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Τετάρτη, 17 Αυγούστου 2016

tattoo's acupuncture

Mechanism of Arch support
• Shape: Wedge shaped. Central stone as keystone.
• Staples: Inferior edges of the stones are tied together.
• Tie beam: connecting the ends to prevent separation of
pillars and sagging of the arch.
• Suspension bridge: Multiple supports suspending the arch
from the cable above the level of bridge.
Maintenance of the arches
• Medial: Shape (key stone-talus)
Staples: Plantar ligaments, Tendon of tibialis posterior
Tie beam: Plantar aponeurosis, flexor dig. brevis,
abductor hallucis, flexor hallucis longus, flexor dig. Longus, flexor hallucis brevis
Suspension arch: Tibialis anterior, post. And medial ligaments of ankle joint.
Maintenance of the arches
• Lateral: Shape (key stone-cuboid)
Staples: Long and short plantar ligaments, short muscles of foot.
Tie beam: Plantar aponeurosis, abductor digiti minimi, flexor dig. brevis &flexor dig. longus (lateral part)
Suspension arch: peroneus longus and brevis.
Maintenance of the arches
• Transverse: Shape Wedge shape cuneiforms & bases of metatarsals.
Staples: deep transverse ligaments, plantar ligaments, short muscles of foot (dorsal introssei & adductor hallucis.
Tie beam: Tendon of peroneus longus
Suspension arch: peroneus longus and brevis.

Once I saw this picture I remembered the name "Kunlun mountains". it's a shame that the tatoo is not exactly where the acupuncture point is.
It is still a good visual to remember though.

UB 60 Clinical Uses

Main point for pain anywhere along the spine
Main point for chronic low back pain a/or problems of pain a/or numbness in the lower limbs.
Main point for headache and other excesses effecting the head.
Induce labor or promote discharge of a retained placent.


Stories the feet are telling. Eunice D. Ingham

Αντανακλαστικα σημεια για την υποφυση. Σελ.10
...εχοντας αυτο κατα νου, το πρωτο μερος που εξετάζω οταν ερχεται καποιος σε μενα ζητωντας βοήθεια, ειναι σε τι βαθμο υπαρχει ευαισθησια στην περιοχη σχετικη με τον αυχενα. Στην περιπτωση που υπαρχει αρκετη ενταση στον αυχενα, γνωριζω οτι εχει μειωθει η αιματωση του εγκεφαλου σε καποιο βαθμο, και εχοντας αυτο κατα νου και η υποφυση θα υποφερει σε κάποιο βαθμο, έτσι δεν ειναι? Δεν θα μπορέσει να λειτουργήσει 100% ο συγκεκριμένος αδένας εαν εχει μειωθει η φυσιολογικη ροη αίματος προς εκείνον.
Να θυμαστε λοιπόν, οταν σας επισκέπτεται κάποιος, σίγουρα θα εργαστείτε στην έξω επιφάνεια του μεγάλου δαχτύλου προς το δεύτερο δάχτυλο όπου και βρίσκεται η αντανακλαστική περιοχή για τον αυχένα.
Σελίδα 53
Τωρα, μιλωντας για αυτη την περιοχη η οποια ειναι πελματιαια και κατω απο την περιοχη που οι ανθρωποι παρουσιάζουν κότσι, θα αντιμετωπίζετε ένταση στις ωμοπλάτες και για οποια συμφόρηση στην ανώτερη θωρακική περιοχή η οποία και πιθανόν να ευθύνεται για την διαταραχή του θυρεοειδή σε αυτούς τους ασθενείς. Να θυμάστε οταν θα εργάζεστε με περιστατικά θυρεοειδή, θα σπρώξουμε το πόδι πίσω, θα εργαστούμε βαθιά στην άρθρωση του μεγάλου δαχτύλου σε κάθε πόδι επειδή έχει δύο λοβούς ο θυρεοειδής, ο δεξιός λοβός στο δεξό πόδι και ο αριστερός λοβός στο αριστερό πόδι.
Τα αποσπάσματα είναι από το 3ο βιβλίο της Ίνγκαμ. Πρόκειται για ομιλία που πραγματοποίησε κατά την διάρκεια σεμιναρίου της στο ξενοδοχείο Κονραντ Χίλτον 7 Δεκεμβρίου 1958.
Πολλά λέγονται κατά την εκπαίδευση της ρεφλεξολογίας, τα πιο πολλά δεν είναι σύμφωνα με την διδασκαλία της Ίνγκαμ.
Αυτό το βιβλίο ξεκαθαρίζει τα πράγματα.
Το ίδιο θα κάνουμε και εμείς.
Καλές διακοπές 

