What Kinesiology is Not

Kinesiology is a wonderful and helpful health modality that can help improve the quality of life of anyone that embraces it.

What Kinesiology is not is witch craft or fortune telling. If a Kinesiologist says they can read your future please take this advice … RUN as far and quickly as you can.

Kinesiology cannot tell you next week’s Lotto numbers nor if you husband is having an affair with the next-door neighbours pet poodle.

I had one person pay to learn Kinesiology with the sole intent to muscle test her husband while he was asleep to find out if he was having an affair. IT WON’T WORK!

Kinesiology is an energetic science that requires knowledge from the participants (practitioner and client). If this lady used Kinesiology testing in an attempt to find this answer she may as well flip a coin. For starters this lady’s own belief system is too involved and would interfere with any reality or truth.

Muscle testing is not a 100% truth. When a Kinesiologist ‘questions’ the body they use an Indicator muscle. Please note the word Indicator. An Indicator muscle will provide an indication of what is going on. It is then up to the knowledge and skills of the Kinesiologist to make an educated interpretation of this indication.

An educated interpretation requires a sense of integrity. Without integrity, Kinesiology seems to fall apart fast. I have seen this with a couple of students over the years and they quickly fall by the way-side, thankfully.

Our suspicious lady was given her money back and advised to seek help from a Kinesiologist with her emotional state regarding the issue. She was in it for the wrong reason which can be dangerous just like with any other health modality.


    Kinesiology is like Chiropractics and Osteopathy but it’s not
    Kinesiology is like Acupuncture but it’s not
    Kinesiology is like Massage but it’s not
    Kinesiology is like Physiotherapy but it’s not
    Kinesiology is like Psychology and Counseling but it’s not
    Kinesiology is like Naturopathy but is not

Chiropractic and Osteopathy
Kinesiology is similar to Chiropractics and Osteopathy, except that a Kinesiologist does not use any thrusting force to make a correction. In fact Kinesiology grew out of a form of Chiropractics. In most cases a Kinesiologist typically use either a very gentle manipulation via the use of various reflex points, nutritional changes, or even emotional stress release techniques similar to counselling, combined with the body’s own breathing reflex, to achieve results.

These techniques are safe as they do not force bones into place. Kinesiology techniques correct the muscle tension that holds the bones in place and helps them move back and forth. Most of the time bones are not actually out of place. They are simply not sitting correctly in place and are interfering with the nerve and proprioceptive messages to the muscles and organs.

When a bone is actually out of its place the Kinesiologist will refer the person to a Chiropractor or Osteopath as this is their expertise.

Kinesiology is similar to Acupuncture as both share many of their philosophies based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Depending on the Kinesiology modality studied, both disciplines use the acupuncture meridians, the 5 element theories and other Eastern wisdoms.

A meridian is a channel where the body’s innate healing energies flow. When the meridian flow is impaired, pain and illness can easily exist. Both Acupuncture and Kinesiology encourage the body to return the meridian flow to its premium. The body can then use its own healing abilities to restore and encourage good health as it has for millions of years.

One of the main differences is that acupuncturists use needles to stimulate the blocked energies to help the meridian system. Kinesiologists don’t use needles. Instead they use a variety of neurological reflex systems such as the neuro-vasculars, the neuro-lymphatics and others. These reflexes are like circuit breakers in the electricity box on a house. When there is too much stress on a neurological circuit the reflex ‘blows’. Once it is reset the energy flow returns to the meridian, muscle, organ or whatever is involved.

Kinesiology is similar to Massage in that they both relax and encourage the body to release stress. One main difference is that Kinesiology will relax all types of stress whether it is physical (muscles etc), chemical stress (such as allergens) or emotional stress. Emotional stress is a major cause of muscle tightness in the first place. Kinesiology can identify and release the body’s memory or involvement of emotional triggers, such as an accident or injury while relaxing the muscles the tightness goes away. A modality of Kinesiology called Hyperton-X is excellent for quickly relaxing the muscles and reducing pain.

Kinesiology also provides the ability to identify the cause of the stress. This allows the person the opportunity to make changes so they are no longer exposed to the stress causing the pain. It is the choice of the person whether they make the changes but at least Kinesiology offers them that option.

An example might be when we are under stress at work and our neck muscles tighten up causing neck pain. These same neck muscles, the upper trapezius muscles, have a Kidney meridian connection to the eyes and the ears. This happens via the Kidney meridian. As mentioned on page 8 all muscles share electrical (neurological) connections with an organ. As we tense up our neck, our sight is therefore affected as well. Releasing the neck muscles can in turn release the stress off the eyes and improvement in our sight can quickly be achieved.

As you can see Kinesiology brings in some of the best aspects of techniques you are already familiar with. It also adds the benefits of its own individual ‘super tool’, muscle testing.

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