Holistic Kinesiology embraces a wide variety of non-invasive, natural approaches to healing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of your life. Holistic Kinesiology can help you to uncover what is needed for you to make improvements in your life through the following techniques: holistic counselling, muscle monitoring, traditional Chinese medicine, energetic sciences, musculoskeletal structure, nutrition, and many more. Holistic Kinesiology is designed to use your inner wisdom and knowing through working with the body to find what is causing stress and which technique is most beneficial, specific to the individual.
Sessions start with some counselling so both the client and practitioner are on the same page mentally. Holistic counselling is client centred and works with only the clients’ words to get the best benefit for the specific client. A goal or affirmation is found through the counselling stage to work towards throughout the session.
Muscle monitoring is where pressure is applied to certain muscles and the body can indicate through neurological feedback if what is being tested for is causing a stress or not. For example testing to see if there is an underlying emotion the practitioner applies some pressure to a muscle and the client meets that pressure and whether the muscle can hold that pressure or not shows if there is a stress or not. The strength of the muscle is irrelevant as this technique works with the neurons communicating with the brain. If there is a stress then the muscle, neurons, and brain stop communication properly which will give an indicator change showing there is a stress. Similar to when we are under stress to get something done our logical thoughts just fly out the window and don’t function the same way as they normally would.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Kinesiology works with TCM philosophies such as the 5 elements (fire, earth, metal, water and wood), Jing (original self/energy), and the meridian channels. The 5 elements relate emotions with organs and can identify what part of the body is unbalanced or needs some attention in relation to the goal. Jing is called by a few other names such as original self, original energy, vital force and so on. Jing is the energy we are all born with and the vital force or vital energy we use throughout life which is stored in the kidneys, hence why people with adrenal or renal issues may feel run down. In western terms it is our source of energy to live life whether it is the small things like getting dressed in the morning or the larger things such as having energy to work or exercise etc. The meridians are a cycle of energy flowing through the body and an imbalance of energy flow can often lead to illness similar to a second blood stream or lymphatic system. The meridians can also give us information as to which organs or emotions (just like the 5 elements) need attention. Although it is commonly used for acupuncture in kinesiology, acupressure is applied which is where the practitioner rests 1 or 2 fingers on a specific point/s rather than using needles.
Energetic sciences that I work with include chakras, crystals, auras, essential oils, bush flower essences, negative energy fields. The 7 main chakras are from Ayurveda medicine and they are centres or vortexes of energy in body and similar to the meridians as they can cause illness when imbalanced and can offer insight to which technique the body most needs to heal. Crystals are earth grown minerals that have regular internal structures and have formed into solid substances which are range from full of vibrant colours to clear or neutral colours. Essential oils are the distilled oil or the essence from certain plants and flowers. Bush flower essences are essences from plants which aid emotional and physical aspects of health. Auras are the subtle bodies physical, etheric, emotional, mental which are energetic bodies surrounding the physical body. Negative energy fields may be a hole, weakness or some sort of negative energy in the aura keeping the person form energetic balance. All of the above can offer insight to healing and are used for their therapeutic properties and work on an energetic level to work with emotions and the bring balance to vibrational frequencies.
Eastern medicine believes posture is linked to emotions for example kyphosis (curvature of the upper spine) is related to a closed heart which may be emotions such as hurt, lack or joy, low self-esteem. Just as standing up with shoulders back is an open heart expressing joy and love with high self-esteem. Taking posture and structural aspects of the body into account we are able to observe which emotion is being held in the body on a subconscious level.
Kinesiology can use muscle monitoring as a method to identify if there is a nutritional, mineral, vitamin imbalance which brings awareness to the imbalance and therefore is helpful for you, the client to seek more accurate help through a naturopath, dietitian or doctor if required.