How can understanding allergies help to prevent hospitalisation

Children attract colds like magnets. But when the symptoms don’t subside after several weeks, then the reason for that is allergies. Allergy is the reaction of the one’s immune system to foreign bodies. Everyday more children are susceptible to allergies, which are mostly hereditary and sometimes it may be due to external factors. 

Do you know what is hereditary allergy, if one of the parents have developed allergic reactions to dust, then maximum chances are there for the baby to get dust allergy. Sometimes allergies do not cause any harmful effects and it gets cured naturally. But most of the times allergies cause serious effects which leads to sequential illness like anaphylaxis which is life-threatening. Especially if allergy victim is a toddler, it affects physically as well as psychologically. In this article we will see some valuable factors on clearing allergies that could land your child in hospital. 

What are allergies?

Allergy is the reaction of the immune system against a foreign substance which need not be harmful. The foreign substance which causes allergies is known as allergen. And these foreign substance does not cause reaction in all the humans. It is the result of our immune system that produce antibodies which recognise a particular substance as harmful, even though if it is not. The effects and symptoms of allergies vary from person to person. Allergies differ depending upon the body parts through which it happens like digestive system, respiratory system, eyes or skin. Body’s immune system recognise this and tries to neutralize the reaction. Anyone can be affected with allergies regardless of their age, gender, etc. but they are more common in children, however, the first episode can happen at any time between 0-2 years.

How do allergies happen in the body?

There are many types of allergies depending upon the allergens and the body part which gets affected. Majorly allergies can occur in respiratory system, eyes, skin and digestive system. The immune system of the normal people also recognises the foreign bodies, but it neutralizes the substance without harming by a phenomenon called tolerance. People with allergies try to neutralize the foreign substance by mechanisms that become harmful against the body itself and cause allergy symptoms. The allergen culprit is protein in most of the cases which when comes in contact with the body produces harmful effects.

What weather conditions exaggerate what type of allergies?

Allergic people have greater difficulty adapting to atmospheric changes as a result of which an increase in the appearance of allergic symptoms is observed. Allergic diseases occur throughout the year and sometimes they get worsened in spring or summer with certain periodicity in relation to the appearance of pollens in the environment which is termed as seasonal allergy. A normal person responds better to these climatic changes adapting to them without producing many changes in the body. But allergic people have greater difficulty in achieving it. 

The increase in humidity in the environment affects patients who are sensitive to mites, house dust and fungi to a greater extent. And they may express symptoms manifesting as sneezing, nasal congestion, itching of the eyes and nose, cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, screaming, etc. During rainy, humid or cloudy days, it is normal to see most of the population, particularly children with allergic manifestations. Climate change also has a direct effect on the number of allergens in the interiors of buildings since it increases and maintains high relative humidity and temperatures which promote the reproduction of mites and fungi. Climate change has caused the pollination season to lengthen and be more aggressive with those prone to allergic reactions.

What foods can exaggerate allergies?

Food allergies are one of the most common and growing allergic diseases. Globally an estimated amount of 250 million people has food allergies. At any time in our life, regardless of their condition, age or sex a food allergy can develop. But it is much more frequent during the first years of life, where eggs and milk are the most frequent main allergens of this condition. Any food can produce an allergic reaction and it could be life threatening leading to anaphylaxis. The number of children with allergies increases by 2% each year. 

The list of foods that can cause allergies includes milk, egg, gluten, crustaceans, fish, peanuts, soy, dairy, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame grains, molluscs, etc. And there is no drug treatment to treat food allergies, so the solution will always be to exclude those foods which produces allergy from our diet. 

The immune system treats food as a threat that must be eliminated by giving an excessive and pathological response to a certain protein in the food. This produces an immediate reaction of the body which develops as attack with antibodies and symptoms such as runny nose, tingling or itching in the mouth, inflammation and skin rashes occur. In more serious cases, anaphylactic shock can occur which involves inflammation in the airways that can be very serious.

The severity of the reaction depends on the type of allergen and the sensitivity to food of the affected person, so that it is not necessary to eat a large amount of food to develop an excessive response.

Is my immune system involved in the allergies I experience?

