Energy Kinesiology
What is Energy Kinesiology?
What is Muscle Monitoring?
Kinesiology Can Help!
A Brief History of Energy Kinesiology
Branches of Energy Kinesiology

  • Applied Physiology
  • Touch for Health
  • Neural Organization Technique
  • Brain Integration/Learning Enhancement Protocol
  • Other Branches of Kinesiology

What is Energy Kinesiology?

Where  allopathic (Western) medicine seeks one treatment for all people with a particular condition, the approach of Eastern healthcare addresses  the individual - so that for ten diffferent people with the same condition, there might be ten different paths to wellness. Similarly, Energy Kinesiology is a holistic model of wellness which utilizes the balancing of the subtle energies of your being to bring you to a state of optimum health. There, your body's innate tendency for wellness can be effective. There, you truly are your own healer.

Energy Kinesiology combines several physiological reflex systems from western science and the energetic system from ancient Chinese theories of health and wholeness. From western knowledge come the physiological systems of neuro-lymphatic reflex points, neuro-vascular reflex points, nervous system reflexes, kinesiology and muscle/soft tissue manipulation. The Chinese meridian system maps the flow of energy and specific points which, when stimulated, are a catalyst for healing. Energy Kinesiology is a convergence of these systems which addresses the many dimensions of health and well being.

What is muscle monitoring?
First, muscle monitoring reveals the physical integrity of specific muscles.  A skilled kinesiologist can evaluate the response of a muscle to determine whether that muscle is:

* 'over facilitated' (using more energy than necessary to hold strong),

* 'under fascilitated' (not being able to muster enough strength to hold strong),

* 'under or over inhibited' (sort of the opposite of the first two)

The original technique was developed by Kendell and Kendell in the early part of the 20th century. They developed muscle monitoring as a diagnostic tool for neurological problems like stroke and spinal injury.

How is muscle monitoring used in Energy Kinesiology?
We use muscle monitoring to find the 'stress' behind a problem and to identify ways to restore balance on multiple levels. The muscle monitoring of Energy Kinesiology is bio-feedback, a system of communication. Your body communicates energy imbalances, the cause of the imbalance and the preferred method of balance. Thus, muscle monitoring provides an interface between neurological function and the more subtle energies of the energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, uncovering both neurological and organic damage. From there, the practitioner draws on his/her toolbox of training and experience to facilitate and support your body's natural tendency toward health and well being.

Kinesiology Can Help!

The efficacy of kinesiology has been and continues to be proven through empirical scientific study as well as in the anecdotal reports of thousand of people who have benefited from the work.

* harmony within your physical body can be improved for better posture and function, increased flexibility, and relief from pain and chronic muscular tension

* integration of the brain can be measured and addressed, with improvement in learning dysfunctions present since birth or childhood and function after stroke or accident

* mind and heart are balanced, helping you manage life's challenges

* muscle testing can monitor the effectiveness of herbs and supplements, as well as indicate intolerances and allergies

A Brief History of Kinesiology
Western Kinesiology is the study of movement - it's about muscles and the action of muscles on bones to create movement.

In the early 20th century, muscle monitoring was developed by physicians Kendel and Kendel for diagnostics of neurological problems like stroke and spinal injury.

In 1964, a chiropractor by the name of Dr.  George Goodheart studied systems outside of the chiropractic model to try to find ways to further support his clients. He studied the muscle monitoring of Kendel and Kendel; Neuro Vascular points, developed by Dr. Terence Bennettin the 1930s; Neuro Lymphatic Points developed by Dr. Frank Chapman in the 1930s; and the Chinese system of chi, meridians, fields and points. He found direct links amongst these approaches to healing. For a decade, he and his associates - mostly fellow chiropractors - experimented with this new approach and developed a system called Applied Kinesiology.

One of the group, Dr. Beardall, studied mudrahs. Mudrahs are gestures of the hands and fingers and sometimes involve the direction of the glance and pattern of breathing. They are found throughout human history, in Asia and throughout the world and are prevalent in religious practices as well as dance, meditation and rituals. They invoke a certain state of mind, spiritual state, and physical awareness.  You might think of mudras like the notes of a scale - combinations create certain chords and harmonies - or like tuning into a specific radio station. Mudras have influence like colors - yellow brightens, red stimulates, green and blue are calming.

From this study came the first use of finger modalities to 'tune in' to specific aspects of the muscle's response - aspects related to the physical, chemical, emotional and energetic dimensions of your being.

Touch for Health
Developer - Dr John Thei

While this new approach was limited to use by chiropractors, Dr. Thei (link) synthesized the information into a simple protocol which could be learned and used by lay persons as a preventative self-care tool to help themselves, their family and friends. In the early 70s, Touch for Health was born. (link the association) Today there are over 5,000 instructors around the world teaching people how to use Touch for Health to help people have a healthier, more balanced life.

