Health Kinesiology (HK), pronounced “ health kin-easy-ology”, promotes healing and well-being by combining gentle muscle testing with the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Both HK and TCM are based on the understanding that our well-being is dependent on the balanced flow of energy around our systems. Energy enlivens the particles of matter and informs them about how the physical body should structure itself and function.

Our bodies - out of balance

Many factors can upset this flow of information, or energy, around our systems and put it out of balance, including:

  • environmental toxins
  • allergens
  • micro-organisms
  • electromagnetic fields and other frequencies
  • psychological stresses like worries, fears or limiting assumptions we may have about ourselves
  • traumas of all sorts

All of these may block the flow of information around our bodies - causing the affected parts to forget how to be structured and function correctly.

Our bodies are doing their best to communicate with us - that twinge of pain, the pang of indigestion, the headache, the backache, the depression, the general feeling of being out of sorts. All of these are signals from the body that we need to make positive changes in our lives.

Allowing the body to communicate

Gentle muscle-testing opens a channel of communication that allows the body to select corrections that will re-balance it, so that the flow of information about correct structure and function is restored. Homeopathy often comes up within my Health Kinesiology sessions as one of the solutions required, along with the holding of acupressure points and other techniques.

The body then responds to the renewed flow of enlivening information and repairs itself. The corrective process continues for some days and when complete, makes for a permanent improvement in health.

Health Kinesiology taps into and stimulates the body’s amazing resilience and capacity to put itself right - dynamic well-being follows.

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My goal was to develop the most effective, robust, permanent methods for change that I could…
— Jimmy Scott, PhD - Founder of Health Kinesiology

A brief history of Health Kinesiology

In its modern practice, kinesiology evolved in the 20th century as doctors, osteopaths and chiropractors found the muscle massage improved internal bodily functions.

In the 1930s Dr Frank Chapman, an osteopath, found that his clients’ health improved when specific reflex points round the body were stimulated.

Another osteopath, Dr Terrance Bennett, found that a further set of reflex points improved the blood supply to specific parts of the body when they were held. In the 1960s Dr George Goodheart, a chiropractor, recognised the link between the reflex points developed before him and the acupuncture meridian system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He instituted a system he called Applied Kinesiology to integrate the two systems.

In the 1970s Jimmy Scott PhD, a psychologist, integrated muscle testing into his practice and Health Kinesiology was born. Dr Scott’s solid understanding of the human electromagnetic energy system, psychology and psychophysiology informed his development of the HK system.

Jimmy Scott continues to develop HK and, as it is practiced today, it offers a unique session structure that is clearly defined enough to guide the new practitioner and open-ended enough to include other therapeutic modalities.