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Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Jul
27

PTSD and the 5 Elements

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of inquiries on various reflexology Facebook group pages about working with people suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), so I’d like to speak about it again here. Bottom line – reflexology is very beneficial to someone suffering from PTSD. At the same time, it would be prudent for the therapist wishing to work with this population to . . . → Read More: PTSD and the 5 Elements

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Jun
23

A Complication of Paralysis

When people consider what life would be like should they lose the ability to move their limbs, I don’t thing most people think beyond the paralysis. There is no question that life would never be the same, but could anyone ever anticipate some of the other unusual issues that might result? . . . → Read More: A Complication of Paralysis

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Jun
11

Reflexology for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

The human body is an amazing work of art; perhaps no more evident then in its split-second ability to initiate chemical changes that prepare us to defend against, or avoid, imminent danger. This healthy “fight-or-flight” adaptation of the sympathetic nervous system originates in a part of the brain known as the amygdala, and results in the launch of cascading hormones throughout the entire body, that make it possible for us to perform instinctual, sometimes Herculean, responses to the situation. A fair amount of research has been conducted on the emotional and mental effects of reflexology on those suffering from PTSD. In this study conducted by Academy grad Darlene Torroll, the goal was to investigate whether reflexology could help restore functioning in areas of physical complaint. . . . → Read More: Reflexology for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Saturday, May 17th, 2014
May
17

Reflexology Produces Startling Results in Rare Condition

Academy graduate, Ken Cook, has published a case study he conducted with a 55-year old woman suffering from Marfan Syndrome (MFS), an uncommon inherited disorder that affects the connective tissue of the body. Since MFS weakens the body’s connective tissue, it can affect almost any part of the body, causing a wide variety of symptoms. The most severe complications result from pathologies in the aortic root and ascending aorta, affecting the heart, eyes, blood vessels and skeleton. . . . → Read More: Reflexology Produces Startling Results in Rare Condition

Monday, April 7th, 2014
Apr
07

Sick and Tired of Headaches?

So, let’s get this straight – a headache is not a disease. It is the loud, persistent and painful voice of a body living with chronic stress, toxic blood, physiological imbalances and/or trauma. It turns out that there are many bodies crying out for help in the United States: 45 million Americans experience chronic headaches.[i] Nearly 90% of the population experiences occasional headache pain.[ii] People seeking treatment for headache pain account for 8 million consultations with physicians annually.[iii] Migraine headaches alone account for an estimated 157 million days lost from work.[iv] I was shocked when I first learned the above headache stats, and decided that I wanted to reach out to people in my community who were sick and tired of living with headaches, and who preferred to do something other than take drugs that were only masking their pain. In other words, people who were ready to take charge. . . . → Read More: Sick and Tired of Headaches?

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