Stressed Out? Try an Applied Kinesiology Technique!

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a holistic form of energy therapy that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques together with the modern concept of muscle testing. The idea is to look at the body as a whole and find places of stress and imbalance. Applied Kinesiology is a tool that connects the mind and body using the electromagnetic diagram that is imprinted on the body, known as the meridian system. It connects the structural, nutritional, mental/emotional, and energetic parts of the body. When touching certain points on the body, postural changes can occur that not only cause physical shifts but also mental and emotional shifts.

Dr. George Goodheart discovered that every muscle in the body relates to an organ. This can be measured by checking the resistance of a muscle before and after touching a particular point on the body. If a muscle tests weak, there is a weakness in the energy level of the associated organ.  By treating the muscle in certain ways that make it strong again, the organ is also treated and becomes strong. In this way the body provides an amazing feedback system of what it needs.

Stressed Out? Here’s an easy way to relieve stress and demonstrate how applied kinesiology works. To calm or relieve stress, think about what is causing the most stress. Note where the stress level is on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the greatest amount of stress. This can be stress or trauma from people, finances, health issues, or grief. Place two fingers on each side of the front of the forehead above the eyebrows. Gently and with a light touch, lift the skin towards the top of the head. Take 3 long breaths in and out. Within just a minute a sense of calm and peace will come over you. Note where you are on the scale now after holding the points. You can hold these points for as long as you would like or repeat this several times during the day. This can even help one fall back asleep. This is the wonder of Applied Kinesiology in action, to know a very simple motion that can make a profound difference.

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