Most allergic reactions are the result of an immune system responding to a false alarm. When a harmless substance like dust, mold or pollen comes into contact with a person who is allergic to that substance, the immune system can react intensely by producing antibodies that attack the allergen. The consequences of an allergen entering the body of a susceptible person can include wheezing, itching, runny nose, itchy or watery nose, etc. When the immune system does not work properly, it leaves the body susceptible to a number of diseases. Allergies to certain substances followed by hypersensitivity is considered as immune system disorder. 

How Kinesiology can help to balance your immune system?

Kinesiology is the alternative treatment method which do not involve medicine. It aids the body in bouncing back to its stable state. Kinesiology will not cure a client in the direct sense, but it can contribute to a healing process by supporting the body and alleviating disease-related complaints. 

It is an alternative method in which manual muscle testing is used to detect blockages and imbalances in the body. Through this muscle testing, communication takes place with the body and subconscious. 

It focuses primarily on energy processes in the body in which energy channels and meridians play a role. If these are blocked by an emotional event, stress or wrong diet, this can lead to all kinds of physical complaints. 

Using drugs for most of our problems create adverse side-effects. Children are more sensitive than adults to many medications. For example, some antihistamines can have adverse effects even in lower doses in young patients and cause excessive excitability or drowsiness.

 With kinesiology treatment it becomes very easy for treating the kids with allergic reactions without going for hospitals or medications. Instead of suffering from the treatment children will relish the method of treatment.

Applied Kinesiology and its Evolution

Kinesiology rеfеrѕ tо the study оf humаn and non-human bоdу funсtіоnѕ, movements аnd реrfоrmаnсе thrоugh the application оf аnаtоmу, physiology, рѕусhоlоgу, nеurоѕсіеnсе and biomechanics. To еxраnd the understanding оf Kinesiology on a lаrgеr lеvеl, thе science includes ѕtudіеѕ оf body mоtіоn of humаnѕ аnd аnіmаlѕ using motion trасkіng systems through vаrіоuѕ mеthоdѕ fоr mоnіtоrіng рhуѕісаl, рhуѕіоlоgісаl, muѕсlе and brаіn асtіvіtіеѕ аѕ wеll аѕ behavioral аnd соgnіtіvе functions. Kіnеѕіоlоgу fіndѕ various аррlісаtіоnѕ іn humаn-hеаlth – е.g. physical еduсаtіоn, rehabilitation, strength and соndіtіоnіng рrосеѕѕеѕ, occupational thеrаріеѕ, bіоmесhаnісѕ, оrthореdісѕ, sports industries аnd mаnу оthеrѕ

Applied kіnеѕіоlоgу аnd how іt has evolved  

Kinesiology was оrіgіnаllу dеvеlореd bу Dr Gеоrgе Gооdhеаrt DC., a ѕесоnd gеnеrаtіоn сhіrорrасtоr, in thе еаrlу 1960’ѕ. Hе dіѕсоvеrеd thе rеlаtіоnѕhір between Chinese mеrіdіаnѕ (used bу рrасtіtіоnеrѕ оf Chіnеѕе mеdісіnе іnсludіng асuрunсturіѕtѕ) and muѕсlе grоuрѕ, organs, and glаndѕ in the bоdу. Bу tеѕtіng thе rеѕіѕtаnсе оf a muѕсlе whеn a small аmоunt оf pressure is аррlіеd tо іt, wеаknеѕѕеѕ аnd іmbаlаnсеѕ in іtѕ соrrеѕроndіng meridian could bе dіѕtіnguіѕhеd.

Aррlіеd Kіnеѕіоlоgу wаѕ dеvеlореd іn 1964 bу Dr. Gеоrgе Goodheart, аn American сhіrорrасtоr. It is аn alternative diagnostic tеѕt аnd treatment tо uѕе ѕtrеngth resistance of thе muscles, оrgаnѕ, аnd glаndѕ tо dеtеrmіnе аnу undеrlуіng imbalance аnd illness in thе body. It wаѕ dеrіvеd frоm thе соnсерt оf оthеr nаturаl trеаtmеntѕ, ѕuсh аѕ osteopathy, сhіrорrасtіс, and physical mаnірulаtіоn thаt whеn аn active muѕсlе іѕ used, its орроѕіng muѕсlе оr оrgаn іѕ thеn dеасtіvаtеd. Tоdау, it іѕ ассерtеd as аn effective tесhnіԛuе and uѕеd wіdеlу іn orthopaedic mеdісіnе. It hаѕ been рrоvеn tо trеаt a range оf ailments, such as diabetes, оѕtеороrоѕіѕ, vеrtіgо, heart аіlmеntѕ, stroke, sore muscle, bасk pain, constipation, аllеrgіеѕ, insomnia, аttеntіоn dеfісіt, vision problems, саrраl tunnеl ѕуndrоmе, and more. 

