Headaches, migraines, tiredness, fatigue, weight problems, eczema, psoriasis, asthma, catarrh, sinus congestion, IBS, digestive disorders, anxiety and depression. These and many other complaints may be due to food sensitivities or allergic conditions.
If you suffer with any of the above complaints, a simple test could seriously change your life!
food and drink items,
food phenolic compounds,
environmental substances e.g. dusts, pollens, grasses, moulds, animal hair, bee/wasp stings, mosquito bites etc
chemicals e.g. bleach, ammonia, bitumen, white spirit, formaldehyde, perfumes, aftershaves etc
inhalants e.g. petrol/diesel fumes, tobacco smoke, ozone etc
other substances e.g. PVC, latex, lycra, nylon, lanolin, hemp, feathers, wool, asbestos etc
The system is based on utilising feedback from the muscles to measure disturbance in the body’s energy meridian system to a range of different substances. Homeopathically prepared samples are used, which are placed on the body in sealed glass vials, so there is no risk of coming into contact with the actual substances. The test is painless and non-invasive and is suitable for everyone, including babies and young children.
The test will identify which substances you are allergic to and those to which you have a low tolerance level. If an allergy is indicated, you will need to completely eliminate this food from your diet or avoid the substance as much as possible. For foods that are identified as intolerances, further testing is undertaken to identify the level at which it can be safely tolerated e.g. 0.5 pint of milk a day or 2 eggs a week.
After receiving the results of the test many clients choose to return for further sessions, during which a tailor-made programme is devised to help balance and strengthen their body in relation to the problem substances. In many cases, this results in the foods being able to be reintroduced into the diet or substances to be safely encountered once again.
Creative Kinesiology with Biddy Mayo KFRP (Assoc) PGCE
Kinesiology uses a system of muscle testing developed by chiropractors in the 1950s to assist them with their work. It is based on the flow of energy in the body – and linked to the acupuncture meridians. Creative Kinesiology (CK) also draws on the Five Element theory from Chinese Medicine, which is closely linked to the meridian system. It works with the person as a whole, recognising the connections between all body/mind energy systems including structural, nutritional and emotional aspects of the being.
Every meridian is associated with at least one muscle and I will apply light pressure to the muscle (usually one in the arm) to determine the flow of energy in the associated meridian. This is not a test of strength as such, more a test of muscle tone. If the arm can be held easily against the pressure applied then that tells us that the meridian is in good shape. If it is difficult to hold the arm up, or there is a wobble in the response we know that there is an imbalance associated with that meridian. So we can ask the body to show us where the imbalances are, and find out what is needed to restore optimum working order.
In a CK session at Southernhay Clinic we will use these muscle responses to gain an overall view of the body’s energy systems, use simple techniques to raise the level of self-healing, and we can then test specifically for foods and other substances that are causing problems, using scan lists and small glass phials. If there is an intolerance or sensitivity to a certain item then the muscle test will indicate this by weakening.
Some symptoms may be caused by a deficiency of a nutrient, or a toxicity caused by something like pollution, household cleaning materials or dust. There may also be physical, emotional or energetic reasons for the sensitivity – quite often there is a chain of triggers involved. Muscle testing can tell you about these as well.
Once we have a picture of the whole body system and what is affecting it we can find some simple techniques to help restore balance.
Ck is a bit like detective work – we look for clues from the body as to what is going on, and ask for priorities so that we can focus on the most important things first. The adjustments that are made may take a few days to process, and may lead on to clues to another trigger. While the intolerance testing can be completed in one session many people choose to have further sessions to uncover more of their personal story and learn more about themselves.
I have been studying and training in Creative Kinesiology since 2006, and qualified to practice 3 years ago. I have also trained as a primary school teacher, and worked as a childminder as well as having 3 children of my own, so I am used to working with children as well as adults. I love the fact that CK works holistically and can take in a broad range of circumstances and at the same time focus on a specific priority to restore balance and well-being.