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.
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 issues
|Organs/ body systems effected
Low back and knees pain
Tight hamstrings, calves, Achilles
Waking to go to the toilet at night Hearing loss
Safety (physical and emotional)
Connection / closeness (or loss of it)
Trust / distrust issues
Low energy in the afternoon
|Putting others first
Not meeting own needs
Self-care / nurturing
Overly giving VS receiving
Oversensitive to other people’s feelings
|Pelvic problems/ sacrumPain/stiffness down side of body
Migraine/ headaches on the side of the head
Interchanging constipation and diarrhoea
Hard on self
Fear of rejection
No being good enough
Feeling stuck / flow
Lungs conditions / Cough
Shoulder tightness / pain
Skin dryness Dermatitis
|Grief / loss
Value / worthiness
Shoulder blades area issues
Pain down the arm to little finger
Fear of being hurt
Sharing / open heart
Protection of the heart
Expression of emotions
Love / joy
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 equipped to deal with that on their own.
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.