Specialized Kinesiology: Let Your Body Heal You

Specialized kinesiology is a very powerful alternative therapy. At the core of this therapy is the fact that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself – but it is not always able to access this ability. As such, the main aim of Specialized Kinesiology is to facilitate the body in healing itself. Specialized Kinesiologists don’t treat clients; they enable their bodies to heal themselves.

In Specialized Kinesiology one talks of “stressors”. These are external events that have an impact on the functioning of the body. They could be an emotional stressors (for example, a divorce) or a physical stressors (for example, falling down the stairs). Typically the human body should be able to cope with all stressors. In other words, it should be able to heal itself. Just think of when you cut your finger. Immediately your body responds to prevent the bleeding and heal the wound. In the case of an emotional stress, a person should be able to remain calm and clear of thought. This is the case when the body is functioning optimally. When they system is in this state, it is said to be “in balance”.

However, more often than not, the body is “out of balance”. It is then that it is unable to deal with external stressors effectively. The result is that it cannot heal itself properly and a person’s health is affected. Specialized Kinesiology is about bringing the body back into balance so that it can access that innate healing ability.

Specialized Kinesiology helps you to heal yourself
Specialized Kinesiology helps you to heal yourself

Treating the Cause and Not the Symptoms

Holistic therapies such as Specialized Kinesiology consider the body and mind as a whole because they are inherently connected. To treat one is to treat the other. Also, in Specialized Kinesiology, the aim is to treat the cause and not the symptoms. By finding and resolving the underlying cause, the symptoms will dissolve of their own accord. The following example shows the mind-body connection as well as the importance of treating the cause.

If a person’s system is out of balance it is unable to access its innate healing ability; therefore, when it experiences a stress, it will start to compensate in order to relieve the effects. A person kicks a ball and hurts their leg. They will then start to compensate for the pain and put more weight on their other leg. In doing so, there will be greater strain on all of the muscles in the other leg and foot, resulting in a change in posture. This leads to locked joints and pinched blood vessels which will restrict the flow of blood, thus affecting the supply of nutrients to organs and altering the production of hormones. As a result, the person’s chemical balance changes which affects the individual cells in their body. As they start to feel and think differently they will assume yet another posture and there will be one more tight area, another pain, another cycle and so on.

In the end a person could present with back pain when the problem in fact lies with the leg. Or they could be complaining about their emotional state, when pain is in fact the cause. If the back pain or the depression is treated in isolation, it will never be resolved. The issues with the leg are what need addressing.

This is why it is important to consider the body as a whole and address the cause, not the symptoms. The pattern of compensation must be changed and the body brought back into a state of balance - which means to function appropriately and access the ability it has to work on underlying problem areas.

Do you have any questions on Specialized Kinesiology?

I have studied and practiced Specialized Kinesiology and welcome any questions that you may have on this wonderful therapy. Please leave a note in the comment section or send me a message if there is anything you wish to know.

Kind regards, Juliet

The Interconnectedness of the Body

The interconnectedness of the body systems is achieved by means of the nervous system, which is like a mass of electric circuits. Nerve impulses are continuously being sent from all areas of the body to the brain which then brings about responses based on these messages, for example, movement or release of a hormone etc. As with any energetic circuitry, there can be crossed wires, block pathways and disconnections; this is where the imbalances are. The neural communication network of the body needs to be accessed in order to work on these areas. This is achieved through the use of muscles as they are an integral part of the system and are constantly firing signals to the brain.

So, by testing neural circuitry in the muscles, the overall condition of the body can be determined.

In Specialized Kinesiology, muscles are used as feedback mechanisms from the body. The way this feedback is obtained is by “testing” or “monitoring” a muscle. It is important to note that Specialized Kinesiology is not muscle testing; muscle testing is merely a tool that is used to communicate with the body.

Finding the Cause

By “testing a muscle” one is looking for a response in the muscle. A response is merely a muscle reaction. There are two potential responses that a muscle can give: it can “lock”- which means that it remains steady and in its original state of contraction - or it can “unlock” - which means that it relaxes and moves.

