Applied Kinesiology - Muscle Testing
Applied Kinesiology is a method of Muscle Testing
whether a muscle is strong or weak. Specifically, the weak
muscle indicates where the imbalances in the individual's body lie. The basis for the imbalance could be chemical, neurological, or energetic.
Kinesiology for Sports Performance
Many sports injuries occur because of weak muscles. As mentioned above, muscle testing determines whether a muscle is strong or weak. But we are not talking about strength in terms of how much weight a muscle can carry. We are talking about an "on/off switch" for that muscle. For example, if a muscle has 100 fibers, but only 60 of those fibers are working, then the muscle will work, but not at its peak performance. Utilizing applied kinesiology, we apply energy to the necessary points to activate the other 40 % of that muscle. If you could lift 15 pounds with your biceps only working at 60%, how much stronger will your biceps be if all 100 fibers are working?
In terms of injuries, lets use the quadriceps as an example. By definition, the quadri (4) -ceps has 4 sections. If the right section and the two center sections are working, but the left section is not (i.e. "turned off"), the three working sections will torque the knee and rotate it out of place. Imagine trying to play sports with a rotated knee, without having a clue that it is rotated. This is how the body can get set up for injuries. This example applies to any muscle in the body.
energy pathways in the body, that were discovered by the Chinese in
ancient times. They are like highways that traverse every part of our
bodies. Each of our vital organs lies on, and is influenced by, the energy meridians. This holds true for all of the body's tissues and structures. The fundamental tenet is that balance in the body's energies represents optimal health.
There are 12 basic meridians, although the body has many more. Each
meridian has specific points that, when stimulated, will increase the
energy of the meridian (in cases where there is too little energy) or
decrease the energy (in cases where there is too much energy). Hence,
we call this Meridian Balancing, which promotes healing on a physical, mental, and emotional level.
Acupressure is the means by which energy is applied to the meridian points. It stimulates the same points as acupuncture, (in which needles are utilized), except that with acupressure no needles are used, and, the entire energy system is influenced (not just one point as in acupuncture). The practitioner delivers energy through their own hands. The result is restored balance in the body, allowing the body to naturally promote its own healing. Many people report pain relief, abatement of disease, and a heightened state of well-being.
Our bodies have seven energy centers, called chakras. When the energy in
the chakras is out of balance, our life force is diminished and our bodies and
lives are out of balance. Sound healing guides our chakras to vibrate freely, introducing a higher vibration that dissipates negative patterns and memories. When our chakras, which are like
musical spheres, vibrate freely, we feel harmonious and in the flow of
life. This modality, too, creates a heightened state of wellness and spiritual awareness.
Please Note: This work is not chiropractic, nor is it massage, and it is not being represented as such.
It is an entirely unique approach unto itself.