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Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby ryandiener1 » 21 Jul 2011, 13:36

Who can benefit from Reflexology
Reflexology is a holistic therapy suitable for all ages, and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Reflexology has been shown to be affective for:
• Hormonal imbalances
• Menopause
• Back pain
• Migraines, headaches
• Sleep disorders
• Digestive problems
• Circulatory problems
• Stress related disorders
• Arthritis
Benefits of Reflexology
• Stress relief
Whether you suffer from insomnia, migraines, digestive problems or fatigue, the root of many health problems can be linked to stress. Stress can be caused by our own hectic lifestyle, emotional, physical or environmental factors, it is almost completely unavoidable. Stress can be damaging to the body and mind. Under the influence of prolonged stress the body is less capable of fighting illness. Reflexology counteracts the effects of stress by promoting relaxation and bringing balance to the body.

Muscle relaxation
Many factors can cause muscle tension, too much time sitting in one position, lifting heavy objects, working out with weights or emotional problems are just a few. Whatever the source, when muscles become tense and over stressed the energy in our body is thrown out of balance. The nerve pathways which connect muscles to the rest of the body become congested. This can result in pain, fatigue, irritability or even more stress. Reflexology stimulates nerve endings in the feet to release the energy, relax muscles and restore physical harmony.

Circulation improvement
All the body’s systems need good blood circulation in order to function well. The blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and removes waste products and toxins. Stress and tension tighten up the cardiovascular system and restricts blood flow, causing it to become sluggish. This results in the tissues becoming oxygen-deprived; the energy in the body becomes depleted, making all body systems suffer. Reflexology keeps the body’s circulation flowing smoothly, which rejuvenates tired tissues.

Detoxify and cleanse
Riding the body of waste and toxins is extremely important to your health. When the lymphatic, urinary or intestinal systems become blocked due to a build up of toxins and waste the energy in the body stagnates. This may cause you to feel bloated, lethargic or even sick. Reflexology can release these blockages, helping your body to “let go” and eliminate toxins and waste, cleansing the body of all impurities. This will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance.

Body balancer
Balance is vital for a healthy body, mind and spirit. To maintain a state of homeostasis the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance. Reflexology is vital to sustain balance in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body, leaving all the systems of the body functioning fully, and in their natural equilibrium.
Hope this information helped you a lot. I am licensed Frederick Acupuncture Specialist and Herbalist. To provide comprehensive health benefits through programs designed to help you make the lifestyle changes necessary for long term health and wellness is one of my goals.
This forum site likes great. I am Dr. Ryan Diener and I’m looking forward to establish a good relationship with you and have some exchange of thoughts and ideas about wellness.
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Re: Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby Craig Browning » 22 Jul 2011, 00:04

While I'm certain this thread is going to see a bit of heated debate I will second the issue of positive effects via this and Acupuncture as well. What disappoints me is the fact that western medicine and the "scientific" element seems to go out of their way to dispel the positive RESULTS such work has rendered for centuries vs. what the western sciences have given us for less than 300 years now (a great deal of which was known by our primitive ancestors but lost as the result of religious taboos and the idea that Science was the devil's playground.)

One Argument that must be weighed however, is the simple power of human touch. Our westernized world seems to look down on the idea of intimate (non-sexual) acts of appreciation such as we find common in the far and middle east. We have far less nurturing contact with one another and worse of all, we stigmatize those that may show physical affection, especially in public. The result seems to be a significant build-up of stress and stress related health conditions that could be avoided entirely by way of steady human contact that is socially "normal". . . such as how the holding of hands is so common in the east, as a sign of mutual respect and honor, especially between those that were one time foes (such as we find in Vietnam).

I've addressed this point with those that practice Rieki, Hands of Light, Healing Touch and other such similar treatment methods {NOTE: I am certified in Rieki by the way}. I'm a firm believer that 75% of what makes these technique effective is the need we have for direct loving contact with another human being. Then again, I believe that there is a major placebo factor as well; the psychological "need" by the client to have something work. But there's a monkey wrench in that particular area; many people (especially in the U.S.) are dependent on their illness and unwilling to let go of the issues that have created the discomfort (a.k.a. learn the karmic lessons said ills bring with them). I believe this is why so many people have relapses of major conditions such as cancer; they miss the attention in that it gives them a unique form of validation. . . a means by which to suck energy from others (quite literally a Psychic Vampire).

