Reflexology For Diabetes

REFLEXOLOGY FOR DEPRESSION

People with depression tend to find that the disease affects their whale body, including their sleep patterns, the way they feel about themselves, what they eat and how they react to life itself. They lose interest in the people and things around them and find it hard to experience pleasure. The common symptoms are backache, chronic fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, digestive Is orders, restlessness, quickness to anger and a feeling of worthlessness. Exercise helps because it releases endorphins, the body's feel-good hormones, which produce a natural high.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Head • Hypothalamus • Entire spine • Thyroid • Liver • Ascending colon • Descending colon

REFLEXOLOGY FOR ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety can manifest itself as a panic attack and can affect all ages. It is usually abrupt, short and intense, and happens when the body's natural fight-or-flight responses activate at the wrong time. All the stress responses go into overdrive, which can be distressing and disturbing far the person having the attack. The sufferer is ofhen overwhelmed by a sense of impending disaster, or may feel they are having a heart attack or stroke. Other symptoms include dizziness, heart palpitations, sweating, nausea, difficulty in breathing or thinking clearly, and a feeling of unreality. Avoid stress, sugar, processed foods, caffeinated products, excess alcohol and recreational drugs. Keep a nutritional diary, because an allergy to some foods can set off a panic attack. Use hand reflexology relaxation techniques during an attack. Panic attacks can affect the sufferer anywhere, at any time.

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• Head • Pituitary • Diaphragm • Lungs • Kidneys/ Adrenals • Thoracic vertebrae
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Up to 70 per cent of all women suffer from some form of PMS. One reason for this is an imbalance of hormones: too much oestrogen and inadequate levels of progesterone. Premenstrual syndrome affects women between one and two weeks before menstruation, when hormone levels are changing. There are many symptoms, including muscle cramps, anxiety, mood swings, headaches, clumsiness, backache, acne, breast tenderness, depression, insomnia, constipation and water retention. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, organic grains, nuts, fish, organic chicken and turkey, to help keep your liver free of excess toxins. Eliminate salt from the diet to reduce water retention. Avoid caffeine, because it depletes nutrients from the body, is associated with increased levels of anxiety and is linked to breast tenderness . Drinking chamomile tea will help to increase levels of glycine in the body; this amino acid is known to relieve muscle spasms (including menstrual cramps) by relaxing the uterus.
Plenty of fresh organic vegetables & fish can help to balance hormone levels and prevent PMS. >>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pituitary • Thyroid • Pancreas • Adrenals • Ovaries • Entire spine

REFLEXOLOGY FOR EPILEPSY

Epilepsy is the tendency to have recurrent seizures, or brief episodes of altered Consciousness , caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The condition usually develops in childhood, but may gradually disappear Elderly people are at risk of developing epilepsy because they are more likely to have conditions that can cause it, such as a Stroke. In most cases of epilepsy, the underlying cause is unclear, although a genetic factor may be involved. Recurrent seizures may be the result of brain damage caused by a difficult birth, a severe blow to the head, a stroke (which Environment and lifestyle causes include heat, lead, food allergies, alcohol and physical and emotional stress. storves the brain of oxygen) or an infection such as meningitis. There ore different types of epilepsy and different types of seizure, including the less common partial seizure, when someone may simply look blank or vacant for a few minutes or may experience odd sights or smells; and a generalized seizure, when the body stiffens and then jerks uncontrollably.
>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK • Head • Pituitary • Thyroid • Liver • Adrenals • Entire spine

REFLEXOLOGY FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

This degenerative disease affects the nervous system as a result of damage to nerve cells within the base of the brain. The underlying cause is unknown, but symptoms appear when there is a lock of the hormone dopamine in the brain, and this can restrict messages from one nerve cell to another. The two main theories for the onset of Parkinson's are that brain cells are destroyed by toxins in the body that the liver has been unable to remove, and that exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides or herbicides has caused the disease. Parkinson's is more common in elderly men. The symptoms are muscle tremors, weakness and stiffness. The person may also experience trembling, shaking of the hand, arm or leg, a rigid posture, slow shuffling movements, an unbalanced walk that may break into tiny running steps and a rigid stoop. Eating, washing, dressing and other everyday activities may become very difficult for the sufferer to perform.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Head • Brain • Liver • Upper lymphatics • Adrenals • Entire spine

