Sometimes an ache or a pain just won’t go away. You don’t have to be 84 to feel the hurt, but at 34 you can feel 50 years older if those aches won’t disappear. If you can’t halt your aches and pains easily, the benefits of kinesiology might be right for you.
This might mean that you have to step out of your current medical beliefs and take a look at how natural health methods can benefit you with alternative treatments.
What is kinesiology?
The ultimate aim is to live a balanced life. Kinesiology helps to find the imbalances that cause your problems and prevents you from living a healthy lifestyle. A kinesiologist will look to verify your current state of health by checking your muscles. Testing your muscles doesn’t mean an inspection for toning or excess fatty tissue, but it will detect any physical, chemical, emotional or nutritional imbalances by the amount of stress resistance found in muscle groups.
It’s an accurate treatment that looks at your whole body – a completely holistic therapy – and doesn’t treat you as a series of separate parts. Where an imbalance is found the kinesiologist will attempt to increase energy flows by using both acupressure and manipulations at certain points of your body.
People visit a kinesiologist to ask for help with:
- Low energy
- Learning difficulties
- Skin conditions
Kinesiology is also believed to be an influential means for seeking out allergies. Your practitioner tests your body’s reactions to suspected and varying foods. The food is placed at a particular acupuncture point and the muscles tested. If there is a weak reaction in the muscle, it shows that an allergy or perhaps a slight intolerance to that particular food, is probable. Conversely, if your body reacts well – the muscle stays strong – then your body almost certainly reacts well with that food. This is especially useful for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) sufferers, as they are able to identify which foods form some of the body’s main activation foods.
When you and your health are at stake, this treatment has been widely used to assess a person’s emotional state. For people that believe that their body holds the capability to heal itself, kinesiology helps people use the facility to use a body’s perception to track its way back to full balance and harmony.
Is kinesiology a medical treatment?
While this type of treatment is completely safe, especially from a correctly trained practitioner, it is not a replacement for medical help. Of course it can identify blockages and help balance a person, but it isn’t used to make a diagnosis, treat an illness or work with specific diseases. It does develop the body’s healing ability, but should not be a replacement for meeting with your traditional doctor.
For people wishing a healthy life in and around Fremantle, there are a number of kinesiology practitioners in the area, ready to meet with you to discuss their techniques and show you how kinesiology can benefit you, long term. One of these is A Natural Self Clinic, and we’re ready to help you get fit, healthy and happy.
We’ve all suffered some type of illness. Even if you’re only down for a couple of days with a heavy cold, it brings your life to a temporary halt. You’re prepared to sit in front of the television, hour after hour, watching programmes you wouldn’t dream of inviting into your living room when your health appears to be in perfect shape, but is it?
You will know and have read in endless magazine articles that taking care of your body is key to a healthy lifestyle, but what steps can you take to make prevention a much better alternative health option, to illness and then cure?
Eating healthily isn’t so you look better in tight fitting jeans. It is a longer term commitment to eating the right foods to bring your balance between your energy levels and maintaining a healthy system. The right food provides the correct quantities of natural minerals and elements to help you stay healthy. If you overload your body with too much alcohol, nicotine and unhealthy doses of caffeine, your first step to a cleaner regime begins with detoxing your body.
Your body naturally detoxifies everyday as part of the normal process of cleansing your body. Using your liver, lungs, lymph and skin, the detoxification eliminates and neutralises unhealthy toxins. In the modern age this is a difficult battle because of the pollution in the air, the treatment of your water and the types of food you eat. Your chemical diet becomes saturated providing high levels of unwanted substances. Your body will try to rid itself of the excess, but you will probably need to give it some advanced old style help.
An organic diet is an excellent way to begin your healthy lifestyle in Perth. Fresh juicing is an excellent way to introduce organics into your system so you will be able to absorb the necessary nutrients from your best vegetable choices.
After eating some unhealthy food, your body may not be able to absorb all the necessary nutrients. Juicing helps pre-digest them to help you receive more of the nutrition. Juicing also helps you take in the preferred amount of vegetables on a regular basis and it is often easier to drink a glass of vegetable juice than to eat sufficient vegetables. Juicing can also help you consume a wider variety of vegetables.
To look long-term into a total system and taking care of your body, you may look to alternative health styles and natural medicine to reduce your intake of unhealthy elements.
As one part of your overall plan to return your body to a healthy lifestyle, you might like to discuss the Ayurveda holistic approach, which began in India more than 5000 years ago and is still considered one of the very first forms of medicine in the world. Millions will talk of Ayurvedics with an ayurvedic practitioner to find out how your body type influences many aspects of your life including both your physical and emotional make up.
Your specific body type and how you can balance it with the best choice of diets and herbal intake is still thought to be key to maintaining the best of health and a long lifetime.
Fortunately, it is easy to arrange naturopathic appointments in Perth so you can discuss your ayurvedic requirements, your initial and regular detoxing and your planned organic vegetable juicing to bring about your healthier lifestyle.
It is possible. NOW! A Natural Self Clinic knows it is because we’ve done it ourselves.
Yes,that is right.
Many years ago I was fully depleted and destroyed because of digestive problems that I believe were due to parasite infections from travel throughout Asia. I could barely stand or walk or get around and my previous energetic and full and healthy self was gone and replaced with a bereft and exhausted and very sick young woman who had lost her lust for life. After seeking out all the usual advice from the usual health professionals, to no avail, I began to research alternative medicine and therapies in the hope these could cure me.
