Six Ways Kinesiology Practices Can Improve Your Mental & Physical Health

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The benefits of Kinesiology Practices

If you’ve been searching for an all-in-one solution to combating mental struggles or stress, pinpointing physical pain and identifying causes of anxiety, look no further than Kinesiology!

First discovered in 1960s, the study of Kinesiology was initiated by Chiropraxter George Goodheart,  an American Chiropractor who was fascinated by how the human body works.  According to Free Me Kinesiology, his frustration that not all chiropractic adjustments would suffice in fully correcting and healing his client’s physical ailment is what drove him to develop a solution. After uncovering a combination of eastern practices, he was inspired to research and discover new ways of implementing his treatments. Boom: Kinesiology was born.

Now, experts like Yasmin Darwish are helping heal clients all over the world with Kinesthetics. According to the Kinesiologist, mentor and business owner, Kinesiology is a combination of chinese medicine elements, incorporating acupressure, points, movements, chakras and other studies that explore the energy based side of things.

The chiropractic side is the muscle testing,” Darwish says. “I use muscle tests to get a response from your body (aka live feedback) and get answers to what’s found on the subconscious level and dive deeper into what’s found on the surface. That’s kind of where Kinesiology was combined to begin in the 1960s.”

How it Works

Kinesiology enables you to bypass your conscious mind to isolate causal factors in you subconscious. In other words: it lets your body do the talking.

As the result of injury, emotional trauma, nutritional or other unresolved stress, your energy flow can be interrupted and your whole body is often affected. The exact nature of blockage in the energy flow can be more closely identified by “muscle testing,” Acupressure massages,  and other simple correction skills are used to restore muscle “balance,” which has a flow-on effect into total body energy.

The idea is that each muscle group is related to a body part: digestive system, nerves, organs etc. How the muscles respond to different tests reveal the body’s functioning and helps locate imbalances.

Kinesiologists use muscle monitoring to ask the body for feedback regarding its current state. Muscle testing allows the kinesiologist to find the most beneficial technique from a toolbox of structural, biochemical, emotional, electrical and spiritual processes. Common balancing methods can include:

  • Tracing or massaging meridians
  • Gentle rubbing, holding or tapping acupressure points
  • Gem and flower essences
  • Strengthening systems with wholefood nutrition
  • Sound and tuning forks
  • Light and colour frequencie
  • Movement, breath work and physical releases
  • Belief system reframing
  • Clearing sabotage patterns
  • Relaxation and visualisation work

Energy and emotions are just as important factors in Kinesthetics. As Yasmin mentioned in our interview, “We use our subconscious mind 90% of the time and our conscious mind 10%, but people don’t realize how powerful our subconscious mind is.”

Her practice often finds her connecting with people who feel “stuck” in one way or another. “When we go through life and we have certain issues, we’re not sure how to move forward, or we’re having physical pain, a lot of this comes from a mental or emotional even that’s happened whether it’s been a build up of emotional,” she says. “Or, a trauma we may have had when we were younger, or a belief system that may have been engrained in us within the ages of 0-7.”

But no matter what the source and solution, Kinesiology is designed to pinpoint the problem.

A Common Misconception

Much like other widely misunderstood concepts, Kinesiology is often thought to be something its not. “I think a lot of people think its like, ‘woo-woo,’ Yasmin says with a giggle. “When you talk about the energy work, vibrations or mindsets, people tend to think it’s something that its not, but it’s really about getting that information from the body.”

Kinesiology is not witchcraft, nor does not treat or diagnose any medical conditions or named diseases nor do kinesiologists prescribe. Its focus rather is on supporting the body energetically–so most people can benefit from kinesiology in some or many areas of their life.

What to Expect

Because our subconscious is like a human computer, it remembers everything in life. Think of Kinesiology as a chance to access the body’s chambered hard drives!

