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Kinesiology and the Nervous System Connection

By Angela Sciberras
from The Kineziologist

Kinesiology is a holistic healing practice that uses manual muscle testing to diagnose and treat a wide range of health issues. The approach recognizes the connection between the body’s muscles and the nervous system, and how this connection influences overall health and well-being. By using manual muscle testing, practitioners can detect imbalances in the body and determine the best course of action to restore balance and promote healing.

The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that transmit signals between the brain and the rest of the body. The nervous system plays a crucial role in regulating the body’s functions and maintaining its overall health. When the nervous system is out of balance, it can cause a wide range of health problems, including pain, weakness, fatigue, and stress.

Kinesiology recognizes the interplay between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system, and how imbalances in one can affect the other. By using manual muscle testing, practitioners can detect areas of tension, weakness, or imbalance in the body, and then use various techniques to restore balance and improve overall health.

One of the ways in which Applied Kinesiology can help reduce stress is through the use of acupressure points. Acupressure is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to release tension, improve circulation, and promote healing.

Here are 5 easy ways someone could reduce stress using acupressure points:

  1. The GB 20 (Gallbladder 20) point, located at the base of the skull, is known to relieve headaches, neck pain, and stress. Apply gentle pressure to this point for several minutes.
  2. The LV 3 (Liver 3) point, located on the top of the foot, is known to relieve stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Apply gentle pressure to this point for several minutes.
  3. The HT 7 (Heart 7) point, located on the inside of the wrist, is known to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. Apply gentle pressure to this point for several minutes.
  4. The LI 4 (Large Intestine 4) point, located between the thumb and index finger, is known to relieve stress, headaches, and digestive problems. Apply gentle pressure to this point for several minutes.
  5. The P 6 (Pericardium 6) point, located on the inside of the wrist, is known to relieve stress, anxiety, and nausea. Apply gentle pressure to this point for several minutes.

Kinesiologists also use various techniques and methods to help their clients overcome physical challenges, improve their posture, reduce pain and enhance their overall performance and quality of life. Here are some of the most commonly used techniques and methods in kinesiology:

  1. Muscle Testing: This is the most fundamental technique used in kinesiology. It involves testing the strength of specific muscles in order to identify any imbalances or weaknesses. By applying manual pressure to a muscle, the kinesiologist can determine its level of strength and any imbalances in the body. This information helps to identify any underlying issues, such as structural imbalances, injury, or stress.
  2. Acupressure: Acupressure is a form of manual therapy that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body. These points, known as acupoints, are believed to be connected to the body’s energy channels, or meridians, and can help to restore balance and reduce pain and tension. Kinesiologists use acupressure to help their clients release tension, improve circulation, and reduce pain.
  3. Myofascial Release: This is a form of manual therapy that aims to release tension and pain in the body’s fascia, which is a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and organs. Myofascial release involves applying gentle pressure to the fascia to help release any adhesions or knots that may be causing pain or restricting movement.
  4. Stretching: Stretching is an essential part of kinesiology, as it helps to increase flexibility, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall performance. Kinesiologists use various stretching techniques to target specific muscles and joints, such as dynamic stretching, static stretching, and PNF stretching. Stretching is also used to help prevent injury and improve recovery after an injury.
  5. Postural Correction: Poor posture can lead to a range of issues, including pain, reduced flexibility and decreased performance. Kinesiologists use various techniques to help their clients improve their posture, including manual therapy, exercises, and education on the importance of good posture.
  6. Ergonomic Assessments: Ergonomic assessments are used to help reduce the risk of injury and improve performance in the workplace. Kinesiologists assess the work environment and make recommendations to improve the ergonomics of the workspace, such as adjusting workstations, chairs, and keyboards to reduce the risk of injury.
  7. Exercise Prescription: Kinesiologists use exercise prescription to help their clients achieve specific goals, such as improving strength, flexibility, and balance. Exercise prescription involves selecting and prescribing specific exercises to target specific areas of the body, such as the hips, knees, or back, to improve function and reduce pain.
  8. Lifestyle Education: Kinesiology also involves educating clients on healthy lifestyle habits, such as proper nutrition, stress management, and sleep habits, as well as physical activity. By incorporating healthy lifestyle habits, clients can improve their overall health and well-being, reduce pain, and prevent injury.

In conclusion, kinesiology is a dynamic and ever-evolving field that incorporates a variety of techniques and methods to help clients improve their physical, mental, and emotional health. By using these techniques, kinesiologists can help their clients overcome physical challenges, reduce pain, and improve their overall quality of life.


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More about the author

Angela Sciberras
Angela Sciberras
– The Kineziologist

“After nearly 20 years, and in excess of 10,000++ hours of Kinesiology and Neuro Training client sessions I have become an expert in the ability to gather, see and understand the pieces to the subconscious puzzle that is how people do their life.  

Seeing the patterns and perceptions as to why may be sabotaging yourself and your most abundant life, and inside this discovery guiding people to cause immediate and life altering miracles within the areas of life they most struggle with, and may never have recovered from.”

Author of “Death the Door Music the Key. A Girl, A Harp at the Bedside of the Dying,” and respected pioneer of the cutting-edge work of Therapeutic Music and Sacred Ceremonial Harp work in Australia, Angela has mastered the art of creating sacred space.

Clinical Therapeutic Harpist specializing in Palliative Care, Neuro Linguistic Kinesiologist, Diploma of Neuro Training Kinesiology, Advanced Training Resolve Beyond Neurology Kinesiology, Diploma of Biochemical Facial Analysis, Certificate in Iridology. Angela received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music, and fourth year honors specializing in Ethnomusicology at Western Sydney University. Head Lecturer and course creator of Ethnomusicology for the Excelsior University Sydney, delivering profound results for over 5 years.

Alchemist of the body, mind, spirit axis, connector to the ancestors and lineages, Angela shares and connects you to the gift of endless synchronicity, hope, awe and magic that provides a powerful experience of mystical proportions.