Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during an appointment?
A thorough history is taken and a goal set for what you’d like to achieve from the session. Muscle-testing is used in order to find energy imbalances and what corrections are needed. The corrections are made while related emotions are considered, awareness gained and solutions found. By the end of the session, the previously stressful goal and emotions are no longer stressful and any pain is usually reduced or removed.
What does muscle-testing involve?
I press on a muscle while asking a yes/no question and the muscle responds by either staying strong or weakening. The test relates to energy flow, rather than to the strength of the muscle.
What is a ‘balance’?
This is the term used for a kinesiology appointment and relates to the balancing of energy and release of energy blockages.
What 'corrections' are used during a kinesiology balance?
Professional Kinesiology Practitioners are trained in and use many different techniques as corrections, some of which have been adapted from Applied Kinesiology, acupuncture and chiropractic theories. We also use gemstones, flower essences, colour, sound, nutritional supplements, brain integration exercises, as well as personality typing, emotional intelligence and much more. In addition, we consider stressful emotions relating to the problem, and we look at diet and lifestyle and any other changes a person may need to make.
What is the difference between the various types of kinesiology?
One major difference between the kinesiology I practise and some others is the length of training. The PKP course is four years long and involves many hours of study and homework, with hands-on experience. However, some kinesiology training courses are just a few months or even weekends. Whilst these short courses are a good and useful complement to other forms of therapy, the PKP kinesiology can be an excellent complete therapy in itself. Another difference is that we incorporate emotions into our balances, as we believe that clearing the related emotion can help the corrections hold much better and longer.
Is kinesiology a form of medical treatment?
No. We do not diagnose, treat or work with named diseases. We balance the body’s energy, thus promoting its own healing abilities.
With kinesiology, we are looking at how the person would like to feel or what they would like to achieve. Regardless of what the person's problem is, whether it's something life-threatening like cancer, or debilitating like arthritis or depression, we approach it in the same way. We also consider how the person is being held back, how their pain can be reduced and what they need to support them. This includes emotional aspects as well as the person's lifestyle and diet.
How many appointments will I need?
It varies enormously depending on the person and what the problem is. I recommend two or three balances to deal with a particular issue but you may like to have further balances for other stressful aspects of your life. It's also possible to have a one-off balance, for instance when testing for supplements or allergies.
Is it safe?
It is completely safe and there are no negative side-effects.
Can kinesiology help me with allergies?
Kinesiology is an excellent way to find out what allergies you may have and, in most cases, to help clear them.
Can kinesiology help with carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder or tennis elbow?
Most definitely. Muscles work in groups, rather than individually, so I test all the muscles in the area of the problem. Any that test 'weak' are corrected with kinesiology techniques, such as rubbing or holding points or nutritional supplements. Sometimes one of the muscles has 'switched off' other muscles in the group, so the energy flow needs to be re-balanced, allowing all the muscles to work together synergistically. Other possibilities are that one or several of the muscles may be too tight or weak (often from over-use), and unable to extend to their full potential. This can also impact on our lives, causing us to limit ourselves in the same way as the muscle. Occasionally, the pain in one part of the body actually relates to a completely different part of the body, so this is something else I check. In addition, I test your body to find the related emotion to the problem and clear the stress on it, which also helps reduce or remove pain and restricted movement.
Can kinesiology help me choose which supplements to take?
Kinesiology can be used to test what supplements are best for you and how many to take. It prevents you from spending money on supplements that aren't beneficial for you or from taking too many. More about supplements.
Can kinesiology be used with animals and babies?
In situations where it is not possible to use muscle-testing directly (as in the case of a baby, animal or very frail person), I use a surrogate. While maintaining contact with the person or animal, the surrogate will be muscle-tested to find out what is going on and what needs to be done. The corrections are then made to the person or animal.
How can children benefit from Kinesiology?
Kinesiology can help children in many ways, for instance, if they are having difficulty at school, with learning, concentration, comprehension, memory or any other aspect of school work. There are various techniques and exercises they can use to enhance brain function and help them achieve their potential. Kinesiology can also help improve sports performance and speed up recovery from injuries. Emotional problems, such as anxiety, trauma and stress, can benefit, as well as behavioural and relationship problems. Nutritional deficiencies and allergies can be checked and, in most cases, removed.