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Σάββατο, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

ΕΣΩΤΕΡΙΚΗ ΥΠΟΘΕΣΗ,ΜΕΤΑΞΥ ΡΕΦΛΕΞΟΛΟΓΩΝ

Βιοενεργομικρομακροσκοπικος αντανακλαστικος ερεθισμος συντονισμου ολικης συνλειτουργιας συζευξης και αλληλεπιδρασης, μεσω δακτυλοπιεσεων ή και αυρικων ενεργοποιησεων του σωματος, με προτεραιότητα στα πελματα τις παλαμες τα αυτια, αλλα και τα καταλληλα πλησιεστερα σημεια του σωματος κατα χρηζουσα περιπτωση, προς μεταδοση και ενεργοποίηση της αυτοθεραπευτικης και αυτοεξισορροπιστικης λειτουργίας του σώματός μας = αντανακλαστικολογία κατά τους δυτικούς = ρεφλεξολογια.

Με βάση τα εξής: ξέρουμε όλοι μας πως το σώμα μας δέχεται επιδράσεις στην βιοενεργειακή του υπόσταση από το ίδιο το περιβάλλον μας, πολύ περισσότερο δε, από την ίδια την αφή, ως κάτι χειροπιαστό. Ξέρουμε όλοι μας ότι περικλειόμαστε από την αύρα μας, η οποία δηλώνει την ύπαρξη αυτής της δικής μας ενέργειας. [εδώ λοιπόν,έχουμε και την ικανότητα, να αντιλαμβανόμαστε, το πως μία αύρα, μπορεί να δέχεται και να αντιδρα αντανακλασικά, απο την επίδραση μίας άλλης που την πλησιάζει]. Σε επίπεδο βιοενέργειας λοιπόν, μπορούμε να αντιλαμβανόμαστε το τι ρόλο μπορεί να παίζει η βιοενέργεια ενός, πάνω σε άλλον. Θα φέρω ένα διπλό και απλό παράδειγμα ως πρός αυτό. Πέστε ότι είμαστε σε ένα περιβάλλον κρύο, αναζητούμε την ζεστασιά για να εξισορροπήσουμε, βλέπουμε μία εστία θερμότητας, αμέσως, χωρίς να είμαστε κοντά, δεχόμαστε την ευεργετική της υπόσταση, μέσω των μηνυμάτων που δεχόμαστε και των εσωτερικών μηχανισμών λειτουργίας μας. Πηγαίνουμε κοντά σε αυτήν την πηγή θερμότητας, διαλέγουμε-επιλέγουμε να έρθουμε τόσο κοντά σε αυτήν που η επίδρασή της επάνω μας, γίνεται αντιληπτή, χωρίς να γίνεται ορατή στο εξωτερικό μας περιβάλλον (εμείς ζεσταινόμαστε, αλλά δεν υπάρχουν έκδηλα σημάδια επάνω μας στα μάτια άλλων, οτι έχουμε υπερβεί το ανώτερο θετικό σημείο επίδρασης), όλοι μας ξέρουμε, πως άν πιάσουμε αυτήν την πηγή θερμότητας, θα έχουμε αρνητικά αποτελέσματα, ορατά σε όλους. Το ίδιο γίνεται και με την εφαρμογή της μόξας, δεχόμαστε μέσω την ενέργειας, το θετικό αποτέλεσμα. Σε επόμενο επίπεδο, άμεσα, μεσω της αφής πιά, εισβάλουμε όχι μόνο ενεργειακά,αλλά και σωματικά στο πεδίο επίδρασης του αγγιζομένου, το σοφό δίκτυο που έχουμε όλοι μας, αντιλαμβάνεται άμεσα αυτήν την αφή, τόσο στο ίδιο το σημείο, όσο και στην διαδρομή που ακολουθεί η νευροδιαβιβαστική μας ικανότητα, να μεταφέρει το μήνυμα στο κέντρο ελέγχου των πάντων πάνω μας. Δηλαδή, επιδρούμε, και στο δέντρο και στο δάσος. Ολα επικοινωνούν μεταξύ μας, διότι είναι αλληλένδετα στο δίκτυο αυτό που μας ορίζει και μας συνθέτει. Δεν υπάρχει ούτε ένα εκατομμυριοστό του χιλιοστού πάνω στο σώμα μας που είναι αποκομμένο, από την σύνδεσή του με το όλον! Αυτό που υπάρχει, είναι η διαφορετικότητα της πύκνοσης αυτού του δικτύου, ανάλογα με την συνδεσιμότητά του πρός τα άλλα σημεία και είναι όπως θα μπορούσαμε να πούμε, όπως ένα αστικό δίκτυο, πιό συμπυκνωμένο στο κέντρο, αλλά έχει και περιφέρεια, έχει και πιό ανοιχτά σημεία για να μπορεί να κυκλοφορεί το ότι χρειάζεται, άνετα και σοφά, χωρίς αφροσύνη και με μέτρο άριστο. Είμαστε μέσα στις πόλεις, κοντα ο ένας στον άλλον, διότι έχουμε ανάγκη την "ζεστασιά" της κοινωνικότητας που μας διακρίνει, χρειαζόμαστε όμως και το άνοιγμα των αγρών, που θα μας εξασφαλίσουν την καλή καλλιέργεια της τροφής μας. Ετσι, έχουμε και τα κομβικά σημεία που επικοινωνούν από τους υποδοχείς (παλάμες πέλματα αυτιά) που έχουν πιό πυκνό δίκτυο με το κέντρο οργάνωσης των ισορροπημένων μας λειτουργικών ρυθμιστών που είναι στον εγκέφαλό μας.Όλα συνδέονται μεταξύ τους αλληλοδιαδόχως και οριζοντίως και εγκαρσίως. Αυτό μας δίνει και την δυνατότητα να πιέζουμε σε ένα σημείο και να έχουμε υποστήριξη των σημείων βοήθειας, σε αντιστοιχία ή συστοιχία, όπου αυτά χρειάζονται και κατά περίπτωση, ανάλογα με την καλύτερη δυνατή προσέγγιση. [Επί του σημείου, παράπλευρα του σημείου, περιφερειακά του σημείου, μακρυά απο το σημείο ανάγκης υποστήριξής του. Πιάνουμε την επιφάνεια, επιδρούμε εν τω βάθει. Αυτό το βάθος, φτάνει στην ψυχή μας, η ψυχή μας εξισορροπεί την αύρα μας, έχουμε ορατό το αποτέλεσμα της διατήρησης της υγείας μας όπως και της επαναφοράς της, άν ξεφύγει.

