Functional Medicine Practitioner

what is kinesiology?

Kinesiology is concerned with the optimal function of body systems, e.g. digestion, endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, reproductive, renal and skeletal, and how they are functioning individually as well as how they impact on and work with the other systems.  This is achieved firstly through testing different muscle circuits by checking specific movement which indicates how a particular neurological circuit fires, or whether it is interrupted. Although this process is often thought of as muscle testing it is essentially working on our neurological pathways and their biofeedback mechanism.  In Australia and New Zealand Kinesiology is called Neural Integration which I feel is a far more sensible and accurate description.  Once these imbalances are found, there is a range of techniques and protocols to help restore them to proper function. 

How does Kinesiology work and How does it help?

Our bodies are masters at finding homeostasis, redressing imbalances.  But when there is a sustained imbalance, whether it is prolonged illness, stress, dietary concerns, trauma or accident, then the body starts to compensate for this in other ways.  Over time this compensation becomes a pathological change and symptoms begin presenting themselves. 

Because of the wide range of techniques and depth of detection around cause and origin of symptoms, Kinesiology can profoundly impact a vast range of conditions or health concerns including;

  • Digestive health
  • Immune conditions
  • Addictions
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Fears
  • Trauma
  • Chronic pain
  • Sinus
  • Weight issues
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Viral fatigue
  • Muscular concerns
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Some learning conditions
  • And so much more...

The most crucial element of Kinesiology is detecting the root cause of any given health concern and addressing that. We can not only find out THAT a particular circuit is interrupted, but WHY, WHEN and WHAT it needs to redress this imbalance.

This is done using a range of techniques which may include nutritional aspects, (food sensitivity testing and deficiencies) emotional techniques, (EMDR) structural work, lymphatic, neurovascular and acupressure techniques. Results can be profound, fast and lasting.  This is often surprising, but once revealed, the layers beneath the symptoms can be addressed.  Healing then becomes possible and responds in a dominoe effect towards whole health.