The importance of water
We are aware hydration is important, life sustaining, this is not rocket science by any means but what has caught my attention of late is that it may not be that easy to get the water balance right. Less than recently now, on a road trip to Melbourne I came across a very thought-provoking book ‘the Essential guide to Water and Salt’ by F. Batmanghelidj MD and Phillip Day that made me question my prior understanding of the importance of hydration and how important the Kinesiology balance around hydration truly is.
Hydration in Kinesiology is one of the first component tested for any balanced, without hydration the biofeedback of the muscle would not be accurate and results would not be consistent. We are 73% water; our brains are 85% of our total bodies water an all our nervous activity relies on hydration for efficient conductivity. The nerve themselves are narrow channels or ‘waterways’, there seems to exist small waterways or micro-steams along the length of nerves that ‘floats’ the packaged materials along ‘guidelines’, known as microtubule. Therefor any hydration issue within the body would effect the muscle testing process within in a Kinesiology Balance.
Dr F. Batmanghelidj high lights that when water is low there is a complex system of responses. How the body responds according to his findings is why I would recommend reading the book as each one of us will relate to something different. The book addresses the importance of connecting any flow on symptoms of dehydration, that can occur at any time. It was the term histamine, that jumped off the page for me, something I was well aware in relation to allergies of but failed to associate with hydration.
Histamine and pain is designed to immobilise dehydrated area until the body has enough fluid to service the area sufficiently and remove metabolic wastes. This is the same histamine that fundamentally leads to hay fever, allergies, asthma. The booked addressed, that the above conditions such as hay fever, may just be symptoms of dehydration and not illnesses themselves. It was this idea that draw me deeper as different concepts seemed to be making sense for me.
The book then continues to introduce Dr Emoto’s work with waters crystals and their ability to express different emotions. Dr Emoto’s work recorded images of water crystals and the different crystal formations they made, when exposes to different environments or emotional states. To me this was not a new finding as I have already successfully replicated this concept within the class room but an interesting link to how the body effectively hydrates.
Both aspects of the book confirmed for me the health benefit of proper water balance when working with body systems, emotional releases, energy and healing. The Kinesiology balance expands upon these concepts while furthering understanding of waters pH and the bodies best absorption across internal membranes. Which is why hydration within a kinesiology balance assess both the physical body and the energetic body’s use of water.
Water plays a large role within the Chinese 5 elements, ‘water’ associated with the colour blue, the season winter, the sound of groaning and new beginnings, as well as the taste of salt. The water element relates to both the Bladder and Kidneys representing organs. Both organs are responsible for filtering of water, fluid retention, lubrication and mobility plus the detox the water within the body.
The water element which holds our fears, keeps us anxious, cautious and indecisive while also moves us towards peace, patients and inner direction. During a Kinesiology balance, you are constantly pushed toward your perturbation point that inner turmoil where the fear of the unknown is equally matched with the fear of staying where you are. The point at which the only way forward is the leap of faith.