Όλα αυτά λοιπόν, μου δίνουν την προσδιοριστική ικανότητα να περιγράψω με αυτόν τον τρόπο το πως δρά ο αντανακλαστικολόγος (Ελληνικά καθαρά δηλαδή, αυτός που έχει την ικανότητα, προσεγγίζοντας το σώμα με τρόπο όπως περιγράφεται και παραβολικά, να επιδρά και να εξισορροπεί τις ανάγκες του σώματος του δεχομένου αντανακλαστικά, το άγγιγμα της αύρας, το χάδι, την πίεση μέσω των δακτύλων μας και όχι μόνον, όπως και την πιό έντονη είσβολή σε περιπτώσεις έκτακτης ανάγκης να "ξυπνήσουμε και να δραστηριοποιήσουμε σημεία τα οποία "κοιμούνται" και όμως είναι επιτακτική ανάγκη να "ξυπνήσουμε ώστε να περίχουμε αναστροφή μία γέννεσης ενός καταστροφικού κύκλου που θα φέρει την κατάρρευση της υγείας μας.

Αυτά έχω να πω εγώ περί του ορισμού που δημιούργησα, δεν ξέρω αν σας κάλυψα.
Χρόνια μας πολλά και καλά!
Δημήτριος Νικολούλιας.

Demetrius Nikoloulias αντανακλαστικολόγος!

Δευτέρα, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Μην υποτιμάτε τον ρόλο των Συμπληρωματικών θεραπειών στην διατήρηση της υγείας!

Διαβάσαμε εδώ ένα ενδιαφέρον άρθρο για την αξία των ΣΕΘ και το ρόλο που μπορούν να αναλάβουν οι νοσηλεύτριες!

Nurses trained in the benefits and appropriateness of different complementary interventions would be able to inform patients of the most suitable therapy for their conditions, be it homeopathy, herbal medicine, reflexology or acupuncture. Just as importantly they would be able to advise patients when complementary therapy is not the best form of treatment and that conventional therapy should be used.

Ρεφλεξολογία και σκυλιά προσφέρουν παρηγοριά σε ασθενείς κέντρου παρηγοριτικής φροντίδας!

Διαβάσαμε εδώ για άλλο ένα θεραπευτικό πρόγραμμα που έχει ενταχθεί και η Ρεφλεξολογία. Αυτό που μου αρέσει στο συγκεκριμένο είναι η ένταξη στο πρόγραμμα και σκύλων!

They don't care that your hair is gray, your skin is wrinkled or your teeth are false. Animals have been known to bond with humans on a much deeper level, lifting spirits and easing heart rates.
It's for that reason therapy dogs are used as part of the pet therapy component of the Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program at Nathan Adelson Hospice locations. The program began in 1999 and has been a staple of care there ever since.
Besides pet therapy, the program also uses aromatherapy, reflexology, massage therapy, energy work and extra comforts, such as large-print books, movies, music, hand-knitted blankets, memory journals and art therapy.

Τρίτη, 20 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

RiEN December Newsletter

Dear RiEN members

It gives me much pleasure to be able to announce that after a lot

of hard work by Arve the new RiEN website is up and running.
We’re updating information as fast as we can.
This new site is easy to update and very cost effective!
Please go to the article by Arve
for details on how you can update your own organisation’s
information. What a great
gift to end the year with – a user friendly website!

Apologies to you all for the delay in sending out the last newsletter,

this one comes hot on
its heels and on time. I’ve got some fascinating statistics about our last
 newsletter that was
sent out via mailchimp:141 newsletters were sent out, 4 bounced due to
 incorrect email addresses,
66 were opened, 71 unopened as of 25 November!What can I say!

In this newsletter we have some excellent contributions by members. Is there

something you’d like
to share with RiEN members? If so send in your article for the Newsletter.
Together let’s make the
Newsletter the voice of members. Let’s use it as a way to keep up to date
several times a year rather
than trying to catch-up once a year at the AGM.

 Have you booked your accommodation yet for the 2012 AGM and the

Conference in Luxembourg?
If not I recommend you do so before space runs out!
There’ll be elections coming up at the next AGM for the posts of Treasurer
and Secretary, see below
for more information.
Whilst Una is on holiday, I’ll be looking after her inbox.

Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a fabulous 2012

 Louise Vaughan-Arbuckle


Finding Scientific Research

Tracey Smith

From the last newsletter you now know what research is and isn’t. But

how do you find it?

It is always useful to know what research has been carried out regarding

reflexology in your own
country, to do this you need to carry out a literature search of your specified
 topic/area of interest,
to determine any previous positive or negative research published. It is
important to define where
 you look however as there will be lots of information on the web that will not
be of the same standard
 as described last time.

 Where should your search begin?

 A large number of electronic databases now exist which greatly simplify the

search process and enable
 you to access references and specific articles related to your area of research.

Traditional print sources such as books, journals, directories etc. are obviously

still useful,
but the advent of the internet has made research information readily available from
across the world.

Search engines

There are many indexing and searching strategies employed by electronic

databases to find what you
are looking for on the world-wide web. This wide variety of access methods can
prove to be tricky when
attempting to isolate specific data on a specialist subject, and it can be rather like
looking for a ‘needle
in a haystack’!

For instance, if you just entered: ‘search for: “Reflexology” ’ in your internet

service provider’s
‘Search Box’ you could be presented with a thousand and one web sites
which happen to have
the term ‘Reflexology’ somewhere in the title e.g. books, merchandise,
charts, organisations etc.
Some of these sites may be of use, but most will not, and you could spend
hours sifting through
them all.

This is where subject search engines come in! By choosing an appropriate

subject search engine
you immediately pinpoint what you really want.

So search engines enable you to narrow-down your search to onlyinclude

those areas of interest which
 match your research needs, and to enable you to by-pass the many
thousands of sites that are totally
irrelevant. The best search engines for finding scientific research into reflexology
 are the medical search engines or portals. These will be the ones that Doctors
and scientists use but beware– not all will specifically recognise reflexology as a
search term and you can receive a list of many thousands of
irrelevant scientific papers.

In the UK we have a national library that holds all publications produced in the UK.

This library, the
British Library (http://direct.bl.uk) also recognises reflexology as a search term and
so will provide a
list of scientific research. This list has been the basis of the research list that the
AoR holds for many
years. Unfortunately, the electronic listing only holds up to 7 years worth of data
and so inevitably the
older titles fall off the end of the list. The AoR list has research going back to 1993
 because we have
been compiling it from the information available over the last 10 years.

Tips for finding research in your country

· Start today: the earlier you start the longer your list will be.

· Do you have a national library?

· Do they hold all publications?

· Can you access the scientific journals through the internet?

· If so – try searching for reflexology – if you get a list of irrelevant research then

reflexology is not recognised.

· If you get a list of relevant research – then look at the journals – are they

peer reviewed?

· If they are then well done! You have started your research list for your

 country.

 If you don’t have a national library then the search becomes more difficult.

 You may have to find specific journals that publish CAM research and just
keep an eye on them for reflexology publications.

RiEN will be providing space on the website for the uploading of such lists in

the near future. It would be great if you could get hold of the full study and
get a translation of the research – like I provided at the meeting last year of
 the German research. Buying research papers can be expensive however,
especially if you download them from the internet. Again in the UK because
we have the central library we can get our local libraries to order the research
 from the main one. It is a much cheaper but much slower method but it does
mean we can get hold of the full research papers.

