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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

 

Make Room For Your Gift

Our Class of 2017 graduated last weekend and wow, it was a joy to see this group SHINE!

KinesiologyZone Diploma Class of 2017

Right from the start this group’s positive attitude, excitement about Systematic Kinesiology, and their work ethic stood out. They really got behind what we want to achieve with healthcare in Ireland and they’ve been a joy to teach. Many are seeing clients on a part time basis now and others have jumped with both feet in and have full time clinics, acheived during the two years of training.

They took on the challenges, stepped out of their comfort zones, and have discovered their capacity to create a life that overcomes the barriers that life puts up.  All have great skills in helping their clients with stress, gut problems, back issues and many other lifestyle related health problems.

And THIS week, we just completed our powerful communications and transformational workshop with our Class of 2018!

Systematic Kinesiology offers students a wonderful opportunity to look after their own health which inspires them with a deep passion to help others.  This week this wonderful group of student practitioners discovered the power of releasing past issues, became aware of habits and patterns holding them back, got clear on their future, and had great fun discovering new ways to help others.

We are delighted our KinesiologyZone community of practitioners and students is growing because the subject of health is SO important, and too many people are struggling. These graduates and trainees are doing amazing work, helping their families, themselves and their clients overcome challenges.  

Health is not just about fixing one thing.  But when you can identify the root causes of a problem, (and since everyone is different the root cause will be different), you will be able to help people because of the whole person approach we use. 

Emotional stresses, self talk, language and communication.
Nutritional deficiencies, toxins, food sensitivities, and diet.
Physical stresses, aches and pain, muscle balancing, and structural alignment.
Energy, meridians, electrical balancing and “switching”.

There are so many options when it comes to treating ourselves and our clients.

It can be hard to make time for what we love to do, with being “too busy”, have other responsibilities, or other barriers and obstacles that make us believe that now is not a good time.

I love this video from Steve Harvey, about identifying the gift you have inside of you.

”Woman gave up WHEAT after she discovered it was the cause of her respiratory problems”

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Lady suffered chest infections and was hospitalized for respiratory issues for years and it was all down to WHEAT

  • Ann’s throat would swell and she would have trouble breathing.

  • She had being diagnosed with asthma.

  • After being tested by a Kinesiologist she removed wheat from her diet and her health changed overnight.

Hear from Deborah Cunningham a Kinesiology Diploma student who treated the client –

A woman aged in her mid-forties came to see me. She had been suffering from frequent chest infections for years; had serious allergies to honey, cod, house dust and pollen and it was gradually worsening. Her throat would swell and she would have trouble breathing.  Her immune system was shot, so she dreaded the winter approaching and even in the summer she would get ill especially when traveling. She was diagnosed with asthma within the previous two years. As her symptoms worsened she was put on more inhalers and strong steroids she even ended up in hospital.  After hearing her history I did some food testing and found her main issue was Wheat!

Her diet consisted of alot of wheat, like so many people trying to find a healthy breakfast option she ate Weetabix daily for breakfast and had a daily diet consisting of pasta and bread.  She was willing to eliminate it and within a week she got in touch to tell me she felt miles better.

Within a short space of time she had lots more energy and had gradually reduced her inhalers with her doctor. By her third visit she almost off all her meds. She had Weetabix once over that period and ended up at the doctor with respiratory problems she stays away from the weetabix now!

People may not realize it, but the foods we are eating every day could be slowly corrupting our health and shortening your lifespan. After getting tested from a Kinesiologist, eliminating food is the only real way to know how Wheat is affecting your health.


Eliminate the usual foods for up to 25 days.
(The basic elimination diet is as simple as this: No gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, fast food, or alcohol.)

DO eat lots of fiber, fresh whole foods, and unprocessed meals you make yourself.
– DO eat lots of healthy fats found in olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, flax oil, walnut oil, and avocados.

After an elimination process of up to 25 days pick one thing you eliminated like gluten, dairy or eggs—but not more than one, and eat it.

See how you feel over the next 48 hours. If you have no reaction after two days, eat that same food again, and for a second time, notice how you feel. From there, it’s up to you whether or not to re-incorporate that food into your diet on a regular basis.

Once you’ve made a call on the first food you reintroduce, pick another one and follow the same steps.

Throughout the diet and the reintroduction process, notice how you feel. Maybe you’ll see changes you weren’t expecting. Maybe your sleep quality or your energy level is better. Maybe the redness in your skin is gone, or your belly is flatter or likes Deborahs’s client begin to feel and breathe better within days.

Deborah learned how to food test by attending one of our Balanced Health Training courses, by picking up these skills she has being able to go on and help other people around her.

