When my son Lucas came into this world, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I couldn’t stop looking at and kissing this little boy – wondering how I could have made someone so beautiful and so perfect.
A few days later, the reality of life with a newborn kicked in and it took a lot of kinesiology on both of us, to go through the first 3 months in a mostly uneventful manner.
Can you really do kinesiology on a newborn? The answer to this question is yes, definitely.
Here is what I tried on Lucas and the results that I saw.
Having a newborn baby in your arms is a bit like buying a just-out-of-the-factory car. You need to keep your speed low for the first 10,000km for the engine to slowly get rid of the newness of it. Only then, can you use the full power of your V8 engine.
A newborn baby will basically need time for its whole system to develop to its full capacity.
Colic is one of the results of the baby needing time to adjust its newly made digestive organs to a life in the outside world.
The other thing is the ability to communicate his needs through crying.
Kinesiology can definitely help on both counts and transform your newborn into a happy little one (you can’t get rid of the crying altogether though).
- Dealing with Colic
When it is your first baby, colic is a very abstract word which takes its full meaning when your baby wakes you up crying loudly because a bit of wind is stuck inside and doesn’t want to go peacefully.
Within the kinesiology book of corrections you can try the following:
A surrogate balance: if you have someone handy or if you are able to self-correct yourself then it’s a good way to balance your baby. The upside is the completeness of the correction as you can do Touch for Health, ESR and most of the electrical, structural and spiritual corrections without too much trouble.
The downside is the time it takes to go through this. You usually start to think about all you can do when you cannot settle your crying baby, going through a 1h long balance can be a really stressful exercise.
Using the pendulum: the pendulum is a quick and easy way to balance an organ. As you need to focus on the pendulum, the fact that your baby is crying is not so hard to handle. I found that the main organs to balance are the small and large intestines, the liver and gallbladder and sometime the stomach. It achieved great results just on its own so definitely worth doing.
Using the meridian massage and the Tibetan eight: these are easy tools which can be done while feeding the baby.
It can also sometimes be interesting to muscle test the diet of the mother on the baby and see if some of it should be changed.
I’ve tried all of the above on Lucas with very good results. You also have to consider that as a baby is growing regularly the above possible corrections need to be done regularly and at least after each growth spurt (2, 4, 6, 9 and 12 weeks).
It can also come down to changing the make of the bottle used and some homeopathic drops.
Colic can and usually is a nightmare so whatever works, gives some additional peace to the baby and breathing space to the parents.
- Settling baby
The other key ingredient to a blissful life with a baby is to be able to help him settle -especially at the end of the day or when teething comes. The above corrections can also be used.
I found however that using the alarm points and the acupressure points have been extraordinary. After that it is really easy to boast that yes your newborn baby gets to sleep in 2 minutes! I found that when baby Lucas is trying unsuccessfully to go to sleep, Heart is the alarm point that gets the priority. For teething, Spleen is the alarm point that is getting priority.
- Yes baby you have a voice!
The thing every new parent would like to get his or her hands on is a live translation of the different baby cries. There is no better translator than muscle testing. I use my thumb and first finger as it is easy to do with your crying baby in your arms. Questions can be:
- – Are you hungry?
- – Do you need a nappy change?
- – Do you want to play on your tummy?
- – Is a burp stuck somewhere?
- – Are you tired?
- – Are you going to sleep for the night?
This is only the usual set. As he is now teething, there has been newly added questions such as, are your teeth hurting?
As I was feeding him with both breastmilk and formula, I was also asking for the size of the bottle he wanted (100ml, 150ml etc…) to avoid wasting formula which is quite expensive.
One of the most important questions for me when he is hurt is do you want me to help you with kinesiology? When I am balancing him, I need to know that I’m not playing the overbearing mother and that even with only a few days old he has a voice and that he has the possibility to choose to handle it himself.
- What should have been the first point
All the above can only work if baby is switched on. From his 1st week onwards, I have thus been doing very gently and with humming or singing the switch on routine on Lucas replacing cross crawl by a gentle massage of one leg then one arm. He wasn’t particularly interested at first but it is now something that he is expecting when I have finished a nappy change and that makes him smile as he tries to grab my fingers.
The conclusion of all this is that kinesiology can help a baby to love his new life and develop beautifully and serenely.
It is also a good way for me to bond with him in a very special way. My story is only a 3.5 month old one and I expect kinesiology to help Lucas, my partner and me to easily reach the family milestones that are awaiting us for the next few decades.
I hope the above will help you, your family, friends and clients in this extremely intense moment in both newborn and parents’ lives.