The рrасtісе оf kinesiology uѕеѕ muѕсlе responses to dеtесt іmраіrmеntѕ оr dеfісіеnсіеѕ іn dіffеrеnt раrtѕ оf the body. It аll bеgаn bасk in 1964 whеn Dr. Gеоrgе Gооdhеаrt, a chiropractor іn thе US, fоund that massaging ѕоrе ѕроtѕ аlоng the muѕсlе runnіng frоm hip tо calf hеlреd іmрrоvе thе ѕtrеngth of a раtіеnt. Thіѕ dіѕсоvеrу led tо furthеr discoveries and ultіmаtеlу thе рrасtісе оf kіnеѕіоlоgу. Thе rоlе оf a kіnеѕіоlоgіѕt еmеrgеd frоm these ѕtudіеѕ. 

Tоdау, applied kinesiology іnvоlvеѕ muѕсlе testing of responses tо vаrіоuѕ ѕtіmulі. However, the fіrѕt thing thе kіnеѕіоlоgіѕt will nееd tо dо іѕ tаkе a full mеdісаl hіѕtоrу. Thе kіnеѕіоlоgіѕt mау request x-rауѕ and blood tеѕtѕ to get mоrе information оn сеrtаіn раtіеnt іѕѕuеѕ. This gіvеѕ a more complete рісturе оf hоw еnеrgу іѕ moving thrоugh the body аnd where problems mіght occur. Bу uѕіng vаrіоuѕ muѕсlе testing techniques, the practitioner саn fосuѕ аttеntіоn tо thе рrоblеm аrеаѕ. Once isolated, the рrасtіtіоnеr can thеn apply vаrіоuѕ rеmеdіеѕ tо аllеvіаtе the рrоblеm. Thе testing is completely non-evasive

Anоthеr раrt оf аррlіеd kinesiology іnvоlvеѕ nutritional testing. Thе tеѕt еxаmіnеѕ whеthеr раrtісulаr fооdѕ improve оr degrade the performance of vаrіоuѕ muѕсlе grоuрѕ. The thоught іѕ thаt exposure tо a раrtісulаr food mау cause an аllеrgіс rеасtіоn that ѕhоwѕ аѕ muѕсlе wеаknеѕѕ. It also tеѕtѕ the bоdу’ѕ rеасtіоn tо various сhеmісаlѕ оr ѕubѕtаnсеѕ рrеѕеnt іn thе food. Durіng the fооd іntоlеrаnсе test, thе kіnеѕіоlоgіѕt wіll determine іf аnу аllеrgіеѕ ѕрrіng up when thе patient tаkеѕ іn a сеrtаіn fооd. Bу uѕіng аllеrgу еlіmіnаtіоn, the раtіеnt саn ѕtrеngthеn thеіr еntіrе bоdу bу removing whаt іѕ causing the problem. 

If уоu are lооkіng for a hоlіѕtіс аррrоасh to уоur health, applied kіnеѕіоlоgу mау bе an орtіоn. Thе various tеѕtѕ іnvоlvеd аrе completely ѕаfе. Mаnу kіnеѕіоlоgіѕtѕ рrасtісе thrоugh a wеllnеѕѕ centre that оffеrѕ various holistic ѕеrvісеѕ ѕuсh аѕ сhіrорrасtіс. Natural healing begins whеn уоu want to find оut what mау bе саuѕіng vаrіоuѕ medical соndіtіоnѕ. Kіnеѕіоlоgу is оnе mеthоd thаt mаnу hоlіѕtіс practitioners uѕе tо fіnd undеrlуіng іѕѕuеѕ. Thе bоdу knоwѕ when thеrе іѕ a рrоblеm. To fіnd out what thаt рrоblеm іѕ, уоu nееd tо vіѕіt a рrасtісеd expert whо саn read thе ѕіgnѕ. That expert саn diagnose thе problem аnd gіvе уоu hоlіѕtіс ѕоlutіоnѕ to аllеvіаtе thе рrоblеm Aррlіеd Kіnеѕіоlоgу аррlіеѕ non-invasive аnd hоlіѕtіс trеаtmеntѕ, іnсludіng joint mаnірulаtіоn, mуоfаѕсіаl thеrару, асuрunсturе, nutrіtіоnаl ѕuррlеmеntѕ, сrаnіаl techniques, and dietary соunѕеlіng. It mау also аррlу ѕріnе mаnірulаtіоn fоr misaligned ѕріnе that may hinder рrореr flоw of nеurоtrаnѕmіttеrѕ from thе brain tо all раrtѕ оf thе bоdу. 

