.. o helps in other ways such as reduction of pain, improvement in effectiveness of medication, and avoiding side effects of drug therapy while achieving results. ————————————————– —————————— Reflexology normalizes gland and organ function Women who have recently given birth lactate earlier and more satisfactorily when given foot reflexology work. (21) 95% of women who experience amenorrhea find foot reflexology to be effective. (2) Reflexology improves the symptoms of 46% of those suffering from PMS. (24) Reflexology was found to be 87.5% of men experiencing impotence and 100% effective for other male sexual dysfunctions. (26) Individuals who receive foot reflexology show an improvement in symptoms of hyperlipimia (cholesterol and monoglyceride).
(16) Individuals who have received lithotrity (external mechanical impact on kidney or ureter stones) expel the fragmented stones more quickly with foot reflexology work. (28) Symptoms of coronary heart disease (chest distress and angina) disappear in those receiving foot reflexology work as well as causing a drop in blood pressure of 25/5, results better than those achieved with medication. (9) Not only do constipated individuals evacuate their bowels more quickly when receiving reflexology work but individuals with normal bowel function do also. (8) The reflexology and foot massage control groups experienced a significantly greater reduction in baroreceptor reflex sensitivity, the mechanism that maintains blood pressure and homeostasis by changes in autonomic outflow. (3) Children with cerebral palsy who received reflexology work showed an improved growth rate over those who did not.
(4) Mentally retarded children were shown to improve significantly in height, weight, health states, social living abilities, and intellectual development when receiving foot reflexology as opposed to those not receiving treatment. (7) Individuals with cervical spondylosis were found to experience a higher clinical cure rate than those treated with traction. (5) Foot reflexology work was found to decrease the free radicals present in test subjects. (14) ————————————————– —————————— Reflexology reduces pain Reflexology work reduces the pain of those with kidney and ureter stones. (20) Reflexology reduced the pain of 66% toothache patients as well eliminating the symptoms of 26%.
(27) ————————————————– —————————— Reflexology reduces use of medication 19% of headache sufferers ceased taking medication following reflexology work. (15) ————————————————– —————————— Reflexology aids recovery Lithotrity (external crushing of kidney and ureter stones) patients experienced less pain, began excretion of stones earlier, and completed excretion earlier than those who did not receive reflexology work. (18) ————————————————– —————————— Reflexology is safer than conventional treatment Reflexology work was found to be more effective and safer than the standard treatment of catheterization in patients with uroschesis, retention of urine following surgery. (30) ————————————————– —————————— Reflexology saves employer money Reflexology saved on Danish employer US$3,300 a month in fewer sick days for employees in addition to improving the work environment. (31) ————————————————– —————————— Reflexology indicators of disorder The feet of mentally retarded children were found to be of abnormal color and show abnormal shapes in toes as opposed to other children.
(6) Reflexology is an overall health enhancement, manual, complementary, biological, integrative health science, through which an exercise pressure is applied to reflex areas, formed by 7,200 nerve endings in each hand and foot, encouraging improved instruction to each and every single gland, organ and part of the body, Thus Persuading the body to biologically correct, strengthen, and reinforce itself, to reach balance, normalization, and homeostasis. Thus, by working on one part of the body (foot area) there is an effect on another. The goals of reflexology are to re-educate, re-pattern and re-condition the nerves through the neural/electrical system of the body. This will cause four reactions: To relax a particular area of the body through a highly specialized specific relaxation. technique. To improve nerve, blood and lymphatic supply.
To persuade the body to biologically correct itself. To allow the body to reach homeostasis. Reflexology is not a belief system, but a health practice without contraindications. This is a safe, effective and reliable process, and a no risk therapy because it is persuasive, not invasive. A four-step program will: Stop further deterioration Persuade the body to biologically correct itself.
Strengthen and reinforce all systems in the body Continue the body’s maintaining balance (good health). What Reflexology does not do A Reflexologist is NOT a doctor. A Reflexologist is NOT a massage therapist A Reflexologist NEVER prescribes or diagnoses A reflexology session is to be exclusively reflexology. It should NEVER incorporate any other professional practice during the reflexology session. Reflexology CANNOT cause health problems. There are NO contraindications with reflexology. Reflexology CANNOT give or take anything away from the body.
Reflexology does not increase, decrease, replace, alter or over stimulate the bodys functioning abilities. WHAT REFLEXOLOGY DOES? Reflexology allows the body to self-correct, and to do for itself. Every time a person has his/her feet worked on, it is an examination, an evaluation, or a re-evaluation. This is accomplished through first doing a visual observation, and then by applying an exercise pressure upon relax areas to achieve a specific, highly specialized relaxation in that area of the body. This improves the nerve, blood, and lymphatic supply.
The entire foot is assessed; and throughout the session, whenever a trouble (sore) spot shows up, more time is spent on that area of the foot reflex. By working on that area, the corresponding part of the body receives improved nerve, blood and lymphatic supply, in addition to working all 12 systems of the body: cardio-vascular, central nervous, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, sensory, skeletal, and urinary. The purpose of the nerves is to carry messages and instruct the body. When the nerves improve that instruct the body, the instruction has to improve, the body has to improve. Every nerve in the body begins and ends in the hands and feet.
