What is Kinesiology

Systematic Kinesiology

Kinesiology, also known as Systematic Kinesiology, is a complete form of natural health care that uses muscle testing to read the energetic biofeedback system from our bodies to find where health issues stem from. It looks at where imbalances and energy drains are and what particular stresses are affecting you. We then correct those imbalances using specialised lymphatic massage, nutrition, electrical balancing and emotional work.

An Introduction to Muscle Testing with Claire Muller, Principal of the Academy of Systematic Kinesiology.

Kinesiology is beneficial for everyone and usually, people feel the difference from the first session. We look at people as a whole, not just the parts that are not functioning as well as one would like. Kinesiologists look beyond the symptoms to find the root cause/s, when found and fully addressed, the imbalance is able to clear and we may then prevent the problem from returning.


'Systematic Kinesiology uses muscle testing as a type of body language which communicates problems and then solutions to the client and practitioner. Kinesiology is non-invasive, drug-free and enormously empowering.' Claire Muller, TASK Principal.


Although Kinesiology is so effective with addressing current problems one may have, the best time to have a Kinesiology session is when you are feeling 'well'. This is because we are able to detect sub-clinical issues and imbalances before you get symptoms, therefore, the truly preventative health benefits of Kinesiology, are felt with a greater sense of well-being.

Systematic Kinesiology is non-invasive, drug-free and enormously empowering

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What is Systematic Kinesiology?

Origins and how it works

Systematic Kinesiology (SK) was developed, introduced and pioneered in the UK by Brian H Butler in 1976 based from the original creation of Applied Kinesiology (AK) in the USA by Dr. George Goodheart.

It is the most truly holistic approach to natural health care. Kinesiology originated in 1964 through the work of Dr. George Goodheart, a chiropractor who pioneered this specialty. He discovered that the strength or weakness of every muscle was connected to the health or lack of health of a specific corresponding organ. He also determined that the muscles were associated with acupuncture meridians (internal energy lines). Being constantly researched and developed further, SK offers plenty of helpful techniques that benefit health and wellbeing effectively and quickly.

Systematic Kinesiology is a science and is based on extensive tried and tested AK research. SK is a natural health care system which uses gentle muscle testing to evaluate many functions of the body in the structural, nutritional, energetical and emotional realms.

Systematic Kinesiology and Muscle testing

Systematic Kinesiological muscle testing does not assess overall strength, but tests the integrity of the many factors which determine the muscles response when called upon to contract. If you think of a simple electrical circuit with a fuse - if the fuse is blown it will not work at all - if the fuse is the wrong rating it may blow the circuit or work erratically. By fitting the correct fuse the circuit will work to its best ability. SK works the same way using muscle testing.

The person is asked to put their limbs in various specific positions. Each position tests a specific muscle. Each muscle is controlled by electrical circuits in the body.The tester then asks the subject to hold the limb steady, while gentle pressure is exerted for two to three seconds. The pressure is consistent and then smoothly released.

If the muscle is firing correctly and contracts firmly and steadily, the limb will not move under the pressure. When this happens, the muscle and its controlling circuits related to different organs are considered balanced. If the muscle is not firing correctly due to imbalances in the controlling circuits, the person will be unable to respond firmly and the limb will move or give way even under gentle pressure which is assessed by the tester. This is an indication that something is out of balance and needs correcting.

Imbalance may be due to a physical stress, a nutritional lack, blocked, under or over energy, an emotional upset or for many other reasons.

SK testing does not diagnose disease. Muscle testing enables analysis through biochemical feedback which detects functional imbalances. Any imbalances when not corrected, accumulate and cause compensations. Compensations compound each other and lead to functional changes, which create symptoms of discomfort, pain or maybe allergic reactions. If these warnings are ignored, ill health or disease can follow.

SK uses lymphatic massage, nutrition, food sensitivity testing, emotional stress release, energy lines and acupressure contact points and remedies to regain balance.

Some of the issues Systematic Kinesiology can address

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Acne
  • Bloating
  • Bursitis
  • Candida
  • Catarrh
  • Depression
  • Digestion
  • Emotions
  • Elbow (Tennis and Golfers)
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fatigue
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Gas
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal issues
  • Joint pains
  • Jaw issues
  • Knee problems
  • Liver/lung issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Learning
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Oedema
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Repetitive Strain injury
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tight muscles
  • Twitching
  • Vitiligo
  • and much more.
Systematic Kinesiology looks at, and balances the whole person, which enhances the health and well-being. It takes the guesswork out of healthcare and allows you to become the hero of your own and others health.

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