Systematic Kinesiology

Systematic Kinesiology (Kin-easy-ology) uses simple, safe and precise muscle testing procedures to find imbalances within the body that then either have or would become symptoms. With Kinesiology we can get to the cause or root of the problem which may be physical, chemical, emotional or energetical. Kinesiology uses specific massage points, nutrition, energy reflexes and emotional techniques to balance the person as a whole.

The basic tool within Kinesiology is the muscle test, which is the ability to hold a muscle against light pressure. Initially, testing a series of muscles highlights which area to focus upon. Focus areas can include nutrition, emotions, lympathics and energy reflexes.

Kinesiology stems from chiropractic techniques. Dr Goodheart, a chiropractor, wanted to see what techniques would enhance his practice.  He looked at osteopathy, chinese medicine and nutrition, hence the name Kinesiology as it encompases all of the above.  All structural problems can be resolved without the heavy manipulation of chiropractic techniques.

Kinesiology helps with fears, anxieties, anger, self esteem, specific personal dietary intake and supplements for nutritional deficiencies, structural imbalances and energy blocks, therefore enhances health and well-being.

A more in-depth look at Kinesiology

Applied/Systematic Kinesiology is the science of using simple, gentle, non-intrusive muscle tests to analyse and assess body function, and locate imbalances.

Imbalances in function are part of life. Most are self-correcting, but some are not. When unresolved imbalances accumulate, they cause pain, distress and ultimately disease.

Muscle testing is a type of language. It is a new way to communicate with the body. This is a very simple, safe method of analysis allows the client to tell to tell the therapist what is needed to rectify the problems.

It enables us to approach the whole person and find the areas which need to be brought back to balance. The living person has four main divisions.


THE MIND, with its emotions, thoughts, ideas, dreams, fears, phobias and anxieties. Systematic Kinesiology has many ways to help with stress and emotional disturbances which are having a psychosomatic effect. There are many powerful techniques to help with dyslexia, slow learning, reading difficulties and many co-ordination problems.

THE BODY, The structure of the muscles, bones and organs. Systematic Kinesiology helps find and correct common structural weaknesses and imbalances, discover muscle malfunction from whatever the cause. It utilises methods of instant activation to restore normal function. Backache, sports injuries, most aches and pains can usually be resolved in short order.

THE BIO-CHEMISTRY of organ function, food digestion, digestive enzymes, minerals, vitamins. Systematic Kinesiology muscle testing is a quick way to check for food sensitivities, some allergic reactions, and specific nutritional needs. Systematic Kinesiology can also help assess our adrenalin and endocrine levels, and bio-chemic responses to stress. A strong immune system is vital to health and strengthens our resistance to disease.

LIFE FORCE. The fourth, often neglected vital part of us is the LIFE FORCE. It is the energy which enables everything to function in what we call life. Systematic Kinesiology is used to detect and remedy energy excesses and deficiencies in acupuncture meridians, discover and then rectify distortions and blockages in other body energy systems.

Often after operations, or accidents, energy imbalances and blockages are frequently the cause of slow recovery. Systematic Kinesiology muscle testing can find these energy blocks, resolve them and speed healing and a progressive return to health and well-being.

Our health and well-being are our own PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Unless or until each individual takes it on themselves to take more care of their own health and well-being, we will always be working with crisis situations.

Most people would like to enjoy improved health, more energy, a sharper mind, better memory, a sense of well being and freedom from aches and pains, colds and flu and all the minor "plagues".

You can be free of them. Although common, they are not an inevitable part of life.

First, get some help to get you back on track. Get relief from the things that are holding you back. Be willing to make some changes in your lifestyle. Start enjoying life to the full!

What is muscle testing?

Muscle testing was first used in the early 20th century to measure muscle weakness polio victims.  In 1949 Kendall and Kendall, two physiotherapists, described specific ways to test individual muscles for other neuromusculoskeletal conditions.


In 1964, Chiropractor Dr George Goodheart developed a different use for muscle testing.  This new technique was called Applied Kinesiology.  Based on Kendall and Kendall’s technique, Dr Goodheart used his Applied Kinesiology technique not only to evaluate muscle power, but also to evaluate how well the nervous system controlled muscle function.  So, while the different types of muscle tests looked very similar, the reason the tests were performed and the meaning of the results started to differ significantly. 


Dr  Goodheart combined his knowledge of chiropractic techniques, neuro-lymphatic reflexes, nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine to further develop Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology was aimed specifically for professional health care practitioners.  In the United Kingdom Applied Kinesiology is known as Systematic Kinesiology.


In 1978 John F Thie adapted Goodheart’s Applied Kinesiology and developed Touch for Health Kinesiology, making it accessible to the non professional public.

In the 1980s a fourth form of muscle testing emerged – Muscle Response Testing, using only one muscle test and estimated to be used in over 70 different techniques, and by over one million practitioners worldwide.

John Williams and Isabel Machado-Williams are Members of the Association of Systematic Kinesiology, a registered charity, which is based in Surbiton, Surrey, Uk. John is also is a qualified training instructor.
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