What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is a holistic approach, which supports you in activating your self-healing system, and thereby balances the energies in your body. The term “Kinesiology” stems from the Greek language and means “the science of movement”. This encompasses every type of movement: Our physical movement, biochemical processes, bioelectrical currents in our meridians and mental shifts of perception.

Kinesiology is based on principles of traditional Chinese and Western medicine. A graduated BIK Kinesiologist-AP has in-depth knowledge of Kinesiology (applied physiology), psychology, western medicine basics, nutrition and energetics. A Kinesiology session does not replace a medical consultation or treatment.

Kinesiology can be helpful within the following areas:

Kinesiology does not treat symptoms. It addresses the root of the problem. Treatments are suitable for people of all ages and walks of life. Kinesiology is usually combined with traditional medicine or other healing methods.

structural and
physical challenges

structural and
physical challenges

  • Musculoskeletal pain/issues (muscular tension, joint pain etc.)
  • Accidents and whiplash
  • ­Traumatic births (baby's skull narrowed by birthing aids)

  • Sport injuries

  • Acute and chronic disorders of organs (digestive system, cardiovascular, respiratory problems etc.)

  • Hormonal disorders (menstrual disorders, menopause, fertility problems etc.)

  • Metabolic problems (weight problems, diabetes etc.)

  • Headaches/migraines

  • Allergies

  • Problems with balance (vertigo)

  • Visual and auditory problems

  • emotional and
    psychological challenges

    emotional and
    psychological challenges

  • Depression/feeling overwhelmed/overworked
  • Fatigue (e.g. Burn-Out Syndrome)

  • Mood swings
  • Relationship problems (e.g. difficulties with partner, family members, managers)
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Musicians
    and Athletes

    and Athletes

  • Balancing complex and precise neurological movement patterns (professional athletes, musicians and singers)
  • Injuries (supporting in recovery)
  • Dancers and athletes (balancing the neurology of movement patterns)
  • Singers (balancing vocal chords, muscle-tension)
  • mental and learning challenges

    mental and learning challenges

  • Dyscalculia, Dyslexia

  • Hyperactivity

  • Difficulties in learning and performance

  • Lack of concentration

  • Fear of exams

  • TREATMENTs / Health insurance

    Kinesiology Treatments

    Please wear comfortable clothes for your 60 to 90 minute Kinesiology session. After discussing your medical history, you will lie down for most of the treatment. The number of sessions depends on your health challenges. Usually 3 to 8 sessions are booked at intervals of 1-4 weeks. The first treatment lasts 90 minutes and costs CHF 198.- (CHF 132.- per hour will be charged for each following treatment).

    Medical Confidentiality

    As a Kinesiologist I respect Swiss law in medical confidentiality. Exceptions are requests by medical examiners from your health care provider. After a certain number of Kinesiology sessions your health care provider might

    require information regarding your treatments. I will only pass on information after consulting you.

    Health Insurance

    I am registered with ASCA, EMR and Visana, which cover most health insurances in Switzerland. Health care providers reimburse varying amounts based on your coverage/provider. These costs are covered by complimentary insurance (“Komplementärversicherung”), which are included in most insurance packages. I recommend requesting additional information directly from your health care provider.


    About me

    Michael Schüpbach

    Michael Schüpbach

    IK-Kinesiology Therapist AP

    Passionate Kinesiologist and Musician

    Hello! I am happy that you have discovered my website and are interested in Kinesiology? My name is Michael Schüpbach and I am a passionate Kinesiology Therapist and Musician. Already as a child, I was fascinated by alternative medicine and “complementary” therapy. I started my professional career in customer service for a international company. In 2009 I graduated from my trilingual studies in International Business Management. After three years in Marketing and Sales for an international company I decided to follow my true passion. I studied and graduated as a certified Kinesiology Applied Physiology practitioner from the Bernese Institute for Kinesiology (BIK). Early on in my studies I began to practice the techniques with family members and friends. Through word of mouth my practice has been growing steadily ever since. Now, happily self-employed, I treat patients in central Basel (Leimenstrasse) at Ergosom Praxis.

    A passion for alternative medicine and music has accompanied me throughout my life. After studying at Musicians Institute (MI/KIT) in Hollywood, Los Angeles I started my solo career as a pianist and singer, Mike Low (www.mikelowmusic.com). I give concerts in Switzerland and abroad. My music is played on various radio stations in Switzerland and USA. I have lived, worked and studied in wonderful places including Sweden, China, USA, France, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines. Today, I am based in Switzerland and live with my partner and our daughters in Basel.

    I am looking forward to meeting you and would consider it a privilege to accompany you on your path to a more healthful and joyous life!

    "Kinesiology does not just look at symptoms, but balances the cause of illness"

    Michael Schüpbach


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