What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a gentle art, a highly effective form of therapeutic massage of the feet. As treatment is classified in the field of "alternative medicine" treatment. Considered as a holistic healing arts who wants to treat the person as a whole in order to bring about a state of balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit. Wholeness means that we are not simply the sum of muscle, blood vessels or neurons, but all of them, a set where all institutions are interdependent and interrelated.
The feet, connects us to the ground: this is the link between the earthly and the spiritual / noiitki our lives. We connect to ground literally and figuratively. Our feet carry us, our place, we are carrying, supporting us every minute and do it in a way so simple that usually ignore them, the taken for granted and disdain the careful, to look after them. But the motion that we give our feet, the well-being that gives us this movement, the sense of freedom that result from this move is the most precious goods, we are offering as a people. The constant motion and movement of people through the ages is that which keeps us alive and health physically and mentally.
In the legs there are more nerve endings that go from the brain travel throughout the body. All organs, glands and other body parts are positioned with the same item in the legs, as a reflection / reflexes of the body parts.(The term we mean a Reflex unintentional or unconscious reaction to a stimulus).In reflexology, when irritating reflexes of the feet, caused an involuntary reaction of organs associated with these reflexes. Proper stimulation of these reflexes can significantly influence the health condition.
The aim of reflexology is to achieve balance of body, which it manages mainly through relaxation.The professional massage reflexology is used to determine what parts of the body does not function effectively.With proper treatment the body regains its balance and smooth operation.
What can reflexology do for us
Reflexology is not a magic PANACEA neither form of immediate treatment. Its role is to facilitate healing, to help the body to activate its own healing energy, but mainly be used as prevention rather than cure.The human body is a complex "machine" to which all parties operate simultaneously and function are interrelated. If any party-even a small-not working correctly, impairing the overall efficiency of the body and mind, since everything is interdependent.
Reflexology reduces the tension (stress) leads to relaxation. The relaxation helps the body to self-therapist strengthening the immune system and to operate more efficiently.Reflexology improves circulation: the good movement relieves the body of toxins that accumulate when the endogenous purifiers (lymph, excretory) not working properly.Reflexology improves nerve function (nervous system): the relaxation reduces the pressure on the nerves and blood vessels, improving blood flow and oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.
Reflexology and Acupuncture
The practice of reflexology and acupuncture based on the concept of energy channels and the two methods argue that vital energy running through the body from head to the ends "through" imaginary line / channel. In acupuncture, these services are known as meridians in REFLEXOLOGY as belts.These diseases are caused by "earthworks" along the energy channels and treatment focuses on removal of these barriers to the stimulation of various points along the channels. The acupuncture needles at points scattered throughout the body. Reflexology is focused on areas and parts meridians (energy channels / lines) located on the soles and dorsal surface of feet.
16 SYNITHISMENES rather QUESTIONS
1. Which people do good reflexology?
Reflexology is good for everyone regardless of age. Reflexology can do it all, children, adults and older adults.
2. How long is a session of reflexology? And how often should be done?A session usually lasts 45-60 minutes. However, if it is desired only a fast relaxation is adequate and 30 minutes. The default is once a week for 45-60 minutes. At synnenoiseos reflexology and customers can be done twice a week for 50-60 minutes. (Usually the case that reflexology has been swift and positive outcome).
3. There are different kinds of massage reflexology for different occasions?
No. The massage will be more "light", that most gentle and relaxing when it comes to young children, elderly and pregnant women, ie, people with more sensitive organisms tired more easily.
4. Reflexology is a therapeutic or relaxing massage?
Yes. Reflexology is both. Relaxes the body, helping to better functioning. This improvement works therapeutically. Firstly, however, reflexology should be prevention rather than therapy form.
5. Is reflexology safe during pregnancy?
Yes, if and should be avoided for 12 weeks of pregnancy, ie during the first period as the body adjusts to the hormonal and other changes. After 12 weeks the expectant mothers find that reflexology helps to address fatigue, the morning sickness and other symptoms of pregnancy.
6. Is reflexology safe for people with chronic diseases?Yes. Reflexology can only do good and is well known that significantly helps in pain management. In these cases, massage should be particularly relaxing.