If you want to learn more about our course happening nationwide visit www.KinesiologyZone.com/training

 


, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health

This Man Gave Up Sugar,Artificial Additives for a Month.

Here’s What Happened When a Guy Quit Sugar for a Month

Sacha Harland decided to take on a challenge! He decided to give up sugar, alcohol, artificial additives and unhealthy food for one month. He wanted to see how would this dietary alteration affect his mental and physical conditions.

He captured his physical and mental journey in the six-minute clip above. Check out his incredible journey through the following video:

After watching this video there are many health issues we can still debate about. Is coffee bad for you? Does the cabbage soup diet work?

However there is one thing we can all usually agree on – sugar is bad for you (if you have too much of it). Isn’t it really interesting that Sacha starts to struggle really early on into the challenge and soon learns that his taste buds have been trained to crave salt and sugar-laden items.

We also see them highlight hidden sugars. Sugar consumption is both in plain sight and hidden, ingested from the most unlikely places. Sugar in tomato ketchup and microwave dinners, soups and crackers and just about every other processed food out there. Who are the biggest culprits? Soft drinks lead the list at 33% of our sugar consumption (drink water instead of coke and you’ve already made a huge dent). sugar kinesiology Sweets 16%. Baked goods like biscuits and cakes, 13%. Fruit drinks 10%. Sweetened yogurt and milk almost 9%.

If you are considering making a change in 2017, you don’t have to completely detox like Scott but reducing processed food and reading labels can make a huge difference.

If you are looking to take control of your health and want to pick up some skills in 2017 (learn food testing, reduce stress, release pain, and improve energy levels ) visit www.Kinesiologyzone.com/training for more information.

Signs that Magnesium Deficiency is causing your poor health…

Signs that Magnesium Deficiency is causing your poor health…

You might be suffering from a deficiency if you are feeling weak and anxious? Or noticing weird muscle cramps in your daily life.

Dubbed the “invisible deficiency” by some experts because it’s so hard to spot and diagnose, deficiencies are more dangerous than you might think. By some estimates, up to 80 percent of Americans are not getting enough and may be deficient.

Factors resulting in lower levels of – 

  • Excessive intake of soda or caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Menopause
  • Older age (older adults are more likely to be magnesium deficient because absorption decreases with age and the elderly are more likely to take medications that can interfere with absorption)
  • Sugar
  • Certain medications, including diuretics, certain antibiotics, antacids, and insulin
  • An unhealthy digestive system, which impairs your body’s ability to absorb magnesium (Crohn’s disease, leaky gut)

Several studies have also looked how stress levels affect magnesium. They found that during periods of stress, it is used up by the body in exponential rates. That means that not only is a significant portion of the population are deficient there is also be a high number of people that use up their reserves as a result of this anxiety, thus contributing to more anxiety and more stress.

It can also be depleted by alcohol and excessive consumption of milk fortified with vitamin D, this is because synthetic vitamins D tends to bind the mineral and excrete it. People who eat white flour and white sugar products may have a deficiency because their bodies use stored magnesium to metabolize these refined carbohydrates. Magnesium and calcium are present in the body in a ratio of 1:2, so if consumption of calcium increases, so should magnesium consumption.

It may be what you’re eating or rather than what you’re not eating that’s putting you at risk for deficiency.

“Magnesium is farmed out of the soil much more than calcium… A hundred years ago, we would get maybe 500 milligrams of magnesium in an ordinary diet. Now we’re lucky to get 200 milligrams.” Dr Dean

It’s very easy to get enough by eating the right foods. Food sources are your safest bet so focus on amping up your consumption of leafy greens. For example 1 cup of cooked spinach provides 157 milligrams. Legumes are a solid choice too, with a cup of cooked white beans coming in at 113 milligrams of the nutrient. And if you’re a fan of squash and pumpkin seeds, one cup packs in a whopping 649 milligrams. Other great options are nuts, including almonds and cashews, most types of fish, and whole grains.

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Recommend Daily Dosage – 

Adults 350mg, Children 250mg, Pregnant and lactating women 450mg.

It pays to ensure that you get adequate magnesium before signs of deficiency occur. Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function. By visiting a Systematic Kinesiologist muscle testing can be used to test for deficiency.

Studies prove up to 70 percent of people are deficient in magnesium

If you want to get tested for Magnesium deficiency, visit you local Kinesiologist. Find your nearest one here; http://www.kinesiology.ie/practitioners/

Breast Health – Every woman should know about

Breast Health – Every woman should know about

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012 (second most common cancer overall). This represents aboExamination Breasts Against Cancer Threatut 12% of all new cancer cases and 25% of all cancers in women. It is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in women.

Breast cancer risk doubles each decade until menopause, after which the increase slows.

Breast lumps, breast congestion, and breast discomfort cause a great deal of concern for millions of women.

