Reflexology For Diabetes

POTENTIAL TREATMENT REACTIONS

This list shows you the range of reactions that someone may experience following reflexology treatment: • Feeling cold • Runny nose • Feeling thirsty • Feeling on a high • Nausea/ dizziness • Feeling very relaxed • Feeling irritable/ restless • Sleeping more soundly than usual • A temporary worsening of symptoms • Increased sweating from hands and feet • Needing to sleep a lot cold suddenly while receiving • Feeling emotional/upset asleep during treatment - this is skin reactions • Experiencing increased energy reflexology treatment. It is a good feeling hot idea to cover them with a blanket • Increased urination/ defecation before you start the session. And A little diarrhea don't be surprised if someone falls

REFLEXOLOGY FOR AFTER THE BIRTH

During pregnancy the levels of oestrogen and progesterone rise, smoothing the muscles of the uterus, intestines and veins. After the birth they drop within minutes, and by the second day are very low. Reflexology can assist the return of tissues to a pre-pregnant state and can support emotional and mental well-being. Postnatal depression may be experienced as overwhelming and debilitating listlessness (Simple tasks surrounding the baby for life in general may be hard to cope with). This may not surface until weeks after the birth, and the true depths of post-natal depression may not occur until the baby is three to six months old.

REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pituitary • Thyroid • Liver • Lungs • Kidneys/Adrenals • Entire spine
After the birth, reflexology can help re-balance the mother's hormone levels.

REFLEXOLOGY FOR POOR APPETITE

This is not in itself a disorder, but is usually a symptom of some other problem that is affecting the child. Often emotional factors - such as stress, anxiety, depression, illness, trauma, worries at school, concerns about friendships, bullying or problems at home - may cause child's appetite to diminish noticeably. An undetected underlying problem may also be the reason, and might include a food disorder or a junk-food diet, resulting in nutritional deficiencies. To stimulate a poor appetite, a healthy, interesting and fun diet is necessary, depending on the child's tolerances and tastes. Reflexology can help to stimulate the appetite, as well as reducing appetite-sapping anxiety in a child. Several factors can contribute to a child's poor appetite, including stress and anxiety or problems at school or home.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

The human reproductive process is complex, but fascinating. In order to accomplish pregnancy, the processes of ovulation and fertilization have to be in balance, but for so many couples trying to have a baby something can go wrong . Reflexology and a holistic approach to health can balance the hormones, create healthier sperm and enhance regular ovulation.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE HORMONES

Reflexology can help with the distribution and balance of the hormones in the body. The treatment works non-invasively on the endocrine glands to help regulate the production of hormones. An effective treatment can help increase energy levels, stabilize moods, help control eating habits and alleviate menstrual or menopausal issues.

REFLEXOLOGY AND LYMPH

Regular reflexology can help boost the lymphatic system, which means that the body will have an increased ability to fight off illness and disease. It promotes a reduction in the number of colds and helps you stay healthier for longer.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE LUNGS

Reflexology can help to improve the function of the diaphragm and lungs, increasing the quantity of air being breathed in and of waste products being breathed out. It also assists in the distribution of oxygen around the body. Reflexology can help aid recovery from respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, influenza and the common cold . A helpful tip is that a relaxed person takes deep breaths, while a nervous person takes shallow breaths. If you take deep breaths while working on the solar plexus reflex on the hand, this can help to relax you.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE KIDNEYS

Reflexology helps the urinary system with the distribution of water around the body by improving its circulation. The treatment can also aid the functioning of the kidneys and the removal of waste and sodium. Reflexology can be effective in reducing water retention and combating urinary-tract infections.

REFLEXOLOGY FOR ASTHMA

This is a lung disease characterized by recurrent episodes of breathlessness caused by constricted airways, although in some forms of the disease there is no known cause. During an asthma attack the muscle walls within the lungs constrict, and there is an increase of mucus and inflammation, making it very hard to breathe normally. Typical symptoms during an attack are coughing, wheezing, a feeling of tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing. A predisposition to asthma may be hereditary. Stress and anxiety can also bring on an attack.

REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pituitary • Lungs • Diaphragm • Adrenals • Thoracic vertebrae • Solar plexus

REFLEXOLOGY FOR INFLUENZA

Influenza affects the upper respiratory tract, is commonly known as 'flu' and is highly contagious because it is spread by coughing or sneezing. The symptoms of flu begin like those of a common cold and include headaches, body aches and pains, and feeling tired; as it progresses it is often accompanied by a fever one moment and chills the next. Sufferers frequently have a dry throat and cough. Influenza is only dangerous for the weak, frail and those over age of 65. It can make Someone more susceptible to pneumonia, sinus problems and ear infections.

REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Head • Upper lymphatics • Lungs • Thyroid • Spleen • Thoracic vertebrae

REFLEXOLOGY FOR SORE THROAT

This is a very common viral or bacterial infection and can be the first symptom of a cold, influenza or an upper respiratory tract infection. A sore throat can be caused by something that irritates the back of the throat, including: tooth and gum infections, chronic coughing, dust, extremely hot drinks or food, some air pollutants and smoke. A sore throat affects the front of the neck and the passage that runs down the back of the mouth and nose to the upper part of the oesophagus, and causes pain and tenderness. There will probably be pain or discomfort when swallowing. Gargling with salt water every few hours can help to relieve a sore throat.

REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Head • Cervical vertebrae • Oesophagus • Spleen • Adrenals • Upper lymphatics

REFLEXOLOGY FOR IMPOTENCE

Impotence is characterized by on in-ability to achieve or maintain an erection adequate for sexual intercourse. Around 2.3 million men in the UK and 30 million men in the US suffer from erection Problems , and around one in three men over 60 is affected by a degree of impotence. Erections result from a combination of brain stimuli, blood vessel and hormonal actions and nerve function. Some diseases and factors that can contribute to impotence include atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, diabetes, alcohol, cigarettes and a history of sexually transmitted disease. Impotence may also be a side-effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, antihistamines and ulcer medication. It can also sometimes have psychological roots. Avoid stress, cigarette smoke, animal fats, sugar, fried and junk food; stay away from alcohol, because it not only affects sexual function, but may cause the male equivalent of the menopause. Reflexology can help improve impotence.

REFLEX AR EAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Prostate • Testes • Thoracic and lumbar vertebrae • Adrenals • Diaphragm • Lungs
Always look into the side-effects of any medication you are taking as some can cause impotence.

REFLEXOLOGY FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE

This condition, which is also called benign prostatic hypertrophy, is the gradual enlargement of the prostate gland. It may be due to hormonal changes as the result of ageing, as man's testosterone levels gradually decline. It affects more than half of all men over 50 and 75 percent of men over the age of 70. The condition is non-cancerous, but can cause unpleasant symptoms, including difficulty in urinating, getting up frequently at night to urinate, blood in the urine, pain and burning, difficulty in starting and stopping urination, bladder infections and damage to the kidneys. Life style choices to reduce blood cholesterol levels are recommended , because research has shown a connection between prostate disorders and high cholesterol, so plenty of the following foods should be included in the diet: carrots, bananas, apples, cold-water fish, garlic, tomatoes and olive oil. Regular reflexology treatments will also help to reduce stress and sustained tension , which contribute to high blood cholesterol levels. High-cholesterol foods such as cheese should be avoided since high cholesterol may be linked to prostate disorders.

REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Pituitary • Prostate • Bladder • Liver • Kidneys/ Adrenals • Thoracic and lumbar vertebrae

REFLEXOLOGY FOR PROSTATITIS

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland and is common in men of all ages. The usual causes are bacteria that invade the prostate , or hormonal changes that occur with age. The prostate is a male sex gland and its function is to squeeze fluid during ejaculation (prostate fluid makes up the bulk of semen). The main symptoms of prostatitis include urine retention (which can affect the bladder and kidneys), pain between the scrotum and rectum , fever, a burning sensation when urinating and a feeling of fullness in the bladder. Increase your intake of zinc, because zinc helps with all prostate problems.

REFLEX AREAS/POINTS TO WORK

• Lymphatics • Pituitary • Prostate • Thoracic and lumbar vertebrae • Bladder • Ureter tube • Kidneys/ Adrenals