What is it?

Kinesiology is an energy medicine.  It is based on the theory that when there is imbalance in the body’s energy, it causes muscle weakness.  The aim is to identify what causes the muscle weakness for the patient, thereby identifying the cause of illness.

Muscle testing involves resisting pressure applied to the arm or leg.  A strong muscle indicates a balanced state, a weak muscle indicates a compromised state.

It is equally powerful for adults and children - even babies can be tested.

How does it work?

Applied Kinesiology was developed by an American chiropractor, George Goodheart, in the mid 1960’s. He discovered the link between his chiropractic knowledge of muscles and movement, and the energy meridians (energy pathways) of Chinese Medicine. Through his assessment of muscle function, he was able to assess the health and function of the body.

What do I use it for in my practice?

1. Testing for food allergies and sensitivities

I apply pressure to the arm whilst a glass vial of the food or substance (trigger) is placed on the patient's body.  If the arm goes week, it indicates that trigger is a problem to health at this time.  (However these can change over time).

Allergy can be treated with acupuncture and EFT.

2. Testing for parasites

The same method (above) is used, testing for virus, bacteria and parasites (including threadworm, tapeworm, flukes, sporazoa, protazoa, fungi - including candida).

Commonly these can be treated using frequency therapy, supplements and acupuncture.

3.  Testing nutritional deficiencies and supplements

To identify any vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, etc that might be lacking in the body's biochemistry, and where relevant appropriate supplements to bring the body back to strength.

Patients can bring their own supplements to confirm their efficacy for them.

4. Testing Bach Flower Remedies

To identify the right remedy for you, if any.


You will be given a list of foods to avoid, plus any supplement recommendations.  The results of the kinesthetic testing generally concurs with blood tests or other allergy tests.