Health Kinesiology

Health Kinesiology was developed by Dr. Jimmy Scott. His initial training was as a scientist and he has a PhD in physiological psychology. He became interested in Kinesiology and went on to develop his own powerful system which looks at people as a whole, taking into account their psychological state, environment, needs of the physical body, subtle energies and chakras.

Traditionally Kinesiology (pronounced kin-easy-ology) refers to the study of muscles and movement in the body and is widely used by physical educators, coaches and physiotherapists.

However, in the natural health field, Kinesiology is used in a much wider context. Muscle testing is used to detect and correct various imbalances in the body which may relate to stress, nutrition, learning difficulties, dyslexia, pain, injuries and so on.

Kinesiology is a touch therapy that links traditional acupuncture, meridians and energy balancing with western muscle testing and anatomy and physiology. The idea is to bring about balance in the body by releasing energy blocks, eliminating toxins, reducing tension and enhancing the body’s own natural healing ability.

Kinesiology is a holistic therapy, treating the person as a whole, working with the mind, spirit and emotions as well as the body to improve a person’s well being. It can help with a variety of health problems. It can help change attitudes, belief systems and behaviour. It can improve co-ordination, reading, writing and sports performance. It can detect food intolerances, nutritional needs and allergies.

There are various branches of Kinesiology. All use the basic principle of muscle testing and use a model based on traditional acupuncture theory. Each Kinesiology reflects the interests and personality of its developer.


The body has its own innate intelligence and knows precisely what it needs to bring about its own healing or wholeness. HK uses muscle testing to ask “yes/no” questions to gain access to the information the body has, about what it needs and what will help.

The session starts with balancing the meridian system; then stresses are identified and the system is re-balanced by holding reflex and/or acupuncture points. Stresses can be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual and can be recent or long-standing. They can include allergies, psychological stress, fears, damage to the body from accidents, nutritional deficiencies or just being out of balance in your life.

The treatment can involve the use of magnets, crystals, homeopathic remedies, flower essences, essential oils, colour, visualisations or even a particular thought. No needles are used.

No two treatments are the same, even for people with the same symptoms, because the person is treated as a unique individual. HK’s holistic approach of addressing both physical and psychological issues makes it an especially powerful healing system.

(Many thanks to Brenda Nickson who has contributed this introduction to Health Kinesiology)

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