by Malinda Thomson
Think of Kinesiology as a way to translate the language of the body. If someone is suffering from Chronic Fatigue, their body is communicating something with the ‘body owner’. If we can interpret these signals, we can discover what it is that the body requires to restore balance. This may involve a few steps, depending on the person and situation.
Chronic Fatigue is a long time in the making. There may have been earlier, smaller communication signals that were easy to overlook. There may have been a stress pattern playing in the background of the person’s life, that - present for so long - now goes unnoticed and has almost become a new ‘normal’. In actual fact, it may well have been building up to manifest as (in this case) Chronic Fatigue. Remember; everything is connected; physical, mental, emotional, energetic.
With kinesiology, we unravel these layers to discover the deeper reasons for the Chronic Fatigue and a way to restore balance, uniquely for each person.
Some examples of areas that we may explore:
Meridians (see below) e.g. Kidney, also related to adrenals), that are under stress, be it at a physical, emotional or mental level
Chakras (see below) e.g. Solar Plexus that are over or under energised.
These stresses lead to disharmony and dysregulation of normal physiological processes e.g. hormonal, digestive or immune function.
Tools used to restore balance are varied and choice is guided by the body’s signals. We could work with a meridian; or acupoint on a meridian; or a muscle related to a key meridian; or with the colour or sound vibration of a particular chakra. Usually we’ll work with more than one of these modalities at a time.
With balance gently restored at the core level, the body can then return to its harmonious way of functioning, whether that is better utilising nutrients, unblocked energy flow, balance of hormones, more restful sleep or whatever the case may be.
Meridians are energy channels throughout the body. Blockages caused by stress, injury or trauma, bad diet, habits, lack of exercise, lead to lack of energy supply to certain areas of the body, or a surplus of energy in other areas. This imbalance affects how we feel and think, and our overall health situation.
Chakras are the 7 energy centres within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency and colour, and governs specific functions.
The ability of these energy centres to function optimally is what keeps us psychologically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually balanced.