Posts Tagged ‘neural organisational technique’

Pain – Neuroplasticity and Sports Injuries

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Have you heard of the term neuroplasticity and wondered what it means? No, our brains are not made of plastic. However, it does refer to the neural pathways in our brains can be as malleable as plastic allowing our brain to adapt to different circumstances. This means that each signal that enters our brain follows a particular pathway. This pathway can be altered by a change in behaviour.

Recently there has been several case studies to confirm the suggestion that chronic pain is not so much a true indication of current pain but that neural pathways have been developed in the brain to re-affirm the original pain that was experienced. Therefore, the pain which we perceive as chronic pain is not a true indication of anatomical pain but a memory of past pain experienced. Neuroplasticity suggests that neural pathway that has developed can be altered via different input.

There have been several cases which have successfully abated their chronic pain to minimal or none ultimately changing their lives. This has been achieved via activating the neural pathway pattern and flooding the brain with another sensory input. This in turn allows an alternative neural pathway to develop. Each time the new neural pathway is reinforced allows for the new pathway to develop and the old pathway (of pain) decreases in strength and slowly dissipates. Literally turning the old statement of if you don’t use it you lose it to an advantage!

Alternate sensory input may be light or sound. That is, by flooding the neural pathway with another direction to go in each time chronic pain is experienced stimulates new neurons to develop. If this new neuron pathway is reinforced regularly throughout the day the experience of pain has been reported to significantly reduce over a 6 week period.

Chronic pain is usually associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other degenerative conditions. However, chronic pain is actually classified after 3 months of experiencing pain in the same region consistently. Therefore this includes sports injuries which are often exacerbated by repetitive movements or sitting stationary for long periods of time (often work related). When this starts to happen reactive muscles can be a factor.

Reactive muscles is the concept of when one muscle is switched on it essentially bullies other muscles that switch off i.e. muscles are reactive towards one another as opposed to firing when appropriate. Reactive muscles can create dysfunctional movement patterns when the body moves. When this is done repetitively it can be reinforced and put strain on muscles which can lead to events causing injury. Upon injury acute inflammation and pain is experienced which is the body’s warning system to rest that area. However, when the acute inflammation dies down is a crucial stage to change the reactive pattern of muscles before the neuronal network of ‘pain’ is laid down and reinforced altering the way the body moves. This pattern can start to reinforce itself in a negative way.

By switching off the reactive muscles allows for any neuronal networks for ‘pain’ to not be reinforced thus reducing the experience of pain. This can be done by kinesiology. Essentially kinesiology identifies and activates a negative neuronal pathway, floods it with a positive stimulus allowing a new neuronal pathway to form i.e. neuroplasticity.

Why Kinesiology at New Leaf Natural Therapies

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Our Kinesiologists at New Leaf are all multi-skilled and have a combined 28 years experience in kinesiology:

Madonna Guy 20 years
Georgia Kilpatrick 8 years

 

Kinesiology is a process which helps us to access the innate knowledge within the body.  It’s hard to explain, but it uses muscle testing which accesses what your body needs to heal…  We can use kinesiology to support:

  1. Learning Problems.  Our practitioners do a process called LEAP and NOT which support better processing of information for our kids with auditory processing issues, dyslexia, ADHD etc
  2. Behavioural Issues:  We all support the nervous system to cope better with behavioural problems – there are many reasons for this, and kinesiology can help to target what’s going on with the brain, gut, immune system and start the process of rebalancing our kids…
  3. Endocrine/Hormonal Issues.  Within the processes of kinesiology there are ways to help to re-boot the hormonal systems of the body, which are often activated by a huge stress/trauma or a toxic overload of some sort.  Kinesiology can help to target the cells/organs which are dysfunctional and re-balance the energy in these organs.  Are you sick of Infertility? PMT? Pain? Being grumpy?  Depression?
  4. Immune Balancing:  There are kinesiology processes which support boosting the parts of the body associated with better immunity, thereby helping the body have less symtoms of allergy, intolerances, cold and flu…
  5. LEAP:  Learning Enhancement Acupressure Programme – this process helps to re-integrate pathways in the brain that are dysfunctional.  The entire process may take anywhere from 5-20 hours depending on how neurologically out-of-whack the body is.
  6. NOT:  Neural Organisational Technique – this process re-organises the neurology in the body and can be used to support structural problems such as jaw and hip pain, scoliosis, whiplash and neck problems, chronic back pain.  Just about all arthritis starts with an imbalance in the body.
  7. Energetic Healing:  When our energy is out of balance, ‘blockages’ occur in the body.  Kinesiology can target ”weird energy” like chakras, auras, figure 8 energies, negative attachments that are causing problems for you overall.
  8. Nutritional Kinesiology:  Do you absorb your food?  Supplements?  Protein?  Carbohydrates?  Sugars?  Kinesiology can find out which organs are affected negatively by your foods and supplements and help your body accept and absorb nutrition better.
  9. Toxicity Work:  We can use kinesiology to find the pathways in the brain, liver, kidneys which are being blocked by toxins such as lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminium…  This can cause chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, just about any health problem.
  10. and so much more….