healing potential of piercings

Acupuncturists have long studied the healing potential of piercings— particularly their ability to relieve migraines and help stave off allergies. Indeed, according to the book Mysteries of The Ear, published by Assouline and written by the neuropharmacologist Dr Nadia Volf, the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Persians practised auricular acupuncture to aid everything from digestion to eyesight and menstrual problems, while the reason pirates wore a ring in one earlobe is that, according to folkloric tradition, the piercing enhanced their vision.

What do the rich and powerfull know that we do not...?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump favored the use of Reflexology to relieve pain and stress during the birth of his baby in 1993.

Marla's breathing/birthing coach Aiko Aiyana offered the Reflexology.
"I was very nervous, because she was in a lot of pain," Trump said. "I tried to convince her to take something, but she wouldn't. I asked the doctor to convince her, but he knew Marla was determined not to take any drugs. She's so strong, such a strong woman. I'm amazed."
Aiyana assisted in the birth and massaged Marla using reflexology, a foot-massage that correlates to various points in the body to relieve pain and stress.
Do you think he still favors it?

Expression of the endocannabinoid receptors in human fascial tissue

Feel high after a massage? Receptors for our body’s own cannabinoid substances are present in fascia according to a recent research from the Stecco group in the University of Padova in Italy.
Endocannabinoids are "the body’s own cannabinoid system" , bodily substances which have biological effects similar to those of marijuana, they are often found in human brain and the nervous system. Studies showed that stimulating the receptors can relieve pain and suppress inflammation. Research has demonstrated that patients with fibromyalgia report that marijuana use lowers pain and improves health-related quality of life, making researchers suspect that endocannabinoid receptors, which also mediate the effects of marijuana, might exist in tissues other than the brain and immune cells.
Their presence was also previously reported in myofascial tissue, suggesting that the endocannabinoid system may help resolve myofascial trigger points. However, the expression of CB1 (cannabinoid receptor 1) and CB2 (cannabinoid receptor 2) in human fascia has not yet been established. This study published in the European Journal of Histochemistry, is the first to establish this relationship.
The auhors extracted fascia lata, the deep fascia of the thigh, from 11 volunteers who had orthopedic surgery, and then isolated the main cell type of the fascia, called fibroblasts. They found both types of receptors,CB1 and CB2, in these cells. Examining whole tissue levels of the two receptors, researchers noted somewhat higher levels, indicating that the receptors may also be present in other cell types.
The authors said that "The presence of CB1 and CB2 receptors in fascial fibroblasts suggests their possible role in modulation of fascial pain. The fascial pain is usually related to a fascial inflammation and/or a fascial fibrosis, and both could be related to an alteration to the endocannabinoid system. Indeed the activation of CB1 and CB2 receptors is able to suppress pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1beta e TNF-alpha and to increase anti-inflammatory cytokines, and provide an anti-fibrotic activity. "
"It is also possible that the endocannabinoid system inside the deep fasciae is stimulated during manipulative treatments and exercises. A previous sudy by McPartland et al. demonstrated that after osteopathic manipulation treatment the serum level of anandamide increase 168% over pretreatment levels and Gamelin et al. demonstrated that chronic exercise is able to modify the tissue levels of endocannabinoids. Besides, it is known that the connective tissue is one of the principal target of the stretching, causing the remodeling of the cytoskeleton of the fibroblasts and a modulation of the inflammation-regulation mechanisms within connective tissue. Consequently, we can suppose that specific exercises or fascial treatments could be able to stimulate the fascial fibroblasts and consequently to modulate the endocannabinoid system and the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines. "
Source: Terra Rosa

