Managing breathing difficulties with Kinesiology pt 1

Managing breathing difficulties with Kinesiology pt 1

Managing breathing difficulties with Kinesiology pt 1

 In the previous posts on breathing difficulties we have looked at the general triggers and how breathing difficulties can be managed with Bowen Technique. Please review these if you haven't already.

Using kinesiology as a modality to manage breathing difficulties gives us two distinct areas of application, environmental and emotional triggers. While the first of these is readily acknowledged by conventional approaches, there is little with the exception of inhalers and avoidance that can be suggested; for the latter there is little recognition, other than that "stress" can trigger breathing difficulties, and therefore there is less support for it.

This is one area that I have watch be of great support for over ten years as a kinesiologist and an area where we can give much needed support. For a general introduction on kinesiology please see the general introduction here.

So what does it specifically offer? As we stated in the first post in this series, there can be a number of environmental triggers, from industry, agriculture, but also from the home and the commonly used toiletries as well as finishes and compounds used in furnishings and decoration.

Many of these are 'new' in evolutionary terms to the body so it can have difficulty recognising what the substances are and how to metabolise them. It can also have difficulty with the volumes of chemicals and particles that it is encountering. For example, the massive areas of the country that grow GM Rapeseed, something never seen by our bodies before the last 100 years.

This can create one of several issues. If the body doesn't recognise a substance correctly, it will do at least one of several things with it:

  • Excrete it when it should be using it
  • Try and use or store it when it should be excreting it
  • Treat it like an invading pathogen and trigger immune response on it.

All of which can lead to some disastrous consequences, not the least of which is breathing difficulties. What is most amazing about this is the respiratory system can be responding not just to things it had inhaled, but also to substances the body has eaten or had applied to the skin. I have always found it fascinating that the site of entry doesn't always mean site of symptom. More can be read about this in the section on substance reaction.

Kinesiology not only has protocols for identifying what these potential substances are, but can also help the body to better identify them. Because with the model of kinesiology that I use, this lack of recognition is nothing more than a programming error. Something that could be caused by injury or stress/trauma or simply by the body never having the pattern in the first place. This could potentially be true of the over 70,000 chemicals that are used now that didn't exist in their current form before the industrial revolution.

So part of what kinesiology can be used for is not only for the identification, but also the re-integration though the persons energy system of the vital missing information for any substance. Beyond that we then get into tolerance issues where the body has the correct programme, but lacks the capacity to metabolise any useful working amount of it. This is akin to having to lift a heavy weight but not having the muscles. Using kinesiology we can develop the capacity of the the body's energy system giving it greater resources to manage its own environmental work load.

This doesn't only have the benefit of helping with substance metabolism but can be of support in any area of your life.

In part 2 of this post we will look at how kinesiology works with the emotional triggers of breathing difficulties.

Please add your comments into this post and share any useful and relevant experience you have had using kinesiology for environmental factors, even if they are not related to breathing difficulties.

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