I was very unwell for approx 4 years, I went to a range of doctors and specialists to no avail. I had gotten braces on when I was 29 and afterwards needed some fillings in my teeth. I had mercury poisoning from the fillings which my body struggled to detox. This caused a range of health issues...zinc is one of the minerals that assists in the removal of heavy metals. Zinc also supports the immune system, assists the thyroid to function properly and assists in making stomach acid. As I ran low in zinc from heavy metal toxicity, my thyroid could no longer function at its best resulting in weakness, tiredness, anxiety, heart palpitations and really low mood and shortness of breath (I ended up needing oxygen a couple of times). When my stomach acid went low my stomach was unable to break down food properly, resulting in digestive issues, constipation, over growth of fungus, bacteria and parasites (as there wasn't enough acid to break these down when ingested). Inflammation in the gut long term resulted in not absorbing minerals and vitamins properly and neurotransmitters not functioning properly. My body was a mess and I struggled for breath a lot and suffered with palpitations and anxiety. When at my worse, two specialists told me I was suffering from anxiety and the rest was all in my head. They were trying to treat me for an emotional problem that simply wasn't there. Eventually I found Kinesiology and never looked back.
I trained as a Yoga teacher in 2012 which was invaluable in guiding and teaching my body how to relax and soften through mindful breathing and gentle stretching. Finding Kinesiology was the key to returning to full health. Through the use of vitamins and minerals to detox my body and replenish lost nutrients I began to regain my strength, vitality and zest for life! I have never looked back!
I began to train on the foundation course where I got loads of answers as to why my body was experiencing Adrenal Fatigue and a wide range of symptoms. I continued onto diploma level as I was amazed at how I was starting to feel better and decided that I had to become a practitioner as people need to know that there is another form of health care available. One that gets to the root cause of the problem and actually works! Within 3 years of starting that journey I began to work for myself supporting people back to health. Then after a couple of years I trained as a 'Balanced Health' Course Leader teaching students the foundations of Systematic Kinesiology. I built my own studio three years ago where I see clients daily and teach weekly Yoga classes. This beautiful tranquil space, overlooking the Comeragh Mountains, is a treat for the soul and senses.
Systematic Kinesiology is a fully integrated natural health care system which combines the knowledge of Chinese acupuncture theory of chi (energy that unites body and mind), modern chiropractic, nutrition and psychology. Systematic Kinesiology gets to the root cause dis-ease in the body. Kinesiology is the study of how muscles act and coordinate in the body. It's based on the science of energy balancing and combines a range of gentle but powerful techniques. Systematic Kinesiology looks at the health of the body as a whole, addressing not only what's going on with the physical body, but also the environment and the psychological state of each individual. Is uses the Mental (M), Chemical (C), Physical (P) and Energy (E) elements of a person simultaneously (MCPE). It is unique in it’s approach and it is not matched by any other modality.
Each muscle group is essentially related and connected to the circuits of certain organs. The technique of muscle monitoring/testing, gives direct biofeedback from the brain causing a change in muscle tone which is then used to investigate what may be causing imbalances in the body. The technique is used to treat a variety of disorders from pain, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, toxic overload to allergies, stress, trauma and emotional problems.
Throughout the treatment, techniques are used to observe any emotional issues that may be influencing the muscles or circuits negatively. For example, the large intestine circuit often holds grief/bereavement, loss and sadness. This emotion alone can be affecting the workings of the muscles on circuits such as the Hamstrings, Facia Lata muscle or Quadratus Lumborum.....resulting in back ache or large intestine/bowel problems. An emotional "fix" includes the holding of neuro vascular points on the head or body while the client thinks of the emotion this will increase the blood flow to the target area, releasing the stress and positively influencing that circuit. Often strengthening muscles alone! The use of Bach flower remedies, tapping meridian points, essential oils, crystals and affirmations may also be used.
Nutritional assessment can include food intolerance testing, using biochemistry test kits with manual muscle testing to check for hormone imbalance, checking if the cells are making energy (ATP), the health of the organs, toxin overload, bacterial infections, virus's fungus/candida or parasites and digestive issues. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and probiotics are often used to bring the above back into balance.
Assessment of the structural body includes muscle testing to ascertain where muscles may be out of balance (weak), hypertonic (too rigid) or reacting against each other due to long term postural misalignment. The whole skeletal system is assessed including cranial bones, TMJ (jaw), cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum, coccyx, hips and gait. A structural "fix" involves gently rubbing of lymphatic areas related to specific muscles in the body, realignment of the vertebrae, gentle movement of cranial bones or working on different accu-pressure points to stimulate and balance circuits.
An electrical assessment often involves the testing of the chakras, meridian system, energy systems in the body to ensure the chi flow or life force energy is running smoothly throughout the body. Gentle holding of points on the acupuncture system or guiding energy with the hands above the body restores balance to these areas.