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Systematic Reviews


Hall, S., Lewith, G., Brien, S., & Paul, L. (2008). 

A review of the literature in applied and specialised

kinesiology. Forsch Komplementmed, 15(1),



Randomised Control Trials

Eardley, S., Brien, S., Little, P., Prescott, P., & Lewith, G. (2013).

Professional kinesiology practice for chronic low back

pain: Single-blind, randomised controlled pilot study. Forsch Komplementmed, 20(1), 180-188.

Grünenberg, K., Hillersdal, L., Walker, H. K., & Boelsbjerg, H. B. (2013).

Doing wholeness, producing subjects: Kinesiological sensemaking and energetic kinship. 

Body & Society, 19(4), 92-119. 


Jensen, A. M. (2018). Emerging from the mystical: Rethinking muscle response testing as an ideomotor effect. Energy Psychology, 10(2), 1327. 


Jensen, A. M., Stevens, R., & Burls, A. (2015). Developing the evidence for kinesiology-style manual muscle testing: A series of diagnostic test accuracy studies. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 1(3), 158.


Jensen, A. M., Stevens, R. J., & Burls, A. J. (2016). Estimating the accuracy of muscle response testing: Two randomised-order blinded studies. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 16(1), 492. 


Jensen, A. M., Stevens, R. J., & Burls, A. J. (2018). The impact of using emotionally arousing stimuli on muscle response testing accuracy. Complement Medicine Research, 26(1), 301-309. 


Jensen, A. M., Stevens, R. J., & Burls, A. J. (2020). Investigating the validity of muscle response testing: Blinding the patient using subliminal visual stimuli. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 7(1), 29-38. 




Maine, I., Horvath A. J., & Lau, P. (2022). ‘Touch for Health’ based kinesiology interventions: An innovative qualitative research exploring clients’ perspectives. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 49, 1-10.



Randomised Control Trials

Poole, D. (2014). The effectiveness of PKP kinesiology in reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Canberra Kinesiology. Download


Student Research Projects


Dumas, K., Green, R., Hawke, K., Huynh, P., Kuurman, N., Rayson, S., & Wyllie, J. (2017). An investigation into the efficacy of Professional Kinesiology Practice in improving the quality and quantity of sleep Australian Kinesiology Association National Conference, Melbourne. Download


Gavrilova, N. (2017). Can kinesiology help to reduce frequency and severity of menopausal hot flushes? O’Neill Kinesiology College. Download


Gregoire, S. (2017). Kinesiology increases the wellbeing index in adult women. O’Neill Kinesiology College. Download


Case Reports


Tobar, H. Heart rate variability case study. NK Institute. 

Student Theses/Masters (including within books)

Armstrong, H. A. (1991). The effects of a Touch for Health energy balance on muscle strength and ratio Lakehead University. Download


Bohanna-Martin, A. (2015). A pilot study investigating the efficacy of a Professional Kinesiology Practice: An intervention for stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms Australian Catholic University. Download


Burke, D. F. (2007). Stories of stress: feeling, thinking and the flourishing of life University of Southern Queensland.


Dawson, S. (1999). Assisting healing by reduction of stress, using Three in One concepts: An evaluation of clients’ perceptions Victoria University.Melbourne, Australia.


Greenwell, M. B. W. (2018). Self-empowerment in the healing process: An exploration of energy kinesiology techniques to enhance personal decision-making and provide tools for maintaining wellness and health. Qualitative Health Research Conference, Halifax, Canada. Download


McCrossin, S. (1996). Effect of the Brain Integration Technique (BIT) on cortical activity, auditory short-term memory performance and reading comprehension. Learning Enhancement Center.



Jensen, A. M. (2015). Estimating the prevalence of use of kinesiology-style manual muscle testing: A survey of educators. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 2(2), 96-102.


Wye, L., & Digby, K. (2008). Building research capacity amongst kinesiologists: Results from a mixed methods study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 14(1), 65-72.



Clin Psychol Rev. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2013 Jun 11.

Published in final edited form as:

Clin Psychol Rev. 2011 Aug; 31(6): 1041–1056.

Published online 2011 May 13. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2011.04.006

Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health: A Review of Empirical Studies

Research Article

Mindfulness predicts less depression, anxiety, and social impairment in emergency care personnel: A longitudinal study

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