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Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098
Wynnum Brisbane

N.O.T. Neural Organisational Technique Kinesiology in Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

We now have 2 practitioners in our clinic who do N.O.T.: Neural Organisational Technique: A kinesiology process which helps to realign the body after whiplashes, injuries, dodgy birth trauma, physical injuries, sporting injuries, dental work. Physical injuries can go onto create problems such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia… Find an NOT Practitioner in your area and get realigned today!

N.O.T. has been used in Australia for around 20 years.  We have used it in our clinic for:

  • whiplash
  • neuropathy
  • jaw problems
  • cranial injuries
  • neck problems
  • hip problems
  • scoliosis
  • spinal cord problems
  • post-dental pain
  • head injuries
  • back pain
  • thoracic pain
  • knee problems
  • hormonal imbalances
  • ankle pain
  • twisted pelvis

As you can see, there’s lots of reasons to have a course of N.O.T. treatments.  We have lots of experience in N.O.T. and love it!  Talk to us today!

Madonna Guy ND
Naturopath/Kinesiologist
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia
33486098

NEURAL ORGANISATION TECHNIQUE (N.O.T.)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

NEURAL ORGANIZATION TECHNIQUE (N.O.T.)

I have taken training from several doctors in Australia and the United States who have developed techniques that deal with identifying and correcting faults in the nervous system. One technique that I have mastered is called Neural Organization Technique. It is a very powerful technique wherein its originator, Dr. Carl Ferrari, used muscle response testing to find the basic sequences or “programs” that we are all built with on a primitive level.

It encompasses knowledge from chiropractic, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and more. What is unique to Dr. Ferreri’s work is that he has found order in the system so that there is very little guesswork in making corrections. The protocols for correcting the body are to be done in a specific sequence every time on every person. It is as if someone has found the owner’s manual for the basic neurology of the human body and the reflexes to correct and reset it!

For example, one can reprogram an immune system by correcting a sequence of 15 to 18 reflexes on the body in about 5 minutes. To demonstrate the specificity of the technique, one can then reverse the sequence and recreate the faulty immune system for demonstration purposes. We can do this with the hormonal programs, scoliosis, learning disabilities, etc. This is a very powerful, very specific and very encompassing technique that takes only 120-150 minutes to complete all corrections! It is accomplished with very low force, and once it is done, the disorganization DOES NOT USUALLY RETURN unless there is a new significant trauma.

At first I found this hard to believe, however I have now treated many patients globally who have returned a year later for re-examination to show that all the corrections were still holding.

Every condition known to man involves nervous system disorganization at a base causative level. Therefore, one of the primary treatments in correcting any condition would be to correct and reorganize the nervous system using this technique before continuing with another modality. The body is organized functionally into four primal survival systems which are generally known as the feeding, fight/flight, reproduction and immune systems. All physiological, neurological, vegetative and cognitive activities must function within or through these survival systems in an organized and integrated manner. In order for the body to survive, these systems must be organized within themselves first and then must be integrated and synchronized with each other. This organization is manifest through the integrated function of the central nervous system. Various kinds of stress including physical, emotional, chemical, or environmental trauma can, and many times do, interfere with the harmonious and organized function of these reflex systems and ultimately the central nervous system itself.