Documented Reflexology History

Spiros Dimitrakoulas – Hellenic Association of Reflexologists

www.spiros-reflexologia.blogspot.com

Two years ago, I began systematically to research ancient Hellenic medical

 texts to support my interest
 in the creation of an original Ancient Hellenic “Massage” modality. My
intention was/is to learn and to
put the possible modality deservedly among the other hundred or so v
ariations of massage.

“It was impossible that Hippocrates did not use massage as a means to

heal”, the only question was,
 had he documented it?

It turns out that I was correct, and my persistence has been rewarded

 up till now with two documented
passages that include specific instructions on “rubbing”, and many
references of Hippocrates advising
its use scattered in the Hippocratic Corpus.

Fate would have it, that in order to study and understand Hippocrates

 approach to “rubbing” (trip-sis),
 I would have to read books that where written five centuries after his
time in the capital of the empire
that conquered his country, Rome.

Thanks to the writings of Romans and Greeks (Celsus, Galen, Asklipiadis,

Philostratus, Stephanus)
Hippocratic medical knowledge, was spread out to the Roman Empire
and the Middle East, where
 it evolved and was preserved so we can study today.

Somewhat hidden amongst general instructions on “rubbing”, Reflexologists

will find interesting the
 presence of specific references to “rubbing” of the limbs accompanied by
the effects they produce in
each situation. The resemblances between the goal of the practice of
Reflexology and that of the
previously mentioned instructions Celsus records in the book, De Medicina, are striking!

Reflexology has changed and evolved a lot since Eunice Ingham’s time,

and many more changes and
challenges are in front of us. For example, in many countries Reflexologists
are subject to scrutiny for
health claims or suggestions they make. Is it not important that we have a
valid documented history
also? I find it very unfortunate to read in published research papers that
Reflexology is 2000 years old,
in another 4000 years old, that it originated in Asia or Egypt. As for Asia,
 there are no reliable references
 to support this claim, and unfortunately according to Egyptian academic
 cycles, only we the
Reflexologists believe that the well-known hieroglyphic is proof of Reflexology.
Personally, I still believe it is!

We are all part of RiEN, we have many things in common, one is that we are

all European and thus
everyone’s medical system more or less has been influenced by Hippocrates
school of thought. I do
not intend to belittle anyone’s contribution to Reflexology, everyone is needed,
 but also valid facts are
needed to stand on and proceed. Europe and the world in general is going
through economic turmoil,
I think some added solid ground will do all of us some good, especially if
we restrain unsupported
references that the best Reflexologists are from Asia because that is where
it supposedly began.

In research circles, a lot is said about placebo and the influence of the

 individual’s belief system on the
outcome of any treatment. Do you know in which European country
homeopathy is most effective? The
answer is Germany, why? Because its modern founder is Hanneman who was
German, the same
applies to acupuncture, guess where in the world it is most effective?
  …..easy wasn’t it? Do you think
as European aborigines it is in our (clients) favour to support and promote
this righteous history claim?

Finally I would like to share with you that in Greece, Reflexologists have

been accepted to work
voluntarily in a University Hospital’s Pain Clinic in Athens (Aretaieio Hospital)!
 I was happily surprised
to see their (the doctors) positive – consensus reaction when I mentioned
the passages from Celsus
book, De Medicina, in the introductory presentation I gave them.

Please feel free to share the following information with your

members, or publish it in your
associations magazine, newsletters, websites etc. everything is
copyright free,
as is “true knowledge”.   

Following is the text with the immediate passages of interest in bold

letters, after that is an
introduction to Celsus and the book De Medicina, following that are
the links to take you to the
online sources (books) copyright free!



p176-177 14Now concerning rubbing, Asclepiades as if he were the inventor

of the practice has
treated it in his volume, entitled "Common aids," at such great length, that,
 though making mention
 only of three such aids, namely, Rubbing, Water-drinking, and Rocking,
yet he has taken up the
 greatest part with the first-named subject. Now on such matters recent
writers ought to have credit
where they have made discoveries, or where they have rightly followed others;
yet we must not omit
to attribute to their true authors teaching found among the more ancient writers.
2And it cannot be
disputed that Asclepiades has taught when and how rubbing should be practised,
with a wider
application, and in a clearer way, although he has discovered nothing which had
 not been comprised
in a few words by that most ancient writer Hippocrates, who said that rubbing,
if strenuous, hardens
the body, if gentle, relaxes; if much, it diminishes, if moderate, fills out. It follows,
therefore, that in the
following cases rubbing should be employed, when either a feeble body
has to be toned up, or one
indurated has to be softened, or a harmful superfluity is to be dispersed,
or a thin and infirm body
has to be nourished.3Yet when examined with attention (although this
no longer concerns the
medical man) the various species of rubbing may be easily recognized
as all dependent on causing
one thing, depletion. For an object is toned up when that is removed, which,
by its presence was the
cause of the laxness; and is softened when that which has been producing
 induration is abstracted;
and it is filled up, not by the rubbing itself, but by the nutriment, which
subsequently penetrates by
some sort of dispersal to the very skin itself after it has become relaxed.
4The cause of the different
results lies in the degree.

Now there is a great difference between anointing and rubbing. For it is

desirable that even in acute
and recent diseases the body should be anointed and then gently stroked,
but only during remissions
and before food. But prolonged rubbing is unsuitable in acute and increasing
troubles, unless it be in
madness to procure sleep.5Yet a prolonged illness and one declining from
 its primary vehemence loves
 this aid. I am quite aware that some say that the need for any aid is during
the increase of diseases,
not when diseases are tending to end of themselves. But this is not the case.
 For a disorder, even
 although it will end of itself, may be expelled yet more speedily by adopting
 the aid. 6An aid is
necessary on two accounts, both that health may be regained at the earliest
possible179 moment,
and that what remains of the disease may not again become exacerbated
from however slight a cause.
Possibly the disease may have become less grave than it had been, yet is
not completely got rid of,
but some remnants of it persist, which the application of a remedy disperses.
7But while rubbing is r
ightly applied after a disorder has been lessened, yet it should never be
applied whilst a fever is
increasing: but if possible after the fever has entirely left the body, or if not,
at least when it has
remitted. Sometimes, moreover, rubbing should be applied to the body all over,
as when a thin man
ought to put on flesh; sometimes to a part only, either because weakness
of the limb actually
rubbed demands it, or that of some other part.(referral – cross reflexes)
8 For both prolonged
headaches100 are relieved by rubbing of the head, although not at the height
of the pain, and any
partially paralysed limb is strengthened by itself being rubbed.
Much more often, however, some
other part is to be rubbed than that which is the seat of the pain; and
especially when we want
to withdraw material from the head or trunk, and therefore rub the
arms and legs. (Reflexology) 
9Neither should we listen to those who would fix numerically how many
times a patient is to be stroked;
for that is to be regulated by his strength; and if he is very infirm fifty strokes
may possibly be enough,
 if more robust possibly two hundred may be made; then an intermediate
number according to his
strength. Hence it is that the hand is to be passed even fewer times over a
woman than over a man,
fewer over a child or old man, than over a young adult. 10Finally, if particular
 limbs are rubbed, many
strokes are required p181 and forcible rubbing; both because the body cannot
be as a whole quickly
rendered weak through a part, and it is necessary that as much as possible
of the diseased matter
 should be dispersed, whether our aim is to relieve the limb actually rubbed,
or through it
another limb. (referral – cross reflexes) When, however, general bodily
weakness requires that the
rubbing should be applied all over, it should be shorter and more gentle,
just to the extent of softening
the skin, so that the body may be more easily capable of forming new
material from food recently
consumed. 11As I have stated above (II.6.7), a patient is already in a bad way,
when the exterior of
the body is cold, whilst his interior is hot and there is thirst. But even then rubbing
is the only remedy;
if it draws the heat outwards into the skin, it makes possible an opportunity
for other treatment.

