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KINESIOLOGY

Other Names:

AK, Applied Kinesiology, Educational Kinesiology, Health Kinesiology, Kinesiología, Kinésiologie, Kinésiologie Appliquée, Kinésiologie Éducative, Kinesiology Muscle Test, Quinesiología, Test Musculaire de la Kinésiologie.

KINESIOLOGY Overview
KINESIOLOGY Uses
KINESIOLOGY Side Effects
KINESIOLOGY Interactions
KINESIOLOGY Overview Information

Kinesiology is an alternative medicine system used to diagnose and treat medical conditions. It was developed by the chiropractor George Goodheart.

Kinesiology is used to treat learning disabilities, breast pain (mastalgia), and other conditions.

How does it work?

Kinesiology is an alternative medicine system used to diagnose and treat conditions. It is based on the belief that build-up of toxins around muscles results in weakness in that area. By identifying muscle weakness, the practitioner is able to identify areas of disease. However, there is no reliable scientific evidence that kinesiology is an accurate indicator of medical conditions or disease.

KINESIOLOGY Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Likely Ineffective for:

  • Disease diagnosis. Some research shows that kinesiology does not reliably identify or diagnose disease.

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Learning disabilities. There is some evidence that “educational kinesiology” might improve perceptual motor skills in children with learning disabilities. This type of kinesiology uses specific movements in an attempt to stimulate different areas of the brain in order to improve mental activity.
  • Breast pain (mastalgia). There is some evidence that kinesiology treatments might reduce breast pain in women with this problem.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of kinesiology for these uses.


KINESIOLOGY Side Effects & Safety

There are no known safety concerns. However, kinesiology should not be relied on to identify or diagnose medical conditions in place of modern diagnostic techniques.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of kinesiology during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

KINESIOLOGY Interactions What is this?

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