Neural Organization Technique (NOT), a non-invasive, kinesiologically-based treatment protocol, is designed to recognize any of the disorganizations that may be found within the neural programmes of these primal survival systems if damaged or otherwise compromised. The treatment protocols are then designed to specifically organize or reorganize a disorganized central nervous system. A disruption of the natural balance within these previously synchronized processes will cause a change in the electromagnetic (EM) field in various parts of the body. This EM change can then be measured, analyzed and treated. Homeostasis is then restored to the body by activating combinations of the known reflex systems, acupuncture meridians, muscle spindles, magnetic energy, cranial and spinal bone balances and nutrition which control these systems. The key to the success of this treatment protocol is that it recognizes the need for the specific organization and integration of all systems within the body.

The body is a totally integrated biological and energetic entity where everything affects everything else in one way or another and as the old song goes, the “head bone” is really connected to the “foot bone”. It is impossible to treat one part of the body without affecting or causing stress or change somewhere else in the body.

The list of conditions treated with this method almost reads like a pathology book because it is so diverse. This is because the treatment protocols are aimed at the neurological, physiological and energetic deficits which either cause or allow the condition or deficit to exist, and not necessarily at the condition itself. It doesn’t matter what you have or what you call it but rather why you have it. We don’t treat the disease but we do treat the causes.

Neural Organization Technique is unique in other ways not found in other treatment protocols. The NOT examination and treatment protocols take into account the body’s awareness of itself and the circumstances of life as it is lived. Eyes open and closed, light and dark and half-light conditions (dawn, dusk, etc) and various eye directions are a normal part of the usual examination and treatment procedures. Also considered are changing body positions (getting up from sitting or lying), cold, heat, walking, jumping, running, sitting in the car, etc. which very often influence the memory of the circumstances surrounding the condition. These circumstances, when included in the treatment protocol, are almost always key to successful treatment and usually make for rapid and successful conclusions to any condition.

Problems treated by NOT

Some of the many conditions which I have successfully treated or corrected include:

  • Headaches

  • Learning disabilities/dyslexia

  • Grinding or clenching teeth, jaw tension/misaligned or clicking jaws

  • Chronic neck pain and whiplash injuries

  • Chiropractic adjustments that don’t hold

  • Acute or chronic back pain, disc degeneration, and sciatica

  • Arm, hand, leg, or foot pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Recurring ear and sinus infections

  • Tendonitis and muscle spasms

  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or legs

  • Scoliosis

  • Hernias (both inguinal and hiatal)

  • Prostate hypertrophy (enlargement) and prolapsed uterus

  • Frequent urination/incontinence

  • Nausea

  • Food sensitivities

  • Allergies/frequent colds and coughs

  • Immune and autoimmune disorders

  • Acid reflux, chronic gas bloating and belching

  • Female and male sexual problems

  • Thyroid conditions

  • Hypoglycemia/Hyperglycemia/Diabetes

  • Sleeping problems

  • Concentration difficulties/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

  • Chronic tiredness/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Vertigo, balance problems, motion sickness, difficulty with heights

  • Asthma/shortness of breath

  • Visual and hearing difficulties

  • Epilepsy

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Down’s syndrome

  • Cerebral Palsy

The method of examination for all of the above is based on kinesiological concepts in which a strong muscle indicator [a muscle which can resist reasonable force on command] is used. This method accesses the body’s own knowledge of itself. If there is a functional or structural deficit anywhere in the body, there will be a change in the electromagnetic energy in that part or function. When that part or reflex area is touched by either the examiner or the patient there is a distraction to the overall energy field as the body tries to compensate for the change. This change is registered in the test muscle and the muscle momentarily weakens on stress.

The Interconnectedness of the Body

Nothing happens in or to the body without total body awareness of the incident. This awareness is communicated through an intact nervous system so that the body can accommodate the particular incident and can act appropriately to survive. As these systems are involved in our basic survival, they must also of necessity be reflex in nature, that is, automatic, needing no cognitive activity or training to function. Trauma in all of its possibilities can and does disrupt the neural programmes within these reflex systems which then send inappropriate signals to the body.