7. Can a patient do REFLEXOLOGY alongside chemotherapy?Yes. Reflexology will help relax and cope with the fatigue of chemotherapy. Many hospitals abroad suggest REFLEXOLOGY patients and their part of the program.
8. Can I just make my REFLEXOLOGY? How often?Yes. Just find a convenient situation that facilitates the pressure on the soles. Every day some time is ideal.9. Side effects reflexology?No. Reflexology relaxes while giving a sense of wellbeing and energy. Some people have light headedness immediately after, during the session and several hours later but that passes quickly.10. Reflexology hurt?
Not in general. Sometimes it can cause slight discomfort or pain a little hour of the session when pressed / activated specific nerves in the foot.
11. Matter if nobody falls asleep at the time of session?No. In this case, the reflexologist will do a more gentle massage and the client will wake up more rested and refreshed.
12. Reflexology is a science?No. Not included as science as western medicine. It is an ancient therapy techniques that have quick results and relieves pain. Recent years has become widely known and popular even accepted by the traditional medical community. Operable in several hospitals around the world.
13. Reflexology is a preventative method?Yes. Using and preventive. Most people enter REFLEXOLOGY since been disappointed by other therapies.The correct it was to make REFLEXOLOGY before the problem occurred: preventive, to better health.
14. Reflexology is useful if multiple sclerosis?
Yes. Reflexology helps to relieve and betterment of the minor problems of disease, such as spasticity, balance, unsteadiness, double vision, difficulty swallowing, constipation, fatigue, etc. kalyterefontas so the quality of life for the patient.
15. Can hurt reflexology;
Not. Even though we do massage on the feet someone who is qualified will have a sense of relieve and relaxation.
16. There are cases that do not need to do REFLEXOLOGY;
Yes.1. If someone has just eaten would be good to avoid to do REFLEXOLOGY until digest.
2. In case someone gets psychiatric drugs, monitored by a psychiatrist / psychologist, psychological problems.3. If anyone has mounted a metallic 'device' somewhere in the body. (Eg blades, etc.).4. If someone just has gotten exitirio from the hospital.
Acupuncture... I bet that when you go for a root canal the only needle they want to see is an injection of novocaine --- Cecil AdamsAcupuncture is a traditional Chinese "medicine" technique to "unblocking" Qi (chi or qi) by inserting needles into specific points on the body to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang (yin-yang).
Chi is an action that supposedly surrounds all pragmata.Pistefetai that flows through the body along 14 main pathways called meridians yin and yang are in harmony, chi flows freely and the person is ygies.Otan person is sick or injured, there is an obstruction of chi along one of the meridians. Traditional Chinese medicine has identified some 500 points to get the needles to specific effects.Acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 4000 years.
Today the needles are twirled, heated, or even stimulated with weak electrical currents, ultrasound or light kymatos.Opos specific length and is, however, medical research will never be able to demonstrate that the breakout of Chi through acupuncture or otherwise, are effective treatment against diseases. Chi is defined as being undetectable by the methods of empirical science.
A variation of traditional acupuncture is called auriculotherapy or ear a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the unsubstantiated belief that the ear is the map of the bodily organs instance, a problem with an organ like the liver treated by sticking a needle into a specific point in the ear that is supposed to correspond to this body. (Similar notions about a body part is an organ map are held by those who practice iridology [the iris is the map] and reflexology [ the foot is the map].)
The Syraptokentisi, a variation of the called auriculotherapy, puts staples (syraptires) at key points of the ear, hoping to achieve things like help people quit smoking.Traditional Chinese medicine is not based on knowledge of modern physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, anatomy and the known mechanisms iasis.Oute based on knowledge of the chemistry of cells, blood circulation, nerve function or the presence of hormones and other biochemical substances. There is no correlation between the meridians used in traditional Chinese medicine and the position of organs and nerves in human soma.
To American National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) argues that the 46 medical journals published by the Chinese Medical Association, not one is devoted to acupuncture or other traditional Chinese medical praktikes.Par the less they estimated that somewhere between 10 to 15 million Americans spend approximately $ 500 million a year on acupuncture for treatment of depression, AIDS, allergies, asthma, arthritis Problems with the bladder and kidneys, diarrhea, constipation, colds, bronchitis, dizziness, smoking, fatigue, gynecological disorders, headaches, migraines, paralysis, hypertension, sciatica, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, stroke, tendonitis and vision problems.
