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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.


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.

The facts about meds

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Wed, January 10, 2018 15:01:39

First and foremost, I feel it important to say that I truly believe that there is a place for conventional medicine and healthcare in our society. Kinesiology is a complimentary therapy – intended to work alongside, not instead of conventional healthcare. We all know someone whose life has been saved or health dramatically involved thanks to our National Health System and the medication and procedures that it has provided.

However, the most recent statistics (provided by a recent NHS survey of 8,000 people) reveal some quite shocking and alarming facts:
– in total, the NHS dispensed 1.1 billion prescriptions in 2016. This has increased approximately 47% in the last decade.
– 48% of people were taking one drug in an average week.
– 24% of people were taking three drugs in an average week
– in over 75s, almost half were taking five drugs or more
– one in seven adults are on statins
– one in seven adults are on blood pressure medication
– one in ten adults are on anti-depressants

So how has it got to this state? Are all of these drugs absolutely necessary? And how many of us know someone who has taken medication for one issue, only to have this cause side effects for which they need another drug, and so on and so-forth until they are taking a debilitating cocktail of drugs for what was initially only one complication?

What concerns me, is that I believe people have forgotten that there are alternative avenues to explore. Many of the drugs listed above have to be taken because people have abdicated responsibility for their own health and well-being. Instead of adjusting their diet, implementing exercise routines and nurturing activities, they have chosen the ‘quick’ fix – the drug – but at what cost? It will only ever be alleviating the symptoms, not addressing the cause.

Kinesiology can be hugely beneficial in seeing whether a client is deficient in vitamins, minerals, or any other nutrition that helps support and balance our bodies. It is also phenomenal at balancing the body’s energies and pinpointing areas that need emotional support; both aspects are crucial in maintaining our health. These conditions that are supposedly seen as something that ‘just happens’, or ‘inevitable’ as we age are NOT. They can often be prevented and treated naturally, if people are prepared to take the time and steps to nurture themselves.

In addition to this, in the cases where medication is absolutely crucial, kinesiology can help support the body (especially the organs that tend to get hit the hardest: the stomach, intestines, liver and kidneys) and minimalise the toxic effects that can take their toll. Give me a call, or book in a consultation to explore the best way to bring your body back into balance.

Clearing the sinuses

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Tue, January 09, 2018 15:05:58

It’s a common complaint at this time of year: stuffy, bunged up noses! It can often be a result of a viral infection that just won’t seem to shift, whilst others feel that constant central heating doesn’t help either.
Well, help is at hand! The following video link explains that often our sinuses are blocked due to inadequate lymphatic drainage. Our lymph system allows our body to collect and drain out all the impurities; certain points can become sluggish and blocked and just a few minutes gentle pressure each day can allow normal flow to resume.
It’a also wonderful for when you feel the start of a bug – you know the feeling – the scratchy throat, the heavy eyes… As soon as you get any of these symptoms then do this exercise, giving the body the boost it needs to fight the infection and eradicate it from your body.

Red Lights…

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Sat, January 07, 2017 15:27:11

You probably own a car. You are required by law to ensure
that it is running with basic safety features by having an annual MOT. If you
are wise, you also look after it by having it regularly serviced. If you didn’t,
and it broke down, you surely wouldn’t be that surprised, as you hadn’t taken
care of it and taken preventative measures for it not to get worn out. So why
do the majority of people take far better care of their vehicles than they do
of themselves?! Isn’t it strange? We spend all that (necessary) money on our
cars, but how much do we invest – not just in monetary terms, but in time as
well – on our health and wellbeing?

Cars have warning lights that go off, often hopefully before
the problem gets too severe that the vehicle completely breaks down. Again, a
sensible person does not ignore these. But how many people ignore their own red
warning lights? Any ache or pain is a red light. Any feeling of imbalance
within the body is a red light. Disease is often the amalgamation of red lights
which have gone ignored. The time has gone to break the habit and listen to
your body! Instead of masking the symptoms with medication, get to the root of
what is actually out of balance and causing the original problem. Kinesiologists can help – we are the body’s ‘mechanics’! Your muscle responses give us the clues
we need to help restore the balance.

If you were to put diesel in a petrol engine, or vice versa,
you certainly wouldn’t be surprised that it caused major problems and the
vehicle ground to a halt! If any of you believe you are fuelling your body with
a food that is in effect toxic to you, then come and find out for sure with
food sensitivity testing. Everyone has totally different biochemical body composition,
no two people are the same. With the
exception of sugar, there is no food type that is a blanket problem across the
nation. ‘One man’s meat is another man’s poison’ and surely it would benefit
everyone to know what they can and can’t tolerate?

The power of music

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Sat, January 07, 2017 15:26:37

Over the Christmas period, we will have heard many festive
songs that immediately cause an emotional reaction. Hopefully it will be one of
nostalgia and joy, but it can sometimes cause sadness, like if it brings back
memories of a loved one we have lost, or a similar time of sadness. Music lifts
the spirit and holds a special place in our hearts and minds – the magically ‘unlocking’
effect of music on someone with dementia, who has otherwise lost all memory and
purposeful interaction – is evidence of this.

Many people however are unaware of the far reaching impact
that the power of music can have on our health, on a cellular level. Masaru
Emoto conducted an experiment on water crystals, which he exposed to different
types of music and photographed the effects on the crystals. The results are
staggering: calming, soothing music produced stunning, symmetrical crystals.
Harsh, ugly, discordant music produced malformed, stunted crystals. Weird, you
might say, but how is this relevant to me? Well, in an earlier blog about our
body’s need for water, I remind you that our body’s scientific constitution is
a staggering 70% water! When a baby is born, it is even higher, at 95%. So what
we listen to – and this reaches far beyond music, to the words we also hear on
a daily basis – is having a significant
impact on our body at a cellular level.

To find out more about this fascinating process, and to see the
images of the differing crystals, go to
The resource is for children, but it’s beautifully simple
and straight to the point.


Louise Kinesiology Posted on Sat, January 07, 2017 15:25:51

So, most people enjoy a cup of coffee. Most people also
realise that when they ingest the caffeine, they might experience insomnia,
nervousness, restlessness, irritability, stomach upset, fast heartbeat, muscle
tremors and headaches.

As a result, a lot of people decide to drink decaffeinated. The
caffeine is stripped from the coffee bean using chemical methods. Experts tell
us that no chemical residue remains in our decaffeinated tea or coffee, and
many big coffee chains, Starbucks included, make decaf using methylene
chloride, which they believe preserves the full flavour of the coffee. But is
this actually better for your health? There’s no denying that exposure to
methylene chloride in other forms can cause headaches, skin irritation,
dizziness and faintness. Several studies have raised concerns with links to
cancer and rheumatoid arthritis and do you really want to be drinking something
that is treated with the same chemical used in aerosol sprays and paint

The good news is that there is a process which does not use
chemicals and does leave your coffee caffeine free, known as The Swiss Water
. In this process, the coffee beans are soaked in caffeine free
green coffee extract so that the caffeine is extracted from the bean and into
the water yet the flavour components remain.
The now caffeine saturated green coffee extract is then processed
through activated charcoal to remove the caffeine and thus becoming caffeine
free again ready to extract caffeine from a new batch of coffee. The coffee
beans are then dried to their originating moisture level and re-bagged. The
Swiss Water Process results in coffee that is 99.9% caffeine free. Find out more

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