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Tummy pain

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Thu, July 12, 2018 14:19:49

It’s a familiar cry from our kids: “Muuuuum, Daaaaad, I’ve got tummy ache!” Sometimes it’s most definitely an avoidance tactic, but there are also times when you know as a parent that they are in considerable discomfort or pain and it can even be affecting their ability to play, study or sleep.

The first thing that I look for in this instance is gut infection. It’s unpleasant to think about, but let’s face it, children’s hygiene can often leave a lot to be desired… Parasite infections (such as threadworm) can often go undetected and cause all sorts of discomfort. Overgrowth of bacterial or fungal infection can also give out all sorts of toxicity which can cause bloating, gas and discomfort. There are non-invasive and simple remedies to be found through the muscle testing which can quickly eradicate these.

Another common denominator can be food sensitivities. These are not the same as allergies (which you really would know about due to the severity of the auto-immune response!), but are often the case of a food being eaten too much, or being too harsh on the digestive system at the moment for whatever the reason, and the body simply needs a break. Once these are identified through the muscle testing (as a strong muscle completely unlocks or ‘collapses’ when a food is laid on the body that it is currently unable to tolerate), the client often has to omit them from their diet for a few weeks in order for the digestive system to heal and recover and then they can slowly be re-introduced. This can be particularly relevant to children whose diets are very limited as the body is overloaded with the same foods daily and needs variety.

If the pain is systematically in the area between the belly button and hip, then it’s likely that it’s either the ileo-caecal valve (on the right) or Huston valves (on the left). These are massively important structural parts of the small and large intestine with huge parts to play in our gut health (too much to go into here!), but if they are structurally impaired then it can result in body toxicity, IBS symptoms, excessive flatulence, constipation or diarrhea. The balancing of these valves is one of the most powerful tools within my practice.

Finally, it’s commonly acknowledged that stress causes muscles to tighten. It’s the same in our guts – a huge and intricate network of muscles and fibres. Using muscle testing, we explore whether stress is a factor and what nutritional supplement or emotional support remedy can help relax the body and restore its positive energy.



Eczema

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Thu, July 12, 2018 13:59:39

This is one of the most distressing conditions that clients come with, especially in children. It’s also close to my heart, as my youngest son developed eczema when he moved on to formula after my breast milk began to run low. Whilst his wasn’t itchy, his face looked like he had been burned. Using kinesiology we were able to totally clear it and he has been eczema free ever since.

The good news is that it most definitely IS treatable. The greatest advantage of kinesiology, in my opinion, is the ability to muscle test. Eczema is nearly always exacerbated by foods that are being regularly ingested, or products (wash powder, conditioner, shower gels, shampoo etc) that are regularly used. We find a strong indicator muscle and then simply place the food/products on the body and when the body is unable to tolerate that substance the muscle completely ‘unlocks’ and turns weak to show that it weakens the body and it cannot cope. This takes out all the guess work and avoids weeks, if not months of omission diets and guess-work.

Other factors that often show with regards to eczema are raised histamine levels (so the individual may well also suffer from hayfever or allergic reactions). By using nutritional supplements and stress support remedies, histamine and stress levels can be lowered naturally so that the body is not in a permanent state of ‘high’ alert.

Zinc, Selenium and oil deficiency can also play a part, as can the need for powerful probiotics to rebalance the gut flora microbiome. It takes minutes to see if you or your child is deficient in any of these key nutrients which are crucial in hydrating and replenishing our skin and also in maintaining our gut health.



Children and bed-wetting

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Thu, July 12, 2018 13:44:18

Approximately 5 million children over the age of 5 years old still wet the bed. Most people will have tried reducing liquid intake for the last couple of hours before their child goes to bed and may have even used a bed-wetting alarm. If these have little or no impact then it’s worth considering the following:

– stress is nearly always a factor. The adrenal glands in our body create a ‘fight or flight’ response which can unfortunately become the body’s ‘normalised’ state if the child feels they are under ongoing stress. When the body is in a highly adrenal state, it weakens both the kidney and bladder energies, leaving these organs compromised. I use muscle testing to ascertain whether a) the adrenals are overactive b) what is causing this and c) how to balance it.

– occasionally there may be infection present which will be an irritant to the bladder. Again, muscle testing will ascertain this and provide clarification as to which nutritional supplement will be needed to clear this.

– bowel blockages and constipation put pressure on the bladder, causing it to involuntarily empty. If your child is constipated then we would explore whether they were dehydrated, sensitive to certain foods or stressed (which often causes the bowels to seize up).

– the child’s primary reflexes in this area may not yet be fully integrated. Primary reflexes are neurological responses which are meant to be integrated in the baby and toddler years in order for the adult reflexes to be able to emerge (rather like milk teeth falling out in order for adult teeth to emerge). There are a multitude of reasons that primary reflexes can get ‘blocked’ (illness, stress, nutritional deficiencies are just a few), but one in particular, the ‘Spinal Gallant’ reflex often comes up as un-integrated in children who have bed-wetting issues. Other associated issues can be (but NOT always): fidgety, irritated by clothes / labels, poor co-ordination, irritable bowel, sensitive to noise, dislikes touch, poor posture, signs of hyperactivity or ADHD. So, if these seem familiar in the child in question then it could well be that they need a Primary Reflexes integration session.