Kinesiology as an Alternative Therapy for Obesity
By: Mercedes Aspland

In the western world obesity is becoming more and more of a problem and as a result it is leading to people looking for solutions to the problem. In this article we will consider the causes of obesity, what kinesiology is and how it can be of a help to people with obesity.

Obesity - Reasons and Causes

Obesity is basically a condition where people are severely overweight and is usually defined as a person who has a body mass index of greater than 30 although this is not a hard and fast rule. It is a major problem in the western world partly due to the fact it is on the rise and has significant health consequences. People who are obese are more likely to suffer from diabetes type 2 as well as heart attacks and strokes as well as many other less serious conditions. For that reason it is important to tackle the issue as quickly as possible.

There are a large number of reasons why people become obese and it can include eating too much, eating too much of the wrong things such as sugar and fat, not getting enough exercise, stress, food toxicity and other medical conditions like hyperthyroidism.

If a person’s obesity is due to poor dietary habits then it is important to address the situation as soon as possible and also consider the reason for why they eat too much. There are various reasons for this including not understanding food contents, habits picked up early in life, emotional issues, stress as well as issues about self image.

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the process of testing a person’s muscle response against light pressure. The belief is that each muscle is linked to both an organ and an energy meridian and that the meridian, organ and muscle form a circuit. If there are any chemical, emotional, structural or energetic stresses affecting the circuit then the muscle will feel soft or spongy under testing.

Once an imbalance is discovered then further testing can be undergone to determine the exact cause of the stresses. The patient and therapist can then work together once they know the cause of the problem in order to devise a treatment plan. A treatment plan for each patient will be different but could involve dietary supplements, flower remedies, massage, lifestyle changes, acupressure, chakra balancing as well as many more. Regular follow ups will be required to test whether the stresses are being removed and to assess the treatment plan.

Kinesiology and Obesity

When using kinesiology to treat a person with obesity the treatment plan will be tailored for their needs. However initially they will go through overall balancing and things will be done to address nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle factors. The therapist will also be able to show them the effect of different food types on their muscles and discuss which they should consider giving up.

Further sessions can look at the emotional issues that may be causing their eating problem. Once they are aware of the emotional problems that are affecting them they can recommend Back flower remedies to address that problem and bring their emotional state back into balance. However it is important to say that this may not be the case as each person is an individual and their treatment will be tailored to their needs.


If you are having problems with your weight and have tried a number of different things to help then kinesiology may be a safe and healthy treatment to try. Although not all people will be comfortable with this form of treatment for some it could be very effective. As always make sure you find an reputable therapist who can provide you with adequate references and demonstrate high quality training.

This article has been supplied by alternative therapies directory. 

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