Understanding Kinesiology

Posted: 27th October 2015

WIRE Wantage leader Rachel Shackleton, Kinesiologist, has joined Tiverton Osteopaths and is working from the Tiverton Clinic, Newbury every Wednesday as well as from in her clinic in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is a holistic system of natural health care that draws on a blend of Traditional  Chinese Medicine and Western Techniques to assess the whole body.  It uses muscle monitoring to communicate directly with the body, therefore giving the brain a “rest”.   Drawing on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine kinesiology evaluates body function through the muscle-meridian relationship and establishes connections between imbalances, prioritizes them and then determines the most effective protocol.

Kinesiology is a holistic approach to inner balance, health and wellbeing, therefore the whole person is assessed to understand the relationships between presenting symptoms and the body as a whole.  “I like, said Rachel, to use the synonym of an onion, not because it makes you cry, but because each kinesiology session peels off layers of the onion until eventually reaching the core.  The core represents full health and wellbeing.”

What conditions respond well to kinesiology?

Kinesiology helps you achieve and maintain a good level of health and wellbeing.  Dis-ease creates stresses in many areas of the body affecting systems such as digestion, respiration, immune and so on, even though on the surface it might be “isolated” to one part.  Knowing that dis-ease does not simply “drop in”, but that it has likely been coming for some time through the many layers of energy that surround us, means that restoring health, full energy and wellbeing takes time.   The body needs time to heal each layer to give inner balance and to restore homeostasis and full health.

Kinesiology is not just for people who are feeling unwell or out of balance. It can help you perform better at what you do, and to achieve your full potential whether at work, in sport or in any other areas of your life. Kinesiology has a broad spectrum of applications from pain relief to support conventional medicine, anxiety attacks, constant colds and low immune, feeling low without energy, lack of direction and a host of other situations.  It is also a fabulous preventative and support in the lives of busy ladies who don’t get time for themselves.

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