The study of kinesiology first received scientific attention in the early 1960s through the work of Dr George Goodheart, a chiropractor from Detroit, who discovered that benign physical stimuli, for example, beneficial nutritional supplements, would increase the strength of certain indicator muscles, whereas hostile stimuli would cause those muscles to weaken. Dr Goodheart discovered that weakened muscles could be strengthened by stimulation of certain acupuncture points, neurolymphatic points (Chapman’s reflexes) and neurovascular points (Bennet’s reflexes). Goodheart eventually realised that every muscle in the body shared a circuit with an acupuncture meridian.
In the late 1970s, Dr John Diamond developed kinesiology, introducing a branch which he called ‘behavioural kinesiology’ after discovering that indicator muscles would strengthen or weaken in the presence of positive or negative emotional stimuli, as well as physical stimuli. For example, negative emotions would weaken muscles.
In my practice I use muscle response testing (from kinesiology) to identify emotional imbalances, food intolerances /sensitivities, and functional imbalances. Acupuncture points can be accessed by muscle resistance testing to identify meridian (energy) imbalances on physical, energetic and emotional levels. Chakras can be tested and balanced in the same way, leading to improved health both emotionally and physically. Foods, chemicals and airborne substances are also tested using muscle response testing. Affirmations and flower essences/homeopathy can be used to balance emotional imbalances while dietary changes, nutritional supplements or homeopathy are used to balance physiological imbalances.
I continue my training in muscle resistance testing by regularly attending professional development conferences.
Allergy Therapy diploma 1994 (distinction) Prestberries Farm Natural Therapies Centre, Hartpury Muscle testing skills for healthcare practitioners 2015 Classical Kinesiology Institute, Leicester Phytobiophysics level 1 2016 Chakra balancing course Classical Kinesiology Institute, Leicester 2016 Analogue Muscle Testing Classical Kinesiology Institute, Leicester 2016
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