Through long contact with Greek culture, and their eventual conquest of

Greece in 27 B.C.
the Romans absorbed many of the Greek ideas on medicine.

Aulus Cornelius Celsus(ca 25 BC—ca 50) Roman encyclopaedist.

Celsus gathered extensive writings from the Greek Empire, translated them

into Roman, and compiled
 their vast knowledge into an encyclopedia entitled De artibus (A.D. 25-35).
 Originally, this great work
contained five books on agriculture, and other books of unknown length on
 military science,
government, history, law, philosophy, rhetoric, and medicine. The only books
 to survive, however,
were The Eight Books of Medicine, or De medicina libri octo, the most
comprehensive medical
history and detailed description of medical and surgical procedures ever produced
 by a Roman writer.
 They were also the first translation of Greek medical terms into Latin terms that
have remained
standard in medicine for 2000 years!

De Medicina draws upon knowledge from ancient Greek works, and is considered

 the best surviving
treatise on Alexandrian medicine. This work covers the topics of diet, disease,
 pharmacology, therapy
and surgery.

Celsuswas a strict adherent to the teachings of the great Greek physician,

 Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.),
and some historians believe much of De medicina's contents came from a vast
collection of writings
of the school of Hippocrates. In fact, in De medicina, Celsus references some
80 Greek medical
writers. His medical philosophy was also influenced by Asclepiades, who
established
Greek medicine in Rome.

The original work was published some time before 47 CE, and it consisted

of eight books.
The subject matter is divided as follows:

· Book I – Diet, hygiene, and the benefits of exercise.

· Book II – The cause of disease, its symptoms and prognosis.

(rubbing of the limbs - Reflexology)

· Book III – Treatment of diseases, including the common cold and pneumonia.

· Book IV – Anatomical descriptions of selected diseases.

· Book V – Medicines, including opiates, diuretics, purgatives and laxatives.

· Book VI – Ulcers, skin lesions and diseases.

· Book VII – Classical operations, such as lithotomy and removal of cataracts.

· Book VIII – Treatment of dislocations and fractures.

De Medicina was known during the Middle Ages, but was later lost up

until the 15th century.
It was the first medical book to be printed, in Florence, 1478.

Text online in English -

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Celsus/2*.html

Original text in Latin - http://www.archive.org/stream/demedicinalibri00daregoog#page/n109/mode/2up

Tip to get a picture of the original text: Once on the page (above) use the

PrtScn button and
then open the paint program and press paste, finally save.
Text in Italian language:
http://www.archive.org/stream/acorneliicelsid00celsgoog#page/n10/mode/2up

Regarding copyright of the digital books
This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library 
shelves before 
it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's b
ooks discoverable online.

It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the 
public domain. 
A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal 
copyright term 
has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. 
Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of 
history, 
culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. 

EUROPEAN FOOT REFLEXOLOGY MAP

Orlando Volpe

As you will have noticed in the last newsletter, I am involved in creating
a European foot Reflexology map. The aim of having such a map is to have
 one universal document for foot Reflexology and to show it to the political
and medical world. This has been done for example with the acupuncture map.
As you well know all countries in Europe have their own map. Furthermore,
in many cases, there are many other private maps.

There is no problem with this, every one of you can continue to use the
map you like in your own practice, but, with regard to the profession of
foot Reflexology, we need to be united and show that we have a common
foot map. I strongly believe that this can help us to get recognition for
 our profession. From a commercial point of view, we, as RiEN would
also have the possibility to publicise our European map in all countries.
Now, to help me in starting this job, I need your collaboration.

First step:

The European map I have in mind will be in English. (Then, those who
want to can translate it into his/her country language). I kindly ask all of
you to send me by e-mail the map you are using in your country in
pdf format. This map has to be translated into English before sending it to me.

On my side, I will send all of you the FIRP map that we are translating
 into English. To do this, we have provided the executable files of our map
 to a company who work in translating documents. By using the executable
 files, they can work directly on the map by simply replacing the Italian
name with the English one. The cost is not high at all.

Once I have collected all the maps, I will start my work comparing them
and I will contact all of you personally via Skype to talk about the map
 preparation.

I know this will not be an easy job, but, if we are able to drop through
 the windows our ego, we may join in a short period (next AGM meeting)
  to have a common document which will represent all of us.

Please if can you can provide me your with your maps translated into
English by January 31, 2012.

My contact details are: Phone: 0039 011 9278526 –
 Mobile: 0039 338 2893022 – Skype name: Orlando.Volpe –
Facebook: Orlando Volpe, Torino - Email: orlando.volpe@alice.it








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FORTHCOMING EVENTS


RiEN AGM 2012 – Thursday 10th May - LUXEMBOURG


The venue is booked for next year and will be taking place at the Auberge
de Jeunesse in Echternach, Luxembourg.

If you want to book into the Auberge de Jeunesse (dormitories) please use

reference number 15552.


7th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE - CHILDREN FIRST -

11-13 May 2012 - LUXEMBOURG

http://www.reflexology-childrenfirst.org/

AGM 2013

Who would like to host the 2013 AGM? Offers/suggestions please.


CONSTITUTION



This month’s snippet is on Elections


There are 2 posts on the Board to be voted for at the 2012 AGM,
Treasurer and Secretary. The protocol that needs to be followed
according to the Constitution (a full copy of the Constitution and Appendices
can be found on the RiEN website) is:

8.4 Nominations

a) Nominations for specific Offices of the Board must be given in writing
to the Secretary, no later than five (5) weeks prior to the date set for the
Annual General Meeting.

b) in the event that no nomination is received by the due date in respect
of one of the signatory or other designated offices then exceptionally
nominations may be taken at the Annual General Meeting.

c) Nominations may only be made by Full Members of RiEN.

d) The Secretary shall confirm with all nominees their willingness to
stand for the position for which they have been nominated and in the
event of their acceptance said nominee shall be required to supply to
the Secretary brief details of themselves for circulation to the members.
 In addition, the nominee shall sign a declaration of intent to abide with
the aims and objectives of the Reflexology in Europe Network to confirm
 their commitment to donate sufficient time to fulfil the position of an
elected Executive Committee member and to accept and abide by
 the working practices and precedents of RiEN.

e) The qualifications for membership of the Board are set out in
Appendix 3 of the Constitution, which Appendix shall be considered
to form an integral part of this document and the Constitutionand
Objects contained therein.

f) Board members are elected to office for a two (2) year term of office.