By applying this specialized exercise pressure on the foot, the outcome is improved instruction to each and every part of the body, resulting in a re-educating, a re-patterning, and a re-conditioning of the nerveS instruction through the reflex/neutral electrical system of the body. The purpose of the blood is to transport nutrition, glucose, and oxygen to all parts of the body. The blood travels approximately 168,000 miles per day to supply about 60 trillion cells in the body. The heart pumps about 103,000 times per day. It is in the hands and feet that blood transfers from arteries to veins to return back to the heart.
This is the reason why the feet must be flexible and dexterous. Stress, which can be responsible for 80 percent to 90 percent of ailments, can act like a tourniquet, wrapping around the body, squeezing so tightly that it causes an impediment of blood flow which results in an ischemic condition. Since the capillaries feed the functioning part of the body, we are only as healthy as our capillaries. Again, by using this specific, highly specialized relaxation technique, reflexology is able to relax a specific area of the body enough to improve the blood supply to that area. This will then allow improved transportation of the nutrition, glucose and oxygen which that area of the body desperately needs to function or to regulate.
It is essential to remember that we are not only what we eat, we are what we supply to our cells, and then assimilate. The purpose of the lymphatic system is to cleanse and purify the body and lubricate the muscles. A healthy system is a cleansed system; congestion is disease. The absence of balance in the body is disease. The lymphatic system cannot cleanse or purify very well if it is weak, sick or congested.
A healthy persons body will rid itself of at least eight pounds or toxic waste per day through the four channels of elimination: kidneys, bowels, skin and the breath. The lymph flows in one direction only, toward the heart; also every lymphatic vessel begins and ends in the hands and feet. By using this specific, highly specialized relaxation technique (reflexology) we are persuading the body to correct, strengthen, and reinforce itself. Imagine a healthy body that has a strong and well-toned nerve, blood and lymphatic supply. Reflexology, which is not invasive but persuasive, can enable the body to obtain and maintain this healthy condition.
In essence, healthy, strong feet are attached to a healthy, strong body – Doctor Left Foot and Doctor Right Foot, if you will. DIFFERENT LAWS OF REFLEXOLOGY DEFINED The law of evidence: same as the method used by conventional medicine, dealing with the scientifically proven, that which is measurable by physicians; i.e. Glucose, blood pressure, etc. (Note: pain is not measurable.) The law of the understood: the body has a built in self-correcting system. The law of similars: whatever is happening inside the body is identical and similar at the end of the nerves in both hands and the feet. In other words, the symptoms of swelling and tenderness anywhere in your body will be duplicated in that related foot reflex area to the same degree as manifested in the body. REFLEXOLOGY-THE EXPERT FACILITATOR OF THE BODY Professional techniques lie in expert evaluations and assessment by the practitioner: the ability to tie in the identity of the reflex area to that specific gland, organ, or single part of the body. A Reflexologist does not see just the hands and feet of a client; they see the entire body with the 12 systems mapped out in the hands and feet. The reflex area of the body is treated, not the disease or condition.
The author has pioneered the use of the cold-pack therapy on swollen reflex areas in her reflexology center. The concept behind the cold-pack therapy is reducing the pain and swelling at the end of the nerves will reduce the pain and swelling in the problem area of the body which corresponds to that particular reflex area. This cold-pack therapy has been used with different dentists while performing route canals and dental work without any anesthesia. It was also used on an 18-year-old client before, during, and after his tonsillectomy. By working with the law of evidence, we would document the condition of the client.
Proper tests would be conducted by the physician before the client begins reflexology and then again after a clients condition has improved, as evidenced by identical tests given by the medical professional, thereby establishing a documented case study. This is the proving scientific ground for reflexology, allowing it to receive the credit and status that it is due. Examples of this type of documentation can be found in the video, Golden Hand of Reflexology, by Telepo. 1 Fortunately, the body as a whole is highly intelligent. Innately it knows what to do, how to circulate blood, how to maintain health, etc. Reflexology simply facilitates the different processes when a problem arises due to a persons lifestyle.
It is a safe, no-risk, non-evasive but persuasive, highly effective therapy. Its success can be seen in many case studies. Hence a most logical conclusion would be that to maintain a healthy body. reflexology is a necessity not a luxury. In broad terms, Reflexology is one of the alternative healing arts and one of the modalitites which is considered bodywork. Reflexology is considered both an art and a science – an art beacuse the skill and technique of the practitioner can affect the result, and a science because it has a physiological and neurological basis.
RAC supports the following definition: The art and science of reflexing the feet, hands and/or ears relative to maps and zones of the body with the practitioner applying pressure with the thumb and fingers. There are many definitions about reflexology as there are reflexologists. Other organizations, authors and practitioners have described Reflexology in vairous books and articles and a sampling of their definitions are: Reflexology is a unique system of foot massage, based on holistic principles, which can treat and prevent a wide variety of ailments. By locating and massaging the reflexology points on the foot, which relate to different parts of the body, we can redress the imbalance of energy that can cause stress and ill health.. ~The Complete Illustrated Guide to Reflexology, Inge Dougans, Element Books, 1996. Reflexology: 1.
The ananlysis of motor behavior in terms of component simple and comples reflexes. 2. The study of neurophysiological mechanisms of reflexes in general.. ~International Dictionary of Medicine and Biology, 1986. Reflexology: 1.
A system of massaging specific areas of the foot or sometimes the hand in order to promote healing, relieve stress, etc., in other parts of the body. 2. medically, the study of reflex movements and processes.. ~Random.