Maria and Emma offer both nutritional therapy and kinesiology to clients, using an approach that gives the best chance to get to the root cause of ill health and bring balance back to the body. Depending on the client’s health condition and time spent taking a case history, kinesiology may be used during the first consultation and/or at subsequent visits. Both therapies are important in their own right, and can be offered independently of each other for those that prefer.
What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy has made great leaps forward during the past twenty years and uses the latest research-based evidence in nutrition and biochemistry. It is founded on the principle that the body will heal itself if the conditions are right and aims to restore health and vitality through the application of a tailor-made therapeutic plan incorporating dietary and lifestyle changes and supplements where appropriate. Maria and Emma work from a functional medicine standpoint, treating every client as an individual, giving you time to talk and explain your health problems and ultimately taking a holistic view of your health and wellbeing by looking for the root cause of any ill health rather than just at individual symptoms.
Who can benefit from nutritional therapy?
Anyone can benefit from nutritional therapy from the very young to the very old, and a wide range of conditions can be helped. Ill health often comes about through a combination of a poor diet, stressful lifestyle and negative environmental factors, which over time can prevent us from functioning at our best and may lead to anything from mild illnesses to more serious degenerative diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. As well as helping with specific health problems, we also aim to teach clients more about healthy eating which can increase confidence, compliance and bring on a new lease of life.
What is kinesiology?
The term ‘Kinesiology’ means ‘the study of movement’ and was originally used to describe a form of conventional medicine regarding muscles and joints. Over the past 40 years, practitioners, most notably George Goodheart, developed Kinesiology further and it is now an effective natural healing therapy that combines muscle testing with the principles of Chinese medicine to assess health, energy, nutritional imbalances and the impact of emotions on health.
A basic principle of Kinesiology is that an energy imbalance in any part of the body affects the function of the body as a whole. Correcting the imbalance brings about a general improvement in total body energy, which can manifest as improved physical and mental performance.
The muscle testing is simple, painless, gentle and you keep your clothes on! It is practiced worldwide by doctors, dentists, chiropractors, nutritional therapists, and other health professionals.
Why do you offer nutrition and kinesiology together?
Maria and Emma have found that nutritional therapy and kinesiology complement each other very well. Offering both enables them to:
- pinpoint with better accuracy the underlying causes of ill health
- offer practical nutritional guidance as well as a hands-on and relaxing therapy
- find out if there are any organs or systems that needs support
We do want to point out that although we offer both nutritional therapy and kinesiology together at our practice, kinesiology is an entirely separate discipline to nutritional therapy, and is covered by a different professional body, The Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK), that we are both members of.