Appendix 3

To serve on the Board any person must

1. have been nominated in accordance with the procedure set out in
 item 8.4 of the Constitution.

2. Be prepared to sign a Statement of Intent to abide by the
Aims & Objectives of RiEN and to work to further enhance
the standing and development of RiEN nationally and internationally.

3. Be prepared to accept and abide by the working practices and
 precedents

4. Be prepared to confirm their commitment to donate sufficient
 time to fulfil the position for which they have been nominated

To serve as an Officer of RiEN any person must

1. Have been nominated in accordance with the procedure set out
in item 8.4 of the Constitution.

2. Be prepared to sign a Statement of Intent to abide by the
 Aims & Objectives of RiEN and to work to further enhance
 the standing and development of RiEN nationally and internationally

3. Be prepared to accept and abide by the working practices
and precedents


ARTICLES


We are looking for future articles and photgraphs for our
bi-monthly newsletter. If you have reflexology articles or
news you would like to share with everyone please send
it in a word format to sec.rien@gmail.com. We also need to
expand our library of stock photographs to add a bit of colour
 to our newsletters. If you have photographs that you have
taken or paid for the rights to use and would like to share
them please send a copy in .jpeg format to sec.rien@gmail.com.

Χάρτης Δοντιών

 Καλές γιορτές σε όλους.
Κατόπιν της ανταπόκρισης σας στα άρθρα (εδώ και εδώ) σχετικά με την σχέση των δοντιών και της Ρεφλεξολογίας και πολλών αιτημάτων για χάρτες όπου ταξινομούνται τα δόντια με την αντιστοίχηση τους, σας παραθέτω τον ακόλουθο που βρήκα στο διαδύκτυο.

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ στα εγκαίνια του Μητροπολιτικού Κοινωνικού Ιατρείου Ελληνικού

Συμπολίτες-ισσες και φίλοι-ες, σας καλούμε στα εγκαίνια του Μητροπολιτικού Κοινωνικού Ιατρείου Ελληνικού που θα γίνουν στο Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο Ελληνικού, (δίπλα στο Ιατρείο, πρώην Αμερικανική Βάση) στις 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2011 και ώρα 20:00.


Οι συντονισμένες ενέργειες του Δήμου Ελληνικού-Αργυρούπολης μαζί με μία ευαισθητοποιημένη ομάδα εθελοντών πολιτών ευοδώθηκαν μετά από επίπονη προσπάθεια δύο μηνών και το Μητροπολιτικό Κοινωνικό Ιατρείο Ελληνικού είναι έτοιμο να λειτουργήσει, αφού στελεχώθηκε με εθελοντές φαρμακοποιούς, γιατρούς, εναλλακτικούς θεραπευτές, διαφόρων ειδικοτήτων όπως, Παθολόγοι, Καρδιολόγοι, Παιδίατροι, Ψυχολόγοι, Ρεφλεξολόγοι, Ομοιοπαθητικοί, Βελονιστές κ.α.


Σκοπός του Κοινωνικού Ιατρείου είναι να προσφέρει δωρεάν πρωτοβάθμια ιατροφαρμακευτική περίθαλψη σε κοινωνικά ευπαθείς ομάδες με ελάχιστους ή μηδαμινούς οικονομικούς πόρους που κατοικούν στα όρια των Δήμων Ελληνικού-Αργυρούπολης, Γλυφάδας, Αλίμου και Αγίου Δημητρίου, και στερούνται κοινωνικής ασφάλισης.


Στις 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2011 στο Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο Ελληνικού γιορτάζουν η ανθρωπιά, ο εθελοντισμός και η κοινωνική αλληλεγγύη.

Σας περιμένουμε όλους!

Δ/νση Πολιτιστικού Κέντρου: Πρώην Αμερικανική Βάση, 200μ μετά την Τροχαία Ελληνικού στο αριστερό σας χέρι.


Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να καλέσετε:


Στην Κοινωνική Υπηρεσία Δήμου Ελληνικού-Αργυρούπολης 210-9961-973

ή στο κινητό τηλέφωνο 6972-892-181
ή μπείτε και στο blog μας http://mki-ellinikou.blogspot.com/

Rwanda: Reflexology Takes Root in the Country

Διαβάσαμε εδώ ότι το υπουργείο υγείας στην Ρουάντα έχει ενσωματωμένο τμήμα ΣΕΘ!

According to Dennis Victor Nkundineza, the head of the traditional and complementary medicine department in the Ministry of Health, more Rwandans are now more exposed and, therefore, seek reflexology treatment as an option.
He said that more people are aware that health is more than the absence of diseases, adding that traditional medicine, coupled with exercises, is also effective.
"Reflexology and complementary medicine has less side effects compared to conventional medicine. It involves use of natural and herbal medicine," he said.

Δευτέρα, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Alternative Therapies - Reflexology BBC Health Documentary Series

Please watch all 6 parts of the episode!
Παρακαλώ παρακολουθήστε και τα 6 μέρη του επεισοδίου!





Join Kathy Sykes on a personal journey of exploration into the controversial world of alternative therapies. Are there lessons for mainstream medicine to be learned from these increasingly popular therapies?

Reflexologists claim that rubbing the soles of your feet can help you with medical conditions ranging from back pain to infertility. And it's becoming big business. There are now some 30,000 reflexologists in Britain working on about one million feet a year.

In this programme, Kathy Sykes explores reflexology. She finds out about its basic idea: that the entire body is mapped onto the sole of the foot. Reflexologists claim that by using this map it is possible to detect problems in particular parts of the body and by pressing specific areas of the foot they can improve the health of those parts, including organs such as the lungs, the liver and the kidneys.

Kathy's journey starts with a surprise. Despite the often widely held view that reflexology's origins lie deep in ancient Egyptian or Chinese medicine, it really began in upstate New York in the 1930s.

Kathy then travels to Florida to meet the nephew of the woman who first coined the term reflexology. She also finds out about a reflexologist in Sheffield who believes that she has used the discipline to help bring over 100 babies into the world.

But Kathy also meets mainstream scientists who are troubled by reflexology. They cannot see how its main idea actually squares with conventional science. Kathy explores the scientific evidence and the evidence for any health benefits and reaches her own conclusions.

Kathy then meets with a professor in Hull who is using reflexology not to deal with a specific disease, but to help cancer patients feel relaxed. This takes her journey off in a whole new direction exploring the power of touch and massage and whether they can help us cope with the stresses of everyday life.