REFLEXOLOGY FOR MENIERE'S DISEASE

With Meniere's disease there is on abnormal build-up of fluid in the canals of the inner ear that control balance. It can affect both ears, but in most cases just one ear is affected. Both men and women are equally at risk, and the condition often starts between the ages of 20 and 60. The main symptom is frequent severe, sudden rotational vertigo that can cause someone to fall to the ground. Other symptoms are dizziness, vertigo, aural fullness, deafness and ringing in the ear. Common triggers include salt, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine; other possible triggers include pregnancy, menstruation, allergies, visual stimuli , changes in weather pressure and stress. It is recommended that sufferers follow a diet that aims to stabilize body fluid and blood levels, so that secondary fluctuations in inner ear fluid can be avoided. Often sufferers from Meniere 's disease have low levels of manganese.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Head • Pituitary • Inner ear • Cervical vertebrae • Liver • Kidneys/Adrenals

REFLEXOLOGY FOR BOILS

Boils are round pus-filled lumps on the skin, which result from inflammation and infection caused by bacteria. This disorder is common among children and young adults. Boils affect the deepest portion of the hair follicle and can appear on the scalp, under the arms, on the buttocks and the face. They are hen red tender and painful and symptoms may include itching, localized swelling and pain. Boils can heal within a month, but are contagious because the pus can contaminate nearby skin, causing new boils. They are often an indication that the sufferer has a lowered immune system as a result of poor nutrition, diabetes mellitus, the use unimpressive drugs or suffering from an illness. An onion poultice is good for boils because it reduces pain and draws toxins from the infected area: place a finely chopped onion between two pieces of cloth and put it on the affected area of the body to draw out impurities. A nutritious diet is one aspect of a healthy immune system . Replace sugar with fresh fruit to help eliminate boils.

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• Adrenals • Pituitary • Upper lymphatics • Pancreas • Spleen • Entire spine

REFLEXOLOGY FOR PSORIASIS

This skin condition appears as patches of silvery scales or red areas on the arms, elbows, knees, legs, ears, scalp and bock. It generally affects young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 and can be triggered by stress. The colon should be kept clean with a diet of 50 per cent of raw foods, because on unhealthy colon has been linked to psoriasis. The condition normally follows a pattern of occasional flare-ups followed by periods of remission. Psoriasis is a hen hereditary and is linked to a rapid growth of cells in the skin's outer layer, causing patches that spread over a large area.

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• Pituitary • Stomach• liver • Ascending colon• Descending colon • Entire spine• Kidneys/ Adrenal

REFLEXOLOGY FOR HYPERACTIVITY

Medically, this condition is termed attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It causes a variety of learning and behavioral problems and mainly affects children. Hyperactivity may be characterized by a number of different behavioral problems, including an inability to finish tasks, head-knocking, self-destructive behavior, temper tantrums, learning disabilities, low tolerance of stress and a lack of concentration. Factors linked to hyperactivity include heredity, smoking during pregnancy, oxygen deprivation at birth and food allergies. The consumption of sugar and additives in food has been strongly connected with hyperactive behavior. It is therefore best to avoid the following: bacon, butter, carbonated drinks, mustard, confectionery, chocolate, soft drinks, coloured cheeses, hot dogs, ham, corn, milk, salt, salami, tea and wheat. If you think food allergies are contributing to your child's hyperactivity, see a qualified dietician who specializes in treating ADHD. Reflexology can work on the nervous and endocrine systems, to help encourage a state of calmness and balance, and on the digestive system, to help eliminate the allergens and other waste products. Research has shown that essential fatty acids may be of benefit when children have concentration problems.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pituitary • Pancreas • Adrenals • Ascending/ Transverse colon • Liver • Entire spine