Kinesiology – A View From The Outside.

Well, K has told you her side of the visit to the Kinesiologist, now it’s my turn.

As K has already mentioned, it is one of my amazing colleagues and friends that recommended we visit a Kinesiologist (which just happens to be her mum) to get K checked out.  Admittedly, she did suggest it over a year ago and now we are kicking ourselves about not booking it sooner.  Had we followed her advice we could have had a little person by now!

So after the umpteenth time of being told, I went ahead and contacted Kate (Kathryn).  We had to wait two weeks for an appointment as she was fully booked, however we didn’t mind waiting as this gave me a huge amount of hope that we were doing the right thing (surely if it doesn’t work, you wouldn’t be so busy). Also, another colleague of mine has seen her for fertility issues, and now has a 3 yr old son.

Finally our appointment day was upon us.  K was adamant that she wanted me to go with her, so I managed to switch my day working from home so I could be there waiting for her to arrive home from work. We didn’t want to be late, so we left plenty of time to drive the short 30 minutes to Handcross, Sussex. This meant having to hang around in a cold car for quite some time before our appointment.

Whilst waiting, for some unknown reason I became incredibly nervous about the appointment, whilst K was surprising upbeat and excited about meeting the woman who could potentially identify what was wrong with her.
So with the time of our appointment rapidly approaching we made our way down the narrow alleyway at the side of Kate’s home to the rear of the property to her consultation room.

The waiting room was small and cosy with 2 chairs, a few brochures and a plant, we weren’t in there for long, before we were called in.  The consultation room was plain with old medicine cabinets and medical posters on the wall.  The desk had trays and trays of tiny vials. I was desperate to ask what they were, but there was no need as it was not long before we would find out.

Kate asked K a long list of questions regarding her health and family history and as to why we were visiting her.  She then explained in great detail about Kinesiology, and the process that we were about to go through. To be perfectly honest, a lot of it went over our heads at first, but as she started work it all made sense.

First move was to get K to lay on the bed (with her shoes off).  She then proceeded to see how responsive K’s muscles were to the commands she was giving.  She was shocked to find she couldn’t get a response which meant until she found the reason for this, we couldn’t go any further.
Kate instructed K to lay completely flat with her feet straight.  She instantly saw what was wrong.  K was all crooked (which I found hilarious). With 1 leg longer than the other, her hips were lop sided, as was her head.  This meant that the nerves were trapped down one side of her body and thats why her body wasn’t responding.

Kate then proceeded to straighten K out, and with in a matter of minutes her legs were equal her hips were straight and her head was sitting normally again, and now Kate could start to identify what was wrong.

She checked K for stress and other emotional elements, surprisingly K isn’t suffering from any seeing as we’ve had a pretty stressful few months and her job can get quite stressful. She then proceeded to check K for weaknesses around the body by testing using the muscle in her thigh – sadly it turns out K has quite a few, too many to name.

Once Kate had found the weaknesses, she still needed to find out what was effecting them.  After a few minutes with a lot of prodding and moving K’s leg she found it was her hormones that were severely unbalanced. Thankfully, this is something that is easy to treat (normally).

Now having found this all out, it was time to find the cause of the hormone imbalance – again, a few minutes later after testing the various points, she established it was her Thyroid. We now had 50/50 chance of this being something she could treat or something we would have to see our GP for. Luckily for us it turns out to be an overactive thyroid that is causing the issues by not allowing the body to provide the nutrients to where they are needed.  If it had been an under active Thyroid, there would be potentially very little she could do depending on the damage to it.

So, over the course of one hour, Kate had established the affected areas, the reason and the cause; which means she could now start to look at what K needed to fix her, but first she needed to find out what colour person K is (yes this bit sounds strange. There are 3 colours (all primary), your colour is determined by your parents colours). I’m not really sure why this is, but it’s apparently a key part of the process. Before she even started on this she predicted K would be a red person, and it turned out to be correct.  Red means you have a high chance of issues like heart disease, Blue means you are likely to have a high chance of being intolerant to Dairy plus other issues – we never found out what the others were (perhaps we will at a later date).  Because of K’s colour, she advised her of what foods she should eat and those that she should try to stay away from.

With the issues and colour established, Kate proceeded to test K for the specific hormones that she was lacking.  This is where the vials come in to play. Basically, your body is a magnet and each vial contains a mineral or element that the human today needs.

She placed a vial at a time on K’s navel and tested her. If K was lacking the element, the vial would make her stronger and she would be able to resist the pull from Kate. If she didn’t need it, it would make her weak. This process went on for what felt like a lifetime, but eventually she established everything that K was missing.