Joseph Corvo

In my practice in recent years ,and again last week with a new wonderful female client of 85 years of age, told me that they were treated by reflexologist/zone therapist, the famous and legendary Joseph Corvo. They all report the same, and with raised eyebrows and with a passion exclaim "he is amazing...and it really works (reflexology) ... my God it was painful"...My client told me last week , "yes he used a probe (stick) ...and I had to tell him to ease up...but my goodness it worked like magic." I remember Tony Porter , my teacher telling me stories about Joe,... hearing these stories is fascinating. Apparently Joseph , now well into his 90's is still in practice - awesome. Maybe I will go and seek him out 

"The whole idea," he explains, "is that the body works on electro-magnetic lines - if you can imagine lines of electricity flowing down from your head to your feet. Terminal nerve endings are in all extremities of the body: feet, hands, face, ears, head. Pressure-point massage on these areas releases electro- magnetic pulses throughout the body. These forces act with regenerating powers in glands and organs, upon whose efficiency our health"
Joseph Corvo
"Corvo says he inherited his powers as a natural healer from his mother. He recalls, aged seven, putting his hands on people with pains. ....."It wouldn't matter what kind of complaint it was, I simply put my hands over the area. My mother was a healer and I found I had the gift too," he said.
For more information on the above quotes and an article "Pain-free hangovers at your fingertips" see link
Joseph Corvo well renowned to be one of the world’s leading zone therapists who adopts Dr. Fitzgerald’s theory and is in practice today. He has worked on some of the most high profile clients from the film and media industry as well as politicians and royalty. It is said that Princess Diana received three treatments each week from Joseph Corvo. He also authored seven zone therapy books.
Discretion does not allow him to reveal which members of the royal family he numbers among his clients...however it is known:
1985 -National Inquirer reports that Prince Charles is hooked on reflexology therapy, which involves clearing the body’s 10 vertical energy channels by massaging different areas of the feet.
1997-Newsweek reports that Princess Diana has foot reflexology three times a week.
1998-Ladies Home Journal reports that the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is a client of Joseph Corvo, practitioner of the “so-called discipline of zone therapy”. The treatment involves massaging fifteen specific nerve endings on the face, which are said to revitalize eleven areas of the body
picture: Joseph Corvo demonstrates one of his techniques

Oncology massage brings relief to FCIC cancer patients

"They had problems getting my needle in for this treatment and the foot massage and your voice relaxed me so was able to get the needle in the vein."

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Six signs you are being treated by a quack

He Edzard Ernst is at it again!
This time he is writing differently, if you have followed his articles in the past..

Video of UP policeman getting foot massage at police station sparks outrage

The appalling video of a UP Police sub-inspector getting a foot massage at the police station has gone viral online, while sparking a huge outcry among Netizens – and quite justifiably so.
The video, apparently shot in July, at the Mohanlalganj police station shows sub-inspector Ram Yagya Yadav getting a foot massage by a man, while squatting on the floor, near him. Yadav seems to be casually talking on the phone, and other officials were going about their work as usual as if there was nothing wrong with what was going on.
The police reportedly said it was not clear whether the person giving the foot massage was a complainant or a detainee, nevertheless, the video has drawn many angry reactions after being posted online.

Videos to the 2015 RiEN conference Brussels

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Reflexography from Paul Hack on Vimeo.

