Last week I reached out to someone who almost adopted one of my foster cats, when I saw they’d posted about the beginning of their journey with chronic illness.
My heart goes out to anyone walking that pathway, with its confusion and overwhelm.
It can be a clusterf*ck of symptoms, misdiagnosis, mysteries and frustration.
So I reached out to offer support because I’ve been there myself. It sucks.
I’ve got a lot to say on this topic, but there’s a couple of important themes I thought I’d mention briefly.
Important things to understand if you’re experiencing chronic illness
- Your body isn’t failing or betraying you. It’s actually the faithful messenger that’s been trying to get your attention for a while now. And it’s doing an amazing job of trying to heal, regardless.
- When we haven’t learned boundaries, or that people pleasing has to stop…we betray ourselves over and over again. We put ourselves last and the result is stress and distress that we try to pretend isn’t actually happening. The body does its best to hold all of that for us until it can’t do it anymore.
- Inflammation in your body is the result of stress, trauma, allergens and environmental factors. Get enough of that going on, and a chronic illness may emerge as a way to get your attention.
All chronic illness has this in common: inflammation factors
The inflammation then invades various body systems and causes chaos. Often it’s the HPA (hypothalamus-adrenals-pituitary) axis that takes the hit first, but often the digestive and reproductive systems become compromised, too.
In Kinesiology, we work to address inflammation in whatever way it’s showing up. A lot of the time there’s multiple factors in play, so it takes time to unwind it all. There’s almost always an emotional component to it all, too.
Without a doubt, the key pillars to reversing out my own chronic health issues were Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Yoga and Meditation.
It wasn’t a quick journey but hey, a few years of working through these sorts of issues systematically is better than a lifetime of living with them!
Note: not all chronic health conditions can be completely reversed out, but with the right treatments and care your symptoms can be minimised.
Ambha Amanda Roberts is a Kinesiologist, Intuitive Healer, educator and facilitator based in Mullumbimby, Australia. She offers Kinesiology sessions both in-person and via Skype/Zoom all over the world.
Ambha Amanda is the co-creator of Adventures of Staria, which includes a series of Staria cards, and an upcoming book for children (including inner children).