Kinesiology is a practice that uses the technique of muscle testing to identify allergies, their root causes and potential treatments. Please read on for more information.
What are Allergies?
The term allergy may be used to describe the reaction produced by the body when it encounters something foreign. When an allergic reaction occurs, the body responds by producing antibodies and/or releasing specific chemicals called histamines. When released into the system, these histamines trigger an inflammatory response otherwise known as an allergic reaction. Common allergens include certain drugs, dusts, moulds, insect bites, plants and foods.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied kinesiology blends the technique of muscle testing with principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to assess body function and energy, as well establishing what is needed for the body to heal by identifying structural, chemical, energetic and emotional imbalances in the body.
A kinesiologist uses muscle testing as a natural biofeedback system by monitoring an indicator muscle that gives information via nerve pathways and the body/ brains meridian system. Through this, kinesiology is able to sidestep conscious thinking patterns to pinpoint contributing factors to allergies on subconscious, etheric and physical body levels. The body is then able to clear itself of any unblocked energy that may be causing the allergies, and heal at its own pace.
How Does Applied Kinesiology Diagnose Allergies?
Applied kinesiology may be used to detect allergies and sensitivities to a variety of substances including foods, dustmites, pollens, vaccinations and many medications. When exposed to an allergen, the theory is that the muscle will weaken to indicate an allergy. To test for this weakness, the client will hold their arm out horizontally whilst holding the suspected allergen. The kinesiologist will then test the arm for weakness or strength by trying to push it down, usually from the wrist.
How Does Applied Kinesiology Relieve Allergies?
Once the allergen has been identified, a kinesiologist works to correct the identified energetic imbalance in the body (that may be causing the allergy), and in doing so also:
- Restores postural balance, correct gait impairment and improve range of motion
- Reinstates normal nerve function
- Returns the endocrine, immune, digestive, and other internal organ functions back to their normal functioning
- Intervenes early in degenerative processes to prevent or delay allergies from developing or worsening
Through muscle testing, a kinesiologist will also be able to pinpoint which anti-allergy solutions may assist the individual's healing process.
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