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The value of Reflexology as a regular timetable therapy in the school curriculum

What value do you feel reflexology offers to the individual pupil?

It gives pupils a chance to relax in a deeper way than perhaps they have ever known, and experience a relationship through positive touch. I am impressed with the way pupils with the most challenging behaviours have responded, and willingly choose to attend the sessions and willingly choose to engage. 

What value do you feel relaxation reflexology offers to the school?

Pupils who begin to learn what it means to be calm can take control become happier beings and engage and participate much better in the wider school community.

What input do you require from me as a Reflexology Therapist to value me as a member of the multi disciplinary team and what feedback and to whom do you consider important?

It is very important that education and health professionals combine to support children’s wellbeing and mental health. The feedback we receive from you is shared with parents and strategic partners and links in with our holistic personalised programmes of work and tapers our interventions, to support pupils to do their very best, and realise their own potential.

Do you know of any other schools offering Reflexology Therapy on their timetable? Would you advocate Reflexology Therapy? If so why? If not why?

I am not aware of any, but would absolutely advocate that reflexology has a place on the timetable in every school in the country. Children’s mental health and well being is of paramount importance and children can only truly learn when they are in a comfortable place emotionally

http://www.functionalreflextherapy.co.uk/news/article/a-head-teachers-view-on-the-value-of-reflexology.html

Children's Complementary Therapy Network

Did you know that there exists a 
Children's Complementary Therapy Network?

Well to our pleasant surprise (pleasant, because ALL their pictureS are of Reflexology!) it does exist, and amongst many great projects they have ongoing, this next one got RiEN's attention immediately.

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The “Tell Your Doctor” campaign is the latest initiative for the CCTN, launched at the 2008 CCTN conference.
Poster developed by PedCAM (Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Network) and CARE (Complementary and Alternative Research and Education program) at the University of Alberta, and endorsed by CPS (The Canadian Paediatric Society) and AAP.
This initiative is to encourage parents to discuss with their doctors/medical teams about their use of complementary therapies for their children.
The main thrust of this initiative is to distribute the above poster as widely as possible, with the aim of getting it displayed in:
GP practices
Hospitals
Community clinics/Health centres
Patient/carer groups
Complementary therapy practices

http://www.cctn.co.uk/wp/cctn-conferences/3rd-cctn-conference/tell-your-doctor/


Photo: Did you know that there exists a 
Children's Complementary Therapy Network?

Well to our pleasant surprise (pleasant, because ALL their pictureS are of Reflexology!) it does exist, and amongst many great projects they have ongoing, this next one got RiEN's attention immediately. 

TIP: FREE MEMBERSHIP!

The “Tell Your Doctor” campaign is the latest initiative for the CCTN, launched at the 2008 CCTN conference.
Poster developed by PedCAM (Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Network) and CARE (Complementary and Alternative Research and Education program) at the University of Alberta, and endorsed by CPS (The Canadian Paediatric Society) and AAP.
This initiative is to encourage parents to discuss with their doctors/medical teams about their use of complementary therapies for their children.
The main thrust of this initiative is to distribute the above poster as widely as possible, with the aim of getting it displayed in:
GP practices
Hospitals
Community clinics/Health centres
Patient/carer groups
Complementary therapy practices

http://www.cctn.co.uk/wp/cctn-conferences/3rd-cctn-conference/tell-your-doctor/

Ann Romney Talks of Her Struggle With MS

So began Mrs. Romney's life with multiple sclerosis. Her search for relief from the ailment has taken her to one of the world's leading MS doctors, to participation in a medical study at Harvard and to an unproven therapy called reflexology.

What did help was horseback riding. Her riding forays into the Utah mountains left her feeling "joyful, energetic and stronger," she said. And, like many MS patients seeking relief, Mrs. Romney turned to alternative treatments, in her case acupuncture and reflexology. A friend recommended she visit a reflexology practitioner near Salt Lake City, Fritz Blietschau, an Air Force mechanic who died in 2001.

Some MS specialists think acupuncture can help ease physical symptoms. Reflexology, which involves massaging areas of the feet, hands and ears on the theory that these areas correspond to various organs, is widely regarded as unproven.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304830704577494830449784996


What Your Nails Say about Your Health

Nail Health Pictures Slideshow: What Your Nails Say about Your Health

http://www.medicinenet.com/nail_health_pictures_slideshow/article.htm

Photo: Nail Health Pictures Slideshow: What Your Nails Say about Your Health

http://www.medicinenet.com/nail_health_pictures_slideshow/article.htm

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Photo: Everything you wanted to know about CAM and Parkinson's disease.
Reflexology is page 58.

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/download/english/b102_complementarytherapies.pdfEverything you wanted to know about CAM and Parkinson's disease.
Reflexology is page 58.

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/download/english/b102_complementarytherapies.pdf

Reflexology: Its Effects on Physiological Anxiety Signs and Sedation Needs

Photo: Reflexology: Its Effects on Physiological Anxiety Signs and Sedation Needs

Reflexology can serve as an effective method of decreasing the physiological signs of anxiety and the required level of sedation in patients receiving mechanically ventilated support. Nurses who have appropriate training and certification may include reflexology in routine care to reduce the physiological signs of anxiety of patients receiving mechanical ventilation. 

- See more at: http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/JournalArticle?Article_ID=1637098#sthash.Thy6dhkO.dpuf - See more at: http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/JournalArticle?Article_ID=1637098#sthash.Thy6dhkO.dpufReflexology: Its Effects on Physiological Anxiety Signs and Sedation Needs

Reflexology can serve as an effective method of decreasing the physiological signs of anxiety and the required level of sedation in patients receiving mechanically ventilated support. Nurses who have appropriate training and certification may include reflexology in routine care to reduce the physiological signs of anxiety of patients receiving mechanical ventilation.

