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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

Polymyalgia rheumatica: MusculoSkeletal Therapy can help you!!!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Have you been diagnosed with Polymyalgia rheumatica???

Firstly, what is polymyalgia rheumatica?

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a disorder of the muscles and joints characterized by pain and stiffness, affecting both sides of the body, and involving the shoulders, arms, neck, and buttock areas. Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica are typically over the age of 50 years.

What causes polymyalgia rheumatica?

The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is not known. Recent research has indicated that genetic (inherited) factors play a role in who becomes afflicted with the illness. Theories have included viral stimulation of the immune system in genetically susceptible individuals. Rarely, polymyalgia rheumatica is associated with a cancer. In this setting, the cancer may be initiating an inflammatory immune response to cause the polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms.

What can New Leaf Natural Therapies do to help you???

Firstly, MusculoSkeletal Therapy is absolutely necessary in Polymyalgia rheumatica.  As MusculoSkeletal Therapy deals with pain with ligaments, tendons and muscular pain, this is first-line treatment for P.R..

Naturopathically we have natural pain relievers such as Kinex and Kaprex (often used together) to reduce overall inflammation in the body.  We can do many tests to see the inflammation reduce as we get you healthy!

See you soon,
Madonna Guy, ND 3348 6098

Testimonial for Remedial Massage, Wynnum, with Cherice Day & Katherine Lynn

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Hi.  I’ve had massages with both Cherice Day and Katherine Lynn in the past few weeks in order to sort out (mainly) a lower back issue.  No surprise was that they found other areas needing work as well.  Cherice did Chinese cupping & remedial massage.  I found she could easily massage deeper after allowing the ‘cups’ to do their work.  I’ve also had a hot stone massage from Cherice in the past, which is just bliss!

The past few days I’ve had 2 massages with Katherine Lynn and she’s worked through much more than my lower back.  Katherine has used techniques to.  It feels that we’ll need to do more work on my lower back, although I’ve already felt quite a big improvement. loosen my shoulders, my neck and my back and hips

Madonna, Manly West

Focus on Remedial Massage: Cupping Techniques by Katherine Lynn & Cherice Day

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Chinese Cupping Techniques:  by Katherine Lynn & Nathan Leach

What can Chinese Cupping Techniques be used for…

Respiratory Diseases: For chronic bronchitis and asthma

Digestive Diseases: For dysentery, early morning diarrhea, and acute and chronic gastritis

Pain Syndromes

· Shoulder blade

· Loins

· Head

· Soft tissue injury: treating local pressure pain points and area of swelling

Gynecological Disorders

· Infertility and irregular menstruation

· Leukorrhea

· Uterine cramps

Common cold

Insomnia

Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice where the cup is suctioned, applied to the skin, and the pressure in the cup is reduced (by using change in heat or by suctioning out air), so that the skin and outer layers of the muscles are drawn up and into the cup. Sometimes the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is still active, causing pulling of the skin and muscle (gliding cupping).

This treatment has similarities to other massage techniques, such as the rapid skin pinching along the back. In that practice, the skin is pinched, sometimes at specific points (e.g., bladder meridian points), until a redness is generated. Cupping is applied by acupuncturists to certain acupuncture points, as well as to regions of the body that are affected by pain (where the pain is deeper than the tissues to be pulled).

When the cups are moved along the surface of the skin, the treatment is similar to sand scraping, a folk remedy of southeast Asia which is often carried out by scraping the skin with a coin or other object with the intention of breaking up stagnation. Movement of the cups is a gentler technique than sand scraping, as a lubricant allows the cup to slide. Still, a certain amount of bruising is expected both from fixed position cupping (especially at the site of the cup rim) and with movement of the cups (up to 2 weeks of bruising should be expected after cupping massage techniques).

Traditional cupping, with use of heated cups, also has some similarity to moxibustion therapy. Heating of the cups was the method used to obtain suction: the hot air in the cups has a low density and, as the cups cool with the opening sealed by the skin, the pressure within the cups declines, sucking the skin into it. In this case, the cups are hot and have a stimulating effect something like that of burning moxa wool.

Balance Problems? Feel Wobbly? Get your balance right!!! Feet, hips, neck, spine…

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Balance Problems?  Wobbly?  Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you are fully balanced from head to toe? Or bits and pieces ache and just don’t feel right?  Do you suffer from painful scoliosis, jaw or hip problems, knees, ankle and foot pain?  Do you get burning pain in the shoulders, upper back or suffer frozen shoulder?

