Origins of Systematic Kinesiology. 

 Applied Kinesiology was developed in 1964.
Dr. George Goodheart D.C. is an American chiropractor who was using some of the standard Kinesiological muscle tests to assess muscle function on a patient, and was intrigued by some of the apparently inconsistent results he was getting.
This triggered a period of brilliant systematic research which led him to discover the correlation between the lymphatic system, muscles and reflexes and then the connections between different body points which stimulate vascular flow and individual muscles.
Then he turned his attention to bodily energy flow as explained by Chinese acupuncturists. This was a real breakthrough at the time, as never before in the West had the meridians of acupuncture been integrated with our physical understanding of anatomy and physiology.
Energy Meridians
Kinesiology as a link between the Eastern and Western treatments

Kinesiology combines the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern muscle testing techniques. Based on the Chinese medicine, there are invisible channels through which the life energy circulates through the body. Different cultures call this energy by different names: 'Prana', 'Chetana' or 'Qi' (Chi) are some examples. Qi is composed of two kinds of forces: 'Yin' and 'Yang'. A person remains in good health if there is harmony and balance between these two forces.
There are 14 Major meridians which form a network of energy channels throughout the body. 2 meridians are the main energy reservoirs and the other 12 are paired yin and yang organ-related meridians: stomach-spleen, heart-small intestine, kidneys-bladder, circulation– triple warmer, gall bladder–liver, lungs-large intestine. Imbalance in the meridian system can disrupt the organs, muscles, circulation, and create a host of other problems.

The Law of Five Elements
Each organ/meridian (according to Oriental Medicine), relates to a specific element: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each element also has a corresponding emotion, expression, colour, etc.
Understanding the five meridian elements and their interconnection within the two cycles Shen- Generation Cycle and Ko- Control Cycle together with their individual characteristics helps us to find the root cause for a certain imbalance.
5 Meridian Elements
Muscles related to energy meridians

In kinesiology, we use 42 muscles that are found to correspond to specific energy meridians and therefore to specific organs. By testing a specific muscle we can gather information about what is out of balance in the body. This takes the guess work out of our health care, and allows the body to reveal what it really needs in order to return to its natural state of healing. The symptoms that we experience are indicators – like flashing lights that help us understand what our body needs.
There are several techniques that we use to correct these detected imbalances, like specialised lymphatic massages, prescribing appropriate nutritional supplements, tracing meridians, holding relevant acupuncture and neuro vascular points and releasing emotional blockages.

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