HEALTH PROTECTION: Using Your Body Responses to Identify Health Challenges

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There is communication happening within our bodies constantly, relaying information that is potentially harmful to our intuition (our gut sense).  This natural protection is supposed to be available daily; working to keep us safe.  There are many factors that can potentially interfere with our body’s internal communications and warnings.  The good news is that you can learn to pick up on these internal communications to protect your health. You may already be aware of factors that ‘mess with your balance’. Learning muscle response testing techniques like the sway, balance and other feedback tests were a major factor in my health recovery and I still use them ongoing.

In my workshops I teach participants various muscle response testing techniques for health protection.  Participants learn to use various body responses, including the sway, to identify changes, while touching or holding different foods, drinking water and personal care products. At the end of the workshop each person has a list of items, their weak list,  that cause changes in their body’s default ‘normal’ balanced status. The changes in normal status can mean a variety of things.  Changes can be indicators of Interference, disruption, malfunction of normal, healthy internal processes which could be responsible for symptoms or conditions.  Interference or disruption of internal communications, immunosurveillance and immunoresponse on a daily basis can prevent the body’s natural regulating and healing responses. Changes can also indicate allergies and intolerances. Even stressors can cause a ‘ragweed’ type reaction, putting your body into distress. If you have every experienced symptoms to allergens you will understand that at times you need to avoid potential suspected causes, even stressors until your body has had enough time to restore balance and stop reacting. You can read more about the significance of the weak list in my post The Weak List:  A Necessary Well-being Tool. Under periods of stress in your life your reactivity to past triggers may return.

Muscle response testing is a form of neuromuscularbiofeedback, applied kinesiology  biofeedback testing method.  t uses feedback from the body and brain (your virtual black box) as information.  Other forms of biofeedback include taking a pulse, taking a blood pressure and listening to the heart with a stethoscope.” In the 1950s, Dr. Arthur Coca identified that his wife’s heart rate would increase if she ate a food that provoked an inappropriate or allergic response. This was, as Dr. Coca put it, ‘accidentally acquired knowledge’ which he then applied to patients as well as his wife. The results were very effective and consistent.”  Similarly muscle response testing provides information about foods and substances ingested, inhaled and applied to the body as well as environmental factors. Anything can cause disruption to the natural communication and function within your body.  Learning how to read your body’s responses after exposure to suspected causes can provide you with health protection.  Have you noticed that there are times when you feel sudden weakness or nausea, your balance is altered or one side of your body is weaker than the other side?

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I use a similar body response, neuromuscularbiofeedback technique when I perform BodyFeedback Interview and Therapy assessments on clients. Surprisingly their water samples clients bring for testing are often one of the first items on their ‘weak list’. Since our bodies are mostly water this can have serious health implications.

Interested in learning more about how to use your body’s responses to improve your health?

  1.  Get started by downloading Muscle Response Testing for health protection.

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2.  Host a workshop.

3.  Book a BodyFeedback Interview and Therapy session.

4. Learn more in my book The Whole Person Well-being Equation

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COMING UP!

Once you have adequately learned to use your body’s responses for health protection, you can apply the changes in body’s responses with a questioning protocol for further health protection and recovery. Using the body response method that works best for you daily will ensure confidence.  Like anything you learn, practice is important. The more you use your method you will find that your intuition becomes more focused and sometimes speaks to you even before you test your item.  I am working on the ebook and workshop format that combines using your body’s responses with a questioning protocol.

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca

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