Post-traumatic stress disorder and health kinesiology
The incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) victims has risen significantly in the past decade. Events like the bombings in September 11, world catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina, tsunamis, economic downfall and wars, have left an aftermath of many suffering from PTSD. But what is PTSD and how can Health Kinesiology help people diagnosed with PTSD live healthier more balanced lives?
The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event.
PTSD is more than a rational response to a traumatic event. It involves an inability to adjust and cope with the issue, with symptoms getting worse after a few months or years.
The symptoms of PTSD may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. In addition, PTSD can leave a person feeling emotionally "numb" or feeling as though the person does not care about anything, feeling detached, having a lack of interest in normal activities, and feeling like there is no purpose to life. On the physical side, PTSD can cause patients to have difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable or having outbursts of anger, having trouble falling or staying asleep, generalized muscle pain and headaches.
Generally, the treatment for PTSD focuses on psychotherapy and medication. While Health Kinesiology does not substitute these health modalities, it can help PTSD victims live more balanced and healthy lives by seeking to balance the energy system that collapses at the thought or memory of the traumatic event. Health Kinesiology can help to balance the meridian system that falls out of balance with each memory, and can teach clients how to use oils, pressure points and Energy Movers to help themselves during a moment of crisis. Since each body is different, the ways in which Health Kinesiology can help PTSD clients depends on the particulars of the case. Health Kinesiology can serve as an additional support to people receiving PTSD care by testing for smells, sensations, or words that can help the person overcome a moment of stress.
Health Kinesiology and Allergies
Dr. Jimmy Scott, developer of Health Kinesiology, wrote in the early 80's about hidden allergies and their effect on the body, and how Health Kinesiology can help address these hidden allergies (see: http://www.subtlenergy.com/articles/articles/hidden_allergies.htm). As a student of Jimmy Scott, Michael Murphy has used Health Kinesiology and Radiokinesis on various occasions to help correct clients' allergies. unblock the flow of energy caused by the presence of