There is an axiom in neurology which is known as the ‘all or none’ rule.

If there is sufficient stimulation then that neurological program must fully activate and if not, it will not. Our research has identified the specific areas in or on the body which will activate the neural circuits within these programmes. They in turn control all possibilities including posture, gait, balance, movement, glandular, immune, digestive and cognitive functions.

A frequent question asked by both patients and doctors is “how long does it last?” If the corrections are made properly and completely, they usually last until the patient re-injures themselves, which may be many years later.

I personally use other techniques in the field of emotional and energetic healing to assist people in their return to wellness. Neural Organization Technique, however, must be done with every person to ensure that the body computer can hold onto the corrections, be they physical, emotional, or dietary.

There are less than 100 Neural Organization Technique doctors around the world and we have worked for years to decipher and correct the neural faults that appear specific to each and every condition known. We are all amazed at Dr. Ferreri’s genius at what he has created and I continue to follow in his pioneering footsteps by making myself available for treatments, lectures, research projects, and training.

Call us today for an appointment to regain your life!  Whatever the reason you have found us, we can help! 99% of conditions can be helped with us here at New Leaf Natural Therapies.

Madonna Guy
N.O.T. Practitioner
Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane

Most Complete Naturopathic Clinic in Brisbane – Why Choose New Leaf Natural Therapies!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Why Choose New Leaf Natural Therapies

  • New Leaf Natural Therapies, at Wynnum Brisbane, is the most complete natural therapies clinic in Brisbane, with an abundance of services, treatments, testing facilities available for you and your family…
  • Our team members work towards healing our clients as quickly and effectively as possible.  Since we work together as a team you will probably end up seeing several practitioners, since we all have different areas of expertise.
  • We are the only low-toxin clinic in Australia – we spent a lot of energy researching our carpets, lighting, vinyl (marmoleum), glues and paints, and spent the $$$ ensuring the least problematic environment for you and your family.
  • We have payment plans which will save you and your family $$$ every month!
  • Our team is dedicated to your success.  All of our practitioners regularly expand their knowledge, undertake courses and find out the latest in natural health!
  • We work with ALL health problems.  There is nothing we haven’t successfully treated.  There’s a saying in natural therapies – everything is treatable, everything is possible, but not all clients are ready to take the journey…

New Leaf Team Members

 

Gabby & Linda are our core reception team – often your first contact with New Leaf.  Gabby is also a practitioner in energetic healing/kinesiology.  Both will offer you care & expertise with how to go about finding the right practitioner for what you need at the time.

Chris Shana – our meditation facilitator.  Chris is lovely.  Meditation classes to be advised.  Each week is different.  Chris is also available for spirit drawings and readings.

Prices:$16 casually for Meditation…      Best value are our meditation ‘packs’ – just ask!

Norm Todkill – Norm was a teacher for 20 years with a Bachelor of Science – it is this history which gives him an excellent foundation for helping children with learning problems.  With a combination of skills including remedial massage, neural organisational technique, learning enhancement, nutritional & toxin additions and removal, LEAP, kinesiology, Norm can help you out with many areas of your health:  structural, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Ask about your 1st session special with Norm and how much $$$ you can save!!

Gabby Graham – Gabby has been doing reiki/intuitive energy healings for around 10 years.  Reiki is an energetic treatment with Gabby has a definite love and passion for.  Gabby’s kinesiology knowledge is expanding and working with Counselling Kinesiology is her passion.

Worth every cent for clearing stagnant energy and healing old emotional hurts!

Doug Newitt –  Doug has been in natural therapies for over 13 years.  Having started as a remedial massage therapist he has a gift of looking at the body and knowing where things are out of balance.  With the additional training in naturopathy, allergy testing & treatments, natural fertility and hormonal balancing, skin disorders and weight loss challenges, there is very little that Doug doesn’t enjoy treating.  Doug loves finding dietary and lifestyle changes which impact hugely on the lives of her clients.