Natural Alternatives for good health
Here’s a brief list of some of the changes I made:
- stopped eating fried foods
- introduced supplements into my diet – vitamin and mineral therapies
- cut out white flour
- cut out processed foods
- cut out sugar
- prepared balanced meals with protein, greens, fresh vegetables and some carbohydrates
- increased daily water intake
- introduced exercise
And lastly, I found a really great naturopath who gave me a thorough rundown and also gave me a once over with a vast array of fantastic modalities such as herbs, homeopathics, blood screening and Bach Flower remedies. This approach suited me so much I became a convert and supporter of natural medicine and also became a naturopathic practitioner. Today I run my clinic from Hamilton Hill and share my wealth of knowledge with hundreds of clients who now come to the clinic to receive treatments.
And you can do the same.
Have a great day and enjoy being your natural self!
When you have a fear of needles, the advantages of acupuncture will appear a long way off. However, it is a fear you need to get past in order to experience one extremely successful area of traditional Chinese medicine – acupuncture.
Before we get to the pins and needles or the Seekers, what is the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) methodology?
What is the traditional Chinese medicine approach?
Firstly, this isn’t something new. There can’t be many people who haven’t at least heard of the practice. It has evolved over a period of thousands of years.
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners use herbs and acupuncture as their most popular methods of treatment.
The aim is to determine the problem, treat it fully and not just find a temporary break from the symptoms.
However, other choices form large parts of the approaches available:
- Mind-body therapy and
- Dietary therapy
The Chinese approach is vastly different from the so called Western approach to medicine. TCM looks at how the body works. It seeks to find what causes illnesses and then forms a treatment which is nothing like the Western methods.
Nevertheless, acupuncture is regarded as a safe practice – of course practitioners must be trained and licensed – you wouldn’t expect anything different, would you?
What alternatives are there in treating illness?
One such alternative health method suggested by naturopathics is a fully encompassing system which includes diagnosis, treatment and of course, prevention of illnesses by using natural materials and methods. While the final options may be herbal, clinical or homeopathy, it will include the option of traditional Chinese medicine.
The insertion of fine needles
Acupuncture – the introduction of fine needles through the skin and tissue at precise positions of your body – has been approved by millions across the world and has been accepted as one of the major alternative therapies, even by the traditional medical organisations.
The real fear only exists in your mind. Most people report that they feel a slight pressure sensation and sometimes warmth near the needles; but not pain as the sceptics would expect.
In modern culture, people who have been exposed to traditional Chinese medicine accept the ancient, complementary and alternative health treatment, as being as significant as mainstream medical attention.
What are the disorders that can be treated?
40 different disorders are listed by WHO (The World Health Organisation) as being successfully managed with acupuncture.
The most regular treatments are for:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Urinary problems
- Menstrual problems
- Pre-labour treatments
- and fertility.
Choice of practitioner
There are plenty of choices for Chinese Medicine in Fremantle. Search the internet and other sources and you will find a good number of local practitioners waiting to meet with you.
And finally it’s all about you
After years of using local doctor and hospital treatments and pharmaceuticals to relieve the symptom of an illness, it is out of the ordinary to consider that TCM looks to treat the root cause of the illness and not mask the pain.
You need to have the right mindset to fit in with the way TCM takes a holistic approach to managing your condition. You get to make the final decisions about which TCM to accept and if that includes needles – get past the fear.
The benefits of alternative medical systems such as homeopathy can be listed in books hundreds of pages long, so for those who don’t
know, homeopathy treats patients by providing very small diluted doses of substances that cause the same symptoms quite like those
other patients are suffering from.
Homeopathy maintains benefits in:
- The philosophy used
- The relationship between the practitioner and the patient
- The style of treatment
- Tthe effectiveness of the results
It’s in a regulated area, so don’t be put off by old fashioned doctors telling you it doesn’t work. Clearly, it does work.
The substances used are found in everyday plants, minerals and other natural substances, like organic products.
As you would probably guess, organic products feature highly in deciding which choices work best for the many different ailments humans and animals can suffer from.
Naturopathy takes alternative medicine into another area as it focuses on vital energy which guides the whole body’s processes involving development, reproduction, metabolism and alteration in a holistic approach. This system looks to use the least evasive measures to improve the patient, which is where Bach flower remedies shine bright.
Bach flower remedies
This system was developed by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s. Both cities, Freemantle and Perth, offer you a high number of practitioners who can guide you through the best use of Dr Bach’s ideas.
Essentially, using Bach flowers is nature’s way of successfully healing emotional problems, which leads to solving physical problems.
The flower essences assist people to deal with negative emotions to form positive emotions and behaviours.
There is an obvious link between people having their mental state in a positive stance to make you feel better in your whole body. Any negative mental circumstances evidently put people’s general health at some level of risk.
Good mental health does lead to earlier recovery from illness and injury.
The flowers are divided into 36 different essences that each offers a specific respite to a problem. For some remedies, you will need to combine 3 or 4 different essences to achieve suitable results.
Many users have found good relief from problems like sleep disorders, ADHD and anxiety. This means those people can refuse pharmaceutical responses.
Depression can be felt by almost everyone at some stage of their lives. To be able to avoid a chemist’s concoction of dangerous chemicals which can become addictive, is a definite positive for many in a negative world.
The underlying advantages of homeopathy
Here are a few of the advantages that will appeal to most:
- Children, even babies can use homeopathic remedies
- Pregnant ladies can use them
- So can breast feeding mothers
- If you’re taking pharmaceutical medicines, you don’t have to stop
- If you took the wrong remedy, you won’t be harmed
- You can use them for chronic and acute problems
- You’re treating the person and not just the symptoms
- The holistic approach matches your emotions, your mental state and your spirit
- You can store them for long periods of time
Your local organics shop will be a good starting point for you to explore the many benefits of homeopathic remedies.
Many of you know my fondness for the garden. The opportunity to get out into the green and get my hands down and dirty is akin to heaven for me. And it’s my view a good naturopath has a very good understanding of the link between the earth and the actual products she/he advises on, prescribes and even administers.