Coordinative Reflexology in 4 hands


Επισκεφτηκα το gazebo στην παραλία και ειχε μία αφίσα που εγραφε Ρεφλεξολογία με μεγάλα γράμματα και μασάζ με πιο μικρά.
Δεν γνωριστήκαμε εκείνη την ημέρα γιατί δεν ήταν εκεί.
Βοηθός είναι μόνο, ειναι και ρεφλεξολόγος, δεν ξέρω.
Ξέρω ότι ειναι η 2η περιπτωση εκει επάνω και οτι δημιουργείται προηγούμενο.
Καθόλου καλό.
Ενδιαφέρον εχει και η τελευταία παράγραφος του άρθρου.
Επίσης, να ενημερώσω ότι βάσει του νόμου συνένοχος θεωρείται πλέον και ο ασθενής. Αν κάποιος εν αγνοία του ή όχι λάβει τέτοιες παροχές, και η υπόθεση πάει στα δικαστήρια, θα είναι και ο ίδιος υπόλογος.

Αίτηση Εθελοντισμού

Αίτηση Εθελοντισμού

Αγαπητοί Εθελοντές και φίλοι του Αυθεντικού Μαραθωνίου της Αθήνας,
Εδώ θα βρείτε την επίσημη αίτηση εθελοντισμού για τον 34ο Αυθεντικό Μαραθώνιο της Αθήνας που θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Κυριακή 13 Νοεμβρίου 2016.
Πρόγραμμα Εθελοντισμού
Αυθεντικού Μαραθωνίου Αθήνας

Τρίτη, 19 Ιουλίου 2016

Σεμινάριο Ρεφλεξολογίας

Το σεμινάριο "Πρώτες Βοήθειες με την Ρεφλεξολογία"
απευθύνεται σε όλους όσους ενδιαφέρονται να μάθουν
τα βασικά αυτής της ασφαλής απλής και χρήσιμης
συμπληρωματικής μεθόδου για να βοηθήσουν τους δικούς τους ανθρώπους!

Το σεμινάριο θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 25 & 26 Ιουλίου
στο Natural Health Science.
Πληροφορίες στο 210 9825025 και εδώ:

Σάββατο, 9 Ιουλίου 2016


Δεν λέω ότι συμφωνώ με όσα λέει ο Dr. Manzanares , αλλά θα πω ότι με ενδιαφέρει η εργασία του και είναι πολύ ωραίο να τον ακούσω και να τον "αφουγκραστώ" ο ίδιος έστω μέσω ενός βίντεο.
Με τον ιατρό ασχολούμαστε ήδη από το 1ο έτος στην εκπαίδευση της ρεφλεξολογίας.
Ένας ιατρός από την Βαρκελώνη έχει σε 3 δεκαετίες προσφέρει και καταγράψει σε 70.000 περιστατικά τις παρατηρήσεις του σχετικά με την ρεφλεξολογία.
Οι έρευνες του έχουν εστιάσει σε τρεις στόχους
1. να εξηγήσει τον νεύρο-φυσιολογικό μηχανισμό της ρεφλεξολογία.
2. να προσδιορίσει με ακρίβεια τα ανακλαστικά σημεία μέσω μελέτης διάρκειας 27 ετών και σε 70.000 συνεδρίες
3. πρωτόκολλα ρεφλεξολογίας για παθολογικές καταστάσεις.
Περαιτέρω έρευνες έχουν πραγματοποιηθεί σχετικά με τους "κρυστάλλους" όπου αλίευσε ιστό από θετικές ανακλαστικές περιοχές, ανακλαστική εκδήλωση στο αντίθετο πόδι με σκοπό να επιφέρει ακρίβεια και να διορθώσει την θεωρία του Δρ. Φιτζέραλντ σχετικά με τις κάθετες ζώνες, και έρευνες όπου εφαρμόζεται η ρεφλεξολογία στην ελλειμματική προσοχή / υπερκινητικότητα - ΔΕΠΥ (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD) και στην υπέρταση.

Research on the Effect of the Foot Bath and Foot Massage on Residual Schizophrenia Patients.

