Can Skin Conditions be Treated with Kinesiology?

This week is National Eczema Week and this prompted me to write about how kinesiology can help skin conditions like eczema.

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Anyone who has suffered with eczema, psoriasis or any other skin disease knows how problematic and painful issues with the skin can be. Cases range from mild to full-blown debilitating skin irritation.

For those who don’t know, eczema is a common skin condition that causes dry and flaky inflamed patches of skin that are very itchy and sore. The dry patches can split and bleed and need to be continually lubricated.

Eczema is also known as dermatitis. This skin condition, like many others, can come and go with bouts of flare-ups and remissions only for the eczema to resurface again. It can occur anywhere but usually affects the arms, inner elbows, backs of the knees, or the head – face and scalp.

Many people go to their GP with this skin condition and may even be referred to a specialist dermatologist. Conventional medicine recommends that the person avoid allergens or irritants and prescribes a variety of chemical emollients, creams and ointments to soothe the skin. If the skin is infected too, in some cases the skin may be treated with antibiotics. These routes can work for a time, but often they are unsuccessful and eczema can resurface later on again only for the person suffering to embark upon treatment again.

When looking at eczema as a Kinesiologist first of all I look at the liver function and see if there is any toxicity. I would also look at the digestive system for food intolerances and poor nutrient absorption and whether exposure to substances is causing an abnormal reaction from the immune system. For example is there a cosmetic or product the client is coming into contact with? I can also see if stress may also play a part in the reaction.

The root cause of eczema in babies can sometimes be traced back to breast milk and where the skin irritation is caused by food intolerance we would look at the diet and eliminate the food that may be causing the reaction.

In children suffering with eczema, as with adults, I would be testing for any other type of chemical or toxins present in the body caused by exposure.

I am trained to look at the different aspect of body in order to find the root cause of the problem to then take the appropriate steps needed to correct the imbalance.

One of my clients, let’s call her Natalie, was suffering with a bad case of eczema. When working with Natalie, I was able to identify that different layers were causing eczema in this young woman.

Liver cleansing was the first step taken and subsequent diet adjustment. During the treatment emotional components and geopathic stress showed up too. Taking the situation in steps, we managed to identify the real root cause of the energy blockage in the property and that was cleared. Immediately there was a sense of relief though it did not clear completely but strengthened and rebalanced the lady to a point that she was strong physically to address the emotional component.

For Natalie, it was a particularly strenuous journey but one that had a positive result with success.

As with Natalie’s case, rarely, if ever, there is one single solution to clear eczema. But, by working on the different layers causing the reaction means that symptom not only improves but also will correct itself for the long term and then clear forever!

If you suffer with a skin condition and would like to find out if Kinesiology can help then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Empowering Self-Care for Women

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Self Care and Inner Wisdom

Self-care is not a luxury, it’s a choice and it’s at the core of how we can better support ourselves through life’s ever changing journeys.

The wisdom is within and sometimes, especially in times of change stillness and gentleness are needed more than ever to be able access these gifts, and to replenish the sparkle and best of you. Replenishing your own cup means you’ll be a more magical version and better serve yourself (as well as those around you).

Transformation

We live in a culture that doesn’t support change. Most of us have been bought up in a world where menstruation and menopause is seen as a biological disadvantage, making women emotional and unreasonable. For most of us, Menarche (a girl’s first bleed) may not have been truly acknowledged or even celebrated. Often, there isn’t much guidance around this Rite of Passage.

It may have been a welcoming initiation into Womanhood and in many tribal traditions a young woman’s menarche would be celebrated as part of a community gathering. A simple ceremony can be created and there are many ways that this or any transition can be celebrated or honoured.

We live in a world where ‘PMS’, perimenopause and menopause are viewed as annoyance and an inconvenience (don’t get me wrong it’s the real deal!) but our essence along with those pesky hormones deserve nourishment and there are ways to support this. Time out, holistic therapies including massage, acupuncture, kinesiology and homeopathy help ease and support these transitions without suppressing feelings of grief and other emotions.

Plus, it can be a time of profound transformation and exploration and often our body’s way of telling us to go within, reconnect and be with ourselves.

“The only constant thing in the world is change” India Arie

Observe and Awareness

Welcoming and embracing every aspect (even the not so ‘pleasant’ feelings) can be empowering and transformative. By becoming menstrual aware it can help the way the approach of a cycle and life itself 

The Inner Seasons

Just as the seasons of the year, a woman’s cycle and life journey has seasons within it. It applies to menstruating and non-menstruating women. Moving through inner Winter, Spring, and Summer, Autumn and back to Winter. There are also stages within a woman’s journey that sit within a season for a period at a time. Each phase gifts insight, resources and challenges that help you grow.

