The History of Reflexology
DEFINITION OF REFLEXOLOGY.
Reflexology is the art of reprogramming the atoms, cells and electrons of the body to their original state through the triggering of signal points on the foot or hand. It is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that corresponds to all the glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas. Reflexology includes, but is not limited to, relieving stress and tension, improving blood supply and promoting the unblocking of nerve impulses and helping nature achieve homeostasis.
The feet have a fundamental relationship to the body. Signal points on the feet provide a link of communication to the major organs, muscles, and the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, elimination, reproductive and skeletal systems.
Reflexology is used to manage energy savings in the body, reduce stress, and build a greater body awareness. It combats the effects of improper diet and environmental pollutants, and aligns the physical, mental and emotional energies.
Reflexology is a very specific techinique of applying pressure to these reflexes to bring about the desired results. Its history can be traced back to both the Egyptian and Chinese cultures. Modern-day Reflexology was developed in the U.S. by Eunice Ingham in the 1930's after her studies of Zone Therapy with Dr. Fitzgerald. Reflexology should not be confused with massage.
REFLEXOLOGY RELAXES TENSION.
Since approximately 75% of today's diseases are attributed to stress and tension, various body systems are affected in different ways and to varying degrees. One person may exhibit cardiovascular problems, another gastrointestinal upset, anorexia, palpitations, sweating, headaches - to mention but a few of the myriad of bodily reactions to stress. Often in my seminars I describe tension as a tourniquet that can lead to serious consequences.
REFLEXOLOGY IMPROVES NERVE & BLOOD SUPPLY.
In order to keep the body at a normal balance, it is imperative that the blood and nerve supply to every organ and gland be at a maximum. Of course, the organs and glands contribute to the overall well-being of the body, each making contributions to maintaining an efficient, fully operating mechanism, but all receiving their instructions from the most intricate of all networks, the nerves.
These cord-like structures, comprised of a collection of nerve fibers, convey impulses between a part of the central nervous system and other regions of the body. They are the wiring system of the house you call your body. As with any complex wiring system, a short circuit can mean trouble.
A short circuit is often caused by tension putting pressure on a vital nerve plexus or even a single nerve structure supplying a vital organ. As tension is eased, pressure on the nerves and vessels is relaxed, thus improving the flow of blood and its oxygen-rich nutrients to all parts of the body.
REFLEXOLOGY HELPS NATURE ACHIEVE HOMEOSTASIS.
Overactive glands or organs can be helped to return to normal. Conversly, if an organ or a gland is underactive, Reflexology can help return it to its normally functioning level. It is important to note here that the normalization action of Reflexology is never one of the opposite extreme. In other words, once homeostasis or a normal condition is achieved, it cannot be unbalanced by working the area too much. Overworking can cause some minor reactions such as diarrhea or perhaps some nasal mucus being sectreted (runny nose). These reactions, though, are cleansing poisons from the body. Succinctly, Reflexology cannot harm a system, it simply brings it back into balance.
THE ZONE THEORY.
Reflexology embodies the relationship of the reflexes in the feet to all of the glands and organs in the body. Let's now discuss that relationship. Just how does one small area of the foot affect something like the pituitary gland? Just what is the link?
This is where Zone Theory becomes significantly important to every Reflexologist. The zones are like the wiring in a house; the reflexes travel through the zones similar to electricity through the wires. But please note that this analogy is not to be confused with the nervouse system in the body - reflexes as far as we know today, are not nerves.
The link from the feet to the organs and the glands in the body is a series of imaginary longitudinal lines, each encompassing a zone. In order to locate the zones accurately in the arms and hands, the thumbs need to be placed towards the body, the opposite of the anatomical position. Any sensitivity located in a specific area on the foot will signal to you that there could be congestion in that area.
It should become evident then, that by working the entire foot, you are affecting the entire side of the body, the left foot representing the left half of the body. It is important to remember another significant aspect of Reflexology - an abnormality in any part of the zone may affect anything in that zone.
ORGANS - THE INSIDE STORY.
