From Two Rivers Health
Candida, Performance Athlete
As a performer with the STOMP company, living and working on the road. Ken Campbell and the institute of Two Rivers Health continues to amaze me.
An accidental, or rather cosmically placed phone call two years ago began an amazing journey into dealing and understand the mind and body connection between me and the severe candida that escalated once I began living on the Road.
My first meeting in 2005 ensued in a session to balance the body via muscle testing, eye-rotations and basic and advanced ways of testing and improving my bodies boundaries in regards to food, emotions in the context of everyday life. Since then, my awareness over the past two years has improved my system mentally, emotionally and professionally as a performer. The session decreased, if not eliminated my candida, and the tools that Ken gave me have helped increase and open my self-awareness my overall development as a Performance Athlete.
Being on the road in general doing between 5 and 7 shows a week, while evaluating myself, my performance, my Life as a Traveling Performer has blown open my self realization and utter belief in the mind-body connection that Kinesiology embraces. I couldn't have asked for more perfect universal timing when we were scheduled to come back and perform in Binghamton. This time, several of my cast went for sessions, and I came away from my session with an even deeper of myself and how events between the first time going to Two Rivers Health and this time have affected my emotions, my body and most important My Performance.
The class on stress relief was extremely profound, and the color cycle phases and eye rotations positively exposed so much of what was going on as far as my psyche and how it had affected my body.
As a performance athlete traveling and living on the road, - I recommend Ken Campbell and the Two Rivers Health. Living on the road and life experience has brought out mostly the best, and even though events in my Life have exposed themselves physically, and the knowledge I have learned since coming back this time has given me realistic Tools for Life on and Off the Road as a traveling and artistic performance athlete.
Performer; STOMP the International Percussion Session
On August 28 2006, I had sprained my ankle while playing basketball at the East Gym on Binghamton University's campus. At the time of the injury I heard a loud popping noise and within minutes my ankle had swollen to four times the normal size. I preceded to drive immediately to Lourdes Hospital located in Binghamton on Riverside Drive. Once there, I had x-rays taken on my ankle that revealed no fractures, at this point the medical staff gave me an air cast and crutches and told me to, " stay off it for a while". I am a full-time student and work full time and did not have the luxury of staying off my ankle "for awhile". The days following the injury I could not put any weight on the leg and was limping noticeably. I was also enrolled in a karate class at Binghamton University to fulfill my gym requirement which I needed to graduate in the winter of 2006. Needless to say it was imperative that I healed quickly enough to work and participate in my class without any serious repercussions.
Soon after the accident I was working at Java Joes on State Street in Binghamton when Ken Campbell, a regular at the coffee house, noticed me limping/hopping around the café and told me to stop by his office, Two Rivers Health and Wellness. Ken wanted to take a look at my ankle to see if there was any way to help the situation. At this point I knew Ken worked in kinesiology but that was the limit of what I knew about his practice.
I arrived at Ken's office after work that same day and laid down on a table in the middle of the room. Ken told me his practice he uses a three-fold triangle system to determine the problem, a procedure to help the problem, and a solution to stop any reoccurring pain. The three sides of this triangle are physical, chemical (diet, drugs. etc) and mental. While western medicine relies almost exclusively on physical: setting bones, surgery, etc, Ken uses all three to help the body use its own power to heal itself. Initially Ken performed a series of muscle tests by testing the strength of certain muscles and how they correspond to the uninjured leg to determine what muscle's were "weak" or affected during the accident. Once finding a "weak" muscle Ken used acupressure a technique that uses certain lines/meridians throughout your body that are all interconnected to release pressure and ultimately strengthen the muscle at the affected area. Strengthening these muscles releases the fluid that had built up around the ankle area creating most of the pain and discomfort I had felt. Ken also told me to imagine the accident or recreate the situation within my head and then visualize my ankle healing. This process helps with the overwhelming power the mind has over the body and uses that potential to your benefit. He also explained how through a series of muscle tests he would be able to determine what minerals and/or vitamins were lacking within my body which would also effect the healing rate of my ankle.
At the end of the 30 minute session I was able to walk, without a limp, out of his office. The swelling had noticeably decreased and I was able to participate in my gym class on the following day. I would like the take this opportunity to personally thank Ken for his concern for my well-being as well as his active involvement in my recovery. Without his knowledge and participation I undoubtedly would still be trying to "stay off it for awhile."
-Corey Buckley, Binghamton NY
PS- Corey wet backpacking in the Adirondack Mountains just two weeks after this session.
Results of Kinesiology Sessions
I went to Ken because I wanted to work on my asthma and allergies. I was familiar with what he would say from an allopathic (western medicine) point of view based of his nursing work. However, I was interested to see how the kinesiology would influence his recommendations to heal my asthma and allergies.