Body neural circuitry should stay the same no matter what, in other words, no matter what stressors are introduced. If a stressor is applied to the body (for example, a person is given a fright), there should be no reaction in the muscles. A response or change in the muscle reaction will indicate that the body is experiencing some sort of stressor

Muscle testing is simple. It involves placing a limb in a position where the muscle being tested needs to work and checking if it can perform its function adequately. “Checking” involves applying light pressure to the limb – no equipment is involved. The muscle should be able to keep the limb in a steady, locked position; however, if it cannot do that, it is an indication of a problem area.

The muscle requires energy flow from the body systems in order to perform its function and clearly there is a problem with the circuitry.

It may seem as if finding the cause is akin to trying to find a needle in a haystack – especially if the original cause is not obvious – however, this is where the power of Specialized Kinesiology lies.

Through a set procedure, each area of the body is challenged in order to accurately pinpoint the underlying cause. Then, that is what is worked on.

Specialized Kinesiology as a Therapy

As can be seen above, muscle testing is not a therapy, it is a tool. It is used to find the problem areas and then various techniques are applied in order to enable the body to heal itself, in other words, techniques to bring the body back into balance so that it can access its own ability to heal itself. The techniques do not “fix” the problem; the aim of the therapy is restore the body’s connection to its innate healing ability.

Once the problem areas have been identified, they need to be addressed. This is done by determining what is required to get the muscles to start functioning properly again. Muscle testing is again used to identify the techniques that must be used to restore balance. There are numerous techniques that can be employed. To list a few:

  • Improving lymph flow
  • Working with muscles – massage and other techniques
  • Specific nutrition
  • Breathing
  • Body movement
  • Acupressure points
  • Eastern and Western methodologies
  • Stress relief techniques
  • And much more

The procedure aims to clear the problems or blockages in circuitry, neurology, energy flow so that the body is balanced and not compensating. The body is restored to a state where it can function and respond appropriately, as well as access its ability to help itself.

As a result problems or difficulties can be eliminated and health restored.

Where Specialized Kinesiology Helps

Specialized Kinesiology is a modality which can be used for any aspect of health and wellbeing (physical, mental and emotional) – whether there is a specific problem or simply room for improvement. These are a few typical symptoms that clients present:

  • Aches and pains – joints, muscles, injuries, tension
  • Recurring infections
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive problems
  • Allergies
  • Impaired focus / concentration
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Difficulties moving forward in life or achieving goals
  • Need for self-development and growth
  • Maintaining good health and wellbeing

Anyone at any stage of their lives can benefit from regular Specialized Kinesiology sessions.

Specialized Kinesiology in Action

A Specialized Kinesiology session involves the monitoring of numerous muscles (as described above); the use of various techniques (also as mentioned above) to restore balance; and the identification of means of maintaining the balance that has been achieved during the session. (These could be related to nutrition, lifestyle, specific exercises or tasks etc.)

The aim is to change inappropriate patterns of compensation that have been established. Often these ways of responding have been active for many years – and reinforced continuously, day-in and day-out. Most times the patterns were developing long before any problems became evident. A person often compensates when there is an issue without even realizing it. That is why Specialized Kinesiology as a modality is important for maintaining balance and preventing serious problems. It’s here to keep people healthy.

Even if a person doesn’t appear to have any health problems currently, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t one in the making.

Do you have any questions on Specialized Kinesiology?

I have studied and practiced Specialized Kinesiology and welcome any questions that you may have on this wonderful therapy. Please leave a note in the comment section or send me a message if there is anything you wish to know.

Kind regards, Juliet

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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Interesting! This is quite a thorough article. Enjoyed the read and learned quite a bit.

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Hi Frieda

Glad you did. Specialised Kinesiology is a wonderful therapy and opportunity to grow.


Ans 7 years ago

Well done girl!

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Thank you Ans

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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi JulietduPreez, this is very interesting and many questions came to my mind while reading your hub. Is Specialized Kinesiology part of alternative medicine? How much does it cost (eg. per session)? If one would like to learn about this, how does one go about it? I mean is there a course or a program that one can enroll in?

