I have always been interested in Energy Medicine and complementary therapies and completed in a few short courses in the past, including Reiki, Crystal Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Neuro Linguistic Programming.
When I heard how Health Kinesiology had helped a friend and her family, I decided to go to a practitioner myself. I was struck by the clarity given by the Muscle Response Testing: The ability to access the body’s inner wisdom regarding all aspects of health and wellbeing gave me a sense of control back in my life. This, I decided, was something I feel passionate about and I enrolled on the very next course!
I am a proponent of Functional/Naturopathic/Integrative Medicine – looking at the whole picture in order to find the cause of the issue and using lifestyle changes and natural remedies as a first option before going down the medicine route (continued communication with your GP is always advised).
I would describe myself as a perpetual learner and love to study the following subjects, which I believe are relevant to my Health Kinesiology practice:
- Epigenetics – Our environment (diet, exercise, toxicity, stress levels, sleep quality, etc) actually determines our gene expression (switches genes on and off) leading to the liberating realisation that we are not stuck with the genes that we inherited.
- Nutrition – the debatable subject as to what is actually the best diet for optimum health. For example, The China Study concluded that a whole food, plant based diet with less than 10% protein was the reason why many Chinese evaded cancer and heart disease when compared with their American counterparts. However, we are all individuals with different nutritional needs, and Health Kinesiology can help to establish a very personalised diet.
- Human microbiome – A plethora of conditions (from obesity to anxiety and the synthesis of vitamins) appear to be linked to the presence or absence of beneficial microbes in and on our bodies.
- The mind-body connection – How our psychology can affect our biology (stuck emotional patterns can manifest as illnesses or ailments), but also more surprisingly, how our bodies can also affect our minds and our chemistry: Try feeling happy when looking down with scrunched shoulders; or sad while looking to the sky with your arms in the air; standing in the Wonder Woman pose has been proved to increase Testosterone and decrease Coritisol!
- All things quantum and cosmic – from the strange behaviour of quantum particles to the unfathomable vastness of the universe.
- The healing power of the Vagus Nerve and Polyvagal Theory– a theory that is getting a lot of positive results. A lack of proper functioning of the Vagus Nerve can lead to a myriad of common psychological and physical symptoms – from anxiety and depression to migraines and back pain. It can also lead to a lack of social engagement as with those with autism spectrum disorders.