So you’ve heard of Kinesiology, but what is it?
I’ve been asked so many times about what I do as a kinesiologist. I usually stubble over my words trying to express what Kinesiology is, but all the technical crap just confuses people. So I’ll try to lay it out here.
Kinesiology (Kin-Easy-Ology) uses a technique called muscle monitoring, where light pressure is applied to one of your muscles. Your body speaks to your brain (and vice versa) via the Central Nervous System and by using muscle monitoring, we can intercept the conversation and get feedback on what’s going on that you aren’t aware of. With this a kinesiologist can find what is stressing you on an unconscious level, then use it to find something to defuse the stress. And by defuse I mean “defuse a potentially explosive situation” not diffuse/spread.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, some muscles have a relationship with specific meridians and organs. If these muscles are monitored, an insight into what is going on with the meridian or organ can be obtained. If someone has repeated issues with muscles and pain, working on emotional issues will improve their treatment.
Kinesiologists do not diagnose or claim to cure anything. If you have seen one that does, run a mile! We uncover stress patterns and work with the client emotionally and physically, supporting them in a complementary way alongside Western Medicine.
Applied Kinesiologists will test you against certain things to see if you have any stress towards them (like gluten and specific proteins such as egg), and with their extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, advise you to avoid things or take supplements, but they will never diagnose.
Holistic Kinesiologists are described as dealing more on an emotional level, but in actual fact, they look at the body in a holistic way and do what’s needed, which includes emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual elements, and is a beautiful modality to help you manage the stress of day to day living, as well as deep seated lifelong issues.
How does it work to manage and reduce stress?
As I mentioned above, it intercepts the conversation between the body and the brain to find stress. Once the stress is found, the kinesiologist will use it to ask the client’s body’s innate wisdom, what needs to be done to return it to balance. It could be anything the Kinesiologist has in their “toolbox” and is unique to the client, in that specific moment.
See below for some of the things I use in clinic to get an idea on what cold be used to remove the stress.
How does it work via distance:
It comes down to Quantum Physics and everything being energy. Everything has its own energetic vibration, including each human, and connects us all as one. During an online session, an intention is set that I will surrogate myself for the client so that I can do both the muscle monitoring and anything else that comes up session, on myself. So I use my own muscles, acupressure points, etc, and the client will receive the benefits.
What to look for in a kinesiologist:
I would look for someone who holds a cert 4 in kinesiology as a minimum requirement, as long as they had been in practice for a good period of time, otherwise look for a Diploma qualified kinesiologist.
Either way, I think if you do some research, read their facebook page, look at the website and get a feel for who they are and whether they FEEL right for you. That’s more important than pieces of paper (Says the woman finishing her advanced diploma haha).
All Holistic Kinesiologists may fall under the banner of kinesiology, but they are all different, depending on where they studied and what they enjoy doing in clinic.
So where do I come in?
I see people who have all sorts of things going on for them, from mental health to digestion, and I love having a modality that can literally help everyone, but I have a special love of supporting women to balance their day job with setting up a business. All the while, staying balanced in all aspects of life. I love when someone comes in feeling as though their day job is sucking the life out of them, then leave feeling impervious to the stresses of the job, which allows them to have energy and motivation to put towards building their own business.
Some things I use in clinic:
Acupressure points; Body Psychology and TCM Organ Theory; Energetic Medicine including Crystals, Flower Essences and Elfin Chimes; Visualisations; Nutritional Biochemistry; Structural and postural assessments; Neuromuscular techniques, Homeopathy; Aromatherapy;
Whichever kinesiologist you choose to work with, remember they are just as different from each other as pea are to carrots, so if you find that you don’t gel with the kinesiologist you choose, find another.
If you would like support in reducing your stress, then you can check out my Work with me page, and let’s get started on getting you back in balance, or if you’d like more information on kinesiology and what it can do specifically for you, send me an email.
Zoie is a Holistic Kinesiologist, Mind Body Medicine practitioner and mumma to her Beautiful boy. She explores various topics related to stress management, especially around work, on her blog. She uses Kinesiology and other tools, to help women manage the stress of working a day job while setting up their own businesses. You can follow her on facebook for tips and tricks on how to manage and reduce stress, and other interesting information on natural health and wellness.