The bases used in this technique are often very old:
- Therapies with the hands have always been practiced in different ways: massages in Egyptians, shiatsu (micro-massages) in Chinese medicine, bending in Europe, joint manipulations, osteopathy in America, etc.
- The notion of reproducing the cause of departure is already present among the ancient Greeks (Hippocrates) who distinguished beside the medicine of opposites (allopathy), the medicine of similar (homeopathy). Homeopathy was mainly developed by Hahnemann in Germany in the 19th century with its two great characteristics of similarity and infinitesimality.
- The correspondence between area and depth has been established for millennia in Chinese medicine and is confirmed in embryology in the description of the lateral mesoblast with its two layers, the superficial somatopleure with the muscles of the limbs and the deep splanchnopleure with the muscles of the viscera .
- The experimental medicine developed by Claude Bernard (19th century) is based on a rational approach (Descartes) which consists of looking for the cause (origin, etiology) responsible for the effect (symptom, pathology, dysfunction). This cause is not necessarily and only material, it can be as vibratory or psychological (psychosomatic illness) accepted and taught by the Universities.
- The classification of causes (etiologies) has been elaborated by going beyond the basic duality of the patient, by incorporating the phylogenetic data of the evolution of species according to the summary law formulated in embryology in the 20th century.
- The genetic data of current science (epigenome) provide a better understanding of the notion of terrain and familial, transpersonal or transgenerational predisposition taken up and used in microkinesitherapy.
- The mechanisms of adaptation or compensation (analgesic attitude) and elimination (abcédation) grouped under the name of protection are mechanisms known and accepted in medicine. They occupy a large place in micro-kinesitherapy because in chronicity one finds most often traces of protective mechanisms which have passed from the effective stage to that of inefficient and which are most often responsible for new pathologies added.