Kinesiology

Mike Murphy, DipASK

Mike Murphy is a qualified Kinesiologist and a registered member of the Association of Systematic Kinesiology. He graduated in 1992 after a three year training course.

Mike Murphy

What it is and How it Works

Kinesiology (pronounced Kin-easy-ology) is the Science of muscle testing to find energy imbalances within the body. Any imbalances found by the Kinesiologist are corrected straight away by using a combination of therapeutic massage, nutritional supplements and other powerful techniques to relieve mental/emotional stresses. In this way energy balance is restored to the whole person mentally, physically and chemically. Clients will usually experience a significant improvement in most common health problems after the first few visits.

The History

Applied Kinesiology was developed from a system of structural muscle testing used by the orthodox medical professions for many years. The original Kinesiology muscle tests were used by physiotherapists to test the range of movement, power and tone of various muscles, especially in injury and stroke cases. In 1965 Dr George Goodheart DC, a Chiropractor in the United States, discovered that when a muscle was tested the result could reveal vital information about the individual being tested, which was quite impossible to determine by any other method of investigation. Many new aspects of the health and physiological function of the individual being tested, may now be assessed in seconds. In the last twenty years or so, the body of knowledge now known as "Applied Kinesiology" (AK) has developed rapidly, and much clinical research has validated the many new discoveries. During the last ten years or so, Applied Kinesiology has gained acceptance worldwide. Many orthodox doctors and complementary practitioners are finding muscle testing of great value. It is simple, quick and non-intrusive way to glean a great deal of information from the body's Bio-computers.

Who can it help?

Stress causes disease. In perfect health, all systems of the body receive an unimpeded flow of energy. Our bodies are designed to withstand a certain degree of stress and strain, but when this becomes excessive something has to give way. Certain parts are shut down when under stress, much as a fuse blows when we overload the wiring in our house. We can be stressed in five ways, and each affect the other:

  • Physical stresses that affect our mental, Chemical and energy balance.
  • Chemicals that can poison us, causing Physical and mental disturbances
  • Mental problems can cause real Sickness and pains that are not just "All in the mind"
  • Thermal stress is the fifth way.

The relationship between these factors is crucial to the proper understanding of disease. it is quite useless to treat any one area if we do not consider the affect on the other. The energy imbalances caused by these different stresses can have far reaching results upon our health. If not rectified they can have undesirable affects upon the related bones to which muscles are attached. They can also reflect a problem in other parts of the structure, affecting posture and perhaps, the organ to which it is related, as well as the blood supply to vital nerve pathways and the lymphatic flow that feeds and cleans by draining toxins from tissues. The mental balance may also be disturbed due to pain, lack of energy or generally feeling unwell.

Restoring Harmony by Correcting Imbalances

Applied Kinesiolgy offers many techniques which give the body impetus to begin to correct imbalances. In many cases, once it has been determined where the problems lie, the gentle application of fingertip pressure quickly encourages the body to adjust its own energy patterns. The innate intelligence that controls and determines the way a cut is to heal, or a broken bone to knit, begins to rectify whatever is needed to initiate, continue and complete the natural healing process.

Common Problems that Kinesiolgy may help with:

  • Food sensitivities and allergies- Back problems
  • Emotional stress - Sports injuries
  • Low immune system- Viral infections
  • Candidiasis- Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Learning difficulties- Asthma/ sinus problems
  • Arthritis- Circulatory problems
  • Eczema and psoriasis- Digestive disorders
  • Blood pressure- Lymphatic problems
  • Migraine and headaches- Muscle tension
  • Nutritional problems- Menstrual problems