Reflexology For Diabetes

REFLEXOLOGY FOR INFERTILITY IN MEN

This is usually the result of a low number of sperm or abnormal sperm. Around one in five couples experiences infertility, and sperm factors account for about 40 per cent of all cases . A variety of factors can influence this, including exposure to excessive heat, toxins or radiation, testicular injury, disorder of the hormones, recent illness or a long bout of fever, testicular mumps and alcohol consumption. Some causes of sperm inadequacy (exposure to heat, endocrine disorders and recent illness) may be reversible. Men should have a general endocrine examination to see if there are any Abnormalities ; the examination may reveal hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid!, hyperthyroid ism (an overactive thyroid) or a problem with the pituitary gland. Overwork and stress can also affect fertility. Testosterone is made in the body from cholesterol, and very low cholesterol diets can lower testosterone levels. However, antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin E may help to protect so-called good' cholesterol from being damaged.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pituitary • Testes • Vas deferens • Thyroid • Liver • Adrenals
It can take some couples up to three years to conceive naturally. Eating a healthy diet is important if you are trying for a baby.

REFLEXOLOGY FOR INFERTILITY IN WOMEN

Infertility is the failure to conceive over a year or more of regular sexual activity during the time of ovulation . It can also refer to a woman not being able to carry a pregnancy to term. The most common causes of female infertility include ovulation failure or defect, blocked Fallopian tubes, endometriosis and uterine fibroids . Some women develop antibodies to their partner's sperm, and sexual ly transmitted diseases cause some cases of infertility. Synthetic oestrogens, which are stored in the fat cells, can also disrupt the hormonal balance and have been associated with infertility, breast cancer, low sperm counts in men and the early onset of puberty. They are found in tap water containing residues of the oral-contraceptive pill and HRT, steroids in non-organic meat, milk and dairy produce, some toiletries, detergents and plastics. Balance in a woman's emotional and physical well-being is extremely important in the attempt to conceive.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pituitary • Thyroid • Ovaries • Fallopian tubes • Thoracic and lumbar vertebrae • Lymphatics

REFLEXOLOGY FOR PREGNANCY, WEEKS

Reflexology is able to facilitate a state of harmony and well-being. During pregnancy the body changes constantly according to the needs of the unborn baby, and reflexology can help relieve Pregnancy - associated problems. Treatment should start at week 14 - this is because reflexology is rarely used in the first trimester (three months!, so that the body can settle naturally. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet, avoiding junk food , highly seasoned or fried foods, in order to provide the growing baby with the correct vitamins and minerals. Limit tuna to once a week because of its mercury content.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pancreas • liver • Ascending colon • Descending colon • Bladder • Kidneys/Adrenals • Entire spine

>>PANCREAS REFLEX POINT

This reflex point is only found on the right foot. Place your thumb on the third toe and trace a line dawn to below the diaphragm line. Push up into the joint and make small circles for six seconds.

REFLEXOLOGY FOR PREGNANCY, WEEKS 14-36

Reflexology is able to facilitate a state of harmony and well-being. During pregnancy the body changes constantly according to the needs of the unborn baby, and reflexology can help relieve Pregnancy - associated problems. Treatment should start at week 14 - this is because reflexology is rarely used in the first trimester (three months!, so that the body can settle naturally. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet, avoiding junk food , highly seasoned or fried foods, in order to provide the growing baby with the correct vitamins and minerals. Limit tuna to once a week because of its mercury content.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pancreas • liver • Ascending colon • Descending colon • Bladder • Kidneys/Adrenals • Entire spine

>>PANCREAS REFLEX POINT

This reflex point is only found on the right foot. Place your thumb on the third toe and trace a line dawn to below the diaphragm line. Push up into the joint and make small circles for six seconds.

REFLEXOLOGY FOR PREGNANCY, WEEKS 14-36

Reflexology is able to facilitate a state of harmony and well-being. During pregnancy the body changes constantly according to the needs of the unborn baby, and reflexology can help relieve Pregnancy - associated problems. Treatment should start at week 14 - this is because reflexology is rarely used in the first trimester (three months!, so that the body can settle naturally. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet, avoiding junk food , highly seasoned or fried foods, in order to provide the growing baby with the correct vitamins and minerals. Limit tuna to once a week because of its mercury content.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pancreas • liver • Ascending colon • Descending colon • Bladder • Kidneys/Adrenals • Entire spine
>>PANCREAS REFLEX POINT
This reflex point is only found on the right foot. Place your thumb on the third toe and trace a line dawn to below the diaphragm line. Push up into the joint and make small circles for six seconds.

REFLEXOLOGY FOR PREGNANCY, WEEKS 37-40

Use reflexology to prepare for birth - physically, psychologically and, most importantly, to balance the hormones. Insomnia is very common during the last few weeks of pregnancy, due to the anxiety of birth and difficulty in finding a comfortable sleeping position; it is also linked to low levels of the B vitamins. Arrange pillows to suit your needs, including beneath your abdomen to relieve breathlessness. Drinking one or two cups of raspberry leaf tea a day can help in the final stages of pregnancy and can even be sipped throughout labour. However, it is only recommended during the last two months of pregnancy. The tea is believed to strengthen the walls of the uterus and shorten the second stage of labour.
It is common for the baby to be active afteryou have had a reflexology treatment.

>>REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pituitary • Thyroid • Uterus • Ovaries • Kidneys/ Adrenals • Entire spine