Saturday, 4 April 2009

Day 103 - Kinesiology

"Kinesiology (pronounced kin-easy-ology) primarily uses muscle testing to gather information about the body's physical, chemical and emotional function and identifies any imbalances. In doing so, kinesiology can then aid the body's natural healing process by helping to correct these imbalances.

Kinesiology proposes that each muscle has a connection to an organ and also to energy that flows around the body through pathways (known as meridian channels). If a muscle test highlights an imbalance in the muscle, there could be stresses placed on the related organ and a blockage in the flow of energy. This affects a person's physical and emotional well-being.

American chiropractor George Goodheart is considered the father of kinesiology. In 1964, Goodheart proposed that muscle testing can be therapeutic as well as diagnostic. His 'Applied Kinesiology' used muscle testing methods and also utilised the Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy of meridian channels. Goodheart's kinesiology system uses correctional techniques, massage and nutritional advice to create a holistic therapy."*


The osteopath emailed me the other day, reassuring me that I am “not in the age group for this [fibromyalgia] condition”.

Although it has become apparent that I do not have fibromyalgia, the initial shock of possibly having the illness has really affected me. As a result, I feel hurt and let down by him and am therefore more than happy to move on and go ahead with another treatment.

A very close friend told me that her boyfriend suffered from a persistent headache for over one year when he was only 16. He did innumerable blood tests, scans, and saw doctors who were reputedly amongst the best in the UK. The story sounded familiar.

He eventually managed to fight his headache through kinesiology.

This morning I went to see his kinesiologist, who he zealously recommended.

Once again, I recounted what I have been through in the past few months. I was relieved when I was cut short and asked to lie on the bed.

Just the thought of recounting what I have done or who I have seen due to the headache is exhausting. Furthermore, the story gets longer and more complex as time goes on.

The kinesiologist worked on my back and explained I had two vertebrae out of place. I was surprised the osteopath hadn’t noticed, as a misplaced vertebra - let alone two - is not exactly something easy to overlook.

He then ‘muscle tested’ me, whereby he examined which internal organs were weak, or not functioning properly, by making me exert pressure on my arm or leg muscles.

“Each muscle is related to an internal organ”, he explained to me. “When your arm or leg weakens as I exert pressure on one of your organs, your body is telling me it is weak and needs strengthening. Basically, that part of the body needs help.”

The kinesiologist believes my headaches are somehow related to my gut.

He has suggested taking some supplements to correct and alleviate the headache, including Vitamin C, lactose free probiotics and oil supplements.


  1. Please can you list all the supplements you're taking that you feel are helping your headache?

    Please be specific when naming the supplements.

    I would like to try them.

  2. Hi Daria

    It's impossible for me to list all the supplements I am taking as these change depending on what I 'test' for when I see the kinesiologist.

    I have been taking various supplements over the course of the past few months, from agnus castus to vitamin C but it is all really subjective and very much depends on what your body needs..

    I'd be happy to pass on the kinesiologist's details should you wish to see him?

  3. I looked through your blog and did a search, but I couldn't find if you have tried magnesium yet? One of my good friends started having intense migraines that wouldn't go away no matter what he tried. Eventually he came upon a doctor that suggested magnesium and he tried it, and the headaches went away after a few days of taking the magnesium. It didn't work for me, I just found out I have a herniated disc in my neck, but it has worked for a lot of people here in the US. Especially for any of your readers who experience vision problems as a result of their migraines. I'm told the best way to take magnesium is in spray form, because there are not any side effects. I got the stuff from Ancient Minerals.