Ken started the meeting asking basic medical questions, what I wanted to focus on. Then we began the kinesiology session by simply asking my body through muscle testing (holding my arm out straight in front of me while Ken pressed down on it to see if the muscle was strong or weak with each questions) if the work I was requesting (asthma and allergies) was the most important work for me at this time. My body answered "no" and we began to query through muscle testing to find the issue that was most important for me to address at that time. Through a series of questions and answers we arrived at what I found to be a surprising but true conclusion.
Each of the questions were asked out loud and the strength of the muscle test gave the answer that both Ken and I acknowledged. In this way I was able to follow and concur with the path of questioning and remain an active participant in my healing process. The technique that Ken uses is very comprehensive and includes a number of other sub-techniques. When I had a question about the technique or the information that it is based on, he would stop and thoroughly and patiently answer my question. He would also stop at times to point out connections and lines of reasoning which explained our path of travel and further illuminated the issue at hand.
Although the issue that I needed to address was surprising, it proved to be the most relevant to my current life situation. What is most amazing is that my body was aware of and wanted to communicate and heal from an issue that I had never verbalized but recognized as true at a subconscious level. I was astounded that thoughts and feelings which I never communicated to anyone were suddenly being discussed. As we began to talk through the issue I saw how it played a leading role in all of my life choices and experiences. As we continued the process I saw the way in which the issue was draining my energy and decreasing my ability to enjoy my life.
Once the issue was discovered and discussed we created a goal for the balancing in the form of an affirmation. Then using the same muscle testing technique we began to find my blocks to the issue and any sabotage programs I had in place that were preventing me from dealing with the issue. In my case I had fears of success, lack of trust in myself, in addition to a number of issue specific beliefs. Ken used Reiki to clear these blocks. In my case this meant sitting on the table, with Ken holding the front and back of my head. I concentrated on visualizing the issue then seeing it dissolve. Through the Reiki Ken channeled powerful, positive, loving, healing energy into my system to assist me. In this way he helped to shine a light on the issue, and find and deal with what I was holding onto. He also talked me through the process offering advice and guidance as I focused my concentration and visualization on the experiences that had created the block and then letting them go.
Once the sabotage programs were cleared we started the balance itself. This began with Ken recording my energy level and completing a number of muscle tests (holding arms and legs in certain positions to test the strength of a particular muscle) to determine which systems were effected by my issue. Once this diagnosis was completed, we began the balance.
In my case we discovered that my right leg was surrogating or compensating for my left shoulder (which has been causing me problems for years, but I had not mentioned to Ken). We completed the testing to find the issue that was causing it, then we used Reiki to heal it. My shoulder immediately relaxed and has been feeling better ever since. We also found that my adrenal glands were over functioning causing a continual feeling of stress. Using muscle testing we found the traumatic experience that caused it, and used Reiki to let go of the experience and the beliefs that it created for me. I immediately became more relaxed as my adrenal glands slowed to a normal rate of functioning and this relaxation has continued.
In addition we found and healed a spiritual schism. Using muscle testing we discovered a traumatic incident from my childhood which resulted in part of my spirit going into hiding. Again, using Reiki we shone a light on the issue and showed the hidden part of my spirit that it no longer needed to hide. This caused a very profound healing for me that I know will last for the rest of my life.
At the beginning and end of each visit Ken checked in to see if I had any questions or concerns and to find out how the process was going for me. Ken was very professional and made me feel safe and comfortable to discuss and deal with any type of issue or experience. He was very safety conscious, especially when dealing with traumatic experiences, and would only proceed forward if I felt comfortable and if my body determined it was safe to do so.
I have extensive experience with a wide variety of healing modalities such as Acupuncture, Cranial Sacral, Chiropractic, Feldenkrais, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Yoga, Chakra alignment, psychological counseling, a variety of diets and herbs, and many other modalities. I have worked with healers from Cincinnati, Santa Fe and San Francisco. I feel that the work I completed with Ken has created a more profound shift (and in a shorter period of time) than any of my previous work.
I have been told to stay away from Reiki practitioners because without proper training and practice, they will often enhance both the negative and positive aspects of the issues being addressed. However, I found that Ken is truly a master of this technique. He expertly channeled positive, loving energy into my body as a source for healing. Without this additional energy I am not certain that the speed or depth of the work we accomplished would have been possible.
The final result of this work has been profound. I am experiencing a constant flow of subtle yet powerful energy. This is amazing to me because since childhood I have complained about being tired, to the point that at the age of 14 my mother took me to a psychiatrist to determine if I was depressed- which he denied. I am also relaxed and willing to deal with life in a way that I only dreamed was possible. To this point my personality has always been driven and in control, now I still have ambition but the stress behind it is absent. The most noticeable change from this work is that I am finding myself singing and humming for the first time in my life. In addition, my asthma and allergies (which was the reason I contacted Ken) have been greatly reduced, and my creativity is flowing like never before. I look forward to each new day and am confident that I have the power and energy to deal with whatever comes my way.
AF, Binghamton NY