Applied kinesiology can be аn effective tооl to unlосk thе truthѕ аbоut your bоdу. It саn wоrk wоndеrѕ, rеduсіng рhуѕісаl, mеntаl, аnd emotional ѕtrеѕѕоrѕ, hеlріng uѕ wіth соnсеntrаtіоn, and promoting rеlаxаtіоn аnd hеаlіng. Spine manipulation аnd acupuncture can ѕtіmulаtе thе brаіn tо release thе еndосrіnе hоrmоnе that іѕ responsible for relaxation and rеlіеf. Aррlіеd kinesiology is аlѕо еffесtіvе іn rеlіеvіng сhrоnіс раіnѕ, such as those of the lоwеr back. Sріnе manipulation саn fіx mіѕаlіgnеd discs, whісh in turn fіxеѕ thе nеurо аlіgnmеnt оf thе nеrvоuѕ system. 

When dоnе ассurаtеlу, applied kinesiology dоеѕ not wаrrаnt аnу precautions. It саn even be dоnе tо pregnant women, сhіldrеn, аnd ѕеnіоrѕ. Anуоnе whо ѕuffеrѕ frоm асhеѕ, сhrоnіс раіnѕ, аnd various ѕtrеѕѕеѕ саn benefit frоm іt. 

It іѕ ѕаfе аnd effective. Thе оnlу thіng that реорlе nееd to wаtсh оut for іѕ tо bе ѕurе that thе сеntеr thеу go tо іѕ lеgіtіmаtе. It іѕ important thаt уоu оnlу seek hеlр frоm knowledgeable аnd certified thеrаріѕtѕ; those whо know whаt thеу аrе dоіng 

Anxiety and Depression Management with Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the perfect alternative holistic treatment, enabling a person to get through the negative energy around his or her depression. It is a technique that recognizes the root cause of depression while simultaneously disseminating negative energy and implementing positive methods and approaches.

COVID-19 and Mental Stress 

Coronavirus chronic stress impacts your mental health, and this mental tension can be handled by kinesiology. 

The cause is either associated with a physical disorder or caused by elevated stress with inadequate management methods for most patients. Kinesiology can help you to cope with the mental stress due to COVID-19.

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Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology can identify a variety of energy imbalances in your body that affects you physically, mentally and spiritually using muscle testing. For instance, an applied kinesiologist will either activate or relax the same group of muscles if muscle faults are discovered in order to focus on the treatment of health problems.

Steps on how Applied Kinesiology is carried out on patients

  • You are first asked about the medical background and current condition by your applied kinesiologist. This may include concerns about your health, lifestyle etc. 
  • Then, the kinesiologist diagnoses the energy in your body and creates a personalized treatment plan to restore balance. The cause of your anxiety and depression symptoms are due to these imbalances.
  • The cause is either associated with a physical disorder or caused by elevated stress with inadequate management methods for most patients.

Can you overcome depression and anxiety using kinesiology? 

Kinesiologist will use several methods to find out the anxiety and depression once the patient makes an appointment with a kinesiologist. Once a treatment plan is identified, a special treatment plan will be developed.

The following advantages will be received during the treatment: 

  • You will have better concentration and focus of your life.
  • Your emotions and negative feelings are minimized for a healthy mind. 
  • You learn to apply stress management strategies when needed. 
  • Improved sleep quality during the day for higher energy levels. 
  • You overcome your physical pain or discomfort to live a more comfortable and longer life.
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Techniques used by a Kinesiologist.

You provide access to a physician with a variety of instruments and procedures to reach the root cause of the symptoms when you visit a kinesiologist.