Prices from $88 per ½ hour         Best value – join a naturopathic programme OR monthly specials OR Doug’s re-booking policy:

  • Book within 2 weeks with Doug save 20%
  • Book within 4 weeks with Doug and save 10%

Katherine Lynn – Kat is a fabulous Musculo-Skeletal Therapist and Kinesiologist.  Her passion is in finding what is causing a problem – physical or emotional and finding the solution.  Kat is a therapist with a knack for working through past issues, finding what emotional gear is tied up in the subconscious and finding ways of diffusing or eliminating those old stressors.

Kat’s kinesiology balances over the past few years involve coaching, finding causes, getting to the root issues of any health problem.  She works with people body, mind and soul.

Best value – Better Balance Kinesiology plan (30% off all kinesiology at New Leaf + 20% off all massage)

  • Regulars:  book within 1 week, save 30%
  • Book within 2 weeks save 20%
  • Book within 3-4 weeks save 10%

Madonna Guy – Madonna has been a full-time local naturopath/kinesiologist/massage therapist since 1995.  New Leaf is Madonna’s clinic – she had the dream to open a clinic which would offer everything she loves about natural therapies, and to do so with integrity and love.  One of Madonna’s goals is to always find the underlying causes of the problems and fix them…  Madonna has many skills due to the fact that if she finds a better way to treat someone, she wants to know about it.  There are no other naturopaths in Queensland with Madonna’s unique combination of skills, techniques and knowledge.

Prices from $111 per ½ hour        Most of Madonna’s clients are on Naturopathic/Kinesiology/Pain Relief programmes which saves lots of $$$

 

What Do We Do?

Naturopathy is a system of healing that aims to provide holistic or whole body healthcare by drawing on treatment methods from several traditional systems of medicine. Naturopathy seeks to use the natural healing powers of the body to cure itself. It focuses on treating the cause of a disease rather than the symptoms themselves. In the past naturopathy was described as an alternative medicine; however there has been such a massive amount of scientific research in the past 20 years that it is much more mainstream these days.

Good health and wellness is what naturopathic treatment is all about. The main emphasis of naturopathic practice is the belief that the body has an inbuilt ability to strive for health. The role of a naturopath is to work with a person to promote the natural healing of the body. Naturopathy is rooted in the belief that health is more than just the absence of disease and works on strengthening the body’s natural defences.

Just about all disease conditions can be supported through naturopathic supplements and treatments.  There is very little that our team hasn’t treated, and with such a range of practitioners, testing facilities, treatments and skills available, you and your loved ones are in good hands.

Our naturopaths are Doug Newitt and Madonna Guy

Kinesiology: We have kinesiology techniques for just about everything!  Kinesiology is a tool (like acupuncture but without the needles) that helps to find and correct imbalances in the body.  It has been developed over the last 60 years and utilises a combination of techniques – chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese philosophy such as meridians, chakras & other energies, counselling and brain neurology.

Choosing a kinesiologist at New Leaf is easy:   we all have different skills and different knowledge base to work from, and you simply book in with the practitioner that feels right for what you are going through. If you need to see someone else afterwards, we’ll let you know (your body will tell us!!!)

Norman Todkill is a very gentle kinesiologist who brings many years of massage therapy and biochemistry skills and knowledge to your treatment session.  Norm is very calm and has an ability to gently move through big issues and help to alleviate stress and pain from your life.  With the combination of NOT/kinesiology skills he can find out exactly what supplements your body needs, so that you get on track sooner!  Norm’s balances are often very energetic in nature and clients often ‘feel’ his energetic healings. Norm also uses kinesiology to perform allergy testing, allergy treatments, endocrine balances and structural balancing.

Katherine Lynn  has a wide variety of kinesiology skills and is continuing to add to her skill base regularly.  Her technique moves through a variety of nutritional balancing, energetic healings, structural balancing, emotional issues and she can help you to thread together the issues from the past which are creating current health issues – emotionally and structurally. Kat is also being sought out as a kinesiology teacher – you’re in great hands with Kat.

Madonna is more structurally based than Kat.  Madonna’s areas of specialties are NOT and LEAP.  NOT is Neural Organisational Technique, a process which helps to realign the spine, remove whiplashes and cranial injuries, rebalance the foot and ankle muscles, hips and shoulders and more.  LEAP is a learning enhancement process which is great for brain integration.  It works through a series of parts of the brain and gets them working one by one.  Both NOT and LEAP are programmes which take time to work through, but are worth the energy.  3 sessions of LEAP do more for the brain than a year of counselling!  3 sessions of NOT is worth 3 months of chiropractic!