- See more at:http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/JournalArticle?Article_ID=1637098#sthash.Thy6dhkO.dpuf - See more at:http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/JournalArticle?Article_ID=1637098#sthash.Thy6dhkO.dpuf


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Reflexology: This CAM treatment, which involves applying manual pressure to points on the feet, is possibly effective for MS-related paresthesia, the guideline authors found. Paresthesia is similar to pins and needles; a person with MS may feel burning, prickling, or itching sensations on the skin. Dr. Giesser says that this is one CAM she would consider prescribing as an alternative to conventional treatments in cases where the conventional treatments have adverse side effects for a patient.

http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/Fulltext/2014/10020/This_Way_In__New_Guideline_for_Alternative_and.9.aspx


The Broad Back By Dorthe Krogsgaard and Peter Lund Frandsen, Touchpoint Denmark May 2013

In most reflexology traditions a reflex for the spinal column is depicted on the medial side of the feet, and the spine is mostly worked on the inside of the feet.
Because the spine is a central structure in the body, the spine reflex is divided into two with one half on each foot. Therefore, working the reflex on the inside of the foot corresponds anatomically to be working inside the spine, which is the spinal cord.
Through the history of reflexology, this has been shown to be an excellent place to work, perhaps partly because thereby we affect all of the spinal nerves and the huge body area they innervate.

A 3D view on the spine reflex
But in our experience, one can get even better results by using a more three dimensional view on the spine reflex and work the full width of the spine. Spine is indeed quite wide. Across the transverse processes it measures just over a quarter of the body's width. We transfer this fact to the feet and extend the common medial spine reflex with both a plantar and dorsal area.

The exact location is easily imagined in the thoracic spine corresponding to the metatarsus. If we reserve the fifth metatarsal for the shoulder/arm reflex, then just over a quarter of the rest fits very well to the width of the first metatarsal. This is the principle behind our placement of the "broad back".

read more here:http://www.touchpoint.dk/wss/touchpointuk.asp?

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Acupuncture treatment“We call them complimentary health treatments because they are used in addition or to compliment the traditional medicine,” said Mary Peloquin, manger of community health and wellness at Carroll Hospital Center. “We have been offering complimentary health treatments, such as acupuncture, massage, reflexology and reiki, through our integrative health department for about 10 years. There has been a lot of growth, in acupuncture particularly.”

http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/advocate_of_eldersburg/news/carroll-hospital-center-and-mcdaniel-offer-acupuncture-for-students/article_cbd155c5-26cc-544d-84d4-090e884c0122.html

Here is a "interesting" opinion for our research fans.

I find it fascinating that people who have never done research actually think that research produces facts. 
Research only tests ideas called hypotheses. You are simply backing an idea with evidentiary support, using a certain method called the scientific method.

http://www.drdooleynoted.com/why-evidence-base-isnt-the-only-base/

Dr. Dooley Noted

Reflexology | Alternative Treatments for Mesothelioma Κακόηθες μεσοθηλίωμα υπεζωκότα

Reflexology has long been recognized as one of the most successful forms of complementary therapy. By 1998, the American Cancer Society announced in its monthly journal that about one-third of all cancer patients surveyed were utilizing this ancient therapy, which both patients and practitioners claim promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.

Research backs up these claims. A study conducted by the East Carolina University School of Nursing noted a significant decrease in anxiety and pain among those stricken with lung and breast cancer who choose reflexology as a complementary treatment. Furthermore, researchers at Michigan State discovered that among women with advanced breast cancer, reflexology has proven to be the most successful complementary therapy when compared with others like guided imagery and reminiscence therapy. Gwen Wyatt, director of the Michigan State study, notes that she and her colleagues will continue with the study of reflexology and cancer patients thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.


In the meantime, reflexology has also proven successful for the relief of post-operative pain for the many mesothelioma cancer patients who undergo surgery for their disease and in palliative care for those in end stages of cancer. The American College of Physicians encourages care givers to learn and use reflexology in their publication entitled "A Home Care Guide for Advanced Cancer" and a study that appeared in England's Nursing Standard journal indicated that advanced cancer patients "relaxed, were comforted, and achieved relief from some of their symptoms" when reflexology was administered to them.

Read more:
http://www.mesothelioma.com/treatment/alternative/reflexology.htm#ixzz30FvBbly7


Alternative Health: pregnancy

Kate Moss and Elle Macpherson are fans. The holistic obstetrician Gowri Motha talks through her stress-relieving pregnancy programme, The Gentle Birth MethodGowri Motha, founder of The Gentle Birth Method


Motha, 64, augments her conventional medical expertise with a wide range of complementary disciplines – including reflexology, ayurveda, hypnotherapy and an energetic practice called Creative Healing – to help her clients have the easiest births possible. “Reflexology is key, as most pregnant mothers feel anxiety. Deep reflexology helps the whole body to detox and relax, and aids lymphatic drainage.” Creative Healing also targets the lymphatic system, as well as “dealing with the flow of fluids distinct from blood and lymph”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10783184/Alternative-Health-pregnancy.html

Tips and Tricks from the world of hard core sports!


Huma pauses to recall a trick his Pop Warner coach taught him at age 9. 
"When you start getting pains in your head after contact," he says, "you press down on the flap of skin between the thumb and forefinger."
I did that from elementary school through UCLA: reflexology for sub-concussive blows.

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2014/4/23/5640402/the-athlete-advocate-ramogi-huma

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