What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the study of movement and energy and has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy. One of the main techniques used in kinesiology is muscle testing where the strength of the muscles are tested in various ways. Kinesiology is an excellent way to assess the body on a deeper level, and tap into the subconscious mind so we can know what the body needs and wants! Through kinesiology we can literally ask your body anything we want to ask. In this age of an abundance of often conflicting information regarding our health, this will inevitably help you to find clarity on what is actually right for you!
How it Works
We are of an energetic nature and have an auric field. There are 14 energy channels running through our bodies called meridians. Energy (also known as Ch’i) constantly flows along the meridians when we are in a balanced, healthy state. Along these meridians are the acupuncture points. In very basic terms, if you think of the energy like electricity running through wires, these acupuncture points are like ‘switches’ and when they are blocked by something that is affecting the body such as an emotion, a substance the body is intolerant to, etc. it will cause the switch to switch off, or cause the circuit to break.
Each meridian relates to an organ, along with the Triple Warmer, Central and Governing meridians. So if there is a blockage in a meridian, the relating organ will become weakened. This can happen a long time before any physical symptoms become present so testing the meridians can help to prevent dis-ease in its earliest form. Each organ relates to an emotion and an element and so blockages can affect us holistically, and likewise emotions that are held on to can cause these blockages which can then spark a downward spiral of dis-ease within the body. An example being fear which is held and related to the kidneys. The kidneys will weaken, causing us to feel more fearful, but as kidneys are related to water and water destroys fire, the organ related to fire (ie the heart) will also fall out of balance. This will in turn cause more effects, you can see where it is heading!
So we can tell a lot from the meridians, symptoms, weakened organs, etc. and this is how most physical issues are actually caused by the emotions.
The meridians run in similar pathways to some of our muscles, and when they are blocked or out of balance, the muscle it is related to becomes weak. A kinesiologist will test the strength of muscles relating to each meridian to assess the state of balance and imbalance within the body. Muscle testing can also be used to test whether something is strengthening or weakening to the body by placing a substance, an essence of a substance, or a combination of substances into the aura of the client. In this way, remedies, foods, supplements and even emotions / statements / affirmations can be tested.
So we will assess the current state of the body by testing all the muscles to see if there are any weaknesses. If there are any weaknesses, there are various methods that can be used to bring balance back. Sometimes the Neuro-lymphatic points will be tapped or massaged, sometimes we can trace the meridian to clear blockages, or an emotional clearing technique such as EFT may be required. Often, the imbalance is due to a mineral or vitamin deficiency, a toxicity in heavy metals, a food or substance sensitivity or intolerance, a parasitic infection to name a few. In any case, muscle-testing or sometimes dowsing is used to find the cause and what the body wants in order to find balance. This could be a homeopathic remedy, nutritional changes, herbal remedies, supplements, many of which will be tested at the time to find the right one (which will be the remedy that creates strength in the weakened muscle).
Vials or actual substances are often used for determining sensitivities, remedies, issues, etc. I am often asked how the material that the vial is made, or the packaging of an item doesn’t interfere with the test and this is often a sticking point for people’s understanding and acceptance of kinesiology testing. The simple answer is that the vials are made of a stable substance that is inert to the body (such as glass) so any difference in reaction is the substance within. Also intention and focus on the contents of the vial can play a part. To reassure my clients of this I can use a blank ‘placebo’ vial to demonstrate this.
Using muscle-testing from an emotional point of view, we can ask questions and use the muscle strength as positive and negative responses. The way this works is if anything is mentioned that there is an issue, the body will momentarily stress and cause a weak reaction. So we can really tap into the subconscious in this way to get to the root cause and use various methods to clear the emotion. Sometimes these emotions are hereditary and may not even be our own!
This is a specialist ‘add-on’ to kinesiology. It assesses whether any substance, whether this is inside or outside the body, is being correctly categorised and processed by the body. This can lead to addictions of harmful substances, and sensitivities to otherwise healthful substances. I am qualified to test and correct any mis-matches I find during your session.
Sessions consist of a consultation and I will then perform various muscle tests on you while you are on the massage couch. You will generally not need to undress for this consultation but you will need to remove your shoes. It is very helpful to wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict your movements for the muscle testing.