What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is a holistic therapy that works on every aspect of health, the physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional and spiritual levels, to identify and relieve the stress which may be preventing the individual from enjoying excellent health. It was developed in the 1960s by Dr George Goodheart combining modern Western techniques and knowledge drawn from Eastern health systems. 


How does it work?


Kinesiology works on the basis that in order have total health, we must look at the person as a complete whole. Factors that effect the physical body will not only have an effect on other parts of the body but will have an effect upon the mind and emotions too. For example, chronic back pain could lead to a person feeling depressed.  Conversely excessive worry could contribute to the development of a stomach ulcer, digestive problems or backache. 


Kinesiology uses simple muscle tests, determining the ability to hold a muscle against light pressure. Initially, testing a series of muscles highlights which area to focus upon.  

Most of the muscles in the body have a common link with the nerve pathways which control organs in the body and that anything which benefits the musculature also balances the organ function. 

Kinesiology is also used to diagnose nutritional deficiencies, allergies and food sensitivities.    


What Kinesiology does 


 Kinesiology links traditional Chinese ideas of meridian energy flow found in acupuncture and acupressure with Western style muscle testing, diet and stress management. Today almost every country in the West accepts the 'Eastern' forms of healing alongside orthodox medicine.

This system of diagnosis is based on sound reproducible principles. Feedback directly from the body indicates what is required to correct not only the presenting symptom, but also more importantly the underlying cause.

The practitioner restores balance within the body simply and quickly, relieving energy blockages, reducing tension and enhancing the body's cleansing of toxins and natural healing ability.

Corrections include holding or massaging acupuncture points, neuro-lymphatic reflexes and neuro-vascular reflexes; coupled with nutritional supplements and dietary changes.

Although considerable benefit may be gained from just one visit, it depends on the severity and duration of the problems as to how many treatments are necessary. Experience shows that in most cases significant improvement is seen in three to six visits. 


Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Safiya Parker unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Safiya Parker. Safiya encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.