Kinesiology (pronounced kin-easy-ology,)
was developed by Dr George Goodheart in 1964. It is a way of
identifying any imbalances a person has by monitoring their
ability to hold their muscles against light pressure. Each
muscle is related to an organ, and also to an energy pathway
called a meridian.
Together the muscle, organ and meridian
form a circuit. If there are chemical, emotional, structural or
energetic stresses affecting the circuit, the muscle tested will
feel spongy, indicating an imbalance.
Once an imbalance is found the
Kinesiologist uses the muscle test again to get feedback from
the person's body about what factors are aggravating the
imbalance, and what will help to rebalance it.
Discovering What is Involved and What Will Help
Each time a relevant factor is
introduced the muscle's response changes, a bit like a switch.
So imagine a spongy muscle as being off; if the person then
thinks of an emotional stress and the muscle is
suddenly able to hold against the pressure, i.e it
switches on, that indicates that particular stress is
involved in that imbalance.
Similarly, if a particular
nutrient, when placed in the mouth, causes the muscle to switch
on, we know it will be helpful. The same process can be used to
find related structural problems, and energetic factors that are
Based on this feedback the
Kinesiologist and client can discover exactly what is involved
in the imbalance and devise a treatment plan. It may include
nutritional supplements, various emotional stress release
techniques, Bach Flower remedies, acupressure, gentle structural
realignment, chakra balancing, light touch, firm reflex massage,
suggested lifestyle changes and more. The exact treatment you
receive depends on the feedback your body gives through the
muscle test about what it needs to return to health.