We have the complete solution to getting you balanced and structurally sound. Many practitioners only focus on one thing:  emotional stability, the spine, the muscles…  We work together a programme, a series of sessions which help to work on every part of your body to get you right, long term!

  • using frequency specific microcurrent to reduce inflammation and support regeneration of different areas of the body
  • using structural balancing with our Musculo Skeletal Therapist, Katherine Lynn and Structural Kinesiology techniques with Madonna Guy & Jacqueline Dekoke, to ensure the body is not ‘pulling’ in the wrong directions
  • getting your feet right – we do foot manipulation and re-setting the foot proprioceptors so that the feet are sending the correct messages to the brain, and the other 600+ muscles of the body that the feet impact on every day
  • using remedial massage to relax and tone your muscles with Katherine Lynn & Cherice Day
  • Our Chronic and Acute Pain Programmes include highly discounted sessions of frequency specific microcurrent, remedial massage, infrared saunas & structural kinesiology.

So come in and start the process of getting balanced!!!

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Remedial Massage Notes… from Reenee-Jee & Carole

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Remedial Massage notes from the desk of New Leaf…

Massage therapy is an art.  It’s a skill and it needs to be a passion.  Good remedial massage therapists meet a client and create a plan of attack in order to solve a physical problem; frozen shoulder; knee issues; back or neck or shoulder pain – whatever the problem, it needs skilled hands to sort it out.

Clients often come in thinking that an issue will be sorted out in one session.  Then it comes down to what has caused the problem in the first place as to how long it takes to fix.

What causes chronic pain?

  • muscles being too acidic (therefore you probably need a high quality magnesium such as fibroplex powder) from lactic acid;
  • muscles being too dehydrated (most Aussies don’t drink enough water!)  Coffee, tea, soft drinks, white sugar and flour products all dehydrate our bodies;
  • structural problems: sitting badly, sleeping badly, exercising badly, not stretching, not being able to relax, nutritional deficiencies…
  • immune activation within muscles such as fibromyalgia (the immune system attacks the muscle fibres); auto-immunity in problems such as Rheumatoid Arthritis

These reasons give us an idea why 1 massage isn’t always the only answer.  Our therapists will put together a plan of attack so that you can start healing from the inside out.  If there’s more of a health picture that needs naturopathic attention, you will be referred to Madonna Guy ND or Georgia Kilpatrick ND.

Yours in health
New Leaf Natural Therapies.

Our Services at New Leaf Natural Therapies: Massage; Kinesiology & Infrared Saunas

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Besides our specialist programmes (Our Services) we also offer many other treatments for clients including massage, kinesiology and infrared saunas:

Massage Therapies:

  • hot stone massage
  • remedial massage
  • relaxation massage
  • reflexology
  • shiatsu
  • lymphatic drainage
  • pregnancy massage
  • hydrating and relaxing facials: mini, basic & deluxe

Structural Kinesiology Processes (with Linda Hoggard ND, Jacqueline Dekoke ND & Madonna Guy ND) which test and treat:

  • Food sensitivity treatments, challenging and assessments
  • Chemical sensitivity treatments, challenging and assessments
  • Whiplash
  • Scolisosis
  • Jaw & Hip problems
  • Cranial Injuries (past and present)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Bicipital tendon pain
  • Dural torque (from spinal injuries)
  • Knee, foot and hip corrections
  • Foot mobilisation techniques

Emotional Kinesiology Processes (with Jacqueline Dekoke ND, Madonna Guy ND & Linda Hoggard ND)

  • LEAP Learning Enhancement Advanced Protocol
  • Diffusion of survival switching patterns
  • Re-connection of areas of the brain such as memory centres, logical and creative pathways and more
  • Counselling kinesiology
  • Cranial kinesiology
  • SIPS: Stress indicator points system

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (Jacqueline Dekoke ND & Madonna Guy ND): we have successfully used FSM for:

  • advanced injury repair
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic pain
  • nerve pain
  • spinal cord pain
  • chronic disc pain
  • knees pain
  • hip pain
  • foot pain
  • dizziness
  • arthritis
  • osteoarthritis
  • memory improvement
  • insulin resistance
  • liver and gut stress
  • shingles
  • irritable bowel syndrome

Infrared Saunas: Our saunas detoxify instantly it is turned on, it doesn’t wait for you to heat up before working.  We deliberately chose non-toxic saunas (many are lacquered which makes them toxic when heated); we use organic towels (so you’re not breathing in toxins in our clinic) and we give you a meditation CD or music to listen to.  It’s amazing how fast 1/2 hour goes in one of these…

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician