Wood is the energy of spring. After the quiet and stillness of winter, nature bursts forth with hope and optimism to create the new growth of the season. In us, wood creates the gall bladder and liver meridians. These meridians are the parts of us that move forward in life, that envision, plan and make decisions regarding our capabilities and our life’s direction. The wood element is active and yang as opposed to winter which is passive and yin. This yang chi is like a seedling that pushes us forward, to give us a vision of our potential, to initiate growth and change whilst providing us with the determination to achieve that development. This element is innovative and creative and requires upward rising chi to give birth to new projects, ideas, and events. It involves us being able to see where we are going in life and to take action on that.
The wood element is very sensitive to feelings of frustration, anger, resentment and hopelessness. These emotions produce disharmonious movement of chi and can cause stagnation within the gall bladder and liver meridians and can immobilise action. Without the upward rising of chi it becomes difficult for us to initiate change and we can become ‘stuck’ in life with little or no growth. The liver stores emotional issues we have not yet dealt with, so it can be the home of anger and frustration. Repressed emotions, particularly anger can often lead to depression, hopelessness and feeling as if we are without a purpose. Dealing with such feelings and moving stuck or stagnant chi we enable ourselves to flow forward in life with hope and optimism.
If the liver and the gallbladder are supported and balanced during spring, the entire body will benefit immediately and be set up with the best possible health foundation for the seasons to come. Over-eating, especially of rich, greasy foods, makes the liver work too hard and causes it to becomes sluggish. This causes the chi to not be distributed properly. Stagnant liver chi is also caused by lack of exercise this too can cause feelings of sluggishness and can also lead to anger and frustration and a sense of being held back. Include the following foods this spring, sweet potato, carrot, beetroot, mint, ginger, spring onions, lemon, pine nuts, oregano, rosemary, grains, legumes and seeds.
If you are lacking motivation or have not managed to break out of the stillness and calmness of winter, or have recognised some patterns in yourself that I have touched on in this article and would like to move through those, then please take advantage of my springtime special and book your session today.
*Springtime special – all initial consults will be valued at $80.00 (usually priced $110.00).
Water is the energy of winter, it is the time of year when everything slows down, when nature retreats, recovering its vital energy for the next cycle of seasons. In us, it is the energy of the bladder and kidney meridians. It is a time of restoration, of stockpiling our resources, of contemplation, of gentle nurturing and getting in touch with our inner wisdom. Water is the most yin of all the elements and is associated with qualities such as rest, decrease, passivity, inwardness and tranquillity. Winter therefor is a powerful time to sink into the depths of our being, to reflect on the cycles just gone and to nurture the seed of our potential. This period of rest and recovery allows us to leap forth come spring, when nature bursts forth with growth and activity in the upward motion that is the growth of life. Take the time to nurture yourself this winter by eating warming healthy foods, getting more rest and earlier nights and by not driving or pushing yourself so hard. Growth and action is not meant to be consistent or continuous – it happens in cycles just like everything in nature. There is much we can learn by observing and following nature. I thank Traditional Chinese Medicine for bringing me in closer alignment and giving me the capacity to observe myself through her. It’s not often that I allow myself the time to rest and relax yet since the turn of winter I have been spending more time meditating, practising yoga, having kinesiology, reiki and massages, eating wholesome and warming foods and getting plenty of sleep – all wonderfully rejuvenating for my mind, body and soul. I also enjoy plenty of Epsom salt baths in winter – if you have not come across the multitude of health benefits from Epsom salts then Google it and get yourself familiar with them. Above all, tune in and listen to what YOUR body is crying out for this winter and treat it to exactly that…
The world is growing tired of modern medicine and its failure to properly handle some dis-eases. More and more people are turning to alternative treatments such as kinesiology to address their ailments, a decision which is helping them achieve lasting results. As a leading kinesiologist in Melbourne, Kristy Allan specialises in treating the person as a whole (mind, body, and spirit) not just the symptoms or the sum of parts. Kristy believes that the true path to perfect health includes all of these elements and she strives to bring about balance and harmony throughout all of these systems to get you feeling healthy and whole once more.
