What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology (pronounced kin-easy-ology)is a holistic system of natural health care which uses muscle monitoring to communicate directly with the body. The kinesiologist taps into the body’s bio-feedback system or electrical system.

We are electrical beings, the hundred billion (approx.) motor neurons in our brains send electrical messages all over our bodies making it possible for us to, move, think and feel.

Kinesiology is the practice of challenging the bodies electrical system with a stimulus and then gauging its reaction by testing a muscle.

This direct communication enables the Kinesiologist to by-pass the conscious mind that runs our day to day automatic responses and tap into the sub-conscious mind.

Our sub-conscious minds are often running responses to situations we are not aware of, that may even have their origins in our childhood. We might be running a response to a food or an allergen that we are unaware of, we might be deficient in something, have trapped emotions or running unhelpful behavioural patterns.

The Kinesiologist by-passes the conscious mind to gather information from the sub-conscious mind.

It draws on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and can evaluate body function through the muscle-meridian relationship. It can also establish connections between imbalances, put them in order of priority and determine the most effective treatment. Kinesiology applies a wide range of gentle yet powerful techniques. These restore balance and create and sustain health, well-being and more effective functioning. Kinesiology also draws on and integrates other therapies and healing modalities and can be used as an adjunct to any therapy.

Kinesiology is renowned for being able to uncover and help the underlying causes of health problems that are difficult to find by any other means.

Using Kinesiology we can test for:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Environmental intolerances
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Digestive function
  • Stresses and anxieties affecting your health
  • The bodies Energetic system
  • Emotional blockages
  • Traumas
  • Unhelpful behavioural patterns.

Kinesiology identifies and diffuses causes of stress and imbalance in the systems of the body and can therefore be individually tailored for the clients’ particular issue.

It is suitable for people of all ages and dispositions


Geoge Goodheart

Geoge Goodheart

Kinesiology was originally developed by Dr George Goodheart DC., a second generation chiropractor, in the early 1960’s. He discovered the relationship between Chinese meridians (used by practitioners of Chinese medicine including acupuncturists) and muscle groups, organs, and glands in the body. By testing the resistance of a muscle when a small amount of pressure is applied to it, weaknesses and imbalances in its corresponding meridian could be distinguished. The technique was developed into the system of Kinesiology known as Applied Kinesiology that was used mostly by medical related practitioners such as dentists and chiropractors.

John Thie

In the 1970’s John Thie, also a Chiropractorwrote ‘Touch for Health’ bringing  George Goodhearts’  Kinesiology to a broader audience, allowing non-chiropractors to practice Kinesiology, his work started one of the most successful holistic healthcare models in the world.