Recognise And Interpret The Signals The Body Sends You

Our body is highly complex, intelligent, amazing vehicle that we, lets admit it, drive through life pretty hard. It is resilient and adoptable but how you look after it will really define how well it runs. It does not just suddenly shut down. It turns the flashing red lights on the dashboard that we totally ignore or simply don’t know how to read. This is a part of a bigger problem of modern world – we are so rushed, stressed and stuck in the head, that we become very disconnected from the body and our emotions.

We now know that general stress (constantly operating in a low grade of fight & flight response) causes the body to shut the digestion and reproduction systems down as those functions are not vital for survival if you are chased by a lion. Muscles tighten up to prepare to fight and glucose is being released in the blood stream to give you more energy to flight. Unfortunately our limbic brain has not evolved much since the reptile times and perceives stress exactly as a thread of being eaten by a predator, even if it is your boss or mother in law that triggering a stressful emotion.

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Specific emotional stress and body signals.

Similarly to general stress specific emotions, felt repeatedly over a lengthen period of time, will cause imbalances in the certain organs and body systems. Below are just a few examples of body signals and associated challenging emotions/ behaviour patterns:

Body sign / Health issuesEmotionsOrgans/ body systems effected
Adrenal fatigue

Low back and knees pain

Tight hamstrings, calves, Achilles

Waking to go to the toilet at night Hearing loss

Soft tinnitus

UTI

Metabolic conditions

Thyroid

Feeling unsupported

Fear

Loneliness

Control issues

Safety (physical and emotional)

Connection / closeness (or loss of it)

Withdraw

Trust / distrust issues

Security

Kidneys

Bladder

Digestion issues

Bloating

Diarrhoea

Sluggish

Sweets cravings

Low energy in the afternoon

Candida

Parasites

Putting others first

Not meeting own needs

Self-care / nurturing

Overly giving VS receiving

Neediness

Oversensitive to other people’s feelings

Boundaries issues

Stomach

Spleen

Pelvic problems/ sacrumPain/stiffness down side of body

Migraine/ headaches on the side of the head

PMS

Reflux

Interchanging constipation and diarrhoea

Joints stiffness

Perfectionism

Self-acceptance

Judgement

Hard on self

Criticism

Fear of rejection

No being good enough

Failure

Feeling stuck / flow

Liver

Gall Bladder

Asthma

Lungs conditions / Cough

Frozen shoulder

Shoulder tightness / pain

Colon conditions

Breathing difficulties

Immune disorders

Psoriases/ eczema

Skin dryness Dermatitis

Grief / loss

Attachment

Value / worthiness

Belonging

Abandonment Self-respect

Emptiness

Undeserving

Lungs

Large Intestine

Restless sleep

Insomnia

Heart palpitations

Dysrhythmia

Anxiety

Nightmares

Shoulder blades area issues

Pain down the arm to little finger

Feeling exposed

Vulnerable

Fear of being hurt

Being bold

Sharing / open heart

Protection of the heart

Openness

Expression of emotions

Love / joy

Exposure

Heart

Small Intestine

Pericardium

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Very often people will experience a few symptoms from the same category not realising that they are interrelated. For example, our typical client at PH Clinic might present with digestion issues, bloating, sugar cravings, parasites, eczema and weakened immune system. Even though we have lots of beautiful tools to address those physical symptoms, from Kinesiology point of view I will be asking them question around self-worth, value, feeling like they deserve their needs to be met without overly giving, wether they are ok to put themselves first and say no to people, assert firm personal boundaries and if they feel like they belong and connected. Obviously, those emotions have been causing stress to the body for many years and initially manifested in minor health issues before becoming major problems.

That explains the cases when people follow a perfect diet, receive the best physical treatment and still can not shift the condition. Therefore, it is very important to address the health issues holistically from physical, emotional and energetic perspectives, working on emotions, limiting believes and behaviour patterns.

Kinesiology is a highly effective holistic therapy that uses unique tool – muscles monitoring – to find those emotional and physical imbalances in the body. Every organ has a connection to the muscle as they share the same nerve that innovates from the same spinal segment connected to the central nerve system. By assessing the neurological communication between the muscle and the brain I can identify a stress in the organ which retrospectively connected to certain emotions (according to Traditional Chines Medicine). We then address that specific emotional stress with various tools to allow the body to do the physical healing. As the clients become aware of their behaviour patterns and understand the links between emotions, body signals and health, they become more equiped to deal with that on their own.   

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Natalia is an ATMS accredited Holistic Kinesiologist, Mind & Body Medicine practitioner and certified Studio Pilates Teacher. She is also currently undertaking the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Medicine through the College of Complementary Medicine.

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