Why should you give it a go?
Eczema, psoriasis, IBS, heartburn, Hay fever are all conditions that can be frustrating.
So, if you feel that you are enslaved by your condition, that your daily choices are taken around it.
If the discomfort prevents you enjoying outdoor activities, socialising, enjoying the sport that you love, having good night of sleep or even focusing at work.
If you feel that your condition does prevent you on giving your 100%, and if you have already tried the medical path and that the results were unsuccessful, then kinesiology might be your answer.
How does it help?
Kinesiology helps to find out what your body needs to break down from what holding you back from recovery. Most of the time patients suffering from chronic condition are held in a chronic inflammatory state. If it is the case the kinesiotherapist will start by finding a way to break down this inflammation circle.
So how does it work?
Kinesiology consists of the use of manual therapy, osteopathic techniques, Chinese medicine theory and orthomolecular medicine (supplementation). The therapist aims to find what your body needs to function optimally, hence, depending on your therapist findings, you might be advised supplements or exercises.
By identifying and addressing the physical, chemical, and emotional source of the problem your recovery chances will increase.
How do they identify those sources of the problem?
Muscle testing is used as a tool to indicate how your body react to environmental or physical challenge/stress. Your body is naturally gifted to respond to any stressors. The stressors can be physical (ligaments / muscles that have not healed properly) or chemical (smokes, pollutants, washing powders, make up, laundry detergent etc). If the stressors persist or are too many your body will begin to be less good at compensating for them.
What is Chinese medicine Theory?
Chinese medicine theory: Chinese medicine is based on energy flow within pathway called meridians. Each path is related to a specific organ (ex: kidney, small intestine etc). If the flow of this energy is compromised then symptoms will start to arise. Contrary to the Chinese medicine practitioner the kinesiotherapist will use muscle power testing to determine what meridians to work on.
Supplementation is a big part of kinesiology; nutrients help good the function of your body.
Vitamins, Micro and Macro minerals, oligoelements, pre and probiotiques play a crucial part in absorption, secretion or activation of hormones, or nutrients.
Most vitamins can only be absorbed by food intake, which is why a balanced diet rich of fruits and vegetable is crucial. Some of the vitamin’s C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9, B12 are essential in the metabolism of macronutrients (proteins, lipids, glucids), which are then used to produce energy.
Minerals (calcium, magnesium, zinc etc) can also be found in vegetable and fruits, and therefore help keeping a good muscular function, energy level, immune system etc.
What are osteopathic techniques and how are they used?
After assessment the kinesiotherapist will be able to pin point what area of your body need to function better in order to bounce back to health. Manual therapy will then come into play using techniques on ligaments, muscles tendons or visceras to help gain mobility and function.
To summarize Kinesiology is holistic therapy that uses muscles testing as a tool to address any physical, or chemical sensitization.