Researchers performed foot baths and massages for residual schizophrenia patients to gauge the effects on psychiatric symptoms. Subjects were six residual schizophrenia patients hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital. Three times a week for 4weeks, they received an 8-minute effleurage massage to their legs after a 10-minute foot bath. The effect of physiological relaxation was identified by a significant decline in heart rate in all cases. The results of the Positive and Negative Symptom Scale are as follows: a mean score of 29.0 was measured before treatment, which lowered to 21.5 after treatment, indicating that foot care improved their negative symptoms (p<0 .05="" 10.5="" 34.0="" after="" and="" before="" care="" foot="" he="" improvement="" in="" increased="" indicating="" intervention="" life="" of="" p="" quality="" results="" scale="" span="" the="" their="" to="" were="">
The results of the two measurements indicate that foot baths and massages were effective in improving psychiatric symptoms.

Σύνδρομο ανήσυχων ποδιών και ρεφλεξολογία = ωφέλιμη!

...from Iran!
The effects of two methods of reflexology and stretching exercises on the severity of restless leg syndrome among hemodialysis patients.
Restless leg syndrome prevalence is high among the patients undergoing hemodialysis. Due to several side effects of medicational treatments, the patients prefer non-medicational methods. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the effects of two methods of reflexology and stretching exercises on the severity of restless leg syndrome among patients undergoing hemodialysis.
This study is a randomized clinical trial that was done on 90 qualified patients undergoing hemodialysis in selected hospitals of Isfahan, who were diagnosed with restless leg syndrome through standard restless leg syndrome questionnaire. They were randomly assigned by random number table to three groups: Reflexology, stretching exercises, and control groups through random allocation. Foot reflexology and stretching exercises were conducted three times a week for 30-40 min within straight 4 weeks. Data analysis was performed by SPSS version 18 using descriptive and inferential statistical analyses [one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), paired t-test, and least significant difference (LSD) post hoc test].
There was a significant difference in the mean scores of restless leg syndrome severity between reflexology and stretching exercises groups, compared to control (P < 0.001), but there was no significant difference between the two study groups (P < 0.001). Changes in the mean score of restless leg syndrome severity were significantly higher in reflexology and stretching exercises groups compared to the control group (P < 0.001), but it showed no significant difference between reflexology massage and stretching exercises groups.
Our obtained results showed that reflexology and stretching exercises can reduce the severity of restless leg syndrome. These two methods of treatment are recommended to the patients.

They cannot recruit caregivers... is this a good thing?

In short I have been following the work of Gwen Wyatt right from the beginning.
Her research has been of benefit to all an undeniable fact.

Read here 

But after her initial research she went a step further in her research where 

"The objective of this work was to design and create a robotic reflexology device that would deliver a breast cancer-specific reflexology protocol to the feet of patients."

This in the beginning did not sound good to me...

"What is she doing, she will take us out of buisness!"

Recently she tried to recruit caregivers to offer the Reflexology but this proved to be difficult.


Almost one-third of patients were found to be ineligible due to the lack of a caregiver to participate with them and provide this form of social support. Among eligible patients, the consent rate for this dyadic study is much lower than that of previous RCTs of reflexologist-delivered reflexology that enrolled just patients, not dyads.


Implications for nursing practice and research include addressing the need for greater social support for patients and strategies for problem-solving refusal reasons during study enrollment.

Dyadic recruitment in complementary therapy studies: experience from a clinical trial of caregiver-delivered reflexology.

Abstract here
Certainly raises a lot of questions regarding the application of reflexology and our profession!
Hope you dwell on them!

Here is Gwen explaing what reflexology is...
Wyatt, PhD, RN, Professor, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, describes reflexology treatment for patients with breast cancer.

Reflexology is not massage, it is a specific pressure most commonly applied to the foot. The thumb-walking motion across the reflexes located on the foot provides a "good hurt" with firm pressure, Wyatt says.
The deep pressure from reflexology should not be painful and does not cause tissue damage. If done correctly, a patient should help to monitor pain, as they should be receiving benefit on reflexes without pain.