The question was how much was she missing…..now to be honest the list was so long we can’t even really remember all of it, we just remember it sounding incredibly bad.

The session was now moving into the final phase, what K needed to fix her body. Kate started again with the vials, this time testing for the doses of the missing minerals. This is where it gets really weird.
She placed the mineral back on the navel and started to pull Kate’s muscles counting the responses to determine the doses. She then released the suppression points on K’s body to release the muscle and started to count how often she would need the dose.

This also went on for quite some time. K’s lacking so much that she has quite an intense schedule of meds some of which she needs for 2 weeks others she needs for 8 weeks.  The prescription was written and we were instructed to call the company first thing to place the order. Considering the amount prescribed, this didn’t cost too much.

Meds Timetable

Kate then finished the session by telling us in 4 weeks we would be able to start trying to conceive again, but for the time being we must refrain as one of the issues K has could cause severe issues with the baby if we were to fall pregnant before she has been fixed.

We are booking a check up appointment for 6 weeks after our first appointment to ensure K is back to normal.

Kate has helped 55 other couples deal with fertility issues that have all ended with the successful conception of a child. We have our fingers, legs and toes crossed that this works for us, but at least we now know why it hasn’t so far. K doesn’t feel at a total loss and can see light at the end of the tunnel – I just hope this is the answer.

I was so impressed with the process, that in the near future I will be booking myself in for an MOT. As a very methodical person, I liked how Kinesiology works from the start (in this instance, Kate’s wonkiness) and then builds up to the issue in hand, making sure nothing alone the way is missed as this will, in turn, just put you back to the beginning again.

I highly recommend giving your local Kinesiologist a go.

S x

Kinesiology – My Results.

Following on from our previous post, Kinesiology is in the same family as acupuncture. It visits certain “points” on your body that are linked to organs to see if they are weak by combining the application of pressure on these points with movement. You can address these weaknesses in the form of exercise and/or chemical enhancements in a matter of weeks.

So after pulling and pushing me for over an hour last week, as well as finding out what minerals I was lacking and what minerals my body couldn’t process, I found out that I had several hormone imbalances and, quite shockingly, genetic issues.

In brief, I was found to have weak ovaries, an over active thyroid, too much oestrogen and a poor production of progesterone (which S had already thought of because my BBT’s never remained that high during fertilisation  which should happen when progesterone takes over from the oestrogen). I also can’t process Folic Acid which means that the 2 years worth of Folic Acid I’d been taking was just being pooped out the other end because my body wasn’t processing it. Combine these all together and I’m pretty fucked when it comes to wanting to produce children. The positive thing is that I have healthy eggs and the like, they just can’t bed down with the boys because of the lack of progesterone.

On top of this, and what hit me the most, is when Kathryn advised me that because of the hormone imbalance that cannot process Folic Acid, if I were to ever fall pregnant it is likely that my child would have Spina Bifida due to a genetic issue she found. This shocked me the most, even on top of knowing that I, although not infertile, cannot produce children due to the lack of progesterone anyway.

Apparently, you can be susceptible to this or just be a carrier. Apparently, my family are carriers but because of Folic Acid, it has reduced the chances of it showing during pregnancy. So if my progesterone production was fine and I were to conceive, because my body cannot process Folic Acid, I would 100% have a child with Spina Bifida. This was heartbreaking to hear.

So, to address these issues, I am now taking the following minerals in water for a course over 6 weeks – making my kitchen look like a meth lab.

Morning
NADH (B3) – 100 Drops
Iodides – 5 Drops
Selenium – 40 Drops

Evening
P5P (B6) – 60 Drops
Selenium – 40 Drops

Late Evening
Folic Acid – 110 Drops

Chems

Apparently, once the course is complete I will be completely fixed. How it works, I have no idea – I was too busy processing my results to listen to the science behind each mineral and how they combat certain issues. Kathryn stressed that they were not extra “vitamins” for added goodness, they really are minerals that I need to make parts of my body kickstart like a motorboat engine.

Again, back to my skepticism, I cannot believe that something so serious can be “fixed” with the consumption of minerals alone but apparently it can. I’m willing to give anything a go, but I’m so fearful of wasting precious time or wasting my time trying things when really they’re not fixable at all.

I guess these two posts will sit in the review section if it does work, but for now it will stay as entry as part of our journey.

K

Kinesiology – An Introduction.

To make this post easy on the eyes, I will be splitting it into two posts. This post is about Kinesiology and the session we attended. My next post is about the results. 

“Kinesiology is the study of human and animal movement, performance, and function by applying the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and neuroscience.” (Wikipedia).

