illness, pains, anxiety and prevent the body from healing itself. Using kinesiology, the practitioner can find the underlying cause of these stresses and find solutions to the problem using a variety of technique. In a way, it’s not the therapist that decides what is relevant of important, rather; the client guides the session through his or her own muscle response. This means that each and every session is individualized and tailored exactly to the client’s needs at the time, and that’s why I love kinesiology.

Healing and Development

At the start of the session, I’m open to possibilities. Just like opening a present. And that present is your healing and development, which we work together towards goals we set, like a partnership.

Balancing techniques vary greatly, and stresses can be resolved on many levels:

  • Structural: Physical pains (including headache, neck, shoulder, back pain, etc), neurological issues, learning difficulties
  • Psychological: emotional problems and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, fear & phobias
  • Biochemical: nutritional balancing, digestion, nutrition absorption and utilization issues
  • Electromagnetic: traditional Chinese Medicine balancing (including meridians, acupoint pressure), Chakra balancing

 

Discover how Kinesiology can improve your life towards health, love and joy. A Life 2.0!

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