An example of our Kinesiology ‘Balances & Treatments’ are:

Allergy Assessments: a protocol to find substances: foods, pollutants, additives which are causing health issues

Allergy Re-training: helps to re-set the body energetically so that it may handle allergens/intolerances better

Celestial Circuit Balancing: do you feel like yourself?  Feel beside yourself?  Your centre of gravity may be out of balance…  this is an incredibly powerful technique to bring your energies back into centre…

Emotional Diffusion: the ability of kinesiology to find old emotional patterns and ‘diffuse’ them.

Endocrine Balancing: a specific balance (from NOT) which re-sets the endocrine system – supporting all of your endocrine organs:  adrenals, thyroid,

Heart Healing: when something has happened in your life, which colours every single thing that you do, a heart healing may be appropriate.  It is a huge balance, aimed at increasing your level of ‘consciousness’.  For high level stress.

Immune System Balancing: this improves the function of your immune system, activates your immune system and reduces stress.

LEAP:  a protocol (over many sessions) which progressively works through areas of the brain.  Memory centres, working memory, auditory pathways, visual pathways, balance mechanisms.

Neural Organisational Technique: a process which systematically works through getting better ‘neurology’.  Can help spinal pain, whiplash, scoliosis, jaw & hip problems, feet issues, shoulder pain & more.

Nutritional Balancing: the body can get confused about what it needs nutritionally.  This process works systematically through the minerals & ensures your body is accepting/utilising them.  Often it’s stress that shuts down our absorption.

Whiplash Correction: long term whiplash issues can be resolved through this process. Whiplashes can start long term health issues such as Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia.

Hypnotherapy/Neuro-Linguistic Programming:  this combination, performed by Norm, is exceptionally relaxing, and similar  to kinesiology helps us deal with, and cope with, stress, addictions, weight loss, fear and/or anger issues, OCD, anxiety, sleep issues and more.  It works through the subconscious to

Our Massage Techniques

Reflexology is a natural healing therapy, based on the principle that there are reflex points in the feet, hands and ears (the feet are most commonly the primary area of application), which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. The body is treated through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions. reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.

Reflexology is able to help with many things, such as;

  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Impact on physiological measures (Cholesterol, blood pressure etc)
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Respiratory problems (asthma, allergies)
  • Post operative recovery and pain reduction
  • Mental health issues (depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Pregnancy (easier childbirth, delivery, post-partum recovery)
  • Stress
  • All over muscle pain and tension
  • Sleeping problems

Aromatherapy uses essential oils which are aimed at improving a person’s health or mood. Many consider this type of treatment as unscientific and wishful thinking – however, scientific evidence of its effectiveness is growing. The essential oils used in aromatherapy have a different composition compared to other herbal products because the distillation used in aromatherapy recovers the lighter phytomolecules.

The theory behind aromatherapy:  It is believed that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates the part of the brain connected to smell – the olfactory system; a signal is sent to the limbic system of the brain that controls emotions and retrieves learned memories. This causes chemicals to be released which make the person feel relaxed, calm, or even stimulated. If the aromatherapy includes massage the effect is to further relax the person.

Remedial massage: When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats the body. The massage therapist endeavours to identify the original biomechanical dysfunction, thus healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms. Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up the body’s own repair mechanisms. A lubricating edium (usually oil) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching moves are also used.

Hot stone massage: Hot stone massage is a fabulously relaxing massage utilising lomi lomi massage and flat hot stones used in various positions on the body in order to relax, rejuvenate and pamper!

Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Very few practices in Australia have FSM and even fewer run FSM sessions the way we do!!!  FSM is a gentle, yet effective tool, originally developed for pain relief with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.  In the 80’s disc regeneration was developed as well, and since then much research has gone in to perfecting many, many pain protocols.

The technology is similar to MRI scanning – but FSM is used for healing and not for diagnostics (great, huh???)

We have programmes specifically for FSM, and most of our naturopathic programmes include 20-80% off FSM treatments.