Empirical studies on acupuncture are still in their infancy. Such studies ignore metaphysical concepts such as unblocking chi along meridians, and seek to find causal connections between sticking needles into traditional acupuncture points and physical effects Even so, many traditional doctors and hospitals offering acupuncture as " complementary "therapy. The medical faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the largest training programs in acupuncture for more qualified doctors in Ameriki.To 200-hour program teaches close to 600 physicians in chrono.Symfona the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture around 4000 U.S. physicians trained in acupuncture.
In March 1996, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of America (the corresponding EOF) classified acupuncture needles as medical devices for general use by trained professionals. Until then, the needles were classified as medical devices Tάξης III, meaning their safety and usefulness was so uncertain that they could only be used in approved research projects of this "experimental" status, many insurance companies refused to cover acupuncture . This new designation has meant greater use of acupuncture and more research on the use velonon.
It allso means that insurance companies could not avoid covering some useless or questionable acupuncture treatments for a variety of diseases. In spite of this the Wayne B. Jonas, director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, said that the reclassification of acupuncture needles is "a very wise and sensible decision."
The Office of Alternative Medicine is very supportive (ie willing to spend good amounts of taxes paid by dollars) on new studies of the effectiveness of acupuncture.The most frequently offered defense of acupuncture by its defenders commits the pragmatic plani.Ypostirizetai that acupuncture works! What exactly does this mean? Certainly does not mean that "sticking" needles in one's body, blocked chi.
At most, it means that "also reduces" the medical forto.Pio often it simply means that customers are happy, that they feel better at the stigmi.O NCAHF adopted a position on the post-acupuncture, which asserts that "Surveys over the last twenty years failed to show that acupuncture is effective against any disease "and that" the observed effects of acupuncture are probably due to a combination of expectations, reporting, and other physiological mechanisms. " In other words, most of the observed effects of acupuncture are due to mood change, the placebo effect and the regressive fallacy.
Just because the pain went away after the acupuncture does not mean he was the reason for Much chronic pain comes and goes. An alternative treatment such as acupuncture is sought only when the pain is the most severe level. The physics will lead to the pain becoming less once it has reached its maximum intensity tou.Episis a large part of the support for acupuncture is the form of anecdotal evidence from satisfied customers. Unfortunately, for every anecdote of someone whose pain was relieved by acupuncture may also be another anecdote of someone whose pain was not relieved by acupuncture
But nobody is keeping track of the failures (confirmation bias).However, it is possible that sticking needles into the body may have some beneficial effects most common claim of success by acupuncture advocates is in the control of pain. Studies have shown that many acupuncture points are more rich in nerve endings than are the surrounding skin research suggests that sticking needles into certain points of the body affects the nervous system and stimulates the production of natural painkilling chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, and triggers the release of certain neural hormones including serotonin Another theory suggests that acupuncture "block" the transmission of pain impulses from the body to the central nervous system.
There are difficulties that face any study of pain. Not only the measurement of pain is subjective, but traditional acupuncturists evaluate success of treatment almost entirely subjectively, relying on their own observations and reports from patients, rather than objective laboratory tests, many people who "swear" to acupuncture (or therapeutic touch, the Reiki in iridology, meditation, mineral supplements, etc.) often make several changes in their lives, making it difficult to isolate significant causal factors in a control group study.Some of the studies supported by the Office of Alternative Medicine at NIH (National Institutes of Health) are trying to emulate the traditional control group studies, but no controlled study can never be revealed if you unblock the qi or yin and yang not in harmony.
Controlled studies using objective measurements of treatment success, but may find much of the success of acupuncture is due to nothing other than subjective assessment of each endiaferomenon.Tetoies studies can also find whether any effects of acupuncture are short or long term.Finally, acupuncture is not without risks been some reports of burrowing lung and bladder, broken needles and some allergic reactions to needles containing substances other than surgical atsali.O Acupuncture can be harmful to the fetus in early a pregnancy and stimulates the production of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and oxytocin affecting toketo.Panta there is the possibility of contamination from non-sterile needles just some patients suffered more because they avoided the proven, effective treatments of modern medicine.