 

 

Tips to improve Breast Health

Exercise – Doctors agree that regular moderate exercise is essential to attain, and to maintain optimum health.  And no less for breast health.  Two main lymphatic drainage points are in the chest and the lymphatic system is stimulated by muscle movement.  If you are mostly sitting down every day, it could mean that your lymphatic flow is decreased by awoman walking towards unknown placesbout 90%.You do not have to be an exercise buff, or use up hours in exercise for it to be effective.  Simply brisk walking, swinging both arms is a very good way to get exercise, even just for 20-30 minutes.  It stimulates the flow of lymph effectively. No equipment is needed and the benefits are many.

Skin Brushing – It can accelerate the flow of lymph through tiny vessels and into the main lymphatic drainage ducts.

Avoid the uses of antiperspirants – It is very important for the sweat glands of the body to be able to release perspiration. (www.kinesiologyzone.com/avoid-use-anti-perspirants)

Wear garments that fit well – The health of any body depends upon the free flow of body fluids through the tissues of that part. For example do not be tempted to exercise in your day wear bra. Your breasts need the extra support from a sports bra.

Rebounding – It pumps the lymph through the system most effectively (www.kinesiologyzone.com/benefits-rebounding-5-minutes)

Drink pure water – For your long term health make sure that the water you drink is as pure as can be reasonably made.

Balanced Diet – Those who are properly nourished , and have a really balanced intake of vitamins and minerals in their diet, are much less affected by pollution, radiation and other external toxic influences.

Systematic Kinesiologists use the reflexes to the lymphatic system to help stimulate its movement. If you feel sluggish, lead a mostly sedentary lifestyle, and suffer tender breasts (that the doctors have checked and you’re cleared of a more serious problem), then I invite you to consider booking a treatment with a practitioner.   The Association of Systematic Kinesiology in Ireland has a full practitioner listing

 

Prevention is better than cure

Breast Book

A SIMPLER Lifestyle by losing the stress

Stress – we all have it, and most clients feel it’s inevitable.

Inevitable in a way which means I believe “there’s nothing I can do about it“…..

Which results in a feeling of helplessness…..

Which results in not feeling very empowered by the situation so I’m stuck with it…..

But it can help to take the view that there is always a choice.  [Albeit the alternative may not be what you want either]. But unless we start to at least be open to the possibility that there is another way of thinking, then we’ll remain focussed on the problem, and remain stressed.

There is always another way to look at a situation.

Let’s take sky diving.  NOT something I have ever wanted to do (well I tell I lie, I did briefly consider it when in New Zealand 20 years ago but I was young and foolish, but it got called off due to too much cloud cover, WHEW!), and it is my belief that I’m just too much of a wimp to do it.

My mother on the other hand, on her 70th birthday decided this WAS something she wanted to do! (Maybe you get MORE foolish as you grow older?)

Anyway, my point is, the situation is neutral.
One belief is that it’s too scary, you’d have to be mad to even consider it.
Another belief is that it would be an amazing experience and a great opportunity to raise money for charity.

The situation isn’t one or the other, it just is.  But an example of two (very) opposing beliefs, opinions, or choices – whatever you want to call it.

OK so sky diving might have you firmly in one court and no amount of “belief change” work is gonna convince you.  How about the situation you find yourself in today, tomorrow and for the foreseeable future?

How do you go about releasing a whole multitude of stresses, those worries that go around and around in your head, which you wished just didn’t anymore?

First of all to recognise that there IS another way to at least look at any situation.

A trick I learned is to first ask yourself; Is what I believe true?  For example, you just said to yourself “I can’t afford to buy organic food”.  Ask yourself, is that true? On the surface you can just believe your blanket statement.  But the next trick is to dig a little deeper and to list at least 3 ways that belief is incorrect, or that the opposite belief is true.  It’s hard for the brain to hold onto two opposing beliefs at the same time.

What our minds interpret as stress, causes the body to react to our interpretation.

Every felt embarrassed? What did your body do?  … Most likely you felt a completely involuntary reddening of your face, and evening a burning sensation that there was nothing you could do to stop!  In short you blushed.  You blushed as a reaction to a situation that you interpreted as embarrassing (to you).

The body is designed to respond but sometimes it gets stuck in a stress response permanently because we never switch off!

This simple technique in the video below will help your reaction to stresses. It’s a wonderfully simple way to feel instantly better, and help that stress response to relax a little.

Give this a go now, it really is simple and will take you 3 minutes (I know, I know, you’re time poor).  But these 3 minutes might help you sleep better, feel more relaxed and help you focus on new solutions.  Well worth it!

Let me know how you get on:

 Oh yes, and my mum DID the sky dive!

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