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What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you Kinesiology is a system of natural health care that combines muscle testing with the principles of Chinese medicine to assess energy and body function. A touch therapy, it uses a range of gentle yet powerful healing techniques and can be effective in the treatment of many conditions, including allergies, backache, fatigue, emotional difficulties, headaches and skin and bowel problems. This book describes how kinesiology can help with these problems by correcting imbalances found in the different forms of kinesiology assessment. This introductory guide explains how kinesiology works, how to find a practitioner and how it is usefully applied with other therapies, as well as how self-help techniques can be applied. It will be of interest to anyone considering kinesiology treatment, or simply wanting to find out more about this healing system. Students and practitioners of kinesiology and related practices will find it to be a useful reference, and a perfect introduction to recommend to clients. CONTENTS Acknowledgements. Foreword by John F. Thie, D.C. Introduction. Some Definitions. What is Kinesiology? Muscle Testing. Energy. Balance and Imbalance. 1. The Development of Kinesiology. The Discovery of Kinesiology. The Triad of Health. Touch for Health (TFH) and Applied Kinesiology (AK). 2. How Kinesiology Can Help. What Can Kinesiology Help? Is Kinesiology Safe? Kinesiology as Prevention. 3. Visits to a Kinesiologist. Choosing a Kinesiologist. The First Session. Follow-up Sessions. Self-help. 4. Kinesiology Assessment. Different Types of Assessment. What Can be Assessed? Summary Chart of What Can be Assessed. Assessment Methods. Summary Chart of Assessment Methods. How Assessment is Carried Out. Summary Chart of What is Assessed and How. 5. Balancing: Corrections and Treatment. Types of Corrections and Treatments. Options for Balancing. Summary Chart of Corrections, Treatments and Balancing Options. 6. Additional and Self-help Techniques. Goal-setting. Emotional Stress Release (ESR). Dehydration and Water. Stimulating the Immune System. Improving Vision, Hearing and Co-ordination. Summary Chart of Self-help Techniques. Additional Techniques (Non-self-help). 7. Branches of Kinesiology. Professional Kinesiology Practitioner (PKP). Applied Physiology (AP). Health Kinesiology (HK). Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K). Wellbeing Kinesiology (WK). Clinical Kinesiology (CK). Hyperton-X (Hypertonic Muscle Release). Advanced Kinesiology. Conclusion. Summary Chart of AK, TFH and Branches of Kinesiology. 8. Kinesiology and Other Fields. Kinesiology as an Adjunct to Holistic Medicine. Kinesiology and Manipulative Therapies. Kinesiology as an Aid to Nutritional and Herbal Remedies. Kinesiology and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Lifestyle. Energy Medicine. The Future. Conclusion. Appendix A: Touch for Health - Summary of Workshop Content. Appendix B: Principle International Kinesiology Organizations. Bibliography and Further Reading. Index.

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