Mind-body, Energy work, bio-feedback…just a few of the terms used to describe some forms of natural, holistic approaches to wellness. It can get confusing to sort it all out – never mind all the different modalities of alternative health care now being practiced. Reiki, crystal healing, and reflexology are just a few that come to mind. And of course, I have a special love for Health Kinesiology™ – a specific form of Bioenergetic Kinesiology that I’ve been utilizing for the past 27 years of my life and have been practicing myself since November 2015.
What Does Science Say?
So, is there any science to it all? What is the mind-body connection? Simply put, in an article by The Chopra Center, “Since the body and mind are inextricably connected, every time we have a thought, we set off a cascade of cellular reactions in our nervous system that influence all the molecules in our body. Our cells are constantly observing our thoughts and being changed by them.” It is the far-reaching effect of the mind-body connection on the cellular level that makes Health Kinesiology™ such a powerful modality for natural wellness.
How is HK™ based on the mind-body connection?
HK™ utilizes the science behind the mind-body connection in two ways. First, through bio-feedback (in particular, muscle testing), the practitioner “talks” to the body to determine the specific type and sequence of items needed to promote healing. In order to do this reliably, both the client and practitioner must remain in energy balance during this investigative stage of the session. In addition, the practitioner must have experienced each of the proposed corrections energetically in order for the client’s body to understand what is being offered. Second, specific items are worked up in detail so that they will have the desired energy balancing effects on the cellular level to promote healing. These items (or “corrections”) often include specific words or phrases, a body position, or thought pattern that currently puts the body out of energetic balance. “Correction” of this imbalance in the presence of this “stressor” is what frees the body to heal itself.
Will HK™ Inspire Creativity?
Energy balancing modalities can be excellent for inspiring creativity by helping get the mind and body into the right "creative space". So, how does HK rate?
ACCESSIBILITY: 2.O - There seem to be more HK™ practitioners clustered in certain metropolitan areas and many practice more than strictly just HK™, so they are not readily accessible
AFFORDABILITY: 3,0 - average session cost between $100-199
SIMPLICITY: 1.0 - HK™ requires a visit to a well practiced expert
INSPIRING: 5.0 - an HK™ session can be targeted to support the creative process, which is amazing!
CALMING: 5.0 -HK™ sessions are typically very relaxing - the body really seems to respond well to having it's "energy stuff" rebalanced
ENERGIZING: 5.0 - removing physical and emotional energetic blocks is an excellent way to feel reinvigorated, which works great with HK™
Overall Score: 3.5/5.0
You may think I'm a little biased here because of my HK™ practice, but even before learning this modality myself, I was a believer. I personally saw life transforming results both physically and emotionally. I tried quite a few other modalities and always came back to HK™ to set my energy body back into balance.
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