Branches of Kinesiology
From there, the field veritably exploded with innovation and a number of branches were developed and launched. The similarities are that they each have their roots in Touch for Health and Dr. Goodheart's original findings.

The differences are as varied as there are systems. Each system has a particular approach to healing with Energy Kinesiology and most systems have a direct focus of work, a specific intention. Some are described below:

Applied Physiology
Developer: Richard Utt

Applied Physiology is an extensively developed line of systems. Building on Utt's original approach are the works of Charles Krebbs, Hugo Tobar and Peter McLellan. Read on for descriptions of their work.

Richard's combined expertise in electrical technology and computer science, and his extensive studies of nutrition, herbs, kinesiology, anatomy, physiology, Chinese medicine and acupuncture and Touch for Health produced entirely new thinking. Richard understood the electromagnetic nature of the body in ways others had never dreamed - and thoroughly tested his theories before bringing forth Applied Physiology.

He introduced formatting  - a way to monitor for specific physiological functions showing stress in the body, mind, spirit, energy. These are accessed through a language of combinations of acupoints of the Chinese system and the finger modes of Beardall to 'tune in' to specific physiological and anatomical systems. His innovation changed kinesiology forever.

Neural Organization Technique
Developer: Dr. Carl Ferreri

Dr. Ferrera coalesced 40 years of experience in Chiropractic, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Cranio-Sacral Technique and Applied Kineseiololgy to develop a systems oriented approach to create harmony in posture and physical function and relative neurology. First you are balanced 'in the clear' and then your source of stress is introduced to uncover how that stress disturbs and disorganizes you both physically and in the nervous system. Your body is designed to be self healing, self regulating and self perpetuating. Physical or emotional stressors disturb these automatic functions. N.O.T. restores the balance for today and for life.

Brain Integration/Learning Enhancement Technique
Developer: Charles Krebs

...when's the last time
you found yourself in a stressful situation
and couldn't think straight, couldn't focus,
couldn't remember something
or someone you knew you knew?

Mental activity can be seen as a "symphony of thought." Like the individual musical instruments in an orchestra, the different structures, pathways and functions of the brain have to be precisely timed, synchronised, in order to create beautiful music rather than a cacophony of confusion. The foundation of all high level performance and learning is integrated brain function.

Brain Integration Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program re-establishes disrupted synchronisation of brain activity where function has been impaired due to stress or was never fully developed in the first place. This dysfunction may be a Specific Learning Disorder, or, is often only situational...

This protocol accesses the exact subconscious and conscious structures, pathways and functions that block the processes so that full integration and performance can be reestablished.

Since 1985, Charles Krebs has worked in conjunction with Clinical Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Neurologists and other health professionals to develop a very effective program to optimize mental performance and correct most learning problems so that you can tap into your full potential. LEAP is taught in ten countries around the world, and innovations continue to be added to the system as science continues to increase our understanding of the brain.

Neural Spiritual Integration
Developed by Peter McLellan

NSI work manifests changes on a more spiritual level of consciousness and energetic structure to create healing on all levels of being. Peter's extensive studies and practices in Applied Kinesiology, enhanced by his personal experience and studies in Transpersonal Medicine, gave birth to this body of work. NSI reflects and supports the journey of the individual, opening possibilities and potentials along your path, providing insight and guidance to a fuller understanding of your true self.

Other Branches of Kinesiology
Hugo Tobar -Neural Systems Kinesiology - advanced applications for kinesiology to work in the areas of memory, learning, behaviour and emotions with precise application for neural structure and function.

Total Body Modification - Victor Frank - sequences of vertebral tapping.

Neural Emotional Technique - Scott Walker - tapping the vertebra and beyond. Limited to chiropractors

EFT - tapping modality used by psychologists

3 in 1 Concepts by Gorden Stokes - also known as one brain - a broad emotion based approach to balancing for learning enhancement

Thanks due

I am indebted to Peter McLellan for introducing me to the wonders of Energy Kinesiology, to Peter, Charles Krebs, Adam Lehman and Ron Wayman for their passion for teaching and to Charles, Peter, and Hugo Tobar for their ongoing gifts of innovation in Kinesiology to the world.  By extension, gratitude to Dr. Goodheart, father of Applied Kinesiology; Dr Thei, founder of Touch for Health; Richard Utt, developer of Applied Physiology; Carl Ferreri, developer of N.O.T. and all other past and current practitioners, teachers and innovators here unnamed and equally appreciated.

“Teaching and Healing is the work
of my heart and spirit. My intention
is to co-create a safe and supportive
experience, that “healing place”
which is not so much a physical space
but rather a state of being.”