Anxiety is debilitating to live with and here at Midlands Kinesiology and Oak Tree Holistic Therapies, we are seeing a huge number of people seeking treatment to help them cope with anxiety. As many as 6 out of 10 people are living with underlying either acute or chronic anxiety, and our busy lifestyles, materially driven society and social media are not helping the situation. Here at Oak Tree Holistic therapies we provide several therapies to help with Anxiety, from Counselling, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Energy Healing to reduce stress, Shamanic Healing, Acupuncture to balance our stress hormones and BioKinesiology to fix the gut and find where the root of your anxiety began. Dealing with the root cause of the anxiety is the best way to treat it, rather than putting a plaster on symptoms.
What causes anxiety?
😟Stress & Worry about daily life
😭Traumatic events: death of a loved one, abuse, childhood trauma
💊Methylation / Detox issues in the liver
🦠Gut imbalances- parasites, fungus, bad bacterial overload
🍄Mould in environment
👨👨👦👦History of Mental illness in family
Symptoms of Anxiety
- Diarrhoea- our fight or flight hormone cortisol increases contractions of the bowel
- Stomach issues/ pain in stomach, reflux, indigestion
- Panic Attacks
- Constant underlying worry about everything
- Tightness in chest
- Palpitations/ heart thumping in chest
- Problems sleeping
- Headaches/ migraine
- Trouble concentrating
- Avoiding social situations
- Memory problems
How can BioKinesiology help your anxiety?
BioKinesiology will find out what the root of your anxiety is and your body will indicate through testing, whether your problem is chemical or emotional; ie. whether it’s a toxicity issue in the body or whether your body has stored emotion from a traumatic event or events from your past.
Causes of Anxiety that BioKinesiology can test for and treat:
- Parasites/ Fungus/ Gut dysbiosis
One common cause of anxiety is parasites and they are common not only in children, but in adults as well. As shocking as this sounds, parasites are extremely common, and they cause a HUGE range of symptoms including skin issues such as psoriasis and other chronic skin issues, IBS, teeth grinding, itchy skin and peeling skin, nightmares & sleep disturbance, dark thoughts, depression and anxiety. BioKinesiology tests for all toxins such as parasites, viruses, bacteria, fungus, heavy metals, radiation, toxic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and if they show as being relevant, we test what you need to eliminate the toxin from the body.
- Low Feel Good Hormones & Vitamin & Mineral Deficiency
Our brains are chemical factories that continuously produce our feel good hormones serotonin & dopamine. What’s needed in order to synthesize or make these feel good hormones in the body are nutrients; amino acids, minerals & vitamins and other biochemicals we obtain from food. Serotonin (our feel good hormone) is made from protein (an amino acid called tryptophan). To make this feel good hormone, vitamin B6 is extremely important. Zinc is also extremely important for the synthesis of GABA which is a neurotransmitter that produces a calming effect. This can help with feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear. It may also help to prevent seizures. So Zinc and Vitamin B6 are crucial nutrients when it comes to anxiety and depression. When supplementing with any specific nutrition, you must check with your GP or pharmacist if you are on medication.
- Problems with your Methylation
Another cause for anxiety is a methylation issue. Methylation is a chemical process within your body and it regulates cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive, and detoxification systems, including those relating to: liver detox, DNA production, Neurotransmitter production (feel good hormones), metabolism (regulation) of fats, oestrogen & histamine)high histamine causes sinus issues/ itching/ rashes/ sneezing etc. Certain nutrients are extremely important for our methylation process. BioKinesiology will test your methylation pathway to see if it is working correctly.
- Chronic deficiency in certain vitamins or minerals
Abnormal levels of key nutrients can have an adverse effect on brain chemistry & mental health. BioKinesiology identifies which specific nutrient deficiencies you have and gives treatment to help these. This in turn helps increase levels of feel good hormones serotonin and dopamine, in turn improving anxiety and depression in a completely natural way without medications. Many people suffering with anxiety and depression test to having low Vitamin B6, which is a very important co-factor in the last chemical step in serotonin synthesis. Sometimes anxiety and depression can be caused by a number of different factors; sometimes you will require both nutrition in conjunction with another therapy to address emotional trauma. Counselling, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Emotional Stress Release (ESR) can also help to overcome anxiety faster.
- Emotional Issues/ Past Trauma stored within the body
BioKinesiology can test whether your anxiety is a chemical, structural. emotional or energetic problem. If your body tests to having an emotional root to your anxiety, I always recommend Australian Bush Flower Essences to help calm the mind, and stop fears/ anxieties / worries. For thousands of years Australian Aborigines have used flowers to heal emotional imbalances and physical injuries. They are used to treat imbalances at a higher level, bringing about emotional and spiritual balance and well being in the whole person. There are Bush Flower Essences to help all emotional imbalances; Fear/ Anxiety, Anger, Frustration, Hormonal Imbalances- Menopausal issues, Sleep issues (amongst many other emotions). I also use techniques such as emotional trauma release, tapping, visualisation and affirmations; depending on what a patient needs.
Feedback from just a couple of patients who have used Australian Bush Flowers;
“I used the Bush Flower Essence ‘Emergency Essence’ on Maeve’s recommendation, I felt good, less tired and most certainly less anxious” – Claire Nulty Heavin, Athlone
“I brought my 11 year old son to Maeve last September with anxiety. Maeve recommended a Bush Flower; 4 drops under the tongue each night until he finished the bottle. The difference in my son was huge. No more tears before school, no more panic attacks at night, no more irrational thoughts. Can’t recommend them enough”– Beth, Athlone
“I first visited Maeve 2 years ago for a number of problems one of which was the dreaded menopause and I was a NIGHTMARE according to my family! Maeve recommended that I try the Bush flowers and to say my body reacted to them was an understatement! Within days I was on my way back to my usual self happier and not on edge. With this issue sorted I tested for another Bush flower for some long standing inner trauma from a loved ones death some years previous. Again, I can say I blossomed with this new Bush flower. To say Maeve is brilliant does not do her justice she is one in a million and picked the right career path. I can not recommend her highly enough. I would just say some times it takes time for them to work everyone reacts differently.“- Jackie McCauley, Moate