Systematic Kinesiology - What Does It Involve?

By Linda Belcher 


Headaches, colds and back ache are apparently the most common health complaints – oh, and stress… But stress itself is not a health complaint, it is our body’s reaction to the negative effects of stress that’s the problem – which can manifest in symptoms such as headaches, colds and back ache, to name but a few.

If left untreated, all our symptoms, niggles, pains and worries CAN escalate into something much bigger.  We seem to have a culture which expects illness with age….”what do you expect.. you’re getting on a bit”.. “can’t expect to have as much energy now you’re 40/50/60…” but there really is no need to fall into this trap.

Of course, apparently innocuous symptoms can be an indication that there is something far more serious going on.  As a Complementary Health Practitioner I never advocate that I am a substitute for allopathic medicine, but I have helped countless clients with extremely debilitating illnesses without recourse to conventional medicine.

Kinesiology is a preventative health treatment that uses muscle response to gauge imbalances in the body – not disease, imbalance.  Each muscle is connected to an organ and Chinese meridian pathway.  The purpose of a muscle is to “fire” or resist pressure.  If a muscle, when tested with gentle pressure, is spongy or weak, this means there is an imbalance in that “circuit” which can potentially lead to “dis-ease” in the organ because energy is not flowing sufficiently.  Once a weak muscle is found we need to find what will help correct it and restore to health – or balance.  A muscle can be weak for one or any combination of four reasons – it can be structural damage, (ligament, tendon, spinal misalignment), nutritional or chemical imbalance (either toxin overload or nutritional deficiency), emotional imbalance (clients are amazed when I show the effect of a thought on a previously strong muscle) and electrical or electromagnetic energetical imbalance (mobile phones, Bluetooth, radiation, smog, pollution etc).


Approaches to Treatment

All of these weaknesses or imbalances detected using muscle testing can be corrected with a range of treatments, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, cutting certain food out of diet temporarily, bach flowers, crystals, chakra healing, emotional stress release techniques…..and there is no guesswork involved.  In a way, seeing a Kinesiologist is like seeing a Chiropractor, Nutritionist, Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist all rolled into one! With the aid of muscle testing Kinesiologists can always be sure that the treatment they are giving is what the body wants because everyone is unique and needs a different treatment.

Headaches and back ache are often caused by dehydration or poor bowel movements. Being “regular” does not mean every 3 days…!!  My tutor told me a “body is only as healthy as the fluids running through it” so it’s essential to drink lots of pure clean water (not fizzy).  Colds and frequent infections can be an emotional response – often colds are at their worst when adrenalin stops pumping after a particularly intense period of pressure as the adrenalin is no longer required and the body gives in.   Poor immunity can be helped with zinc, vitamin c or Echinacea and B complex is wonderful for general nervous system complaints.  However it’s not just the supplementation that is required – with kinesiology we can incorporate all realms in the one treatment and identify what is REALLY the priority.