I got really curious because I truly believe that the body can heal itself too. But sometimes we just don't know how. As a "healer", that's what I do, I lay my hands on the person and raised their "energy levels" so the body is able to heal itself.

Heheh I got carried away there. Juliet, congrats for being a Hubnugget Wannabe! Yes promote like crazy...hahahahaha The Hubnuggets House of Wax (the link: http://hubpages.com/hubnuggets10/hub/house-of-wax)... is excited to see who makes it to top 5. Enjoy the Hubnuggets. :D

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Putz Ballard 7 years ago

A great hub with some very useful information.

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Hi Louise and Putz

Thank you and glad you found this useful.


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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Hi ripplemaker

Wonderful questions! I want to pick up the phone and call you! But, I'll restrain myself :)

Specialized Kinesiology is an alternative therapy (although traditional doctors could also use the tool of muscle-testing). The techniques that are used to balance the body are a mixture of both Eastern and Western methods. For example, we could work with the Chinese meridian system or the aura body, reflexology, acupressure points, diet, brain integration exercises, massage, visualisation etc. The Kinesiology process indicates what is required. (It will even show if the person in fact needs to go to a traditional western doctor.)

Kinesiology is linked with energetic healing work so you are probably already very close to some of the techniques and will have a natural ability.

There are actually a number of branches of kinesiology, so, you have your choice. It may seem odd but, "Specialized Kinesiology" in fact means that we cover a number of different branches and not just one. Probably some would not be comfortable working with, say, Reiki, and they don't have to. There are many different approaches. For those interested in courses, I suggest taking a look at www.kinesiology.net as there they list all of the different streams, colleges and countries etc. I am in South Africa, but did my courses through local colleges of international schools in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. As you are in the Philippines, if you can't easily find something local, I suggest contacting some of the schools in Australia or New Zealand.

In terms of cost for a session, I'm not sure about other countries. I doubt it would be comparable. Here in South Africa, probably between R150 and R300 for a 1 to 2 hour session, which (at the current exchange rate) is around $20 to $40, give or take.

Please go ahead and ask away if there is anything else you would like to know or would even like me to write about.


Susan Human 7 years ago

Excellent, this topic is something most GP's should read

as most of them believe only a tablet or 2 can cure you without thinking or mentioning the side effects.

Well done Juliet

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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Juliet, thanks for answering those questions. I will certainly email you about it and in the meantime, I will visit the site you mentioned to take a deeper look. I have yet to find out if this therapy is offered anywhere here in the Philippines. A $20 rate is what some Chiropractors would charge over here. I don't charge anything for any of the healing sessions I've done. It's all for free LOL A few gave donations though. I guess seeing them well and free from illnesses is already my joy. Thanks again and blessings to you!

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rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

I went to a chiropractor (starting) 3 years ago who used Applied Kinesiology to determine whole foods supplements. Biggest issues were endocrine and digestive. I was able to get off an insane number of prescription drugs.

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Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

What a great hub! Congrats on being selected to the Hubnuggets wannabes and good luck!

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Hi Susan

Yes, certainly. I think that everyone should take a wider view of health. There are many different therapies out there and different things work better for different people.

Hi ripplemaker

It's great that you get such joy from your healing. I wish you well.

Hi rmcrayne

That's wonderful to here. Yes, kinesiology is great for determining what your body needs. Nutrients are a big one.

Hi Money Glitch

Thank you ;)

Thank you for all of the great comments everybody!


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

You got my vote and I got another hub to bookmark =). Congratulations on your nomination for Hubnugget Wannabe! =)

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Hi emievil

Wonderful, thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.


Dominic 7 years ago

Very interesting article. As an Ankylosing Spondylitis patient I find that my own frame of mind and stretch exercises are more beneficial than drugs.

You get my vote. Only wish you were in the UK to help me ;)

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

The mind is hugely powerful. One of our own best tools.

Thank you.


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GreenMathDr 7 years ago

Great Hub! Good luck in the hubnuggets competition. You should easily stay in the top 5.

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Thank you GreenMathDr

And the same to you!