Reiki/Intuitive Energy Healing

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” (on or over the body) and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Our Payment Plans

Our clients LOVE our payment plans.  Why?  Clients on our payment plan save lots and lots of $$$.  The way they work is simple:

  • Prepay a naturopathic consultation OR microcurrent treatments OR learning enhancement treatments OR massage per month
  • AND get discounts off further treatments
  • AND get discounts off further tests
  • AND get discounts off family naturopathic consultations.  It’s definitely Win-Win!!!
  • Naturopathic Programmes: detoxification, wellness, anti-ageing
  • Fertility & Hormonal Programme
  • Pain Programmes using Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Remedial Massage Programme
  • Flexible Naturopathic Programme
  • Learning Enhancement Programme (brain integration, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD etc)
  • Wellness Programme (Naturopathic)

Our Testing Facilities

many testing processes are 20-80% off on naturopathic & massage payment plans

Allergy Assessments

(using Kinesiology N.O.T. technique – for internal allergens, foods,  external allergens, make-up, cleansers etc)

Blood Group

Candida

Celiac

Helicobacter

Insulin Resistance: are you pre-diabetic?

This test is a non-fasting test which lets us see your Cholesteral, LDL, HDL, Trigs and Insulin Resistance – which is not standard in Doctors blood tests…

Live Blood Screenings: You SEE your blood on the screen – live!!!

B12, Iron, essential fatty acids, liver stress, leaky gut, white blood cell activity and count, parasites, infections, auto-immunity, poor immunity, ‘vitality’, inflammation

Ph – your acid/alkalinity

Being too acidic internally is one of the major causes for miscarriage, pain, skin disorders, exhaustion, heart disease and cancer.

Supplements:   (using kinesiology to ask what your body needs/how much.  We have many years experience in using this technique and it’s why our success is far beyond that of many other practitioners – Kat, Norm & Madonna prescribe only what your body tells them you need!)

Urinalysis

Heavy metal testing, ph – acid/alkalinity, cancer pre-cursors, vitamin C, and more.

Urinary Indicans

This lets us know how much ‘bad bacteria’ you have in your gut.  Bad bacteria causes obesity, exhaustion, digestive disturbances and chronic disease.

VLA Cellular Analysis

We use this weekly to fortnightly  in our fat-loss programme to ensure it’s FAT that’s being lost.  Most weight loss programmes destroy muscle mass and dehydrate the body – so rebound weight is inevitable.  Our programme is successful because we treat the whole body, not just count calories or add up points.  You will achieve success if the programme is followed!

Zinc tally

Zinc is important for over 250 liver functions, every hormonal function, energetic pathways, mood hormones  and more…

 

Classes Available

 

Meditation Classes:  are held at New Leaf Natural Therapies, currently at 6.45 on Thursday evenings.  Our meditation facilitator is Chris Shana.  Chris has been running meditation classes for over 10 years.  Guaranteed to add a little peace and gentle energy to your life!

Yoga classes:  are held at New Leaf Natural Therapies, currently on Monday nights at 6pm.  Our remedial yoga instructor is Sheridan Oliver, an experienced yoga practitioner with over 20 years teaching experience.  There is a maximum of 8 people per class, with plenty of one-on-one.

Kinesiology Definition

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Kinesiology: the definition of kinesiology is a little tricky since there are so many forms, developed with different processes in mind.  In general kinesiology is about muscle movement and muscle testing, therefore we use muscle testing to find out what’s going on inside the body.  We use different ‘muscle testing’ techniques depending on who we are treating and what we are treating them for.

Kinesiology was developed originally in the 1950’s by renegade chiropractors in the U.S., who were sick to death of treating the same condition week in, week out.   George Goodheart went to China and learned acupuncture philosophy, so acupressure and acupuncture meridians, points, and emotions are highly integrated within most kinesiology models.

Physios used ‘kinesiology’ techniques in the 1950’s as well to find out how damaged a persons muscles were after a bout of polio, or after the polio vaccines, so we add in the structural muscular knowledge from this side of medicine as well.  Richard Utt, Gordon Dickson ND & Charles Krebs PhD all developed various kinesiology processes which have created the overall process now known as LEAP (Learning Enhancement Advanced Acupressure) system which helps people with learning problems, memory issues, behavioural problems such as ADHD, ADD, Aspergers, Autism and more. 

