The winter months are a common time for colds and other illnesses. Factors such as reduced activity level and a higher stress level can result in a weaker immune system. When these factors are combined with more time spent indoors with others, this can be a sure-fire recipe for illness.

Kinesiology is one approach that can be used to boost your immune system, reducing the incidence of flu, colds and other ailments. A more robust immune system means your body’s natural defenses will be more equipped to guard against viruses and bacterial infections.

What is kinesiology and how does it work?

Kinesiology is a holistic approach to health and vitality, with instant and long-lasting results.  It combines ancient eastern energetic healing arts with western physiological healing sciences and it is now one of the world’s fastest growing natural therapies.

Kinesiology involves muscle monitoring to access your sub-conscious, assess and correct imbalances of energy within the physical, emotional and mental systems of the body.

Balancing with Kinesiology enhances one’s immune system by assisting the nerves, organs, glands, meridians, emotions and subtle energy systems to work in synchronicity.

Kinesiology promotes balance and optimal function throughout your body. An experienced Kinesiologist can provide the treatment you need to ensure that your body’s nerves, organ systems, circulatory systems, glands, meridians, energies and even your emotions will work in harmony.

Why are you more apt to get sick in the winter?

In the winter months, children are back in the classroom, which means kids, teens and parents alike are more exposed to illnesses. Employees are packed into the workplace in close quarters, with the windows closed due to the cool weather. This is another breeding ground for wintertime illness.

What’s more, people are less apt to engage in relaxing, stress-relieving activities in the winter months. You spend less time gardening. It’s too cold to take your dog for a long walk. These activities, which would help to relieve stress, are few and far between in the winter.

These factors, when combined with physical and emotional stressors that weaken the immune system, can result in more frequent illness from viruses, colds and influenza. But that’s precisely where kinesiology can help!

How is kinesiology used to achieve greater wellness in the wintertime?

Have you ever noticed how after an extremely stressful event, your body feels extremely weak and physically tired? This is an example of how stress can take a very physical toll on the body. While you may not notice a dramatic feeling of weakness or tiredness, more moderate levels of stress can take a tremendous toll on the body’s various systems, especially when that stress occurs for an extended period of time.

In kinesiology, the practitioner will work to identify stressors and other factors that are adversely impacting the body’s immune system.

Once these stressors are identified, the practitioner can work with the patient to help facilitate a shift from survival mode into a healthier state of being, with reduced stress levels. Once stress levels are reduced, the body becomes more capable of combating illness and fighting off viruses and bacteria.

An experienced Kinesiologist will provide care to an individual who is already suffering from physical and emotional stressors, in addition to helping those who are seeking to maintain emotional and physical health.

So what are you waiting for? Book in yourself for a regular and preventative kinesiology balance today to maintain top performance physically, emotionally and mentally. Click HERE  to book your appointment.

Below a juice recipe for an instant immunity boost that I hope you enjoy!

juice immune system

When it comes to the immune system, two vitamins are particularly crucial: Vitamin A and vitamin C.

Vitamin A is known as an anti-infective, and having a deficiency in it may impair immunity and increase the risk of infectious disease. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that’s important for the protection of immune cells and also of enhanced immune function.

This fruit and veg juice is packed with both vitamins A and C and provides more than 100 per cent of your recommended daily intake.

Hardcore health nuts may wish to add 1 to 2 cloves of garlic. This contains sulfur-based compounds that act as powerful antibiotic and anti-viral agents.

Ingredients

Serves 2

1 lemon

2cm slice of ginger

3 medium carrots

4 stalks of celery

4 kiwi fruit

A handful of parsley

arielle-handwrittenSource: Body&Soul