- What is kinesiology?
- How does it work?
- What ailments can it help?
What is kinesiology?
Kinesiology is a complementary therapy that rebalances the energy system of the body to help restore good health and well-being. Different branches of kinesiology have been developed over time – traditionally, it refers to the study of muscles and movement in the body, but in the realm of natural health it looks at a broader approach not only looking at the muscles, anatomy and physiology, but working with traditional Chinese acupuncture meridians and using a nutritional approach to the therapy.
How does it work?
A patient lies on a couch for this treatment. As muscles are seen as monitors of stress and imbalance within the body, they are tested to find out the causes of the problems within the body. This involves applying light pressure to a muscle to see how well the muscle resists. If the muscle is unable to resist, then this can indicate that there is some imbalance within the muscle.
One the therapist has identified the issue, different treatments are used to help to address the problem. These might include:
- Giving relevant nutritional supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbs)
- Massage acupuncture points to restore the flow of energy
- Muscle balancing to help with structural problems
- The use of magnets
- Homeopathic remedies
Each treatment is carried out according to the needs of the individual – what works for one person will not necessarily work for someone else.
Everyone, of all ages, can have this treatment.
On average, you will need to come along for four to five sessions but this varies depending on the individual and their issues. Each session normally lasts for an hour.
What ailments can it help?
Kinesiology can help with a wide range of problems:
- Low mood
- Everyday stresses
- Joint & muscle pain
- Emotional health
- Skin problems
- Pre-menstrual tension (PMT)