Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines, which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person's well-being.
Originating in the 1970s, kinesiology combines Western techniques and Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Kinesiology identifies the elements that inhibit the body's natural internal energies, and accesses the life-enhancing potential within the individual. Today, kinesiology serves as an umbrella term for a rapidly expanding suite of specialised modalities used by dentists, chiropractors, medical doctors, psychotherapists, educators and other health professionals.
It's now practised in over 50 countries and remains faithful to the ancient model that says health problems are the outcome of blocked energy flow. (Australian Kinesiology Association)
What it's good for:
Kinesiology is an effective treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Complementary Healthcare Council
For more information, take a look through "Help Yourself: an A-Z of natural cures for common complaints" by Mim Beim and Jan Castorina. It's published by Doubleday and is available through all good bookstores.