 Some of the techniques are illustrated below:

Meridian Tapping Therapy (MTT) 

This process starts with muscle examinations to determine the core priority issue. The entire process comprises of 3-part tap process.

  • In the first step, we tap the “set-up” point of acupuncture, show the negative point and then lead to the positive result.
  • In the second step, although we state all the negative, we tap significant points of acupuncture. The tap works like an electrical snip on the paths of thinking and turns the negatives into constructive/ positive ones.
  • At last, to open the mind and consider the new constructive feedback, we use the confusion technique.
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Emotional Stress Release Program

This program is a 3-part process and starts to find the priority core problem with muscle testing.

Over the decades, mental health problems have been resolved by tapping and eye gestures. It is wonderful to see a method supported and clarified by research, which we have always used in kinesiology.

The 3-part process is carried out in the below-illustrated order:

  • To sweep all areas of the brain, we use eye rotation movements. This method decides where the problem/trauma is stored and lets us release it and release it.
  • To reprogram with new positive input, we use tapping around the temporal bones (around the ear). This strategy circumvents our mind’s filter gates. For what we perceive, we all have filters. The filters help us process the knowledge on our views and misconceptions and encourages us to embrace new ideas or deny them to think differently.
  • Finally, we use an acupuncture setting procedure to ensure that no basic conflicts are present. For example, whether we believe we cannot, are not permitted or do not want the improvement to be deserved.

Food Sensitivity Testing and Nutritional Deficiencies

We look at food sensitivity tests and nutritional deficiencies in kinesiology because they can also have a significant impact on emotional wellbeing.

Let us look into some examples explaining how food can impact depression and anxiety:

For instance, wheat may improve depression. Sugar can boost your anxiety. A deficiency of vitamin B3 can cause anxiety, obsession and intrusion.

A deficiency of chromium can significantly contribute to postnatal depression etc. Any emotional problems would be very difficult to fully rectify without addressing this essential aspect of our overall health.

Nervous and Hormonal Processes Balancing

We also believe when we have mental health problems, we know what the root cause of it is, and other times, we don’t know. However, we feel there are always going to be answered.

The body never lies, and muscle tests allow the body’s biofeedback mechanisms to recover imbalances.

Imbalances are read and fed back on our nerves and energy pathways through the muscle. They travel of our central nervous system spinal cord.

The hypothalamus is also used to regulate sexual reactions, hormone release and body temperature control in addition to emotional responses. The hypothalamus uses the endocrine (hormonal) mechanism to translate stimuli into feelings, called hormones, by powerful chemicals. The Hypothalamus may become imbalanced, especially during childhood, by witnessing, experiencing or perceiving trauma and by negative feedback and learning behaviors. To balance it can benefit unbelievably when it comes to our emotional state.

The entire individual is addressed by systematic kinesiology

Kinesiologists treat the entire individual with Systematic Kinesiology, not just the problem area.

They look at the mind and body on four levels:

  • Emotional Level
  • Chemical Level
  • Electrical Level 
  • Energetical Level

The entire balance can be restored with this method. If we delete a part of us, the source of our problem or problem cannot be solved or restored.

Living with Dyslexia & Dyspraxia

Brief Insight: Dyspraxia and Dyslexia

Dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, is a neurological condition in which a child lacks physical co-ordination. In this condition, the affected children are unable to perform well for their age. A child with Dyspraxia has trouble crawling and walking which marks barrier in the achievement of the early developmental milestone. Moreover, these children have unsatisfactory performance in sports, routine tasks e.g. self-feeding, dressing, drawing, and communication. Dyspraxia is 3-4 times more common in boys. Specific exercises suggested by a Kinesiologist, and energy Kinesiology treatments can give your child the best chance of improvement. To get your child assessed, click here

Balmain Kinesiology Dyslexia

Dyslexia is another neurological condition in which a child lacks the ability of reading and writing. In this condition, the affected child does not spell, pronounce, read and write the words correctly. The brain of a child with dyslexia does not recognize alphabets, numbers, symbols, graphics and phonetics. This becomes a hindrance in reading and writing the heard and read words.

Remember: Dyspraxia and Dyslexia affect academics but it does not affect intelligence at all. Your child might be a genius!

