Kinesiology incorporates both Eastern and Western Medicine. For this article I am talking about Eastern Medicine.

Eastern Medicine includes the Chinese 5 Element Theory, the Meridians as well as Yin and Yang. The 5 Element Theory is based on everything in the universe, including our health, being governed by the five elements of Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire.  Each element is associated with a particular organ, emotions, a colour, a season and senses such as taste and smell.   Yin and Yang is like dark and light.  They are like opposing forces yet interdependent. 

The Metal element for example, is associated with the Large Intestine and Lungs, the colour white and the emotions of grief, sadness and regret. The Large Intestine is the Yang meridian and the Lung the Yin meridian.  Stagnation, holding onto old stuff, inability to let go and flow with life, being controlled and controlling are all issues of the Large Intestine.  

According to Eastern philosophy, the body is a vessel through which energy flows along the meridians. In Chinese Medicine symptoms of various illnesses and ailments are believed to be the result of an energy block or disruption in the energy flow through the meridians.  As everything is interconnected, by clearing the energy block(s) and stimulating the flow of the imbalanced meridian this will then help with evening out the imbalances within the entire system. 

When there is a blockage or stress preventing the flow of energy the exact nature of the blockage can be identified using Kinesiology as well as what support the body requires for healing and to help bring it back into balance.

Kinesiology not only works with the physical and subtle energy bodies but also the emotional, mental and bio-chemical aspects.  

In Kinesiology we use the term ‘switching’ to refer to the body’s electrical circuits.  Before doing any balances or corrections switching is checked to ensure there is no confusion within the body’s electrical circuits and coordination.

Doing the following simple switching exercises can help ensure both hemispheres of your brain are talking to each other and will also help with concentration and feeling clear minded.

Place one hand over the naval area keeping it there while rubbing the following points with your other hand:

– Between upper lip and nose (top/bottom switching)
– Between bottom lip and chin (top/bottom switching)
– Bottom of your tailbone (front back switching)
– Just under the ends of your collarbones (left right switching)

Rub each of the above firmly and then change over hands and repeat.

Sources:
– Touch for Health, John Thie
– Touch for Health Book 1 Toni Gralton