The term Kinesiology today is used to describe several fields of testing physiological, neurological and emotional responses throughout the body.
Kinesiology first was developed as a study of human movement (the physics of body motion) in the late 1800’s. Applied Kinesiology was developed in the 1960’s by several Chiropractors who utilized traditional kinesiology techniques to measure muscle responses to various muscle tests and questions. The concept was truly amazing and has lead to a mushrooming of applications arising from their initial work.
Applied Kinesiology and the newer methods of Kinesiology are often called “muscle testing” but that is really a misnomer, in that we are only checking muscle responses, not muscle strength. Kinesiology testing is a very accurate method of accessing your own body wisdom.
Kinesiology is a method that can access, monitor and evaluate all the acupressure points on the body as well as the chakras, meridians and energy fields of the body. With the information gathered from the individual, the Kinesiologist determines which paths, remedies etc. to take to restore balance for each individual. A good Kinesiologist will be able to determine what is the optimal order for these therapies or programs to be followed. Working in harmony with the body in the order that the body/individual is able and ready to proceed.
Nutritional testing for optimal dietary and accurate supplementation therapies that will assist the body to heal. Nutritional testing methods may also include physiological tests.
Nutritional kinesiology testing methods work with resolving issues that may have been classified as clinical and sub-clinical conditions or illnesses. These conditions may be persistent nagging types of malaise that no other therapy has been able to resolve. Therapies that are utilized can include orthomolecular medicine (vitamin supplementation and herbal remedies). Some examples of conditions that respond well to nutritional kinesiology are: allergies, asthma, menopausal symptoms, candida (yeast overgrowth), parasitic infections, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, adrenal & thyroid imbalances etc. Kinesiologists utilizing nutritional therapies should have training in herbal medicine and vitamin therapy. A Nutritional Therapist advises on the use of diet and food supplements to restore balance, aid detoxification and address nutritional deficiencies.