 

“Applied Kinesiology aims to restore an optimum balance between the three factors in the body; structural, chemical, and emotional. When a person experiences poor health it is due to an imbalance in one or more of these areas.
Applied Kinesiology enables a practitioner to evaluate imbalances and direct the therapy accordingly. Treatment modalities relied upon by Applied Kinesiology practitioners include joint manipulation and mobilisation, cranial and meridian therapies, clinical nutrition, and dietary counselling.” (Kathryn Hicks, Essential Health)

 

Following a recommendation from one of S’s friends and work colleagues, we decided to give Kinesiology a go to try to “fix” whatever issues I have in conceiving a baby since we have been trying on and off for a year now without success. At the moment, I’m not willing to wait for however many more months so that we “qualify” to visit a fertility doctor to receive treatment only to regret not trying something, anything, a lot sooner.

Before our visit, I’ll be honest, I was skeptical. Don’t get me wrong, I fully believe in alternative medicines; I believe they work and that they should be a recognized choice of healing, however when someone isn’t taking any bodily fluids or even scanning you, I can’t get my head around how something can be found and fixed. Nevertheless, I wanted to try it, especially as recommendations have expressed many success stories.

So after paying £45 for an hour session we arrived full of nerves, although this soon faded once we met Kathryn. Based to the rear of her home, which already made us feel at home, we walked into a small and beautifully decorated waiting area next to the treatment room. Whilst S was waiting patiently armed with a bag containing my stats and vitamins just incase Kathryn needed them, I was already redecorating our lounge using what was around me – I was calm. After a few moments, a chirpy little voice called us in and after some polite talk, we began. Looking around, the room was neutral but not too full if that makes sense. I saw a few gemstones here and there, a ton of books, and a large medicine cabinet that could have been taken from Sherlock Holmes’s living room – it was gorgeous (I wanted it). I guess I expected incense to be burning and some calming music to be playing, not to mention Kathryn to be looking like a voodoo doctor, but she wasn’t, she had what I can only describe as a plain white nurse’s uniform.

Kathryn asked a few expected health questions about diet, exercise, allergies, and family medical history, as well as why we were there. When I told her “fertility” it really knocked me for six for a few moments, I don’t know why, but finally discussing with a professional that we had an issue with fertility was something that we thought we wouldn’t really have to discuss seeing as there are no fertility issues in the family. I was prepared for it on skin-level, but deep down I didn’t want to accept it and just thought that the failed attempts were just missed timings.

So after the intro, I laid down on the bed and she started by explaining how my body is one giant magnet – it repels things I don’t need and it absorbs things I do. During the session, I had to move my arms and legs in different directions (not at the same time) and place my hand on different pressure points whilst she tried to do something with my leg, for example. This apparently showed her what was wrong depending on how my body moved and reacted.

Before starting with any possible chemical/inside issues, she had to start with the outside, my spine. Apparently, a lot of hormonal issues are caused from the spinal area that links with the brain. If something is “off” with my structure then this can affect any hormones. After sorting the outside bit, she could then sort out the inside bit, my hormones.

The most interesting part of this was when she explained that once placing various minerals (that were in little vials) on my navel area, and through various body movements and placements of pressure, if my body didn’t need that particular mineral; or if I was allergic, then the chemical would be like Kryptonite to Superman and I would become weak once I did a certain movement (a lot of the time I had to bend my knee and try to resist her pushing on it). If I needed the chemical, however, then I would all-of-a-sudden become strong. It sounded so simple.

We were there just over an hour and it was amazing, it really showed how our bodies really can talk to us but we don’t always listen. We must have tried over 50 different minerals, combining many to find what I was lacking. It wasn’t all negative, I was told what was good about me on the same note as being told what was wrong. Some results were shocking but some results were expected. All in all, we were really pleased; leaving the session confident and reassured that I wasn’t completely broken, especially as Kathryn was confident that I was easily ”fixable” in a reassuring, chirpy, Disney-esque-singing-to-the-birds sort of voice.

I slept really well that night, and I don’t think it was because she had pulled me around for an hour – I felt relaxed and hopeful.

K

Kathryn Hicks is a qualified Kinesiologist and has practised in the profession for over 15 years on top of being a qualified nurse. She has had many success stories, detailing that she has worked with and addressed a wide range of issues, including issues relating to sport, stress, fertility, pain management and mobility, and allergies. These are but a few issues Kinesiology can address.

During our session, Kathryn detailed that over 50 women have come to her with fertility issues and of that number she has fixed every single one of them.  

Based in East Sussex, you can contact Kathryn via email and telephone:-

Telephone:- 01444 400313

Email:- kathic98@yahoo.co.uk

Website: kathrynhicksessentialhealth.wordpress.com