Common Health Problems

Kinesiology helps people overcome common health complaints that more often than not “just prefer to see if it goes”.  Kinesiology is wonderful for prevention, and therefore regular treatments are recommended throughout the year (a bit like going to the dentist twice a year, but not as painful!!).

Kinesiology uses muscle testing to get feedback from the body as to any issues, energy blockages or stress, that may be contributing to why you feel tired, suffer back pain, digestive discomfort and a whole host of other problems we put up with.

Back Pain

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Most people tend to think of the neck as starting just below the head and finishing at the shoulders. 

From a Kinesiologist’s point of view, it is best to consider that the neck starts on the skull and goes all the way down to the waist, and that the shoulders from the Deltoid muscle to Deltoid muscle are part of the neck when it comes to structural, postural, and usage considerations.

So if you are suffering from a painful neck, or restricted movement, in that area, your Kinesiologist will consider all the muscles and balance them carefully.

If you suffer low back pain, in the same way that the neck extends above and below the actual neck, so does the low back. 

The Pelvis is stabilised from above and below.  

Muscle testing is used to find the underlying weaknesses, strengthen these imbalances, and bring about relief to your back pain.

One of the basic Kinesiology principles is that a weak muscle is causing the tight one to shorten.  In Kinesiology testing therefore, we are seeking to test and find weak muscles, in order that the tight muscles may relax and lengthen. When a weak muscle is found, it can be tested to establish why it is weak.

Systematic Kinesiology addresses the muscles which are the ones opposing those which are tight or in spasm. This means that in practice, when you see bunched up muscle fibres any­where on the body, we look immediately at the opposing muscles and test them. 

For instance, Quad­riceps/Hamstrings, left Upper Trapezius/right Upper Trapezius, Sacrospinalis/Abdominals. Whichever one is tight, we test the opposing one. If it tests weak, and we strengthen it, this often produces immediate relief which is noticeable to the client.


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Constipation is one of the most common presenting ailments and is characterized by a difficulty passing stools or an absence of the urge to eliminate.  Stools, when passed, tend to be hard, knotted and dark. Other symptoms that accompany constipation include bloating, appetite loss and mild nausea or indigestion.

Repeated straining to defecate eventually leads to haemorrhoids. Chronic constipation has constitutional implications because toxins are formed and absorbed when waste remains in the intestines for excessive periods.

Headaches, bad breath and skin problems can result and increase the susceptibility for intestinal cancer. Waste should be eliminated through the bowels on a regular basis, usually once or more per day. If constipation is experienced along with other abnormalities, including blood in the stool, weight loss or pain, a medical practitioner should be consulted for further diagnostic evaluation.

1: Eat slowly and chew thoroughly. It’s important that saliva is mixed well with the food before swallowing.

2: Consume foods rich in dietary fibre (whole-grain products, corn, vegetables, fruits).

3: Magnesium and folic acid deficiency will also lead to constipation. Magnesium and folic acid are found in all greens.

4: A glass of hot water with a little lemon taken first thing in the morning helps promote normal bowel function.

5: Avoid rushed eating, stress, nervousness and psychological strain as much as possible.

6: Regular physical activity does wonders for digestion.

7: Chronic constipation can often be alleviated simply and naturally by eating a cucumber salad dressed with lemon, onion and unrefined, cold-pressed flax seed oil. Flax seeds are an excellent source of mucilaginous fibre. They absorb up to eight times their weight in water, thereby softening stools and making them easier to pass.

8:Other factors to consider are underactivity of the thyroid gland, which slows the metabolic rate, and liver problems that restrict bile needed for proper digestion.

9: You should be aim to have regular bowel movements


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