The body is packed with vital organs and glands which are packed on top of everything else in the body. Start at the spine, the midline of the body, as a means of orienting yourself to the relationship between the foot reflex points and the organs of the body. Now, you have a reference point for each foot. Then use the waistline guideline for your horizontal or lateral marker. The most important body organs are located in four distinct quadrants.
The feet are a reflection of the body with all its glands, nerves and organs having distinct locations on the feet. Being sure that you are thoroughly familiar with this concept of location, makes the zone theory so much easier.
WHY IS ALL OF THIS SO SIGNIFICANT
The simple reason is that if you can't work an area on the foot, you can work the corresponding area on the hand, or the elbow, etc. When there is a severe injury, say, a broken leg, you then simply select the corresponding area on the arm and work that area in order to help the circulation to the injured areas and ultimately hasten the healing process. The basic reason the Reflexologist uses the foot is simply because it is one of the most pampered and protected areas of the body, and is one of the most sensitive to touch. Also, the foot's resemblance to the body's outline makes it easy to visualize the body on the foot.
(Better Health with Foot Reflexology, the Ingham Method, Dwight C. Byers)
Severe chronic pain and other diseases can be helped and even cured, often with just one treatment, by treating the cause (without drugs, x-rays, injections, acupuncture, manipulation, or surgery).
This essay presents what may be a breakthrough in the treatment of pain and other diseases. The paper will define what pain is, explain how the body heals pain, describe a new procedure for treating pain, and then verify the method with case studies from more than 13,000 treatments.
Doctors have been trying for more than 200 years to find out what causes pain without ever learning what pain is. If we don't know what pain is, all we can do is suppress symptoms and hope the body heals itself.
We give medications that only mask the pain, suppress vital functions, or cause gastrointestinal bleeding. If we can't find anything wrong, we imply that the pain is in the patient's head or tell them they will have to learn to live with the pain. Others are sent to surgery or endless therapy that costs astronomical sums. After all this, the patient may be in worse pain than before we started.
Everyone knows that injury causes pain, but what is the cause of pain when there has been no injury? Pain may continue long after an injury takes place. Why does it still hurt? What exactly is pain? How does the body heal pain? (Knowing that every cell is a tiny chemical/electric generator connected electrically to other cells, is necessary to answer these questions.)
We are aware of the sensation of touch because cells are pushed closer together. This decreases the electrical resistance between cells. Decreasing the Electrical resistance increases the flow of electricity to the brain. The increased flow of electricity is what tells us we have been touched.
When something hits us, it sends a quick burst of electricity to the brain. If pain continues after the blow, it is because tissue has been damaged and electrical connections between cells have been broken. The brain senses the injury because of a signal from the damaged tissue to the brain. The pain signal, however, is not the pain. What the pain is, is broken or suppressed electrical signals between cells in the injured tissue.
What about pain that is not caused by an injury? Degenerative diseases, dehydration, inflammation, infection, ulcers, tumors, lack of minerals, spontaneous fractures, allergies, etc. may also cause the electrical circuits to fail. Whether it is the breaking the electrical circuits from an injury of the failure of electrical signals for other reasons, the signal to the brain is the same. Both are interpreted as pain.
The failure of electrical connections between cells (blockage of "chi") is not only the cause of pain but the cause of all degenerative diseases according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The theory is not so incredulous when we know that the brain works electrically and that we are "brain dead" when there is no more elctricity going across our brain. All cells will die or become degenerate if electrical signals are broken or suppressed.
If pain is the breaking, suppression, or failure of the body's electrical circuits, how does the body heal pain? Pain is healed when the body reconnects the broken circuits. When we hit our thumb with a hammer, it hurts because electrical connections between the cells have been broken. It stops hurting when the body reconnects the broken circuits. This is the way the body heals pain - by finding and reconnecting the broken circuits that cause the pain.
Suppressing the pain signal with drugs is treating the symptom, not the cause. The medication only masks the pain and does nothing for the broken circuits that cause it.
How do you find and reconnect broken circuits? An instrument that measures electrical resistance can non-invasively detect where the circuits have failed. If the instrument also stimulates with the correct wave form, current and frequency, it is possible to reconnect the broken circuits. The Electro Reflex Energizer is a more discriminating method of electrical stimulation.
