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How To Manage Anger with Kinesiology

By Edited May 15, 2016 3 4

Try anger management therapy using Kinesiology. If you get angry easily and struggle to control your temper and want to something about it - kinesiology can be among the most effective non-invasive anger management techniques. Read these key facts and see if kinesiology can work for you and your anger issues.


Why do some people and events 'push your buttons' and others don't? Why can't you hold back on your anger?

Often, a reaction to anger is linked to 'insignificant' events that occured when we were young - maybe 3-5 years old. Our dad or mom, or someone else, may have told us off and someone witnessed this event. At this point, we may have 'lost face' and got angry deep insider but did not have a chance to express this anger because we felt that the 'whole whole was against us'. At least, when we were young, this is how we viewed the event.

Before the age of seven, we use our intinctive 'fight or flight' response which helps us protect ourselves from physical or psychological conflict as our basic protection. Our frontal cortex - the part of the brain responsible for analyzing situations, has not yet fully developed. When a child gets into some kind of trouble, the 'fight or flight' response acts in defense and by doing so creates programs inside the amygdala which is the emotional center of the brain. They act like buttons ensuring quick, safe reactions to danger.

When we grow up, our frontal cortex becomes fully developed and so we can monitor and rationalize our reactions. For example, we might have been afraid of barking dogs as children, but as an adult we know that dogs are largely docile and friendly to humans. But why do some of us remain frightened by barking dogs? To give it a basic explanation, the sight of a barking dog for some people does not go straight to the frontal cortex, it goes straight to the survival center and hence an instant reaction of fear for some people. This is the principle that applies too for anger.


So, in certain circumstances, we can just 'lose it' completely. This is a 'program' or 'button' that was created when we were kids. As soon as we start to feel adjitated, our body is preparing itself 'for a fight'. Adrenaline and testosterone kick into overdrive, blood pressure rises and all kinds of physical reactions take place. Getting angry can impact our careers, mental wellbeing, our relationships and social life. And if it continues, it can cause physical health problems such as headaches, insomnia, anxiety and stress disorder, skin problems such as eczema, high blood pressure, depression and eating problems. That's why it is important to get anger management therapy to manage and reduce our levels of stress.

What is kinesiology?

Kinesiology unblocks emotional blockages. For anger, kinesiology will 'deactive' buttons that are no longer useful - in fact they may be harmful to us. Kinesiology is considered alternative medicine or therapy. It uses muscle testing to identify and treat our body's chemical, emotional and physical structure. It is a mix of both East and West health philosophies. Kinesiology is considered an effective treatment for:

  • Chronic pain
  • Allergies
  • Memory Loss
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorder
  • Toxicity
  • Fatique
  • Stress
  • Improving sports performance

What are the benefits of kinesiology?

  • It's drug-free
  • Pain-free
  • Long lasting
  • Self-healing
  • with no unwanted side effects

How does kinesiology work?

The fundamental philosopy of kinesiology is that the body contains within itself many healing properties and energy. There are energy flows that can might be blocked that kinesiology can release. It's similar to acupuncture in the concept of energy flow. It was first developed in the 1970s in America by Dr George Goodheart. If you want to know more, a good place to start is with David R Hawkins' excellent book on Applied Kinesiology called Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

in which he discuss unconscious behavior - the sort of instinctive reactions that can lead to emotional responses like extreme angry outbursts.

What happens in a kinesiology session?

Your kinesiologist will ask you questions about your health, medical history etc. Then, you usually lie down on a bed similar to a massage bed. They will place your head, arms and legs in various positions and apply pressure to test your muscles. The kinesiologist will be able to find imbalances in your body. Once these imblances have been located, your kinesiology therapist will discuss with you treatment options - roughly how many sessions, acupressure, muscle re-alignment, emotional stress techniques, massage, lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments and others.

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Jan 2, 2011 7:44am
This is all new info to me. Great article and very informative.
Jan 2, 2011 8:16am
thanks ernie!!
Sep 14, 2011 3:45pm
this is a good article I find some times we get angry about something
dumb. but what I think we need to do is find out is it really worth getting
mad or can we just ignore it.-Carl
Sep 14, 2011 4:15pm
Some times I take a deep breath and try my best to think before I speak if needed but yes, there are times I simply move on and ignore but the person who ticked me off gets more angry. I guess experience in life generally helps blow things off. The older I get the less angry and annoyed I get.
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