What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology works with the energy, called Chi, flowing through the physical and energetic bodies. Kinesiologists use techniques to clear identified blocks, supporting the body’s natural drive to restore balance. Imbalances may present themselves as depression, anxiety, digestive disorders or physical pain to name a few.

In an online holistic counselling session, clients can be guided how to support shifts in their own energetic system within a session and also as a form of self-maintanence to return to a more balanced state of health. 

History of Kinesiology

Chiropractors started using muscle monitoring techniques in the 1930s, when working on muscle function in their patients.

In the early 1960's, Dr. George Goodheart, a Detroit chiropractor discovered that muscle monitoring could serve as a window into the status of other systems of the body.

Goodheart researched further, exploring the subtle energy pathways described in Chinese medical literature. Utilising this knowledge, he was able to access and work with energetic patterns within the human body, to facilitate the processes of healing.

Applied Kinesiology developed from the work of Dr George Goodheart and other professional chiropractors in the US in the early 1960's. Dentists, chiropractors, medical doctors, psychotherapists, educators and other health professionals also now use Applied Kinesiology within their own fields. Kinesiology is now practiced in over 50 countries, incorporating different styles, all using muscle monitoring as the basic feedback mechanism into the human "bio-computer".

Kinesiology seeks underlying causes, rather than just treating symptoms. It is consistent with the Chinese philosophy that health problems are the outcome of blocked energy flow.

When this vital life force or Chi is disrupted, systems may become stressed or weakened. If prolonged, the result can be anything from mild emotional discomfort to permanent pain or disease. Kinesiology helps to identify where and why function is blocked, and to restore the body’s natural balance.

Benefits of Kinesiology
There are many areas that a Kinesiologist can help you with:

  • Anxiety, phobias
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Building self-confidence
  • Anger management
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Digestive issues
  • Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Social isolation
  • Career and work issues
  • Conflict management
  • Pain management
  • Managing chronic illness
  • Stress management
  • Life transition issues

Why Consult a Registered Kinesiologist?
Most Registered Kinesiologists are members of the Australian Kinesiology Association (AKA). The AKA is a national body representing the professional interests of kinesiology professionals.

Members are required to abide by principles of professional conduct, responsibilities and confidentiality. These are set and monitored by the Association in its Codes of Ethics, Conduct and Practice, to ensure the level of professionalism expected from any health professional body.

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Renee Melges
Registered Clinical Psychologist & Kinesiologist BPsych, GDipAppPsych, DipHS(HK), MPsych(Clin) CBT, TFT, PEEFT, Reiki II, AKA, AHPRA

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