Πέμπτη, 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Literature study of the relationship of the teeth, as reflective zones, and the physiological function of the human organs and systems.

The following is the full presentation Mrs. Ioanna Ghiatsi gave at the 2011 AGM of the Hellenic Association of Reflexologists. It has been translated and is presented with her permission.

Literature study of the relationship of the teeth, as reflective zones, and
the physiological function of the human organs and systems.

Presentation of clinical cases.

My name is Joanna Ghiatsi, I am a Dental surgeon and I have recently graduated from the
reflexology class of the school Natural Health Science.

I am here to present an attempt, concerning indications, that combine teeth as possible
reflexes of human organ and system function.

Let’s make a small historical review regarding people and their teeth. Professor
Mr. Mitsis
, in the history of dentistry, goes back through the centuries and millenniums to try to find out how humans dealt with their dental problems. Up to which point would the primitive person suffer from his teeth? There is not sufficient data, the fact that teeth where
among the major organs, not only for mastication, but also for grasping, attacking
and defending, leads to the conclusion that they were exposed to many damages.
On the corpse of the Neanderthal, teeth were missing and therefore “fatniolysia - Edentulism(?)”
(loss of bone) is observed.

Besides that, primitive man had connected the concept of strength with the presence of
teeth. In some tribes the teeth were kept, after being extracted, because if
they were in the possession of others or the enemy this meant that the
possessor gained the strength of the original owner.

A remarkable dental finding are the writings on a tablet of Assyrian origin (800
- 750 b.c.) that is kept in the British museum. In this document an Assyrian
doctor states: “The inflammation
wherewith his head, his hands (arms), feet(legs) are inflamed, is due to his
teeth. His teeth must be drawn : it is on this account that he is inflamed ; he
will reduce(it(?)) through internal (channels)(?). Then will all be well…” Translated by Dr. R. Campbell Thompson

Examining the Chinese civilization, we see they used acupuncture, to treat tooth pain, and various substances which they usually placed on the nostril and ear of the
opposite side of the pain. Mentioned in various documents is the cauterization of
the chin.

Of course during this historical review, Hippocrates, the father of modern
medicine, could not be left out. Hippocrates formulated medical theories which withstand the deterioration of time. According to Mr. Mitsis in all of the Hippocratic corpus we find dental knowledge. Because Hippocrates paid much attention to diagnosis and pathology of the teeth and gums and generally of the oral cavity, the mouth was the first body part to be examined. He supported that we have to find out from where the illness starts and in which part of the body it appears, and examine the connection of the disease with the various manifestations.

Today of course we know that an inflammation of the teeth will affect the whole body
when left neglected
, it is obvious that taking good care of our teeth is
essential in maintaining good function of our organism. But are our teeth “mediators” as reflex points affecting brain centers having to do with systems and organs? In my attempt to find indications to support this I used previous knowledge and research in this specific field and personal observations on a clinical level.The reflexological data I obtained from three different sources:

1. The teaching manual (3rd volume – 2nd year) of Spiros
Dimitrakoulas and Dimitris Gianniotis, Natural Health Science.

2. The most interesting book of Ann Lett “Reflex Zone Therapy”, where we find a chart depicting the relationship between the teeth and organs and structures in the body of the German electroacupuncturist Dr. R. Voll. Ann Lett notes that when we have to treat a condition that with the classical reflexology approach does not respond, it is beneficial to refer to the teeth that correspond to that organ or system in need. We look for anything, if a tooth is missing, for dental caries, if the tooth is malpositioned, if aponeurosis (Endodontic therapy -root canal treatment) has been done to a tooth, used to buttress a bridge, chipped, broken or filled, if it hurts or if the patient mentions : ”it feels dead” or the patient feels it sensitive to very hot or very cold foods and fluids - page 209.
3. The well written article of Reflexologist D. Nikoloulias in the Hellenic
Association of Reflexologists magazine “Enarmonisi”, issue September – November
2009 pg 14
. Here we find a third tooth reflex map and a very important observation from the writer: The possibility through further research for the use of a “tooth pressure instrument” in a similar manner reflexologists press on the hands and feet for example a brace or Masticha gum, an extract of the evergreen tree (Pistacia Lentiscus var. Chia) from the Greek island Chios, that would promote optimal body function.

At this point I would like to mention something that we dentists come against very often in our clinical work, the grinding and clenching of our patients teeth we call “bruxism”. Recent research has shown that for bruxism, the “order” is given straight from the central nervous system thus consciously uncontrollable by the patient. Very often people understand they do it after we the dentists observe the signs on their teeth. The majority of them do this during the night in their sleep and it is anticipated only by sleeping partners or parents. In dentistry we treat this problem usually by placing mouthguards to constrict the overpressure of the teeth and the overactive muscles. Characteristic symptoms of these patients are morning headaches, tightness of the jaw bone muscles and a characteristic sound that can be heard when they try to open their mouth and
is called “clenching”. Looking at this problem from a reflexology point of view
we wonder what effect this overpressure will have on the function of organs and
systems, as the force used during bruxism is unconscious and extremely huge.

During the course of my research, in my attempt to find a connection between the teeth and the rest of the body a specific paragraph from the Stomatology book of Mr. Aggelopoulos. “In rare cases it is possible, that the tissues of the mouth will be affected by metastatic tumors from various organs or body areas. Amongst the most common mentioned are lung,breast and large intestine. He continues by observing that most commonly affected is the mandible or lower jaw and more specifically the area of the molars and premolars. If we look at these reflex teeth maps we will see that the mandibular premolars are the reflective teeth for the breasts and the molars
are for the lungs and large intestine. So it seems we have here a very interesting correlation which needs further investigation.

Let’s see some case studies now which were chosen amongst many due to their characteristic and very selective relationship between teeth and diseases presented in them.


CASE 1, WOMAN 50 YEARS OLD
She mentions in her medical record breast cancer in her right breast where she
had a mastectomy. The panoramic x-ray relieved a surprise. We notice that there
is a bridge on teeth 45-44-43 due to missing of 44. Underneath 44, there is a
disorder that resembles with a tooth surrounded by a cyst. It is a benign
odontongenic tumor. According to bibliography it appears in a percentage of 60%
in the 2nd and 3rd decade of life and istologically constists of dental
tissues. According to our maps 44 and 45 are reflection points (RP) of the
breast. The compound odontoma, as it is known lies beneath 44.

CASE 2nd WOMAN 43 YEARS OLD
The patient mentions congenital valvular heart disease and sensitivity in the
pulmonary system. She is not either ever been a smoker. Teeth 18, 28 are
impacted. 18 and 28 are RP of the heart. 15 and 25 are congenitally missing and
14, 24 are twisted and need root canal treatments. 15, 25 are RP of the lungs
and so are 14, 24

CASE 3rd MAN 40 YEARS OLD
He presents with caries but not to a great extent, except from 13, 23 which are
extremely damaged. In a question about his visibility, I made a connection with
13, 23 (RP of the eyes, among others), he answered that he had high myopia
which he had recently fixed by a surgery.

