Using Kinesiology For Stress
Kinesiology. It seems as if day-to-day challenges are
ever increasing and getting harder and harder to manage.
Millions of people suffer everyday with the negative symptoms
of stress. Negative feelings, physical aches and pains and even
illness are caused by stress.
Stress is multi faceted and affects people differently. It
is not possible, nor would it be advisable to eliminate stress
altogether but there are ways to relieve too much stress and to
help manage it. A holistic approach is best taken to stress
management since stress itself affects the whole person.
Kinesiology is one such method. Kinesiology
traditionally refers to the study of muscles and movement in
the body. In the natural health field the term is used in a
Kinesiology is truly holistic in that it treats the whole
person as an individual and is versatile since the concepts and
techniques used can be applied anywhere and modified to suit
individual needs. It can help with a variety of health problems
that affect the mental, chemical, structural and
electromagnetic systems of the body that are altered in times
of stress or due to illness.
The practice of Kinesiology can help to change
behavior, belief systems and attitude for the better. Many even
find that they have improved function in other ways too such as
in writing, coordination, and artistic skills. Practitioners
use muscles as monitors of stress and the imbalance within the
Kinesiology is performed as a touch therapy. It is like a
combination of Chinese acupuncture in the sense of meridians
and energy balancing with anatomy and physiology in the West.
The general idea is to achieve balance by removing toxins,
freeing energy blocks and relieving tension. This allows the
body to begin to heal itself and to be better prepared for
future stress responses.
Today's Stress Cure Fact
Workplace StressThe human body can adequately experience stress and react to it. Stress can be a positive thing, however too much stress or prolonged stress has negative effects on the body. Acute stress is the body's reaction to an immediate threat, whether it be real or perceived. This reaction is often referred to as the fight or flight response. Stressors such as physical or emotional trauma, or environmental factors such as noise, light and crowds can cause acute stress. These and other stressors activate the part of the brain called the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis. This triggers the production and release of steroid hormones, particularly the primary stress hormone cortisol. coping with stress
Emotional stress release is a specific technique of
Kinesiology. Individuals can use it on themselves or to help
others. In times of stress, blood flow goes to the back of the
brain where the past is stored this is where we fall into old
patterns and reactions. The front of the brain, which is only
used about 5% of the time by the majority of people, is where
new choice is located. When a hand is placed on the forehead
the blood moves to the front of the brain and provides
You may notice that you and others do that now, place your
hand to your head in times of stress. To heal emotional stress
you can place a couple of your fingers on the bony ridges on
the forehead and focus on your emotion or reaction to a
Ever considered having a
monthly massage, or maybe a reflexology therapy
This can be doubly beneficial because you
will feel a lot better when someone is
pampering you, as well as the therapeutic
benefits you gain when your muscles release
The theory is that you will be able to approach it in a
different way and ultimately let the feeling go. You can do
this for someone else by placing your hand on his or her
forehead and having them close their eyes. You can instruct
them to view the emotion as if they were watching a video.