Conventionally, the word kinesiology (kin-easy-ology) means the study of motion, in particular the study of how muscles act and co-ordinate to move the body.
However, in the natural health field, the term Specialized Kinesiology is used to indicate the many systems which have sprung from Applied Kinesiology and Touch for Health™.
Here, muscles become monitors of stress and imbalance within the body. The concept of “muscle testing” becomes a very effective and versatile tool for detecting and correcting various imbalances in the body which may relate to stress, nutrition, learning problems, injuries and so on.
This exciting aspect of kinesiology is also called “muscle balancing” and can be found in courses such as:
- Touch for Health™,
- Educational Kinesiology®/Brain Gym®,
- One Brain,
- Health Kinesiology,
- and Neural Organization Technique,
to name just a few.