Everything I have said can be measured, quantified, and proven with simple electronic instruments on real patients. When there is pain, the part of the body that hurts always has more electrical resistance. This means the electrical signals between cells are suppressed. If you can restore the flow of electricity through the painful area, the pain will go away - often immediately. And if you can keep the circuits turned on, the pain will not return.
How do you maintain the flow of electricity ("chi" or "life force") so the pain does not return? Acupuncture can reconnect broken circuits. To keep the circuits turned on, Chinese Medicine provides another answer.
Linda Oyama is a Certified Natural Health Professional who owns and operates the Peaceful Valley Natural Wellness Center in her home near Bozeman, Montana. After six months of using the Electro Reflex Energizer in her practice, her clients have experienced the following:
Rapid weight loss - may lose as much as 1 or 2 pounds a day!
Parasites were eradicated quickly, including tapeworms.
Viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungus, & mold eliminated from the body.
Nerves healed, feet with no feeling come alive.
One lady reported her 15 fibroid tumors dissolved.
Excellent results with pulled muscles and areas of sore back, neck, and shoulders using the electrode stimulator pads.
Radiation is removed and prevented from entering the body.
Blood purifier, and balancer of electro-energy.
Always start with five minutes on mode #1. This frequency will break up pockets of toxins, clusters of parasites, and radiation. After several treatments, increase amount of time and mode. Mode #2 and #3 are healing modes, but first you must remove toxins. That's why you always start with mode #1. If your legs hurt when beginning mode #2 or #3 reduce the amount of time or switch mode. Mode #2 is relaxing, and mode #3 is massaging. Experiment and you will find what works best for you. Later you can combine the modes, switching from one mode to another.
After using the Electro Reflex Energizer for several days or weeks many people feel as though it is not working. The stimulation seems to have diminished, but it is only because the Energizer has begun to purify the blood. It is important to keep right on with the treatments. Eventually the electro reflex will be felt again. Do not be alarmed or discouraged - this is normal. The electrons are moving and stimulating even when you don't feel them.
Those of us that have yeast will find that we can have skin eruptions or scales flaking off. A very tired feeling only means your body has gone into a deep healing and is wanting rest so it can recover. This could last for several days. Do not be discouraged - keep going. You may notice more energy, clearer thinking, and less stress.
Diarrhea can occur as the body moves toxins. If you have had parasites you can often see long strings of mucous in the toilet. With tapeworms you might see dead, snake-like skin floating in the the toilet, this will be broken up into small pieces. If you have a very serious health condition, you may feel slightly ill, nauseated, or maybe feel like you have the flu. Do not quit - your body is flushing toxins.
It is critical to keep the bowel moving freely, as the poisons dump into the bowel and kidneys for excretion from the body.
Swiss Kriss or Cascara Sagrada work great to move the bowel. Colon Hydrotherapy (colonic) is also recommended. Drink water before and after treatment. If you own the "Chi Machine" (Oxygenating Massager) it would be very beneficial to use it for at least 5 minutes after doing the Energizer. It will stimulate the bowel and help to remove the toxins from the body.
Drink lots of good purified water. DO NOT drink chlorinated water. Many times we find parasites, viruses, and yeast are in bottled water. Drink distilled water if you have to for a while. Do not drink ozonated water or distilled water long term. It will deplete the body of minerals. Use only glass bottles for your water as a virus can easily be in the plastic bottle.
Baking soda baths help to reduce the acid (aching or irritable) level in the body. As the toxins release, they create an acid state in the body. Use one cup of baking soda in a hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. Do once or twice a week or as needed. Relax and enjoy. This detox bath brind great relief to body and mind.
Babies with colic, small children, and pets can be treated while being held in your lap. Use low frequency during the treatment. For those who are bed ridden, hold the Energizer to the bottoms of the feet for a five-minute treatment. Use only low frequency on #1 mode.
Dr. Hulda Regher Clark's book "The Cure for All Cancer" tells about the "zapper." The Electro Reflex Energizer is a whole body zapper based on the same principle as Hulda's.
These statements have not been evaluated by Hsin Ten. They are strictly Linda's findings through positive and negative energy testing, and statements from others who have used the Energizer and reported to her.
Do not use if you have a pacemaker.
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