Kinesiology… or should we say Kinesy-what?
Being a kinesiologist is one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet, however despite my enthusiasm and often rather joyful announcement of my profession, it is usually followed by a fairly blank expression and a “kinesy-what sorry??!”. Now Kinesiology, just like it’s name, can be a little difficult to explain. The reason for this is that it doesn’t just look or do just one thing. It encompasses all realms of an individual’s health, making it a tremendously powerful and effective way of looking at things.
How Does Kinesiology Work?
During your kinesiology consultation, simple yet precise muscle testing is used to gauge your body’s responses to different techniques, nutritional supplements and other substances. Your body naturally knows what it needs to get well, and it communicates this with your practitioner through its responses.
Your muscle functions like a switch, and if it is balanced and strong it will remain switched ‘on’. If it is imbalanced or weak then it will switch ‘off’. Once the root cause is identified, your practitioner can support you on your journey back to health with the appropriate process.
Nutritional, structural, emotional and energetic aspects of a person are all taken into account during a consultation. It is often the case that the cause of an issue is not where the symptoms lie. For example, IBS may be the result of a food sensitivity or it could be an emotional issue and a hip problem could be the result of a jaw imbalance or a nutrient deficiency.
If a structural issue was actually caused by a nutritional deficiency, countless visits to someone addressing the physical aspects of this problem alone would only temporarily help because the underlying cause of the nutrient deficiency wasn’t being addressed. Hence why the whole person approach is an effective one.
Do You Think About What Happens Behind The Scenes?
Your body is an absolute marvel, carrying out countless processes every second of the day and generally without us knowing very much about them. If something is out of balance, your body naturally compensates to keep everything functioning as well as possible.
Unfortunately compensations can lead to further compensations, which may then manifest physically in the form of an intolerance, pain, discomfort and then ultimately ill health.
Kinesiology aims to be a preventative therapy too, helping you back to balance before these compensations manifest to anything further.
The relationship that Kinesiology allows us to establish with our own body is nothing short of miraculous and I just love sharing this experience with my clients.
If you suffer with:
- Poor digestive health/IBS
- Feeling tired all the time with low energy
- Food sensitivities or vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Neck and back pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Frequent infections or illnesses
- Repetitive strain injury
Kinesiology could be the answer you are looking for!