My Journey with Kinesiology
My introduction to Kinesiology came in the form of NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques). From a young age I suffered from mild eczema and throughout my life it came and went in varying degrees. What I didn’t know back then was that my eczema was triggered by stress and exasperated by a number of food sensitivities. I was also frequently impacted by hay fever, a cat allergy, a severe horse allergy and few other dust and plant sensitivities. As I grew up I always felt there must be an alternative to taking antihistamines on a regular basis.
When visiting family in the USA my Aunt introduced me to a medical doctor who was also qualified to practice Chinese Medicine and NAET. After my first appointment and my health and vitality improved dramatically in very a short space of time. Using NAET the doctor identified all the allergens that my immune system was fighting. I booked in for several appointments, my niggly patches of eczema disappeared, my eyes and nose stopped itching and my energy went through the roof. I was learning for the first time, through Chinese Medicine, that the flow of energy in our body is directly linked to our physical state and emotional wellbeing. I hadn’t grown up with Chinese Medicine or any understanding of the flow of energy in our body and how this impacted our health so I became fascinated and started to read to understand more.
A few years later I experienced an emotionally challenging time. My eczema returned worse than I'd ever experienced before. I was red, sore and embarrassed. Doctors prescribed steroids. The eczema got better. I stopped the steroids, the eczema got worse, and so the cycle continues. The eczema was a direct link to the emotional stress I was experiencing and as the Cortisol in my blood continued to increase with my level of stress, my immune system grew weaker, sensitivities built up, allergies developed again and my energy levels plummeted.
When I moved to Sydney that same same year I quickly found a Kinesiologist who practiced NAET. I began regular appointments and once again, almost immediately my eczema disappeared. My immune system bounced back and my energy levels were pumping. I felt strong and healthy. This experience pushed me to learn more about energy work and I felt a strong desire to bring both Reiki & Kinesiology to others.
I soon learned that Kinesiology and working with energy is far bigger than I ever could have imagined. I qualified as a Kinesiologist in 2013 and went on to study Kinergetics in 2017. Kinesiology has the ability to link the emotional, physical, chemical, mental and spiritual aspects of a being, and so offering a completely holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I learned that everything which limits us in any area of our life; health, career and relationships for example, is the manifestation of something bigger, something that lies much deeper in our subconscious, something that can be explored and freed so that we can be and feel our best. When I realised that Kinesiology was much more than eliminating allergies I understood the power it has to serve each and every one of us.
What is Kinesiology and how does it work?
Kinesiology was first founded in the 1960′s by George Goodheart, a Chiropractor, who discovered that each major muscle has a corresponding organ relationship. From here it was later discovered that the meridian system (used in the ancient practice of Chinese Medicine) was also connected to the muscles and organs. Using a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, concepts, tools and Chiropractic techniques Applied Kinesiology was born. The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) was founded in 1975 to provide instruction on Goodheart's research to interested health care professionals.
Applied kinesiology (AK) which is also known as muscle strength testing, is a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the belief that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands, and that specific muscle weakness can signal distant internal problems such as nerve damage, reduced blood supply, chemical imbalances or other organ or gland problems. When we correct this muscle weakness, you can help heal a problem in the associated internal organ.
Since its’ beginnings in AK, Kinesiology has developed into many branches (including NAET and Kinergetics) but essentially muscle testing and balancing energy in the body is the foundation of all forms of Kinesiology. As a Kinesiologist we can use the muscle testing to tap into the body's energy systems and subconscious to help gain an awareness of what is happening beneath the surface. Muscle monitoring is used to allow us to ask the body what support it needs to help it release blocked emotions and energy. Thus re-balancing the energy of the body, with this restored balance comes health and vitality.
What is muscle testing?
Muscle testing is what Kinesiologists use to assess what is happening with the energy systems of the body and subconscious mind. A light pressure will be applied to the muscle for no more than two seconds to determine how the muscle is responding. This information is then used to determine what the body is communicating.
In my clinic I work with Kinergetics, a comprehensive modality of Kinesiology that has the flexibility to encompass other modalities of energy work and brings them together in a very logical way. In my sessions I incorporate other modalities of Kinesiology, aspects of Reiki, EFT (tapping), essential oils, card readings and much more to give your body exactly what it needs to restore balance and find its way back to wholeness. Kinergetics is a simple, gentle and clear way to work with Kinesiology, working with all energy systems of the body on a multi-dimensional level. It is incredibly powerful, restoring hope even when all other options have been exhausted.
What is Kinesiology good for?
Kinesiology is for everyone and we can work with any aspect of your life. Here are a few examples of what I can help you with:
- Chronic muscle or physical pain
- Physical ailments and symptoms
- Chronic fatigue
- Food sensitivities
- Irritability and mood swings
- Detoxification of heavy metals
- Releasing emotional traumas
- Stress management
- Reducing anxiety
- Increasing energy & resilience
- Increasing self-esteem & confidence
- Addressing fears
- Dealing with unresolved emotion
- Communication blocks
- Relationship challenges
What can you expect during a Kinesiology balance/session?
This is different for everyone and can really depend on the content of the balance and how deep you allow yourself to explore. A session is interactive, as we receive information from the body through the muscle testing we will discuss the relevance of this in your life or in the context of what we are working on. Often the first session involves a lot of talking as we get to know each other, which is why I recommend at least three sessions to experience the true benefits of Kinesiology. Once your Kinesiology journey gathers momentum you will start to feel more balanced and you will start to see signs of improvements.
How will you feel after a Kinesiology balance/session?
This is different for everyone and will vary from session to session. For me personally, after a balance I feel sense of clarity and motivation. I'm ready to make decisions with confidence. Usually the mountains I arrived with are reduced to mole hills. A balance can take a few days to integrate while your energetic system re-balances. It’s not unusual to feel a little out of sorts and vulnerable over the following 24/48-hour period. Depending on what we have uncovered in the balance there could also be a release of toxins from the body, which may make you feel a little unwell. Rest assured these are signs that the balance has worked and will soon pass, leaving you with an improved sense of wellbeing and wholeness.
Is Kinesiology for you?
In clinic I work with an array of issues from anxiety and insecurities to diagnosed diseases and chronic pain, from broken hearts and emotional or physical trauma to career challenges and transitions. The beautiful thing is you don’t even need to know what you are coming to see me for, even if you just feel something isn’t right. With Kinesiology your body can guide us and let us know where it needs help and support. If you’re not sure if Kinesiology is for you then why not give me a call on 041 6972 230, I’m happy to answer any questions.