Τρίτη, 5 Ιουλίου 2016

Σεμινάριο "Πρώτες Βοήθειες με την Ρεφλεξολογία"

Το σεμινάριο "Πρώτες Βοήθειες με την Ρεφλεξολογία"
απευθύνεται σε όλους όσους ενδιαφέρονται να μάθουν
τα βασικά αυτής της ασφαλής απλής και χρήσιμης
συμπληρωματικής μεθόδου για να βοηθήσουν τους δικούς τους ανθρώπους!
Το σεμινάριο θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 25 & 26 Ιουλίου
στο Natural Health Science.
Πληροφορίες στο 210 9825025 και εδώ:


Η συμπληρωματική χρήση της Ρεφλεξολογίας χρήσιμη για το άγχος των ασθενών
προεγχειρητικά προκύπτει από έρευνα στο Ισραήλ.
Read here
Παρόμοιο συμπέρασμα είχε προκύψει και από την έρευνα του Σωματείου Ελλήνων Ρεφλεξολόγων στο Ωνάσειο Καρδιοχειρουργικό κέντρο.
(Ήταν οι εποχές που το σωματείο λειτουργούσε υποδειγματικά!)
Συγκεκριμένα: "Τα αποτελέσματα της έρευνας ήταν θετικά στους ασθενείς που υποβλήθηκαν σε Ρεφλεξολογία προεγχειρητικά, στα επίπεδα άγχους τους, αλλά και στους ασθενείς που υποβλήθηκαν σε Ρεφλεξολογία μετεγχειρητικά, στα επίπεδα πόνου."
Η έρευνα στο Ωνάσειο Καρδιολογικό νοσοκομείο αποτέλεσε την αρχή της προσπάθειας του Σωματείου Ελλήνων Ρεφλεξολόγων να συμβάλλει στην πραγματοποίηση και άλλων ερευνών σε άλλα νοσοκομεία της Ελλάδας με κύριο στόχο την βοήθεια των συνανθρώπων μας μέσα από την Ρεφλεξολογία.…/…/blog-post_25.html
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Integrating standard treatment for anxiety about having surgery with complementary medicine techniques has been found successful in calming patients about to undergo an operation, according to new research at the University of Haifa and the city’s Bnai Zion Medical Center.
Prof. Lital Keinan-Boker of the University of Haifa said the combined technique has “real potential to alleviate fears of patients and improve the results of the operation. Offering this to patients should be seriously considered.”
But those with integrated treatment of medication, guided imagery and reflexology had an anxiety average of 4.22; 3.63 with standard treatment, reflexology and guided imagery; and 3.28 when given standard treatment, reflexology and acupuncture.

Τετάρτη, 29 Ιουνίου 2016

The effect of foot reflexology applied to women aged between 40 and 60 on vasomotor complaints and quality of life

The latest research paper demonstrates that reflexology may be effective in decreasing hot flushes, sweats and night sweats for menopausal women. In this study 120 women were randomized to receive either reflexology or non-specific foot massage. The experimental group received two sessions of reflexology once a week for six weeks each lasting 1.5hrs. 25mins of reflexology was followed by a
1.5hr break and then a further 25mins of reflexology. The control group received non-specific foot massage following the same time frame as for the treatment group. Results conclude that reflexology decreases menopausal hot flashes, sweats and night sweats and had a positive effect on quality of life in physical, psychosocial and sexual dimensions.

Growing demand calls for ministry regulation

INCREASINGLY, the terms complementary, alternative and integrative medicine are being used in healthcare, and they are being bandied without regard to its meaning. The three cannot be used interchangeably as they differ in terms of concept: IF a non-mainstream practice is used with conventional medicine, it is called “complementary”; IF a non-mainstream practice is used in place of conventional medicine, it’s “alternative”; and, THERE are many definitions of “integrative” healthcare, but all involve bringing conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way.

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Orthopedic Reflexology and Hippocratic Anatripsis training during the 2016 danaon Cup

I would really like to meet this nun one day!

Sister Jubilatas motto is: "First massage instead operate." 

With the words "where it hurts, press" and "clean, clean, clean".