Inner Seasons in Brief

Winter – Moontime/Bleed – Wise Woman (approximately day 27 to day 5)

Inner Spring – Pre-Ovulation – Goddess/Maiden (approximately day 6 to day 11)

Inner Summer – Ovulation – Nurturer/Mother (approximately day 12 to day 19)

Inner Autumn Pre-Menstrual – Wild Woman/Enchantress (approximately day 20 to day 26)

All women experienced varying cycles so please don’t overthink or worry about the exact days, it may mean you have an irregular or no menstrual cycle at all. The principles are still the same and the idea is to connect with each season of your cycle, within your life and to yourself.

Inner Winter – Bleeding Phase (Moontime) – Archetype: Wise Woman, Visionary, Crone,

A time of inward reflection, to slow down and be still. Winter is a time of surrendering, of hibernation and looking after ourselves. Inner Winter can provide great insight. We are naturally more intuitive during this phase. Did you know!  A great time to let go and release all that does not serve you well, to find inspiration, set intentions. A natural season to connect with your spirituality and pay attention to any insights in your dreams.

Embrace, Wisdom, Surrender, Rest, Reflect, Nourish, Explore Inspiration and feelings

Inner Spring – Pre-Ovulation Phase – Archetype: Maiden, Goddess

Refreshed and energised, and ready to start going back out into the world. An optimal time to take note of any insights and ideas gained in ‘Winter’ and put inspiration into action. Think new projects, collaborative efforts and re-entering a phase where you feel like being more social.

Inner spring, just as the seasons of life is a time for re-birth, vitality and new energy.

New Ideas, Warrior, Create, Playfulness, Renew, Be Gentle, Be vulnerable

Inner Summer – Ovulation Phase – Archetype: Mother, Healer, Nurturer

Summer heats things up, metaphorically and physically! It is the ideal time to reconnect and say ‘hello world’. The perfect time for collaboration, hosting, having important meetings and being a social butterfly and even asking for what you want.

‘Super-Woman’, Expression, Connection, Full of energy, Relationship building, Self-celebration, Holding space and nurturing others, Playful, Flirty

Inner Autumn – Pre-Menstrual Phase – Archetype: Wild Woman, Enchantress, Priestess

Feeling more inward and agitated. If able to, begin to schedule some time out and dedicate it to self care. Autumn is the time to be more gentle and loving with you (at a time when it might not feel like it but is most needed). Align with any feelings and don’t make any sudden decisions based on current emotions or insights gained. Take it into winter and be with it, in surrendering when spring comes you are more restored and replenish to take action.

Insight, Lower energy, Discernment, Separation, Grief, Boundaries, Less Focus, Disconnected from the World and loved ones, Strategic

A little Boost

1%. Can you give just 1% more for yourself today? Surrender a teeny bit or choose to create more space for what is needed. Dedicating self-care and an extra dose of love when needed the most, whether it is an extra few moments snuggling under the duvet, being gentler and more forgiving with you or enjoying a guided yoga nidra meditation! It really doesn’t have to be the image of the most calm and a serene looking woman sat in lotus pose meditating for an hour (meditation can feel messy and emotional!) and it can take all forms. It could be a few moments of mindfully softening the breath and the chest, allowing the heart and body to ‘ahhhhhhh’ it out.

Some of the things that I do; grab a spot in my favourite, snuggest corner of the sofa, I surround myself with a blanket and lots of cushions, enjoy an English brew (cinnamon and cloves is a must!) in a pretty cup and put on one of my favourite playlists (currently the gorgeous sound of Sirgun Kaur), or I’ll go for a walk in the park in my warm layers, pop my phone on aeroplane mode, and know that the world around me will not fall apart if I take 10 minutes out for a little restoration.

Also, find and be with women that lift and nourish your spirit!

Nurturing Massage with Rebozo Wrapping

 “Touch was never meant to be a luxury. It is a basic human need. It is an action that validates life and gives hope to both the receiver and the giver the healing of touch is reciprocal” ~ Irene Smith

This quote embodies everything that the power of this beautiful therapy is. There is something so deeply relaxing and nourishing about being rocked, held, ‘swaddled’ and massaged with love.

  • Giving the space to go within and deeply relax
  • Reconnect with all aspects of you
  • Deeply nurturing for any emotional time
  • Calms everything down
  • Restorative and Grounding

Skevi’s treatments are beautifully healing and unique, offering a sense of inner calm. Empowering women and helping them to re-connect to the body and the womb, where all creation begins. Be it new ideas, inspiration or new life. It can also encourage stagnant energy or emotional blocks to be released. A deeply nurturing and restorative therapy perfect for every woman through any stage of life.

 About Skevi

Skevi is a soulful and intuitive practitioner working with women to enhance wellbeing. This includes Holistic treatments, Fertility and Womb Massage Therapy, Pregnancy and Postnatal services. She has over 16 years’ experience in the world of wellness and creates a beautiful, nurturing and safe space for women to reconnect to themselves and their womb.

Skevi is based in North London and offers both clinic and mobile appointments within Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and parts of Hertforshire.

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http://www.puretherapylondon.co.uk

 Suggested Further Reading

Menstrual Seasons:

Wild Power by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer

Code Red by Lisa Lister