Principles of Kinesiology
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
Maggie La Tourelle
With Anthea Courtenay
Foreword by John F. Thie, D.C
Part of the Discovering Holistic Health series
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.
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.
Praise for the first edition:
"A well-crafted book, ideal for newcomers to the subject, whether lay or professional...an accurate and balanced guide to this fast-growing area of healing."
- Leon Chaitow ND, DO, MRO, naturopath, osteopath and acupuncturist, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
"A much-needed book...to get help with your pain, stress and improve your performance with energy balance and muscle facilitation."
- John F. Thie DC, founder and author of Touch for Health
"I will be recommending this book to my patients."
- Bruce A. J. Dewe MD, founder of the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice
"An excellent account"
- Sheldon C. Deal DC, NMD, DIBAK, Chiropractic and President of the Examining Board for Diplomats in the International College of Applied Kinesiology
Maggie La Tourelle has worked in the field of holistic healthcare for thirty years as a practitioner, teacher and writer integrating kinesiology, counselling, psychotherapy and NLP. She is an honorary member of The Kinesiology Federation, and a member of The Association for Therapeutic Healers, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Scientific and Medical Network and the Guild of Health Writers. She lives in London, UK.
Anthea Courtenay is a freelance writer, journalist and translator based in London.