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Kinesiology for Babies - Colic & Reflux

Kinesiology is considered to be a complete form of complimentary wellness care.  It uses gentle muscle testing to look for, understand and aid in supporting any imbalance within the body.  

Babies are too little to use their muscles for a muscle response test.  Instead we use a wonderful technique called 'surrogate muscle testing'.  

To use surrogate muscle testing, the parent is in physical contact with the baby and I use the parents muscles to test the muscle responses of the baby. Through this brilliant technique I am able to suggest the imbalances that the baby may be challenged with and can then create your babies individual wellness plan. 


All babies cry, it is their special way of communicating with their parent.  Colic is when a baby cries 'a lot' but there is no obvious cause. Other signs of colic are if they cry more than 3 hours a day, and tend to cry more in the afternoon and evening.  Other symptoms of colic can include:


  • They clench their fists

  • They go red in the face 

  • They bring their knees up to their tummy or arch their back 

  • Their tummy rumbles or they're very windy 

  • It is hard to soothe or settle your baby


Reflux is when a baby brings up milk, or is sick, during or shortly after feeding.  Sometimes babies may have signs of reflux, but will not bring up milk or be sick.  This is known as silent reflux.  Other symptoms of reflux can include: ​

  • Bringing up milk or being sick during or shortly after feeding 

  • Coughing or hiccuping when feeding 

  • Being unsettled during feeding

  • Swallowing or gulping after burping or feeding 

  • Crying and not settling 

  • Not gaining weight as they're not keeping enough food down

These challenges can sometimes seem overwhelming for both the parent and the baby.  Through Kinesiology using the parent as a surrogate, I can discover where the baby is being challenged and then can suggest where their body needs support.

What do sessions involve? 

As I assess the muscles using the surrogate testing technique and the feedback that they provide, I will create an individual wellness plan for your baby which may have the following suggestions: 

  • Food supplements suitable for children

  • Dietary changes including advice on food and chemical sensitivities 

  • Gentle relaxation techniques 

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