Kinesiology was originally developed by an American chiropractor called George Goodheart. He found that by testing muscles before and after he made a correction he achieved better results for his patients. As time progressed he found he could make a connection between various muscles and acupuncture meridians.

So, Kinesiology is a blend of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western techniques that allows a kinesiologist to treat you in a truly holistic manner. It uses a range of gentle yet extremely powerful techniques, which restore balance to your system and create and maintain health and well-being.

Muscle monitoring is the principal tool of kinesiology.

A limb is placed so that one of its muscles is in a contracted position. The Kinesiologist then applies pressure to the muscle and the client is asked to match the pressure. The muscle will either unlock or remain in contraction. It is not a test of the strength of the muscle but how the muscle responds to the stimulus of the added pressure.

At no time does the client experience pain or discomfort when being tested. How the muscle responds gives the kinesiologist feedback and this is used to determine the problem.

People of all ages and levels of fitness can benefit from Kinesiology which should restore the whole system to balance, facilitating the self-healing process.
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