The importance of water
We know hydration is important and life-sustaining; this is not rocket science by any means, but what has caught my attention of late is that it may not be 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 components 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 bodies of water and all our nervous activity relies on hydration for efficient conductivity. The nerves themselves are narrow channels or ‘waterways’; small waterways or micro-steams seem to exist along the length of nerves that ‘float’ the packaged materials along ‘guidelines’, known as microtubules. Therefore any hydration issue within the body would affect the muscle testing process within a Kinesiology Balance.
Dr F. Batmanghelidj highlights that there is a complex system of responses when water is low. I recommend reading the book because the body responds according to his findings, as we will relate to something different. The book addresses the importance of connecting any flow to symptoms of dehydration that can occur at any time. The term histamine jumped off the page, something I knew about allergies but failed to associate with hydration.
Histamine and pain are designed to immobilise the 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, and asthma. The book addressed that the above conditions, such as hay fever, may be symptoms of dehydration and not illnesses themselves. This idea drew me deeper as different concepts seemed to make sense.
The book then introduces Dr Emoto’s work with water crystals and their ability to express emotions. Dr Emoto’s work recorded images of water crystals and the different crystal formations they made when exposed to different environments or emotional states. This was not a new finding, as I have already successfully replicated this concept within the classroom, but an interesting link to how the body effectively hydrates.
Both aspects of the book confirmed 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 water pH and the body’s best absorption across internal membranes. This is why hydration within a kinesiology balance assesses the physical body and the energetic body’s water use.
Water plays a large role within the Chinese 5 elements, ‘water’ is associated with the colour blue, the season of winter, the sound of groaning and new beginnings, and the taste of salt. The water element relates to both the Bladder and Kidneys, representing organs. Both organs are responsible for filtering water, fluid retention, lubrication and mobility, plus the detox of the water within the body.
The water element that holds our fears keeps us anxious, cautious and indecisive while also moving us towards peace, patience and inner direction. During a Kinesiology balance, you have 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.