Kinesiology – What is it and how can it help you.
The word kinesiology refers specifically to the study of human movement, or human kinetics. In America, calling yourself a kinesiologist means that you have attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. People who have earned degrees in this type of kinesiology can work in research, the fitness industry, in clinical settings, and in industrial environments. The study of this type of kinesiology allows individuals to:
- assess fitness levels,
- plan activity programs,
- design work spaces,
- help seniors find healthy physical activities,
- teach athletes to improve their performance,
- devise rehabilitation programs for people with movement problems.
The type of kinesiology I am referring to, and which I practice, is better called Energetic Kinesiology or Specialised Kinesiology. This is to distinguish it from the type of kinesiology mentioned in the paragraph above. This form of kinesiology originated in the late 1960’s and was developed by a group of chiropractors, the main originator and researcher being Dr. George Goodheart. This system is called Applied Kinesiology (AK) and to this day can only be studied by individuals who have a science degree (doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths etc.) and who have a license to diagnose.
The practitioner using AK finds a muscle that is unbalanced and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The doctor works out the treatment that will best balance the patient’s muscles. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilisation, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures. For more info please click here http://goo.gl/p8bCcK
Kinesiologists use indicator muscle monitoring as a biofeedback tool to assess a person’s state of health. The tests provide a pathway to monitor a person’s life energy and tap into the person’s bio computer to find and eliminate stressors connected with the health problem. Such stressors might be nutritional or environmental factors, unbalanced emotions and belief systems, or unresolved traumatic memories. In addition, indicator muscle monitoring is used as a guide to find solutions to the person’s health problem. Solutions that strengthen a person’s life energy and proposed solutions that weaken a person’s life energy will be discussed to assist the client in finding a workable and implementable strategy for her/his situation.
A member of the originating team that developed Applied Kinesiology, Dr. John Thie, saw the massive benefits that these techniques provided to people and so developed a system of kinesiology that anybody could learn. He did this so that people could begin to help improve the state of their health and also of their friends and family. From that Touch for Health was born. Touch for Health utilises techniques from Applied Kinesiology that identify imbalances within the body/mind, and are able to correct them by balancing chi or energy. For more info please click here. http://goo.gl/oHSxGU
Since Touch for Health has been taught, numerous other very talented and creative people have developed other systems of energetic kinesiology. Please click on this link to see the variety of different kinesiology systems that are now taught around the world. http://goo.gl/wF2hpL
The types of kinesiology that I have trained in are Touch for Health, Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP) [http://www.icpkp.com], Kinergetics [http://www.kinergetics.com.au], and Integrated Healing [http://www.integratedhealing.co.uk]. All of these offer something very different but they all help to bring balance to mind body and spirit.
Specialised Kinesiology can help with any condition, ailment or state of mind as we are balancing energy, not treating symptoms and diseases. Through kinesiology (utilizing muscle monitoring and biofeedback) we are able to find out from the body where the imbalances are which might be causing discomfort, and also what we need to do to clear or correct these imbalances.
Kinesiology can help with:
- find where the body is holding stress
- identify foods that are throwing you out of balance
- reduce pain while increasing mobility and strength
- remove the stress from your goals, making them easier to achieve
- discover the emotional triggers at work in your life
- immune system related illness
- learning and behavioral difficulties
- become fitter, calmer and happier
If kinesiology is something that you would like to try, or if you have had sessions in kinesiology before but would like to try a different approach, then please feel free to call me today on 0404 355 956 to make a booking.