Living with eczema: How I helped my daughter



Living with eczema: How I helped my daughter

Eczema is a very common skin condition due to skin inflammation. It may start at any age but the onset is often in childhood.

According to the Irish Skincare Foundation, eczema affects one in five children in Ireland and about one in 12 adults. Some 65% of children grow out of it by age 7, 75% by age 16. But for a quarter of patients, it continues to adulthood.

The term ‘atopic’ is used to describe a group of conditions, which include asthma, eczema and hay-fever and food allergy. These conditions are all linked by an increased activity of the allergy side of the body’s immune system.

It can affect any part of the skin, including the face, but the areas that are most commonly affected are the creases in the joints at the elbows and knees, as well as the wrists and neck.

What people don’t realise, for example, is that for 60% of sufferers, itchy, sore skin causes sleep deprivation, leading to poor concentration and poor school or work performance. Often it causes bad mood in children and teenagers with eczema. They can become depressed and have low self esteem. Parents of children with moderate/severe eczema must establish a strict routine of daily baths, applying moisturiser at least three times a day and apply steroids. It’s very tough and parents and eczema suffers. Parents can feel tired, frustrated and hopeless. However there is hope ….

Hear Vashti’s story…..

I came across Kinesioogy by chance. I had a young daughter who suffered very badly from eczema form the time she was born. It was so bad she barely slept at night as the itch was so bad. There were deep gouges in her wrists and ankles where she has scratched so much and they would not heal.

She was prevented in nursery from playing the water, sand and paint isolating her from the other kids. The creams prescribed by the doctors were generally not strong enough to make a difference when we were prescribed something that worked as soon as she had finished the course it came back again within hours.

The day my daughter’s life changed  One day we were at swim lessons and another mother asked me about her skin and suggested i see a Kinesiologist…A What !  I had no idea what this entailed but at this stage i was desperate and eager to try anything at this point. 

After her consultation we found out that ‘whey protein’ was causing a problem along with other foods.  Two weeks after removing these things from her diet most of her skin cleared up and she was starting to sleep through the night. It was a few months later and some probiotcs that helped heal up the worse affected areas…I WAS HOOKED.
I couldn’t believe the difference.

Then I started research on the internet about Kinesiology. I came across www.Kinesiologyzone.com, I read so much and watched lots of videos and found it could help with so many other things.  I decided I wanted to take it further and I have not being disappointed

I booked my place on the Balanced Health course in Donegal and couldn’t wait to get started. When i attended my first weekend I felt as if I had come home. The instructors were amazing as were my fellow students. As the weekend progressed I was absolutely amazed at the human body and what it can do. I went home to practise, I know I am only at the beginning of my learning but I have being able to help so many people already. I have being searching for a way to help others for a while now but before this I hadn’t found anything I was comfortable with.

Helping family through stressful house moves and job changes. One family member who always had trouble sleeping, now sleeps soundly every night through my help! I can now help people with digestive problems and stress issues.

I have found it a privilege to be able to help people in this way and I look forward to being able to do it more. One of the main reason that i decided to do this course was to help others the same way my daughter has being helped. I have being able to do this.

I have also felt the benefit of better health in my own lifeDuring our food testing segment in our first weekend i found that milk did not agree with me. At first i wasn’t going to do anything about the information as i love milk ! But in the end i decided to leave milk out of my diet for a couple of days and see what happens. I was shocked. I have being suffering stomach problems for years. I didn’t think much of it as i thought it was something i would just live with. However once I eliminated the milk, I no longer had the pain. I have also being pleasantly surprised by the fact that i have being feeling better as i treat other people. That was not something i was expecting”

In Kinesiology, we have found in many cases that why people have allergies is not addressed. Nothing whatsoever has being done to deal with the causes of their problems. The questions of why they have allergies in the firs places are often not asked. We must remember each person has different nutritional needs and sensitivities. Everyone is different. One man’s meat is (frequently) another man’s or woman’s poison. What suits one person, certainly may not be all the suitable for another.

Thanks to Vashti for sharing her story. If you want to make a difference in your families health and life and those around you, sign up and hear more about the benefits of Kinesiology.  Be the first to hear about upcoming free talks, taster events and training courses. www.Kinesiologyzone.com/training

 

Improve Shoulder Mobilization with Kinesiology



Improve Shoulder Mobilization with Kinesiology

The more precise medical term for a frozen shoulder is “adhesive capsulitis”.

It is a condition where normal shoulder ranges of motion are decreased often severely, and there is pain on resting or with even slight movement.
Most cases of it can occur in people between the ages of 40 and 60. The condition is more common in women than men. It is estimated that it could affect up to 1 in 20 people.

Common issues include:
Unable to reach above shoulder height.
Not able to reach above shoulder height.
Can’t to throw a ball.
Unable to quickly reach for something.
Unable to reach behind your back eg. bra or tuck shirt.
Not able to reach out to your side and behind. eg. reach for seat belt.
Just cannot sleep on your side.

What Causes Frozen Shoulder?
In basic terms, it means that your shoulder pain and stiffness is a result of capsule inflammation (capsulitis) and fibrotic adhesions that limit your shoulder movement.

Through Kinesiology it can be resolved either directly by using shoulder mobilisation technique or indirectly by muscle balancing and resetting the muscles that hold the scapula in place. Sometimes the muscles get moved out of place by trauma or whiplash or injury. They become damaged by constantly over working muscles that are switched off. Dehydration or vitamin deficiency can be an underlying cause too or coming from an emotional standpoint a client may be carrying emotional weight and stress.

All muscles in the body are overlapping other muscles. Each muscle has a particular set of skills and a unique and only job, which is to move the body in a certain way. Muscle fibres are usually smooth and slide effortlessly over and past each other without obstructing the nearby muscles from doing their only job too. If the muscles fibres are dehydrated and become frayed and tight or become loose and entangled then the smooth motion becomes erratic, painful and frozen.

We like to imagine muscles are like sea sponges that you use in the bath tub. When they are wet they are luxurious and soft and smooth our muscles need water to work properly because we humans are roughly 67% water. So now imagine that you take the sea sponge out of the bath water and let it dry out. What happens? It dries out and would now hurt your face. Our muscles need water to function so let’s water them!

Kinesiology we look at underlying problem that could be causing pain. We often recommend making changes when it comes to their diet, stress levels, water intake, caffeine intake, poor sleep habits which can all be contributing towards the pain.
Some schools of thought say it can take up to eighteen months to resolve frozen shoulder, but with Kinesiological balancing it is usually helped much quicker.

 
Before and after pictures of the Diploma class working on techniques you can see the results for yourself.

The Power of Systematic Kinesiology

Tom, one of our Diploma students, has being struggling with an injury and unable to move his arm above his shoulder for over 20 years. He suffers constant pain in his shoulder and was happy to volunteer in class. (See the video below – we apologize for the quality, this was a powerful technique captured in class by one of the students)

While frozen shoulder is commonly missed or confused with a rotator cuff injury, it has a distinct pattern of symptoms resulting in severe shoulder pain, loss of shoulder function and eventually stiffness.

If you have pain that limits your range of movement. It is important to get it checked out and you can find a local Kinesiologist here -http://kinesiology.ie/practitioners/ .

Early treatment can help to prevent long-term stiffness in the joint. Make sure you gently stretch the shoulder before exercising and try to maintain good posture.

 

To find out more about training, we have a last chance course coming up – http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/lastchance