Kinesiology divides the make-up of the human body into three components: structural, chemical (nutrition), and mental (emotion) – and views illness, disease, weakness or dysfunction as a repercussion to the imbalance of one or more component.
There are multiple reasons, scenarios and aspects to observe in which imbalance can occur creating dysfunction. Once a problem occurs to a single component – a domino effect to the others will ensue.
A domino effect will not only flow to other components, but also the substructures that create a component as a whole.
The structural component of the human body encompasses: muscle, joint, nerve fibre, blood vessel, organ and other tangible parts of the human body.
An example of a domino effect to a structural component:
- Muscle related issues in the form of weakness, poor conditioning, atrophy, injury and disease —consequently create joint problems in the form of subluxation or partial dislocation, increasing the risk of nerve impingement. Nerve impingement creates interference with messages (information) sent to the brain from various parts of the body or vice versa, via the nerve fibres (communication lines), subsequently affecting optimal function.
The chemical component of the human body encompasses: food, supplement, drug, digestion, assimilation, hormone and disease.
An example of a domino effect to a chemical component:
- Poor food choices can cause digestive problems, possibly causing allergies and intolerances that ultimately lead to poor absorption of nutrients — consequently causing malfunction of the body.
The mental component of the human body encompasses: emotion and stress that a human being registers via the five sensory organs (eyes, ears, tongue, nose and skin).
An example of a domino effect to a mental component:
- Stress of everyday living related to work, relationship, education or financial issues is registered in the brain via the sight (eyes) and/or hearing (ears) senses — information that will either secrete and/or inhibit chemicals that affect the rest of the body in a positive or negative manner.