Self Help Methods

Balancing Tap

A meridian balance can often be achieved by tapping oneself on the chest in an anticlockwise circle around your thymus. The cicle is about 3 inches in diameter.

Your thymus is about 2 – 3 inches (5 – 7.5 cm) down from the notch between your collar bones. There is often a bump in the sternum bone right over the thymus.

Start with you fingertips 1.5 inches to your left of your thymus. Tap upwards and continue round for 30 seconds.

Tap firmly – you should be able to hear it – but do not hurt yourself.

How to switch off a reaction

Steps 1 – 4 are often enough to stop a reaction.

Tap Gently but firmly for about 30 seconds in the following places, in any order:

1. Either side of your nose at eye level.  
2. Just below each collar bone either side of the sternum
3. Just below your eyes directly below your pupils when looking straight ahead – you may feel a little notch in the bone here.
4. On either side of your body about half way between your armpits and the level of your elbows – this is often a slightly tender spot.  

Thyroid Issues

‘Thyroid issues are very common and these two short questionnaires can help you see whether there could be improvements to be made’.

1. Are you gaining weight in spite of dieting?
2.  Do you have a decreased appetite?
3.  Do you tire easily?
4.  Are you tired all of the time?
5.  Are you sleepy or drowsy during the day?
6.  Are you sensitive to the cold?
7.  Do you have dry or scaly skin?
8.  Are you constipated?
9.  Are you mentally sluggish?
10. Is you frontal hair falling out or thinning?
11. Do you wake up with a headache?
12. Have you lost your drive and initiative?
13. Are you grumpy first thing in the morning?
14. Can you face eating breakfast?
15. Do you suffer from PMS?
16. Do you wake up tired?
17. Do you have cracks in the skin of your heels?
18. Do you find it hard to concentrate?
19. Do you find it difficult to concentrate- does your mind wander?

If you answer yes to more than five of these questions, you should consider doing the Barnes test. So when confronted with a possible hypothyroid condition,  you should consider asking  these additional questions:

1.   Do you eat when nervous?
2.   Do you have an excessive appetite?
3.   Are you hungry between meals?
4.   Do you get irritable between meals?
5.   Do you get shaky when hungry?
6.   Does eating relive fatigue?
7.   Do you get light headed if you miss a meal?
8.   Do you get a pounding heart if you miss a meal?
9.   Do you get headache in the afternoon?
10. Do you have a poor sleep pattern?
11. Do you crave sweets and or coffee in the afternoon?
12. Do you get mood swings or the blues Do you crave sweets or biscuits and breads?
13. Do you have a short attention span?
14. Do you have short term memory loss?
15. Are colleagues complaining that you are forgetting things?

If you answer yes to 5 or more of these questions, there is a possibility that you are hypoglycaemic.

For more information about the conditions Health Kinesiolgy click here and for more information about the conditions Health Kinesiolgy can be effective in treating click here.

© Brigitte Hackney 2012