MT asks: “I am reading a little bit about kinesiology. My daughter, age 13, has mild scoliosis. It’s a large enough curve in her spine to be diagnosed by conventional doctors but too small for conventional treatment. She is in pain all the time, and I want to try some alternative methods to give her some relief. A mother of a friend from school is offering to work with her through kinesiology. I still don’t get what’s wrong with this approach from a Catholic standpoint. Are there limitations I should discuss with the mom that is willing to work with my daughter?”

It sounds as though you may be confusing kinesiology with the alternative method which is known as applied kinesiology.

Kinesiology is the science of human movement and is a regulated health profession. There is nothing wrong with this from a Catholic point of view.

Applied kinesiology is a different story. You can read more about it on these two blogs: /?p=28 and /?p=137

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