Many clients have come to see me with a diagnosis of arthritis. When diagnosed it can feel like a life sentence of pain and deterioration that will only get worse as time goes on. However, with Systematic Kinesiology (SK) there are many ways to improve the condition and even reverse it. In this blog we will explore how Systematic Kinesiology can help people with arthritis.
What is Arthritis?
Simply put, Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and swelling (inflammation) in the joints. Particularly the hands, hips and knees.
What causes Arthritis?
Causes of arthritis can include:
- Digestive and gut imbalance,
- Bad/inappropriate diet,
- Genetic makeup,
- Emotional Imbalances
- Immune system dysfunction.
Types of Arthritis
Arthritis refers to around 200 conditions and can cause a range of symptoms and impair a person’s ability to get on with their everyday life. The most common types include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and lupus.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It is often called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. With OA, the cartilage within a joint begins to break down and if not addressed the underlying bone can begin to change. The emotions of feeling unloved, being or feeling criticised and holding resentments may be relevant.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder. It occurs when our immune system mistakenly attacks our own body’s tissues. RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just our joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and even blood vessels. The emotions that can particularly relate to RA are feeling victimised, lack of love, chronic bitterness and feeling very put on.
Gout is sudden pain and swelling in a joint, mainly experienced in the big toes or knees. An attack of gout can be agony. Often inked to high alcohol intake, Systemic Kinesiologists would particularly be looking at balancing the circulatory system. The emotions for gout can be related to the desire to dominate, impatience or anger.
Lupus is an autoimmune system disorder caused by our immune system mistakenly attacking healthy parts of our body. It can cause problems with skin, joints, kidneys and other organs. Symptoms include joint and muscle pain, exhaustion and rashes. The emotions to consider for Lupus is a sense of giving up and an inability to stand up for oneself, as well and anger and punishment.
How Systematic Kinesiology can help people with arthritis
With autoimmune arthritis SK would look at supporting the immune and endocrine systems (not stimulating them) to allow the stressed immune system to come back into balance.
This would include:
- Reducing physical and emotional stresses from the body and mind
- Balancing any nutrition issues
- Restoring the balance of energy flow.
SK uses a unique MCPE (Mental/Chemical/Physical/ Energetical) way of addressing the body. When we remove the weighty ruck sack of imbalances from our bodies they are able to begin the completely natural healing process and work well for us.
Osteoarthritis and Systematic Kinesiology
With regards to OA, it all begins with inflammation of the joints, just like tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils. We don’t expect to have lifelong tonsillitis. Therefore, why we are conditioned to believe we are destined to experience osteoarthritis forever and are on the slippery slope of deterioration with this condition?
Interestingly, cows milk can often be a major factor behind the inflammation causing OA and tonsillitis.
One of the most common areas clients complain of having the start of ‘arthritis’ is the thumb joint. In Systematic Kinesiology we would test the opponens pollicis longus (OPL) muscle that moves the thumb. If found to be weak and a priority for the body, we would balance the muscle with points that refresh the lymph and alert blood supply to the area. We would assess to see if any calcium/magnesium or B6 was needed. Then, clear any emotional stress (invalidation or feeling misunderstood is linked to this muscle) as well as flush out the energy pathways correlating to that muscle.
In my career I have only found very few true arthritic thumbs that needed more extensive work. All others have been pain free from one to a few sessions. However, the OPL can also be linked to an imbalance in the intestines.
The link between the intestines and Arthritis
In my experience, OA and even autoimmune arthritis is linked to a malfunctioning Ileo Ceacal Valve (ICV). The ICV is a valve (door) separating the small intestine (kitchen) from the Large intestine (toilet). When that ‘door’ is left open, toxic matter from the ‘toilet’ backs up into the ‘kitchen’ where it is absorbed into the body. The body then panics and removes the toxins, carries them away and dumps them in the ‘safe’ places, mostly our joints, away from our heart and essential organs.
This makes total sense as it saves us from real immediate harm. However, over time these toxins can build up causing topical inflammation and pain. Correcting a malfunctioning ICV has a huge effect on structurally balancing many parts of the body, particularly the joints.
Systematic Kinesiology can help Arthritis by detecting and correcting imbalances within the body. Through muscle testing SK offers bespoke nutrition and dietary changes for our individual needs to heal.
Reducing our stresses, dealing with and clearing the relevant emotions (maybe from childhood), eating a good diet, lowering our alcohol intake, increasing our water intake (2 Litres) away from meals, being a healthy weight and doing the appropriate regular exercise that we enjoy, can also help to reverse and prevent arthritis.
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