Recognizing Kinesiology and how it can help with Ailments
Kinesiology gives us choices to move away from various ailments, suffering and pain that afflict us. It is neither a medical approach nor a therapy, but can become a “personal development” realization that things can be improved through the applied techniques Kinesiologists use on many patients.
Kinesiology is not a therapy that replaces a visit to the doctor. It is rather an educational model that helps people to modify their behaviour and to become more proactive in creating their own health and wellbeing. Its main goal is the prevention of illness and the restoration of vitality.
My Kinesiology work on people’s knees for example, shows the treatment used on these injuries can reduce pain in the knee area but can also have additional long term results on hips and feet as well.
The result is generally improved athletic performance and less body stresses elsewhere in one’s body usually in the feet of hips but certainly not only restricted to these joints.
As a result, the functionality of the knee improves. Athletic injuries usually a result of overuse of the joints and muscles, or tissue and muscle problem.
Kinesiology as recognized in both Australia, Europe and the UK is a science of human integration between emotions, physical and mental functions. These are the integral parts of human functions and causes life to happen.
Therefore, kinesiology needs to be included as part of our new Diploma course offerings. Students who graduate in this course end up as kinesiologists who can then treat a person’s biomechanics, anatomy, their rehabilitation progress, their mental attunement as-well-as the management of emotional disorders particularly emotional anxiety, physical movements and mental traumas.
Kinesiology might be a choice from where the sufferer is anxious to lose a a few pounds to losing the unborn baby prematurely.
Kinesiology training is the system our college uses for putting back the emphasis on the holistic study of people as it relates to their physical effort, mental health and disease prevention, bodily exercise and emotional congruence. In other words, finding the stressors that are in conflict and that impede our existence.
Kinesiology, in holistic fields, uses gentle muscle testing to tap into the body's knowledge and understanding of its own processes and ability to heal itself.
According to holistic kinesiologists body cells rely on an appropriate energy flow in their environment for their proper function, so imbalances in the energy systems of the body/mind, including the meridians (energy lines throughout the body), can lead to malfunction within the body from a cellular level upwards and correcting the energy flow can therefore restore cellular function as well as muscle function.
What does the term kinesiology mean?
The term kinesiology is derived from the Greek words for theory and movement and describes a large variety of energy balancing methods that combine occidental chiropractic techniques and traditional Chinese acupuncture. Its main purpose is to improve the communication between the body, the mind and the emotional centre and to re-mobilize energy where it is stuck.
The body's vital energy, also known as chi or prana, is easily thrown out of balance by the way we feel, think and function when we have to deal with shifting circumstances. Any change to our habits and expectations can trigger a stress reaction and create physical, emotional or mental turmoil. Shallow breathing, high blood pressure, poor digestion and concentration, memory loss as well as anxiety attacks and depression are just a few examples of the chaos stress can create.
Aims to facilitate the body in healing itself. Typically, the human body should be able to cope with all ‘stressors' (events/emotions that provoke stress), just the same as it does when you cut your finger – which heals. When the body is out of balance it is unable to deal with external stressors effectively, it cannot heal itself properly therefore a person's health is affected. Specialized kinesiology is about bringing the body back into balance so that it can access the innate healing ability.
The body requires healthy skeletal muscles in order to keep you moving at your best. This is essential if you are an athlete or work in a profession that is labor intensive.
Apart from inflicting pain, a strained muscle or injured tendon in ones knee can impair one’s physical performance. This is the reason why people feel sluggish or weak after experiencing a physical injury.
For years, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and traditional healers have used all manner of remedies to sooth sore muscles. These include treatments such as pain relievers, tropical lotions, massage therapy, and even acupuncture.
But, thanks to research on kinesiology (the sciences behind muscular, skeleton movement, emotions and mental stressors), better treatment techniques have been invented to treat as well as protect muscles and joints. One of these innovative treatment modalities is kinesiology.
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