Carl Ferrari D.C. combined chiropractic with Touch for Health and other modalities to develop N.O.T. (Neural Organisational Technique) which is fabulous in re-booting the nervous system from head to toe, supporting long-term issues such as whiplashes, jaw and hip problems, scoliosis and more.  Both Linda Hoggard ND and Madonna Guy ND have been using N.O.T. since 1996 and have found it invaluable in treating long term health problems such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.  Jacqueline Dekoke ND is the primary practitioner dealing with finding allergies, dealing with sensitivities and helping overcome long term immune system issues with the Endocrine and Immune Balancing processes.

All of our kinesiologists are also naturopaths so we utilise our knowledge within both spheres to ensure people get the most out of our treatments.  The types of kinesiology that we do are very non-invasive: we may find a time-line that’s important to clear (ie, father unwell at 8 years old, creates a fear pattern in our brain around loss or lack of security for example) but we don’t delve on these old patterns very long, we simply store the information and move on, clearing the stressors as we find them.

Kinesiology – we do lots!

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Have you experienced kinesiology?  We love kinesiology at our clinic, it’s a big part of who we are and what we do!  when we were setting up the clinic we knew that it was not only important, but absolutely necessary that our practitioners understood and used kinesiology as an integral part of the way they worked, and that’s what we’ve achieved!

Madonna has been doing kinesiology since 1995 or so, and teaching touch for health for over 10 years…   Linda and Madonna have been training together for many years and have travelled all around Australia (and to New York) to learn from the top kinesiologists available.  Jacqueline learnt amazing techniques through her experiences in sensitivity balancing, and did courses such as Touch for Health many years ago.  She does most of our ‘endocrine balancing’, ‘immune balancing’ and ‘sensitivity testing and treatments’ at our clinic. 

There are so many types of kinesiology, it’s really hard to say how it works and what it does.  We do everything from Structural Kinesiology to Counselling and emotional kinesiology, LEAP (Learning Enhancement Advanced Protocol); Muscle balancing with Touch for Health; NOT (Neural Organisational Technique); SIPS (Stress Indicator Points System); Heart Healing and lots more. 

Most health problems link to emotional issues, the most common being rage & anger, fear & anxiety, pain & punishment, depression and escape, submission & freeze: we find those emotional links and ‘diffuse’ the nervous system so that it starts to act ‘consciously’ rather than ‘unconsciously’.  It’s often quite subtle, but it really kicks the nervous system into action and helps people hugely!

Have you ever felt like you weren’t in control of your emotions?  You wanted to be happy, you tried to be happy, but it just wasn’t that easy?  Kinesiology can help to find those ‘deep survival patterns’ and reduce the impact of them on your day to day lives.  We help people from all walks of life get on top of their health problems.  Give us a call and see how you can help you today!

Jacqueline Dekoke ND

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Jacqueline Dekoke ND has been with our team for over 18 months now.  New Leaf Natural Therapies snatched her away from the Advanced Allergy Clinic in the city where she had had great success in dealing with people’s debilitating sensitivities.  As a kinesiologist and naturopath she uses her skills well, here at our clinic, and also has the ability to utilise many extra services here such as Live Blood Analysis, Cellular Analysis and Frequency Specific Microcurrent to name a few.  She has so many skills, ‘naturopath’ just doesn’t do it justice.

Our cutting edge technology allows Jacq to get to the cause of health problems quickly and easily.  Jacqueline finds that many people mention ‘exhaustion’, ‘tired’, ‘chronic fatigue’ within a few minutes of meeting her.  She often uses Bowen Technique, Touch for Health, N.O.T. (Neural Organisational Technique) with clients as we find the stresses of life these days really throw people out of whack!

So if you feel you need some nutrition/dietary advice, would like to check out your live blood analysis, have kinesiology done for structural or emotional issues, need us to guide you into a direction of health rather than disease, pop on in and meet Jacq!  She’ll take your health where you need to go…

Take care,

Madonna Guy ND Naturopath Wynnum