Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Depending on who you ask, this movement has to be goal directed, or it can simply be all types of movement.
Kinesiology contains subdisciplines such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor development and learning and sports history, psychology and philosophy. Kinesiology is also a popular degree to have for people interested in going into athletic development fields such as coaching, personal training, and future education.
Touch Kinesiology for healthHolistic therapy is based on a comprehensive concept, which sees the body as a whole:body soul and spirit.
There are two different test methods:
On the one hand the (1. Muscular Test) created by Dr Goodheart.
And later (2. Arm-length Reflex (AR) created by Van Assche.
Both methods are biofeedback systems of the body, (the body reacts to a given stimulus, giving us information about what happens). We know that certain electrical impulses from the body can transmit specified information.
Authors FP Kendall and E. Kendall in their study “Muscles an Functions” discovered the principles of “Applied Kinesiology” and developed a method to valuate muscular function.
Dr.Goodheart based his work on this study, making history from the year 1965.This unique diagnostic method uses the body’s muscle tone as a feedback system to assess dysfunction in patients and to determine the most appropriate treatment.
For example, in the presence of a major toxin, a previously strong muscle can test quite weak. The Kinesiologist can then determine the required treatment by challenging specific remedies, to see which one causes the weakened muscle to strengthen.
Dr. Goodheart noticed that massaging the origin and insertion of a muscle which had a small knot, caused the contracted muscle to become more tense. Treating these knots directly didn’t show any improvement.
On the other hand when the weak muscle (antagonist) was massaged it relaxed the contracted muscle. Later he discovered that there was a relationship between muscle weakness, certain diseases and their corresponding organs. All connected through the nervous system.
These tests allowed him to obtain information about the imbalances in the physical and energetic. Dr. Goodheart called this Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology (AK) works with biochemical, structural, vascular, lymphatic nervous and emotional diagnosis and treatment.