In your first session, your practitioner will go through a detailed case history of the patterns in your life, including:

  • Previous health or illness history
  • Emotional and psychological history
  • Traumas
  • Surgeries and genetic patterns
  • Work
  • Family and relationships
  • Financial pressures
  • Spiritual practices
  • Relaxation time
  • Exercise and nutritional goals

This process gives roadmap of where you are in your life and where you would rather be. Each session balances your energetic system towards an agreed and defined goal.

“With this information the kinesiologist would muscle monitor your system for feedback on the goal, doing all required corrections from their energetic toolkit and ensuring all parts of your system are working towards achieving your goal,” says Darwish.

There will often be a list of home support for you to do between sessions and follow up work may be required as your life goals change.

6 Reasons This Could Be The Solution for You

1. Increased Mental Heath + Decreased Anxiety

One of the most common health problems that have plagued a major segment of the US population is anxiety and depression. Studies and research conducted by ‘Anxiety and Depression Association of America’ reveal that about 40 million of Americans who are more than 18 years of age suffer from some or the other sort of mental illness including anxiety.

A Kinesiologist will sit with the patients to understand their specific anxiety symptoms while find out the cause of their particular behavior. This includes finding out the things that cause your anxiety and thus create a relationship of cause and effect.

2. Greater Sense of Purpose

One of Yasmin’s greatest pleasures is that she’s been able to provide to newfound sense of purpose to those clients who complain about feeling “stuck” or uneasy with their current standing in life. Much like targeting anxiety, Kinesthetics can be applied to help Kinesiologist identify what’s standing in between someone and their true purpose by asking the body two questions: “How do we want to feel?” and “What must we do to accomplish our goal?” This starts a conversation between muscle tests and energy readings that will in turn provide a foundation for purpose.

3. Muscle Targeting

According to Pain Science, there are over two-hundred bones connected to hundreds of muscles in the body. These all need to be working properly together, to enable good nerve, lymph and blood supply throughout the body. Gentle corrections and alignment of these systems may be applied to balance the body’s physical structure.

There are over two-hundred bones connected to hundreds of muscles in the body. These all need to be working properly together, to enable good nerve, lymph and blood supply throughout the body. Gentle corrections and alignment of these systems may be applied to balance the body’s physical structure. This involves testing individual muscles in an accurate manner and determining what is affecting physiological functioning of the body helps to more accurately find what is going on.

4. Learning Difficulties

Kinesiology can help children who have learning difficulties.  By testing the muscle which is connected to the Central Brain Meridian, Practitioners can quickly assess where the circuit is being “blown” and find out what will help rebalance it.

It doesn’t matter if you’re 1 year old or 21 years old – learning and development delays can be worked with.When children have bad experiences they tend to assume that these will automatically continue and create negative associations to the activity. By muscle testing, Kinesiologists can find out what the negative association is – to the detailed extent of which letters, phrases and sounds are causing the problem.

5. Interpersonal Relationships

Feeling love and connection in our personal relationships is only as important to our wellness as the air we breathe. Maintaining inner peace and an open heart through difficult life changes and transitions in relationships can be challenging. According to renowned psychologist and neurologist Jaak Panksepp (PhD), dopamine plays a big part in kickstarting the anticipation, motivation and excitement to seek out your goal, in this case, the object of your affection.

If you’re feeling stuck in a love rut, kinesiology can help address imbalances in your neurochemistry and resolve negative patterns that might be getting in your way.

6. Nutritional Advisment

Kinesiology can assess a person’s nutritional status, including food intolerances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and other chemical sensitivities. Ultimately, we are what we eat and how we utilise our nutrition. Kinesiology can help determine what works best for you.

This plays a major part in health and well-being, providing us with energy and vitality and, correctly applied, furnishes our body with innate healing ability.


Kinesiology is overall an energetic modality. Energy is like oxygen; we don’t see it, but we feel it and people know its there. 

Feeling stuck & stagnant can feel like you are wasting years & living in the past or the future without much or any enjoyment in the present. Don’t let it happen to you!