Challenges Faced by School-going Kids suffering from Dyspraxia & Dyslexia

A child might be highly creative and intelligent but Dyspraxia and Dyslexia don’t permit the child to exhibit their skills and intelligence completely. They might have the most novel ideas for their homework or designs for their artwork class. But unfortunately, such children are bad at reading and writing. They trip over words and don’t pronounce them well. Their spelling tests are nothing but poor. Their biggest fear is to read out loud in front of their class fellows. Teachers don’t invest time to analyze and recognize the condition of child. Parent-Teacher meeting is all about no attention, no interest in academics, poor report cards and bad communication skills.  To get your child assessed, click here

Minute of Motivation: Albert Einstein, the genius, had Dyspraxia too!

Apart from academics, sports and extra-curricular activities are also affected. Children with Dyspraxia do not play well in playgrounds. They might have the best goal-saving idea for the football team but they are unable to communicate it to the mates. Arts room, computer lab, playground, library and science fairs are problematic for a child of Dyspraxia.

Public Attitude towards Kids Suffering from Dyspraxia and Dyslexia

It is appalling! In the premises of schools, they are bullied. Laughter, mockery and sarcasm hurt their innocent mind. They are considered misfit for academics, sports and other aspects of life. Even when they grow up into adults they question their self-respect and confidence. Emotional crisis coupled with existential crisis disturbs their mental health. To get your child assessed, click here

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Hang on parents and kids! Do you know Harry Potter has Dyspraxia? If he can, then you can too!

How Kinesiology Improves Dyspraxia and Dyslexia?

Kinesiology in Balmain is the impeccable solution. It is the science where kinesiologists implement their vast experience and extensive understanding in helping your child do better. Dyspraxia and dyslexia are not curable conditions however, the symptoms can improve with attention, encouragement and accurate therapy. Kinesiologists offer exercises and therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, language and speech therapy, occupational therapy and communication therapy, your child will learn how to carry out basic life skills. This is the door to improvement! To get your child assessed, click here

How to use Kinesiology for Pain Relief ?

How does pain affect the patients morale?

Pain in the body can have quite a debilitating effect on people, their mindset and overall attitude towards like. In my experience continued pain can really change people, I have seen my mum suffer from pain in the body and it is really sad to watch the people you love, on continued medication. The drugs change the chemistry of the body, it also blocks the pain and with time it is hard to identify which problem is connected to which other problem. My advise if you can avoid it, dont let it get there, your health is everything and there is no need to test it.

Kinesiology is largely a preventative practice, and if you use Kinesiology effectively over a long period of time you will not need any medication. If you have a regular headache, ask your self what is your body trying to tell you? Your body has its own intelligence, kind of separate to the intelligence of the mind and there is a fantastic book called “Your body never lies” by Micho Kushi. There is a reason for the headache or shoulder pain, in a Kinesiology clinic through a muscle testing process you will get awareness of the real issue that is causing the pain and you will get to clear the issue thus allowing the body to heal itself.

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Pain Management Kinesiology Balmain

Kinesiology is a potent and remarkable system that enables a practitioner to work with a wide range of issues, from different angles: emotional, physical and nutritional. While it can work exceedingly well with the diffusion of emotional stress, it may work equally well with the elimination of muscular pain and weakness. It can also be effective in the elimination of allergies and food sensitivities. as well as loosening the grip of self-destructive habits such as obsessions and addictions. (Dr. Charles Krebs).

The Pain Management Technique

Here is a technique that allows you to

  • Reducing and disappearing pain
  • Reducing and disappearing pressure
  • Reducing and disappearing negative / overwhelming emotions
  • Release of depression
  • Relief of irritability and restlessness
  • Fatique, tiredness, boredom, etc

The Step by Step Method

  1. On a scale of 1-10, if 10 is the worst you have experienced, what number would you give the intensity of the pain.
  2. Scan your body for a sensation, pressure, pain and tightness or energy block
  3. Where is it ? ( Identify the pain in relationship to other parts of the body)
  4. What shape is it ? (round, oval or square)
  5. What size is it ? (exact measurement)
  6. How deep is it ?
  7. What colour is it ?
  8. What texture is it ? (hard like metal or wood, or softer like rubber or like liquid)
  9. On a scale of 1-10, if 10 is the worst you have experienced, what number would you give it now.