Clients have been asking me about our Biomagnetic technique of muscle testing. Otherwise known as the science of Kinesiology. Namely the science (and frankly art) of using the feet (sometimes hands or arms) to do our scanning process. Keep in mind there's a bioenergetic (a tuning in) piece of this process as well. For the record....we are suspecting imbalances as we are not at all diagnosing.
Kinesiology is now widely studied a major universities around the world include UMASS Amherst, UCONN, Penn State, University of Michigan, Saint Joseph's University and many others. For full list of colleges click here.
However the roots of Biomagnetism's feet-based muscle testing method connect to a 1970s/1980s practicing NASA doctor. Research sources have been sparse but many say Dr. Richard Broeringmeyer, a prominent scientist from Kentucky, was the researcher who discovered the leg shortening currently using in Biomagnetism. It's believed Broeringmeyer, was a NASA chief medical doctor responsible for deciding what astronauts could fly into space or not and he examined the physiological and physical condition of the astronauts before going to space and after returning. Dr. Broeringmeyer began to realize that astronauts returning from space would do so with one of their two legs longer than the other one, by the fact of having been exposed to a changing magnetic field. Dr. Broeringmeyer began working methodically with these early observations. He discovered how the legs changed in length when exposed to magnetic fields applied in certain unbalanced points. Then Dr. Goiz researched and conceptualized the Biomagnetic pair method as a therapy first for treating HIV patients in Mexico City.
Here's Wikipedia's definition of Kinesiology:
Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms. Applications of kinesiology to human health include biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy; and sport and exercise. Individuals who have earned degrees in kinesiology can work in research, the fitness industry, clinical settings, and in industrial environments. Studies of human and animal motion include measures from motion tracking systems, electrophysiology of muscle and brain activity, various methods for monitoring physiological function, and other behavioral and cognitive research techniques.
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