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Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

A very interesting hub. I'm interested in kinesiology and did a one-day introduction course last year. Fascinating to know that your body knows how to heal itself, and I loved the fact that you can ask it questions - and that it knows things about you that your conscious mind seems not to!

I'd love to do a proper course one day and find out more, and maybe even learn how to do it properly.

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Hi Moon Daisy

Great you are so interested!

Yes, it's amazing what is "going on behind the scenes". Through this awareness one can make so many changes. That is where a great deal of the power of Kinesiology lies.


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Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

Hi. You did a very well-written hub on Specialized Kinesiology. I learned a lot. I am just wondering now whether one should go to the doctor first or to someone who practices Specialized Kinesiology. What is recommendable?

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Hi Chin chin

Glad it shed some light on the subject for you.

I'm not a friend of saying "it depends", but, to answer your question as to whether you should go to a doctor or Specialized Kinesiologist first: "It depends".

If it is something urgent and serious e.g. broken arm, then the doctor. If you suspect something serious such as cancer, also the doctor first. Or infections and diseases that can turn into serious cases.

In such instances Specialized Kinesiology is good for the convalesce phase - aiding faster recovery, cutting down on medication and strengthening the body's own healing ability.

Specialized Kinesiology is about balancing the body and not treating illnesses. If neglected for too long, the body will need help beyond revitalizing its inherent healing abilities. That's why regular Specialized Kinesiology sessions really help to keep the body balanced and prevent illness in the first place.

Often I have found that Specialized Kinesiology clients have been to all of the doctors, not found any relief, and finally try something alternative.

Let me give some examples:

I've had a great deal of success with sorting out allergies. Another one is fatigue and also recurring illnesses/infections (e.g. someone who always gets colds). Constipation and, in fact, lots of chronic issues. Aches and pains.

Specialized Kinesiology always helps with emotional issues but the client must be aware that, although there are huge benefits, it is not always easy to deal with emotions. Be prepared for major changes (even if not straight away).

Specialized Kinesiology is an alternative form of therapy and shouldn't be used to replace a doctor's advice. Having said all of this, I believe that every therapy has its place - depending on the person and their issue.


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Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

Thank you Juliet for giving a clear answer to my question. It's also a good point that you brought out that Specialized Kinesiology is really about helping people prevent illnesses. As always said "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." God bless you.

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Luciendasky 7 years ago from Florence, OR

very interesting :)

Congrats on your nomination :)

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JulietduPreez 7 years ago Author

Thank you Luciendasky

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With kinesiology you can work on someone remotely. What you need is:

A surrogate for the person - so you can work on the surrogate

Permission from the person to surrogate for them

Not a requirement, but helps, is an item from the person or some of their hair.

Surrogating is often good for babies and young children where the mother touches their child or an item closely related to the child and you work on the mother; or in the case where someone is in a coma.


Priya 6 years ago

lovely article ! Can you also explain or point out some videos where in a person can apply these techniques to oneself for self-healing..

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JulietduPreez 6 years ago Author

Hi Priya

I must admit that I don't know of any videos offhand. I've never looked or been pointed in that direction. I suppose one would need to do a google search, but, then if you are new to it, you wouldn't know if it's correct!

So, if you want to do a search and find anything, you are more than welcome to send me the links and I will tell you if it is worthwhile.

However, there are some good books out there if you like reading...

Self-healing is certainly possible. To explain any technique would require an article on its one - perhaps one day....


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emotionalhealing 6 years ago

Juliet, where did you get your training in applied kinesiology?


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JulietduPreez 6 years ago Author

Hi Sandra

I studied Specialised kinesiology through the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice


I also did a number of courses through various other schools such as:

Educating Alternatives - http://www.kinesiologyshop.com/tokedua.html

Neural Organisation Technique -




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BMG 5 years ago from timor laste

this hub very informative and useful like what i have read at another hub about kinesiology


Caleb Hart 21 months ago

I have never heard of this therapy before. I think it would be good to try anything you can. My mother suffers from chronic headaches and has had them for the better part of a decade. I wish she didn't have to feel that pain. I guess that she just has to play the cards she's dealt. http://www.kristyallan.com.au

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