How illnesses develop

Illnesses don't turn up overnight. There are usually symptomatic warning signs, often for years before. But even these are not the start of the problem. A symptom is like the straw that breaks the camel's back, usually resulting from a series of imbalances that our bodies can no longer cope with. We can develop imbalances from all sorts of things; a fall, an emotional upset, negative thoughts, or eating too many non-nourishing foods for example.

Our body's number one instinct is survival and, when faced with an imbalance it cannot put right, it will assess its needs and prioritise where its resources go. By compensating for the imbalance our bodies create a further imbalance in the area the body has taken resources from.

In this way the imbalances have a knock-on effect, and eventually our bodies start taking resources from parts we can feel or notice, parts that may not be obviously related to the original imbalance. This is the reason why some of the first signs of ill health can be seen in the nails, hair and skin. The resources that would normally be used to keep them healthy are being used to maintain the more vital areas. It is also the reason why it is no good treating symptoms.

A symptom should be seen as an alarm bell. Most medication, for example pain killers, merely switches off the alarm but does nothing to address the situation that caused the alarm to go off in the first place. This is why there is a trend towards fewer and fewer acute conditions, like the cold, and more and more chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and so on. By suppressing the symptoms and ignoring the signals, eventually bigger, more complex, longer term illnesses develop.

The solution? Regular balancing with Kinesiology ensures that imbalances are not allowed to gather momentum. Prevention is your shield.