The Healing Arts entail a bit of everything in order to be "complete". Western Medicine has unfortunately elected to throw away the human touch in exchange for corporate cash but this too shall pass. . . it's already seeing a major migration as more and more doctors seek to actually practice medicine vs. assembly line work. The AMA, being the political embodiment it is, has sided with the Corporate Treatment concept because it makes medical investors wealthier, doctors a bit more a "thing" than a human being (an instrument that serves as the vehicle for cash flow) and of course, the patient (US) nothing other than the second face to that same coin -- a means to an end. In other words, these rogue practitioners are seriously frowned upon and even warned against when it comes to the economically motivated political seat of Western Medicine. Something that's not quite as common place in the greater aspect of the global environment where, culturally/traditionally and even religiously there is an obligation to treat each person with dignity and as a human being vs. a number on an insurance card. :?
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Re: Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby ryandiener1 » 24 Aug 2011, 09:58

Not all. Still there are lots of reliable health practitioner wanting to help their patient and not just for their personal agenda....Think of those who suffered from chronic pains, fibromyalgia who are treated and cure by natural medicines such as massage therapy. Have you ever heard about chiropractor?

Anyway, thanks for sharing your insights.
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Re: Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby ProfWag » 24 Aug 2011, 21:03

ryandiener1 wrote:Not all. Still there are lots of reliable health practitioner wanting to help their patient and not just for their personal agenda....Think of those who suffered from chronic pains, fibromyalgia who are treated and cure by natural medicines such as massage therapy. Have you ever heard about chiropractor?

Anyway, thanks for sharing your insights.

Sorry Doctor, but I must disagree that massage cures fibromyalgia.
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Re: Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby really? » 24 Aug 2011, 21:32

ryandiener1 wrote:Not all. Still there are lots of reliable health practitioner wanting to help their patient and not just for their personal agenda....Think of those who suffered from chronic pains, fibromyalgia who are treated and cure by natural medicines such as massage therapy. Have you ever heard about chiropractor?

Anyway, thanks for sharing your insights.


Cure you say. That's a strong word to use. Can you point to any studies that clearly show pressing on someones foot or other parts of the body creates a permanent cessation of fibromyalgia. All of the literature I've read states symptoms can be controlled, not cured. Perhaps that's what you mean ?
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Re: Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby ProfWag » 25 Aug 2011, 03:26

really? wrote:
ryandiener1 wrote:Not all. Still there are lots of reliable health practitioner wanting to help their patient and not just for their personal agenda....Think of those who suffered from chronic pains, fibromyalgia who are treated and cure by natural medicines such as massage therapy. Have you ever heard about chiropractor?

Anyway, thanks for sharing your insights.


Cure you say. That's a strong word to use. Can you point to any studies that clearly show pressing on someones foot or other parts of the body creates a permanent cessation of fibromyalgia. All of the literature I've read states symptoms can be controlled, not cured. Perhaps that's what you mean ?

Personally, I can attest that when I rub the back of my wife's heel, it makes her fart...or worse...
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Re: Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby really? » 25 Aug 2011, 07:05

ProfWag wrote:Personally, I can attest that when I rub the back of my wife's heel, it makes her fart...or worse...


Now that's what I call relaxed :lol:

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Re: Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby stevecarve01 » 17 Sep 2013, 19:20

Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute conditions. It does not interfere with conventional treatments and medication, it is in fact complementary and used in hospitals and hospices.

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Re: Who can benefit from Reflexology

Postby really? » 18 Sep 2013, 21:14

stevecarve01 wrote:Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute conditions. It does not interfere with conventional treatments and medication, it is in fact complementary and used in hospitals and hospices.

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A massage or physical therapy work better.
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