What is Health Kinesiology?
Our bodies have an innate ability to sustain health and balance. Sometimes we just need a little help to activate it. Health Kinesiologists provide this help for your body to heal itself. We balance your whole energy system and, in doing so, facilitate a self-healing process.
Health Kinesiologists use gentle muscle testing combined with verbal questioning to communicate directly with your body’s unique energy system. This highly skilled technique involves applying light pressure to a muscle (commonly your arm) and monitoring how it responds. If the muscles holds steady, the system is responding with a ‘yes’. If the muscle is spongy, the answer to the kinesiologist’s question is ‘no’. The Health Kinesiologist offers your system a wide range of powerful procedures designed to rebalance and trigger self-healing, and your body is able to select those procedures that will be the most helpful to you by saying ‘yes’ with a steady muscle response.
Each procedure your body selects via muscle testing highlights one part of the stress that has upset your system. As acupressure points are held, your body regains balance around the highlighted stress and moves back to a healthier state.
Another way to understand how Health Kinesiology triggers repair is to look at its basis in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Both Health Kinesiology™(HK) and TCM are based on the understanding that our wellbeing is dependent on the balanced flow of energy around our systems. Energy instructs the physical body about how to structure itself and function.
Many factors can upset this flow of information, or energy, around our systems and put it out of balance. Environmental toxins, allergens, micro-organisms, electromagnetic fields and other frequencies, and psychological stresses like worries, fears or limiting assumptions we may have about ourselves—all of these may block the flow of information around our bodies, causing the affected parts to forget how to grow and work correctly.
Our bodies are doing their best to communicate with us—that twinge of pain, the pang of indigestion, the headache, the back-ache, the depression, the general feeling of being out of sorts—all of these are signals from the body that we need to make positive changes in our lives.
Gentle muscle testing opens a channel of communication that allows the body to select corrections from Health Kinesiology’s uniquely designed system of protocols that will rebalance it so that the flow of information about correct structure and function is restored. The body then responds to the renewed flow of enlivening information and repairs itself.
Health Kinesiology’s balancing methods include the use of magnets, flower essences, aromatherapy oils, self-touch, body positions, thoughts and memories that mirror the traumas at the heart of the client’s mental, emotional and physical stresses.
What happens in a session:
Each session lasts around 1 hour and you lie down on a therapy couch fully clothed. If lying down is physically uncomfortable, you can sit up for the session. Health Kinesiology sessions are both deeply healing and deeply relaxing.
As you read this, your body is hard at work, breathing, excreting toxins, balancing hormones, assimilating nutrients and performing countless other vital functions to keep you in balance and health. Sometimes that healthy balance is disturbed, for example by physical trauma, surgery, stress, toxins, electronic fields, shock, allergens, emotional or psychological stress, negative thinking or even just long term unhappiness. Using muscle testing, your Health Kinesiologist accesses your body’s unique inner wisdom to find out exactly what you need to regain and maintain balance and feel truly healthy, both inside and out.
Sometimes you may need a single appointment only, but more generally people need a series of appointments. Some clients recognise that kinesiology can be used in a preventive manner rather than just dealing with problems when they arise. These clients will continue to have kinesiology sessions in order to maintain their health and wellbeing.
As part of a Health Kinesiology session, your system may use muscle testing to define essential life-style changes for itself as part of its recovery programme—changes to diet or nutritional supplements to take for a period, flower or homeopathic remedies, exercise programmes, time set aside for relaxing and fun, and so on. No two sessions are ever alike even for people with apparently identical symptoms.
Most people find Health Kinesiology sessions very relaxing, and some feel pleasantly lighter and more ‘clear’ afterwards. Because sessions are powerful and deep-reaching, they can bring about major energy changes, resulting in temporary feelings of tiredness and sleepiness, or other slight symptoms. This is actually a good sign, an indication that a healing process has already begun, and that is best helped by staying well hydrated and resting or sleeping.
Everyone can benefit from Health Kinesiology: babies, the elderly, athletes, performers, the fit, the injured, the unwell, pets…
Life can be challenging and it is not always easy to change the things you want to change—whether that is your health, your job, your relationship or all of these and more. Sometimes we just don’t know where to start and how to keep ourselves motivated. Health Kinesiologists use muscle testing as a way to find out why your physical, emotional, chemical and nutritional systems fell out of balance and how to go about changing them for the better. In a world where we are bombarded by information from other people, Health Kinesiology lets you get information from you. The body is doing its best to communicate with us, via twinges, pains, anxiety etc, and muscle testing enables this communication to solve its problems.
Among other things, Health Kinesiology can help to:
- Increase energy and vitality
- Prevent illness
- Boost your own healing mechanisms and immunity
- Release negative thinking or behaviour patterns
- Overcome fears and worries
- Increase confidence and self-esteem
- Sharpen mental focus
- Manage sports performance
- Improve relationships at home or at work
- Develop you abilities
Illness does not arrive suddenly, though it may seem to do so. It is usually the result of a build-up of stress–physical, mental or emotional—leading to imbalances in the body/mind system, which ultimately leads to physical symptoms. Our body has an innate ability to heal itself and does this quite naturally on a daily basis. Sometimes this is not possible and our system needs a bit of help, either medical or complementary, or often, a combination of both. Health Kinesiology, by balancing all aspects of the person, puts the body in an optimum state for self-healing.
The healing effects can continue for days, weeks and even months following a Health Kinesiology session. The effects of sessions are cumulative. It is possible to see a benefit from the first session, or you may take longer for the cumulative effect to be clearly noticeable to you. How long improvement takes will depend on the individual and their ability to rebalance and heal. Each client responds as well as their body and energy system is able. Generally the rate of improvement depends on how long you have had the concern, how deeply rooted it is, your ability/willingness to make and sustain suggested life-style changes, and how good your energy levels are.
Regardless of where you get help and support from for healing and finding emotional, mental and physical balance, it is just that—help. You have the ultimate responsibility for your health and only your body can heal itself. There is a difference between being healthy and not feeling ill. If you strive to be healthy, you will most likely benefit from taking action outside the medical sphere.