How to get Health Benefits from Muscle Balancing Technique?
Kinesiology is the study of human movement. This term is usually employed in relation to Physiotherapy, an accredited branch of medical knowledge. However, in 1964, an American chiropractor from Detroit named George Goodheart developed an original technique for diagnosing and correcting health troubles, which he called Applied Kinesiology (AK). This therapy is based on the theory, questioned by traditional medical science, that any given organ in the human body is related to a specific muscle or symmetrical pair of muscles, and that a problem with that organ will generate a reaction in the relevant muscle. This concept seems to be related to the oriental idea of 'reflexology', the non-physical relationship between one part of the body and another through energy transmission: for example, points on the hands, feet or earlobes that are related to specific bodily organs. According to Goodheart, a manual testing of muscle response can indicate dysfunctions or imbalances in other parts of the body.
As in any science or philosophy, students of the original technique tend to develop their own advances, often indicated by a new name for their new version of the founder's work. There are a myriad of offshoots of Goodheart's initial discovery of AK, including: Touch For Health, Specialized Kinesiology, Applied Neurogenics, Energy Psychology, Body Talk, Three-In-One, Educational Kinesiology, Thought Field Therapy, the Diamond Method, Bioenergetics, Health Kinesiology, Behavioral Kinesiology, Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Method, Clinical Kinesiology, Contact Reflex Analysis, and many, many more. All seem to be based on the same fundamental principal, that through manual testing of the energy being sent to the muscles (which is not to be confused with testing the muscle itself), energy imbalances can be detected and used to diagnose illness. In many cases, therapists use the name 'muscle balancing' for this procedure.
This test is conducted by placing the desired muscles in a position to isolate their reactions from the influence of other surrounding muscles. With the muscles adjusted to the correct test position, the practitioner applies a steady force against the resistance offered by the patient. If the resistance is maintained, the muscles are considered to be 'strong' or 'connected', indicating that the related organ is functioning in a healthy manner. If the resistance is easily overcome, the muscles are considered to be 'weak' or 'disconnected', which indicates a problem in the corresponding organ. Some identify this procedure as providing biofeedback from the mind to the body, and from the body to the therapist. The test may be performed on the relevant muscle pair itself, or on a substitute pair of muscles which give clearer responses.
Aside from diagnosing organic deficiencies, AK also uses muscle responses to communicate the type of corrective treatment needed to resolve the identified problem. Since muscles can give one of two answers to any given question (either a 'yes'/'connected' response, or a 'no'/'disconnected' response), simple yes or no questions can be used to determine how to reactivate a muscle, or how to treat the organic problem itself. In this respect, the AK techniques can be used in the same way some people use pendulums, which can swing clockwise or counterclockwise to give yes and no answers. Some practitioners use a long list of questions which give ever-increasing levels of detail to the type of replies: for example, 'is the indicated treatment related with food?'; if the answer is yes, 'is this food to be eaten?'; if no, 'is this food to be avoided?',and so on. Then begins the list of foods. To keep from going on endlessly, they occasionally ask the muscle 'are there other details we should ask about in relation to this matter?', to which the body responds, thus continuing or concluding the investigation.
Both the diagnostic and therapy location techniques appear to assume that the replies come from another, deeper level of the patient's consciousness, which can hear the questions and answer through the muscle responses. In general, they are based on an integration of the body, the mind, and invisible energy systems that connect the two. Needless to say, modern science does not condone this sort of concept, and medical professionals often criticize AK and its variations, along with other competitors for their niche in the marketplace. But the number of successful treatments provided by these techniques continues to attract clients to this complementary form of health care. And with what is often perceived as the ever increasing failure of the traditional medical system to adequately attend growing health demands, people will continue to look for less conventional alternatives for treatment, including the many forms of Applied Kinesiology.
There is also a book, written by Ann Holdway, which presents a good overview of the kinesiology/energy balancing techniques that may be used to BALANCE ENERGY, improve health and enhance Wellness. Check out this book on Amazon
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Written By: David Michael (Teres'polis, Brazil)
Edited by: Rajesh Bihani ( Find me on Google+ )