CASE 4th WOMAN 38 YEARS OLD
Sudden pain and extreme carious lession of premolar 15, without being a person
with other serious dental problems. In her medical record she mentions that, at
the current time period, she has a problem with the thymus gland, which rarely
causes problems in adults and is considered to be an inactive organ. It is
remarkable that exactly on 15 Dr. Voll gives the RP of the thymus.

CASE 5th WOMAN 42 YEARS OLD
She has a benign tumor of adrenal glands. Tooth 12 (lateral incisor), of the
same side, has been endododically treated with repeated failures, it has
mobility and cystic damage. 12 is a RP of the kidneys and the adrenal glands.

CASE 6th WOMAN 43 YEARS OLD
She mentions in her medical history sarcoidosis (an autoimmune disease). 36 was
endododically treated but extracted, 46 had also problems. 46 and 36 are RP of
the lungs.

CASE 7th WOMAN 50 YEARS OLD
She mentions a serious problem with her eyes without knowing the specific
cause. She had a temporary blindness. The visibility returned after powerful
doses of corticosteroids. The x-ray showed damage on 23 with repeated unsuccessful
treatments and 13 has been extracted.

CASE 8th MAN 50 YEARS OLD
Medical history with stomach perforation. He has a problem with 35 which is presented as a RP of the stomach. It needed treatment because of
necrosis. The patient did not have similar carious lesions on any other teeth.

CASE 9th WOMAN 52 YEARS OLD
The x-ray shows a disorder of the sinus which was proved to be a polyp. She
appears with congenital missing lateral incisors and a remaining deciduous
canine which is decayed. The polyp is situated in the same side with the
deciduous canine. 12, 22 and 23 are RP of the sinus.

CASE 10th WOMAN 42 YEARS OLD
Serious problem with large intestine. Tooth 24 (RP of large intestine) had a
root canal treatment, but was still painful. A redo was tried, although the
pain remained. We finally had the tooth extracted and a cyst was relieved that
had not been obvious in the x-ray.

CASE 11th PATIENT 28 YEARS OLD
Mentioning asthma incidents. 36 cured, 37 with ruined roots that were
extracted. 47 has been extracted, 46 with resorption (cyst) due to an old
filling. (36, 37, 46, 47 are presented as RP of the lungs).

CASE 12th WOMAN 65 YEARS OLD
Both upper and lower molars are decayed, have root canal treatments and crowns.
She appears with chronic respiratory problems (never been a smoker) and also
with problems of the thyroid gland. 16, 17, 26, 27, 36, 37, 46, 47 are RP of
the lungs and the thyroid gland.

CASE 13th GIRL 20 YEARS OLD
Serious problem with the large intestine, she has a large filling on 46 since
early childhood, without similar problems on other teeth. 46 is RP of the large intestine.
CASE 14th WOMAN 30 YEARS OLD

She mentions a spinal disc herniation on L4-L5. In our maps, they correspond
with lower molars. We notice that 36 has been divided and the remaining root is
decayed and has a cyst. 37 has been root canal treated, 46 is missing and a
bridge using 36 as an abudment has been placed.

Could the teeth be intermediaries in the mobilization of brain centers having to do with the function of organs and systems? As Mr.Nikoloulias mentions in order to answer this question specialized observation which would be based on statistical parameters is needed. With the major goal of motivating all of us in taking care of our teeth and the teeth of the people we help and the pursuit of a holistic approach to the resolution of their problems, I promise to continue to observe clinicaly and radiographic signs that connect reflexology to dentistry.

Thank you for your attention!

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French Pilot, Writer and Author of 'The Little Prince', 1900-1944)

Translation to english: Mirto Chiona, Nurse,Reflexologist
Bet Laz + Aravoniastikia (Dentist), Physiotherapist ,Reflexologist
S.Dimitrakoulas, Reflexologist

Δευτέρα, 28 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Poulter and Rose should have been more carefull...!!!!

Άλλοι δύο την πάτησαν στην Κίνα και δέχτηκαν οδυνηρή Ρεφλεξολογία εκεί, μόνο που αυτή την φορά ήταν δύο διάσημοι αθλητές του γκολφ. Λέτε για αυτό να έχασαν το κύπελλο?

Ian Poulter defied a numb hand and painful
reflexology on sore feet to almost snatch World Cup victory with partner Justin


Poulter tweeting: ‘Right I’ve got it all worked out. In the big chair, waiting to have these dodgy feet worked on. Wow this reflexology treatment is pretty painful this Chinese lady has some seriously strong
hands!

’Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/golf/article-2066774/Golf-World-Cup-USA-win.html#ixzz1f0zPWgJg.

Τετάρτη, 23 Νοεμβρίου 2011

News update from the RiEN Board



Letter from the Chair


I hope that you have been able to take some time off over the summer and are now rested and up to date. It struck me the other day that I have never looked up the dictionary definition of ‘network’.

Now it may strike you as obvious, to me too, however it’s always interesting to get an ‘official’ definition especially as RiEN (old site) is a network. The following definition is taken from oxforddictionnaires.com :noun An arrangement of intersecting horizontal and vertical lines:a spider constructs a complex network of several different kinds of threads a group or system of interconnected people or things:the company has a network of 326 branches a trade network a complex system of railways, roads, or other routes: the railway network a group of people who exchange information and contacts for professional or social purposes:a support network a group of broadcasting stations that connect for the simultaneous broadcast of a programme:[as modifier] :network television a number of interconnected computers, machines, or operations:a computer network


From this we can translate it into the different areas of RiEN: Members of RiEN travelling from different countries to get to the AGM RiEN working with other organisations such as EFCAM Differences in history and governmental policy of member countries Communicating, sharing and exchanging information at the AGM and ideally the rest of the year. The RiEN Newsletter and website (when up to date!) broadcasting who/what RiEN is and what the latest news is Members connecting with each other via email, Skype and now with the latest mailing system with mail chimp This definition shows that the flow of information is not just one way! A network is a complex ‘being’. In order to improve the flow of information in all directions, more volunteers are required. The end result will be increased communication of knowledge with and by members. Surely this is the way forward for RiEN?!


There are volunteer posts available in several areas! Read the Newsletter for further information. If you feel that there is an area where more work is needed and not being done – why not volunteer! The more hands on deck, the more ground gets covered faster. This reduces frustration and adds to a smooth and efficiently run RiEN. I look forward to hearing from you with your offers to help.



Best wishes Louise Vaughan-Arbuckle




What is Reflexology Research?


Research can mean many things to different people. Often in reflexology books the term is over used and refers to a collection of data. In science it has very clear boundaries. A definition of scientific research is; 'A systematic investogation and collection of data using the most fitting methology, with correct monitoring systems and statistical analysis, the results of which are then peer reviewed and published in a respected journal.' Peer review is an important concept which is critical to the acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research. This is the critisim of the work in the planning or publication stage by others of the same status (peers). This is the type of research that a medical doctor would be expecting and would assume they could track down using a reference.



