I’ve been busy rewriting the Foundation Course manuals with the help of the amazing Nora Zimerman Design Studio. Going through the manuals with a fine tooth comb is a huge job, but one great thing to come out of it (other than having completely up-to-date and great looking manuals) is how interlinked the body is and in ways that science has not caught up with yet. The solution for illness is often not where you think it is.
Do you have random symptoms that Doctors can’t work out?
So many people go to the doctors with random symptoms that no one is able to work out. Some people even get labelled as a hypochondriac or a sufferer of Münchausen syndrome. Within Kinesiology we look at the whole person and not just the symptom. It could be that someone has a bunch of symptoms all over their body and often it all boils down to just one issue, which is a huge relief for them. I have had many clients burst into tears during a session when I tell them that all their symptoms relate to one issue (imbalance).
The root of imbalance is often not where you think
For example, the hips are related to the jaw and vice versa. Someone can have such bad hip pain that they feel they need a hip replacement. The hip may feel ‘rusty’ and hurt every time they walk, however, the problem may lie in the jaw or temporomandibular joint. It may have all started from some dental work they had weeks months or even years ago, or from clenching their jaw when stressed or teeth grinding at night, but until the jaw is balanced the hip pain will remain.
A study by Hanover Medical School concluded that the “temporomandibular joint dysfunction plays an important role in the restriction of hip motion experienced by patients with CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome), which indicated a connectedness between these 2 regions of the body.”
I had a client this week with symptoms of headaches, tinnitus, jaw ache. When tested I one of the muscles in the hip it showed up as priority. By balancing the adductors thoroughly, she could feel the difference straight away. In fact, while I was rubbing the points for her adductor muscles she experienced referred sensations in her jaw, neck and ears and shared that she felt completely different after the treatment.
Many people have unexplained neck ache or lower back pain
Another connected area is the neck and psoas muscle which helps maintain a healthy lumbar curve. Some neck pain will not be relieved until the psoas is fixed and some lower back pain will not go away until the neck is in balance.
And the list of symptoms from a malfunctioning Ileocecal valve (ICV) is as long as the body itself! Symptoms range from constipation, dizziness, aching ‘arthritic’ thumb, knee pain, elbow pain, bloating, backache, IBS, nausea and headaches to name a few. Clients come to my clinic with many seemingly random symptoms and they can all be connected to the ICV which usually completely disappear when the valve imbalance is corrected.
There are dozens of other related areas which make sense to a Kinesiologist looking at the body as a whole rather than just looking at where the problem is. We are wondering if you have ever experienced seemingly random symptoms that you could now connect to another problem area? As often, within Kinesiology we find that where it is it isn’t.