Kristy has helped clients all throughout the Melbourne area; working as a kinesiologist in Fertree Gully, Box Hill, Doncaster, Ringwood, Dandenong, Wantirna and many other suburbs throughout Melbourne. It is her experience and many success stories that make her the preferred kinesiolgist in the eastern suburbs.
Kinesiology is one of the most comprehensive and holistic systems of modern natural health care. Its art and science stems from both eastern and western traditions, beautifully blending anatomy and physiology with the energetic systems that science is yet to completely comprehend. It is a modality that focuses on all the fundamental levels of our being, mind, body and spirit.
Kinesiology’s greatest potential is its ability to tap into our own mind-body wisdom. By shedding light on what is having a direct influence on the body’s processes, we are given the key to unlocking and releasing people’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual pain.
Many people who select me as their kinesiologist in Melbourne come away with a “wow” factor, wondering how on earth I was able to pin point personal and relevant information as well as factors contributing to the clients presenting complaints. In fact, many people think kinesiologists are psychic in nature due to the accuracy of information presented in a session. As intuitive as I am, the truth lies with the client. The client has all of his or her own answers, the truth of any situation, past or present. The task of me, as a therapist, is to guide the client in discovering these truths. In working with the client’s innate intelligence, namely the subconscious and higher self, we are able to allow the process to lead back to the cause, past the smoke screen of protest by the conscious mind, to seek the key which can unlock each person’s dysfunction and dis-ease. For only by discovering the hidden cause is the healing likely to be lasting.
Communication with the client’s subconscious and higher mind is established through the use of an indicator muscle, namely the brachioradialis located in the forearm. The kinesiologist and the client form an energetic circuit where communication flows freely between the two individuals. The kinesiologist will be asking the client’s body if the ailment or complaint is located at a structural, biochemical, mental/emotional or spiritual level and the client’s body responds via the indicator muscle. The kinesiologist reads the physical and energetic imprint of the presenting issue and what is required to restore function and balance. Usually multiple factors are involved, and through my experience as a practitioner, it appears everything the body manifests first began on an energetic level, brought into being by thought processes, facilitated by emotions and then physically realised. This is why there is so much more to our health problems than meets the eye. Mind, body and spirit are inseparable and that which affects one will inevitably affect the other.
Kinesiology addresses the connection between the patient’s consciousness and his or her complaints. The body has an innate ability and desire to be healthy. Given the opportunity, it also has the amazing capacity to heal itself. The process of healing involves fusing together the fracture that splits body from mind and erasing dysfunctional patterns that contribute to the dis-ease state. Due to the nature of us as unique individuals with our own unique life experiences, no two kinesiology sessions will ever be the same. I find this aspect of kinesiology so refreshing and to be a true patient centred approach to health and wellbeing.
Through practising Kinesiology in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, I have seen the phenomena of the mind-body connection constantly at work, where emotional or psychological factors are responsible for changes in physiology. Some examples include: an emotion stopping a cell taking up a vital nutrient; a thought form triggering imbalances within the hormonal system; a supressed trauma causing an organ system to become imbalanced; a deeply held belief causing neurotransmitter irregularities – the list is endless.
Restore balance and you restore function. As the client’s body is the guiding intelligence in kinesiology, there is no second guessing the root cause of the problem. A kinesiology session is all about peeling back the layers to reveal the many factors that have been involved in the manifestation of the dis-ease. Sometimes this is a quick resolution and other times more sessions are required. The client’s innate wisdom is the one who determines the revelations and progress suited to their individual needs. Nothing is given that the client can’t handle. Gentle techniques are used to restore the body back to balance, including acupressure and various form of vibrational medicine. Vibrational healing is a powerful form of medicine that bypasses the physical. It has the ability to clear old limiting beliefs and effectively restores and promotes free flowing vital energy to the cells and tissues of our bodies. Lifestyle modifications and nutritional recommendations form part of the whole client approach.
So if you have found that modern medicine just isn't doing the trick, do not hesitate to try out a kinesiologist in the eastern suburbs. We can give you much needed relief for your ailments through natural methods which are quite affordable. We also invite you to browse and read our articles for more information.
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