Are you Stressed? Stress is everywhere in our lives today. Reducing excess stress in your life will promote good health and wellbeing. Stress is ever-present and eliminating it is impossible. We can, however, help our bodies and minds to handle the stress more efficiently.
Kinesiology works with the technique of muscle testing and provides biofeedback to your subconscious. Kinesiology uses pressure point techniques which are based on the Chinese meridians and acupoints to assess where energy might be stagnating in the body, causing imbalances. Our physical, emotional and mental problems, such as how we deal with stress, affect the sense of balance in our bodies.
How Does Stress Work?
Stress is a normal physical response to either internal or external stimuli that make you feel threatened and upsets your balance in some way. It could be your relationship, work, friendship issues, the traffic, finances or a real physical danger. When you sense danger the body’s natural set of defenses, called the “fight-or-flight” response, kick in. The hormones Adrenaline and Cortisol, surge through the body in an automatic process and can get us out of sticky situations.
This “fight-or-flight” response is your body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, alert and energetic, so that you can meet deadlines or perform in an exam. In emergency situations, stress can save your life – giving you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, or spurring you to hit the brakes to avoid an accident. The problem is when this “fight-or-flight” response doesn’t stop and the cortisol and adrenaline continue to be released from the adrenals causing you an imbalance in all areas of your life. If we can’t control the stresses we deal with on a day to day basis, then these stresses start to control us and undermine our balance.
There is growing evidence that stress contributes to physical illness such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, infection and autoimmune conditions such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. When stress turns into a serious illness, it is important to get professional help. The good news is, we can stop stress in its track with Kinesiology before it creates long term physical illness. In fact, that is what Kinesiology does best, release stress so that the body can heal itself.
How Can Kinesiology Help?
Kinesiology is a therapy designed to identify and reduce stress on many different levels. Often, we know that we are feeling stressed but we find it difficult to know how to cope.
Kinesiology helps us identify the causes of stress by accessing the many and varied subconscious connections that lead to a stressed state. By working with the subconscious mind to unlock and integrate past experiences and events the body can begin to let go of stress.
Kinesiology can release the stress through various techniques such as Emotional Stress Release (ESR) by holding neurovascular points and sound therapy. Kinesiology can also help our adrenals to stop the “fight-or-flight” response to situations that are no longer threatening. Kinesiology aims to create a state of balance that will lead to optimal health.
Emotional stress release technique allows the blood to flow to the back of the brain, where memories are stored. When we are stressed we fall back on old patterns – things that may have worked once in a certain situation, but aren’t appropriate to the current situation. ESR also allows the blood to flow to the front of the brain where our brain processes executive functions. By focusing on the stressful situation or memory while holding the ESR points, the Kinesiologist is stimulating blood to flow to the front of the brain, where a new and appropriate choice is formed. This will allow you to approach the situation in a different way and let the stress surrounding it go.
How many sessions will it take?
Every person and situation are different. On average, it can take 5 sessions to see and feel the difference. The changes may start small, but each change will continue to grow into bigger and bigger changes so that you control your stress.
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