Kinesiology is literally “the science of movement.” How we move, and how our joints and muscles work in concert. Kinesiology and pain management fit together perfectly, with applied kinesiology often used for upper and lower back pain, treating shoulder injuries, and managing knee problems.
We can diagnose illness both physical and mental by looking at imbalances in how our muscles behave. Because kinesiology looks at all of the joints in the body, its practitioners can apply it in a host of ways, especially in relieving or managing pain.
Diagnosing The Source Of Pain
When we feel pain, we tend to assume the source lies in the same location as the pain itself. A practitioner of kinesiology will look at how joints and muscles that are not functioning properly can lead to pain in a seemingly unrelated part of the body. For example, an aching knee may indicate a problem in that knee – or it may result from overcompensating for a misbehaving but pain-free hip joint on the opposite side of the body. The pain indicates a problem. Your kinesiologist can identify the true cause of the problem.
Kinesiology As Energy Medicine
The trained kinesiology practitioner combines western and eastern forms of medicine. He or she may employ muscle monitoring techniques that are part of conventional medicine. Kinesiology muscle testing is only part of the diagnostic toolkit – your practitioner will also be familiar with the Chinese concept of “chi”, or vital energy that flows through the body and spirit.
Using this combination of eastern and western methods gives the practitioner insights into how the patient’s body functions to both generate and reduce pain. Of course, the goal is pain reduction – but a keen understanding of how the body produces a pain response is vital to relieving it.
Visiting A Kinesiology Practitioner For The First Time
When you see a kinesiology practitioner for an initial consultation, expect a whole-body examination. Your kinesiologist will look at how your muscles and joints work. The practitioner’s work is entirely non-invasive. He or she will look at how your muscles move and how well your joints bend and flex. Your practitioner may also ask you questions about your emotional well-being while testing your muscles. This is because muscle behavior can reveal stress or other responses to emotionally charged issues.
Once this examination is complete, your practitioner may make recommendations about therapy options. In many cases you can incorporate these into your life. These may include dietary changes, exercises that help relieve pain, and changes in how you interact with your home or work environment.
Beyond Pain Relief
While kinesiology can help with pain, it can also help with a range of other issues from asthma to depression. Mental and emotional problems often manifest in our bodies. We all know that when we are upset or angry, our heart rates elevate. When we are frightened, we may break out in perspiration and show other obvious responses.
Your body’s response to psychological or spiritual issues can be much more subtle. We may experience muscle tremors we are not even aware of. Your kinesiology practitioner focuses on understanding the root cause of distress. This may be physical, emotional, or spiritual. Kinesiology looks at the root of the problem, rather than only treating the symptom.
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