What is systematic kinesiology?

Kinesiology was invented in 1964 by an American chiropractor called George Goodheart, bringing together a number of key techniques from both western and eastern medicine. it uses the technique of manual muscle testing to identify physical, chemical, emotional or energetical imbalances within the body.


Muscles are designed to contract and relax as directed by the body’s nervous system. Many people experience a tightness or stiffness in a muscle or pull or strain muscles, ligaments or tendons. Rather than focusing on the tight or stiff muscle, applied kinesiology’s approach is that often the muscle has tightened to compensate for a weakness in  the opposing muscle. For example, if the quadriceps (the muscle group on the front of the thigh) are not working at full strength then the hamstrings (the muscles on the back of the thigh) may tighten up. Stretching may relieve tight hamstrings temporarily, but it is important in the long term to address the underlying cause of the opposing muscle weakness so that the tight muscle can come back into balance. Muscles may become weaker for a variety of reasons including structural issues, emotions, nutritional deficiencies, toxins (either internal or external to the body), infection, poor blood supply or lymphatic drainage and allergies or sensitivities to certain foods or other substances.


Systematic kinesiology uses a number of techniques to bring the  body back into balance. The practitioner may use structural techniques such as spinal adjustments or cranial adjustments, work with acupuncture points and meridiens, use neurolymphatic or neurovascular reflex points to stimulate lymph and blood flow, use simple techniques with the client to address imbalances relating to emotions or stress and recommend nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplements to address  chemical imbalances.


Please note that systematic kinesiology is never used to diagnose  disease in a person but will be used in a complementary way alongside your existing conventional medical treatment.