Enhanced Learning and Brain Function
Much of the electrical, circuit or nervous system work in Kinesiology comes into the realm of ‘brain integration’ and deals with aspects such as learning problems. Kinesiology has developed many ‘switch on’ points and techniques for the eyes, ears, coordination and the brain as a ‘whole’.
The power of Kinesiology in this area has been brought to the fore by Dr. Paul Dennison, whose discoveries updating conventional cross patterning movements have been most profound. While ‘cross-crawling’ is considered a normal motor activity, many people are not ‘switched on’ to this integrated movement.
Consequently their body prefers non integrated modes and circuits which have a detrimental effect on their ability to learn or respond appropriately to stress. Switching people back on in this respect is very basic to Kinesiology work. The simplicity of techniques which one can learn in this area is truly amazing.
Emotional Stress Release Techniques
Stress related work has become a major part of the Kinesiology field, and fundamental to its effectiveness in this area is the Emotional Stress Release or Stress Defusion concepts.
Stress Release techniques are very simple yet most powerful. They are taught in all Kinesiology courses and are used regularly in consulting work. This is because at the basis of many disharmonies we find stress and emotions blocking or impairing proper body and mind functioning. Stress Release can help to clear blockages related to past or present traumas, belief systems, negative thoughts etc.
The basis of Stress Release can be used by any individual for their own growth or to help others. It also functions effectively when used with affirmations or when working with goals.
But What Does it Actually Do?
- Relieves existing gripes and pain
- Strengthens the immune system to help protect against illnesses and infection
- Spots areas of malnutrition and food allergies and/or intolerances
Many adherents of the therapy advocate the powerful effect that the treatment has on the emotional state of the patient. Administered through the muscles, significant improvement can be seen in the mind.
And How Exactly is This Done?
There are various different methods that are employed by a kinesiologist to treat a patient:
Chemical testing: A substance suspected of upsetting your balance is tested on your tongue or stomach while your arm muscle is tested. The kinesiologist can then rule this substance out or confirm it as a problem.
Meridian tracing: Meridians are energy paths within the body that lead to key organs such as the liver. The energy flow within these are stimulated by massage or brushing.
Lymphatic points: Stimulated lymphatic points increase their flow to muscles and to nearby organs, thus benefiting the patient.
Skull points: Points on the skull near blood vessels can be stimulated to increase blood flow to muscles and organs.
All of these may be done by techniques such as acupuncture, joint manipulation and nutritional supplements. They are usually carried out over four to six sessions.
Who invented Kinesiology?
The study of kinesiology cannot really be attributed to one specific person. It is thought to date back to Aristotle and his studies of the human muscular system, but many anatomical thinkers and doctors have contributed to its development over the years. It also draws influence from ancient Chinese thinking.