A reference can look like this and again, is very specific: A randomised, controlled trial of the psychological effects of reflexology in early breast cancer. Donald M. Sharp, Mary B. Walker, Amulya Chaturvedi, Sunil Upadhyay, Abdel Hamid, Andrew A. Walker, Julie S. Bateman, fiona Braid, Karen Ellwood, Claire Hebblewhite, Teresa Hope, Michael Lines, Leslie G. Walker. European Journal of cancer. 2010 VOL 46; NUMBER 2, page(s) 312-322



This breaks down so the publication can be found like this: Title of the paper, describing the content of the research - A randomised, controlled trial of the psychological effects of reflexology in early breast cancer Authors – who was involved in the research - Donald M. Sharp, Mary B. Walker, Amulya Chaturvedi, Sunil Upadhyay, Abdel Hamid, Andrew A. Walker, Julie S. Bateman, Fiona Braid, Karen Ellwood, Claire Hebblewhite, Teresa Hope, Michael Lines, Leslie G. Walker. Journal – where the research will be found - European Journal of cancer What year - 2010 What issue and what pages - VOL 46; NUMBER 2, page(s) 312-322 Scientific research references should always have similar content. The research document itself will usually follow a recognisable pattern of construction. Usually below the title, they start with an abstract that is about 300 words, and it describes in short form what the research contains (se schedule on page 2). Sometimes these abstracts can be found on medical search engines on the internet like Pubmed or Science direct (more about these in the next RiEN newsletter) but occasionally these are shortened and you cannot always see the results. Abstracts are useful to see if the research is what you are after but you should always try to read the research before quoting it, because of their size abstracts sometimes miss out important information. Next is the introduction/background, why the research was carried out. Then the methodology or how the research was carried out. This is very important as the key foundation of research is reproduction and reliability. Reproduction: Can a different researcher achieve the same results using the same methods? Reliability: Can the same results be obtained every time? This is actually where we could increase the understanding of research, by repeating some of the research already carried out in other European countries. Finally there will be results and discussion. This is important as the findings of the study are explained here and it is where further research may be discussed. At the very end there should be a list of references used so the research quoted in the publication can be tracked down and read if needed. If you are not using the specific definition of research then please try to use the term s “pilot study” and ‘data collection’ this is a smaller less rigorous type of evidence collection. Abstract (about 300 words) Introduction/background Why the research was carried out Method How the research was carried out Results Findings of the research study Discussion Important for further research References Articles and literature used in the study Read about examples of different types of studies in the next RiEN newsletter. Examples as pilot study, clinical efficacy study, study of mechanisms and user survey.


References – examples of medical search engines:






Mailing of the newsletter


The RiEN newsletter is emailed out to the secretary of the member association for them to circulate to their members. If however, you would like to receive a copy, you'll need to sign up to our mailing list on Mail Chimp to do so just click here.



Forthcoming events



European Congress for Integrative Medicine 7-8 October, BerlinThe Future of Comprehensive Patient Care



AGM 2012 – Thursday 9th May

The venue is booked for next year and will be taking place at the Auberge de Jeunesse in Echternach, Luxembourg.Who would like to host the 2013 AGM? Offers/suggestions please.



CONSTITUTION This month’s snippet is 3: OBJECTIVES 3.1 To encourage exchange of experiences and ideas between its members

3.2 To stimulate research in the field of reflexology and when appropriate and viable to initiate, support or sponsor research into any and all branches of knowledge which are relevant to the field of Reflexology

3.3 When appropriate to investigate setting guidelines for professional education in reflexology

3.4 To seek influence in the European Parliament on behalf of official recognition of reflexology as a therapy and profession by the governments of the European countries

3.5 To support in an appropriate manner countries setting up and developing reflexology organisations or training establishments for reflexology

3.6 To convene a regular European congress of reflexology

3.7 To publish a register of names and relevant details of all organisations holding membership of RiEN.

3.8 To be a non-profit making organisation, non political and non denominational.

3.9 To explore and discuss the future development of RiEN


Articles


We are looking for future articles and photgraphs for our bi-monthly newsletter. If you have reflexology articles or news you would like to share with everyone please send it in a word format to sec.rien@gmail.com. We also need to expand our library of stock photographs to add a bit of colour to our newsletters. If you have photographs that you have taken or paid for the rights to use and would like to share them please send a copy in .jpeg format to sec.rien@gmail.com.


EFCAM


It has become clear to me that EFCAM work very hard and attend a large number of meetings that require their members’ (e.g. RiEN) views beforehand. RiEN needs to reply to EFCAM with an accurate, well thought through and carefully considered viewpoint. So that EFCAM can truly represent RiEN’s position in Europe we need to give complete answers to the items on the various committee agendas. This represents a lot of work, more than one person can handle. More importantly to get a true view of RiEN’s policy, more than one person’s view is required. The outcome of the meeting in Brussels was inconclusive, so I’ll be attending the meeting in December so that RiEN members will have the information required regarding EFCAM membership. On the basis of our continued membership of EFCAM, I feel that it is necessary to have a volunteer to work with me so that we can fully participate in EFCAM and have our voice heard! In other words have our voice heard within EFCAM and Europe! You will be receiving emails from RiEN requesting information for EFCAM, it would be much appreciated if you’d reply as soon as possible.



RiEN BOARD For the clarity of all, here’s who to contact for what:

Louise – chair.rien@gmail.com Co-ordination and stimulation of working Groups AGM/conferences Newsletter EFCAM Review/update the Constitution External comunication representing RiEN


Una – sec.rien@gmail.com Minutes of the AGM and Board meetings Mailing system to members i.e. mail chimp Newsletter


Arve – vicechair.rien@gmail.com Overseeing of website, working with Aliki and Kaja Anneke and


Esther – admin.rien@googlemail.com Passing on of emails to appropriate person for reply Membership enquiries Receiving website updates Collating/chasing articles for the Newsletter


There are other projects in the pipeline such as updating the Constitution. However as we’re sure you agree communication takes precedence, so the website updates and Newsletter come first.



WEBSITE


It’s very frustrating for all of us that no changes have been made. We were hoping by now that great leaps and bounds would have taken place, but sadly not. This is mainly due to technical reasons.Members’ part of this is of course to supply their information, photos etc. so that the updates can be done as soon as is technically possible.We also need as many of you have pointed out, need to update the public pages of RiEN.



EUROPEAN FOOT MAP

Orlando Volpe of FIRP has taken on the challenge of moving this project forward. You can contact him at mailto:orlando.volpe@alice.it



VOLUNTEER POSTS TO BE FILLED – THANK YOU IN ADVANCE


Newsletter – one person needed to be responsible for putting together the Newsletter. The articles to be published will be sent to you. Starting with the November Newsletter, then January and March.


EFCAM - 1 person required


Website – 3 people required


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