Kinesiology has a wonderful ability to not only establish causal chains within the person’s functioning (that translates to: discovering which issue leads to the next, which leads to the next, which leads to your symptoms…) but it also has an ability to show the doctor where to enter the chain in order to get the greatest results with the simplest intervention.
Having said this, it is rare that I see anyone in need of detoxification as a major component of their care. Instead, what I most often see is that people are tired, overworked, dehydrated and/or undernourished. These findings are, in my opinion, the root causes of toxicity in the body. Overlooking the need to remedy them is what leads to the body building up toxins in the first place.
For example, those who are tired and have trouble falling asleep, are often overstimulated. Trouble losing weight is often connected to high stress levels, and dehydration makes it impossible for the body to flush out toxins. None of these concerns require a formal detox; instead, a gentle release of old habits and thought patterns are sufficient to get the body back on track. Learn more about my suggestions for tackling some of these issues here.
I remember years ago, I was discussing with a practitioner someone that was in her care. She said that his liver “came up” in her analysis so she put him on a liver detox protocol. She came to me afterwards to ask what my opinion was of his negative emotional and physiological response to being detoxified. I told her that in my experience, because an organ or gland makes your clinical radar, I didn’t find it accurate to assume toxicity. (I actually don’t find it accurate to assume anything, clinically, but that might be a topic for another day…). This practitioner had never considered the possibility that her patient’s liver could be weak, which I found it to be, when she referred him to me. He felt significantly better just by adding liver fortifiers to his regimen. An important aside: one significant reason that his liver was weak was that he was a self prescribed detox lover, who had done every possible detox out there, often back to back and without breaks. My real- world management of him included conversations indicating specifically why I needed him to stop detoxing the daylights out of himself, and then, when it became clear that this addiction was too hard for him to break, advising him to take into account his liver and feed it thoroughly through the detoxification process. I also advised him that these detoxification protocols that he was doing should never be a prolonged process without at least being under trained supervision.