Kinesiology for Stress Management

It seems as if day-to-day challenges are ever increasing and getting harder and harder to manage. Millions of people suffer everyday with the negative symptoms of stress. Negative feelings, physical aches and pains and even illness are caused by stress. Stress is multi faceted and affects people differently.

It is not possible, nor would it be advisable to eliminate stress altogether but there are ways to relieve too much stress and to help manage it. A holistic approach is best taken to stress management since stress itself affects the whole person. Kinesiology is one such method.

What is Kinesiology

Kinesiology traditionally refers to the study of muscles and movement in the body. In the natural health field the term is used in a broader context. Kinesiology is truly holistic in that it treats the whole person as an individual and is versatile since the concepts and techniques used can be applied anywhere and modified to suit individual needs.

It can help with a variety of health problems that affect the mental, chemical, structural and electromagnetic systems of the body that are altered in times of stress or due to illness.

The practice of Kinesiology can help to change behavior, belief systems and attitude for the better. Many even find that they have improved function in other ways too such as in writing, coordination, and artistic skills. Practitioners use muscles as monitors of stress and the imbalance within the body.

Kinesiology is performed as a touch therapy. It is like a combination of Chinese acupuncture in the sense of meridians and energy balancing with anatomy and physiology in the West. The general idea is to achieve balance by removing toxins, freeing energy blocks and relieving tension. This allows the body to begin to heal itself and to be better prepared for future stress responses.

Emotional Stress Release

Emotional stress release is a specific technique of Kinesiology. Individuals can use it on themselves or to help others. In times of stress, blood flow goes to the back of the brain where the past is stored this is where we fall into old patterns and reactions.

The front of the brain, which is only used about 5% of the time by the majority of people, is where new choice is located. When a hand is placed on the forehead the blood moves to the front of the brain and provides relief. You may notice that you and others do that now, place your hand to your head in times of stress.

To heal emotional stress you can place a couple of your fingers on the bony ridges on the forehead and focus on your emotion or reaction to a specific incident. The theory is that you will be able to approach it in a different way and ultimately let the feeling go.

You can do this for someone else by placing your hand on his or her forehead and having them close their eyes. You can instruct them to view the emotion as if they were watching a video.