The concept of Balance is central to all kinesiology systems. We believe that ill health is caused by imbalances within the energy system, especially the Meridian energy system. Balance is not a fixed, static state. It involves an uninterrupted flow of Yin and Yang energies through the meridians, producing an optimum level of each at any given time, though one will always be dominant.
At different hours of the day different meridians will be prominent. Different situations in the external world affect how the system is at any point: what is right now is unlikely to be the best at 2 am in the morning, or when you are competing in a marathon. Ideally the meridian energy system is in dynamic balance, changing and rebalancing according to internal and external circumstances. However, for many people the meridian energy is more often out of balance than in balance, leading to health problems. Many things can lead to imbalances in the meridian energy, including psychological stress, pollution, inadequate nutrition, etc. Kinesiologists work to redress these imbalances, so promoting good health and well-being.
In an ideal state the energy system would constantly be adjusting and readjusting according to internal and external circumstances so that it is always moving towards balance. Sadly many people do not experience how good this feels as their energy systems are habitually in an unbalanced state. One of the great promises of kinesiology is to help the whole person achieve the habit of dynamic balance. This results in good health and emotional well-being. In the Touch for Health Manual John Thie wrote: “We are not seeking a static, “ultimate” state of health … We are seeking to help people live more fully in the moment, appreciating the dynamic dance of life and the flow of energy and creativity.”
Kinesiology practitioners work to re-establish balance and there are many different protocols, procedures and techniques aimed at achieving this. Each time the energy system is balanced it puts it in a better position to deal with changes and challenges in the future, but there is always more work to do.