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Kinesiology began in the US in the work of the 1930's academic Kinesiology or the 'human movement'. Chiropractors began using it and soon found the muscle monitoring techniques useful and began to apply them when working on muscle function in their patients. Kinesiology uses muscle monitoring to access information about the body's well being.

It combines Eastern wisdom and Western techniques to work with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Kinesiology can identify the elements that inhibit the body's natural internal energies and access the life enhancing potential. In the early 1960's Dr. George Goodheart found that muscle monitoring could also access the functional status of other physiological systems. He explored Chinese medical literature and found this premise held true. He had found an entry into the information held as energetic patterns within the human body.

He could quickly access the same information the Chinese had deciphered. Applied Kinesiology originated from the work of Dr George Goodheart and other professional chiropractors in the US in the early 1960's. Muscle Monitoring gave them a way into evaluating the integrity of many different systems. As research progressed, the techniques grew to include the meridian system, for energetic flow, and reflex points for vascular and lymphatic function.

At this point Kinesiology entered a totally new paradigm. To distinguish their holistic work from the original biomechanical approach of Academic Kinesiology, the group defined themselves as Applied Kinesiologists, otherwise "AK" practitioners.


Your body gives feedback to the kinesiologist through gentle muscle testing, which allows the blocked energy/stress to be located and identified. Once identified, methods such as acupressure, reflexology, ancient Chinese methods and emotional stress release are used to correct and defuse the stress, bringing balance and harmony into your life. The body's energy systems are brought into balance and the natural healing processes are stimulated.

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