Bristol Osteopath
Kinesiology comes from Greek ‘kinesis’ meaning motion, and is also known as the study of movement. Kinesiology uses many of the concepts of Chinese Acupuncture. It has been used as a diagnostic tool since 1964 when Dr George Goodheart, an American chiropractor, discovered that he could determine more about a patient’s health by testing their muscles than by any other type of diagnosis. He developed a range of muscle tests that enabled him to assess the health of the whole body. In 1976 Brian H. Butler pioneered the new concept of “Applied Kinesiology” in Great Britain and Europe. Then in 1988 Stephanie Mills created the professional organisation called the Association of Systematic Kinesiology.

The treatment involves applying gentle pressure to the muscles in order to find weak muscle and then uses special correcting techniques to balance the energies of the body, which flow in channels called meridians. Minor problems are corrected before they become more serious.

Kinesiology tests are particularly useful for pinpointing sensitivities to food ingredients and a wide range of natural and synthetic substances.

Systematic Kinesiology is a gentle non-invasive therapy with no side effects. It is safe for people of all ages and states of health, even babies and pregnant women.