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Is Systematic Kinesiology for Me?

What is Systematic Kinesiology?

Systematic Kinesiology is a natural health care system that combines chiropractic principles with ancient Chinese wisdom. Through gentle muscle testing, the body’s responses communicate to the practitioner and client areas in need of support and ways of bringing the body and mind back into balance. There are lots of reasons you would see a kinesiologist, for example, back pain, digestive issues, skin problems, depression, anxiety, joint aches, hormonal imbalances and insomnia.

Systematic Kinesiology is about supporting you to explore and overcome the factors that are getting in the way of you living a healthy and more balanced life.

How will Systematic Kinesiology help you?

Systematic Kinesiology is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, which sees the person as a whole. This means understanding people as a physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic beings whose experience of life is affected by factors such as age, gender, socio-economic status, heritage, sexuality, life experience and beliefs.

The holistic approach to health and wellbeing is influenced by the biopsychosocial model, a model that revolutionised how we understand medicine as a science. According to this model, the cause or outcome of the ill health of an individual is due to a combination of biological, psychosocial and social factors. Biological factors include things such as genetics, disability and immunity. Psychosocial factors include things such as personality, beliefs and behaviours and social factors are things such as culture, relationships and socioeconomic status. This approach seeks to resolve symptoms through understanding you as an interconnected, complex whole.

In your first kinesiology treatment we will talk about your medical and emotional history. I will ask you about a range of areas, including your diet, your lifestyle, what your relationships are like with key people, what medication you take, your menstrual cycle (if relevant), how you were born, and a summary of your mental health. This will enable an initial understanding of why you have come to see me.

We will work out some goals that you would like to focus on, such as improved sleep, better self-confidence, not feeling bloated after eating. During your treatments, I will use a range of techniques to explore solutions to your issues through the holistic understanding of health and wellbeing that Systematic Kinesiology is based on.

What do I need to do in order for Systematic Kinesiology to work?

Because no one person is the same and that our interaction with the world, family, work and daily life can throw curve balls along our journey to improved health and wellbeing, there is no one set treatment plan or timeframe for achieving your goals. Kinesiology peels back the multiple layers that make you who you are. This needs to be done sensitively if it is to be effective and have long-lasting results. This means that the treatments will go at a pace that is right for you and based on your unique experience of life.

Some clients may only need a few treatments and have gained enough that their issue has been resolved. For example, if you want some foods tested to check for sensitivities, we can do this in our initial consultation. I will then use the information your muscles give me about all the different foods I test on you to give you a plan until the next treatment. This plan might include cutting out gluten for four weeks and keeping a note of what changes you experience in terms of bloating, energy levels and brain function. In your follow-up treatment, we can test the foods you were sensitive to again and see if your body is ready to have them slowly introduced or not. This kind of treatment plan could be anywhere from 2-6 treatments. This depends on a range of factors, including your willingness and capacity to make positive change.

Ultimately, Systematic Kinesiology is a way of your body communicating what support you need in order to feel good. If something isn’t functioning right or working well for you, it often means that some kind of lifestyle or attitudinal change needs to happen. Lifestyle changes can include reducing or eliminating certain foods from your diet. They might be taking nutritional supplements that help calm your nervous system down and enable you to be able to cope with life in a more manageable way. It could be starting to implement some mindfulness approaches to deal with stress.

Does Systematic Kinesiology work well with other therapies?

Systematic Kinesiology works really well with other therapies and approaches to improving health and wellbeing. Whether you would benefit from a range of approaches really depends on you and your level of need. Some clients are fairly stable in most areas of their life so kinesiology treatments and lifestyle choices are enough to keep them functioning optimally. Some are experiencing trauma and will see me in conjunction with their therapist or counsellor. This kind of multi-modality approach can be hugely beneficial as each set of understandings and techniques can build on and complement the other.

If you want to find out more about Kinesiology and how it can help you then book a free discovery call here!

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