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Collins Gem Reflexology : Collins Gem - Nicola Hall

Paperback Published: 7th March 2005
ISBN: 9780007188826
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Reflexology is increasing in popularity as more people turn towards natural forms of medicine. This is a practical introduction, full of diagrams, photographs and clear advice on using reflexology to treat medical problems.

The basis of reflexology is that areas in the foot correspond to different parts of the body. The art of reflexology is to recognise any imbalances and correct them through manipulation.

The book starts with an introduction to the origin of reflexology and then covers

• How reflexology works

• The reflex areas of the feet

• The position of the reflex areas

• How to give treatment

• General advice on treatment

• The complete treatment to cover the whole body from the brain to the lymphatic system

• Specific treatments for particular ailments

• Possible reactions to treatment

Let this Collins Gem introduce you to the theory and practice of reflexology. It gives you a clear, step-by-step guidance to help you understand and practice the benefits of reflexology.

Introductionp. 7
Self Treatmentp. 8
Holistic Approachp. 9
The History and Theory of the Method 10 Ancient Chinap. 10
Ancient Egyptp. 10
The Reflexology of India and the North American Indiansp. 11
Modern Reflexology and Zone Therapyp. 11
Doreen Bayly and the Bayly Schoolp. 13
How Reflexology Worksp. 14
The Longitudinal Zonesp. 14
The Acupuncture Meridiansp. 16
The Central Nervous and Circulatory Systemsp. 18
The Body's Healing Forcesp. 19
The Reflex Areas of the Feetp. 20
Longitudinal Zonesp. 21
Transverse Zonesp. 21
Transverse Zones in the Feetp. 22
Foot Structurep. 24
Positions of the Reflex Areasp. 26
The Sole of the Footp. 26
The Outer Side of the Footp. 28
The Inner Side of the Footp. 30
The Top of the Footp. 32
Hand Reflexologyp. 34
How To Give Treatmentp. 38
Evaluating the Footp. 39
Temperature of the Feetp. 39
Skin Condition and Colour of the Feetp. 40
Bone Structure of the Feetp. 41
Muscle Tone of the Feetp. 41
Tissue Structure of the Feetp. 42
Techniquep. 43
What the Patient Will Feelp. 45
What a Treatment Session Involvesp. 46
Clean Feetp. 46
Full Treatmentp. 47
Extra Attention to Important Reflex Areasp. 47
Length of Treatmentp. 47
General Advicep. 49
Contraindicationsp. 50
Acute Infectious Diseasep. 50
Fevers, Very High Temperaturesp. 50
Deep Vein Thrombosis or Phlebitisp. 50
Risk Pregnancyp. 51
Severe Osteoporosisp. 51
Directly After Replacement Surgeryp. 51
Heart Conditionsp. 52
Epilepsyp. 52
Foot Problemsp. 52
Pregnancyp. 53
Prosthesisp. 53
Medicationp. 53
The Complete Treatmentp. 55
A Recommended Order of Treatmentp. 56
Right Footp. 58
Pituitaryp. 58
Neckp. 60
Side of the Head/Brainp. 62
Top of the Head/Brainp. 64
Spinep. 66
Facep. 70
Sinusesp. 72
Teethp. 74
Eyesp. 76
Eustachian Tubesp. 78
Earsp. 80
Shoulderp. 82
Arm and Elbowp. 84
Thyroid and Parathyroidsp. 88
Lungp. 92
Solar Plexusp. 94
Liver and Gall Bladderp. 96
Stomachp. 100
Pancreasp. 102
Small Intestinep. 104
Large Intestinep. 106
Bladderp. 110
Ureter Tubesp. 112
Kidneyp. 114
Adrenal Glandsp. 116
Sciatic Nervesp. 118
Sacro-iliac Jointp. 122
Muscles of the Pelvisp. 124
Kneep. 126
Hipp. 128
Ovaries and Testesp. 130
Fallopian Tubes and Vas Deferensp. 132
Uterus and Prostate Glandp. 134
Lymphatic Systemp. 136
Lymphatic Drainagep. 140
Exercises
Rotation of Toesp. 142
'Wringing' of Footp. 142
'Kneading' of Footp. 143
Rotation of Anklep. 143
Left Footp. 144
15b Heartp. 144
17b Spleenp. 146
21a Large Intestinep. 148
Exercise
E5 Solar Plexus Breathingp. 152
Zone-related Areasp. 153
Specific Treatmentsp. 154
Acnep. 154
AIDSp. 155
Allergiesp. 155
Anginap. 156
Arthritisp. 156
Asthmap. 156
Back Problemsp. 157
Bronchitisp. 158
Cancerp. 158
Carpal Tunnel Syndromep. 159
Cataractsp. 159
Chilblainsp. 160
Colitisp. 160
Conjunctivitisp. 161
Constipationp. 161
Cystitisp. 162
Deafnessp. 162
Dermatitisp. 163
Diabetesp. 163
Diarrhoeap. 163
Dry Eyesp. 164
Earache and Ear Infectionsp. 164
Eczemap. 165
Foot Problemsp. 165
Gallstonesp. 166
Glaucomap. 166
Headaches and Migrainesp. 167
High Blood Pressurep. 168
Impaired Visionp. 168
Incontinencep. 169
Indigestionp. 169
Infectionsp. 170
Infertilityp. 170
Insomnia and Sleep Problemsp. 170
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 171
Kidney Stonesp. 171
Knee Problemsp. 172
Mastitisp. 172
MEp. 172
Menopausal Problemsp. 173
Mouth Ulcersp. 174
MSp. 174
Palpitationsp. 175
Parkinson's Diseasep. 175
Periods - Absence ofp. 176
Periods - Painfulp. 176
PMSp. 176
Prostate Gland - Enlargedp. 177
Psoriasisp. 177
Rhinitis and Hay Feverp. 178
RSIp. 178
Sciaticap. 179
Shoulder Problemsp. 179
Sinusitis and Catarrhp. 180
Sore Throats - Tonsillitis, Laryngitisp. 180
Stressp. 181
Strokep. 181
Tennis Elbowp. 182
Thyroid Imbalancep. 182
Tinnitusp. 183
Toothachep. 183
Varicose Veinsp. 184
Vertigop. 184
Conclusionp. 185
Possible Reactions to Treatmentp. 186
Cold-Like Symptomsp. 186
Increased Passing of Urinep. 186
Increased Bowel Activityp. 187
Aggravated Skin Conditionsp. 187
Headachesp. 187
Thirstp. 187
Temperature Changesp. 187
Arthritisp. 188
Previous Disordersp. 188
Disrupted Sleep Patternsp. 188
Emotional Reactionsp. 188
Useful Addressesp. 190
Further Readingp. 192
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ISBN: 9780007188826
ISBN-10: 000718882X
Series: Collins Gem
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th March 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.7 x 8.3  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.08