There are over 140 different systems of Kinesiology with over 100 organizations throughout the world practicing it, Kinesiology is a holistic approach to health and involves the muscles within our body being tested to help discover what’s going on in our body.
What is a muscle test?
During a typical examination the subject will try to hold an arm or leg up while the Kinesiologist tries to push it down, there are more specific tests to Kinesiology but this is the basics behind them.
During a test the Kinesiologist will feel for any changes in the force that is supplied because anything that has an affect on our body can be felt in our muscles through our nervous system.
The Kinesiologist will test various body positions, hand modes and reflex points in this way and this will help them to determine what treatment if any will have an impact on our problem.
Why are there so many different types of Kinesiology?
Some organizations began teaching methods of Kinesiology to people themselves for self help with their problems while others branched off to look into the hand modes and bio computer concepts of Kinesiology.
Today people use the term Kinesiology to describe all different kinds of muscle testing whether it is specialized Kinesiology, applied Kinesiology or classical Kinesiology.
The many different types of Kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology – This was the original form which was developed by Dr Good heart and is taught by health care practitioners the world over.
Behavioural Kinesiology – This is an integrated system for assessing the effects stimuli has on the body which gives us a better understanding of how the bodies energy system works in relation to our health.
Classical Kinesiology – Therapists trained in classical Kinesiology usually use a nutritional approach to address problems within the body.
Clinical Kinesiology – Bio computer and hand modes were introduced to Kinesiology which then branched off into clinical Kinesiology.
Counselling Kinesiology – this form of Kinesiology combines techniques to help identify emotional stress, it is a systematic approach to help identify emotional issues which ca cause problems with our health to persist.
Dance Kinesiology – This form was introduced through combining dancing and the use of muscles contraction.
Educational Kinesiology – A form of Kinesiology which focuses on natural movement experiences to help learning.
Holo dynamic Kinesiology – this type of Kinesiology gives direct access to the body’s own priority system using a holo dynamic entry procedure.
Specialized Kinesiology – this term is used broadly to describe any method of Kinesiology other than applied Kinesiology.
Wholistic Kinesiology – This method combines all the best techniques of other Kinesiology and combines them into an all round package for those wishing to learn natural healing.
Of course these aren’t the only methods of using Kinesiology but the ones that are most often used throughout the world. There are many other forms which have branched off from the original Kinesiology some of which are recognized by trained practitioners and some which are not.