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September 1, 2020

Benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology is linked to many potential benefits, but only a few of them have been evaluated in scientific studies.

So far, there’s limited evidence that reflexology may help to:

  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • reduce pain
  • lift mood
  • improve general well-being

In addition, people have reported that reflexology helped them:

  • boost their immune system
  • fight cancer
  • get over colds and bacterial infections
  • clear up sinus issues
  • recover from back problems
  • correct hormonal imbalances
  • boost fertility
  • improve digestion
  • ease arthritis pain
  • treat nerve problems and numbness from cancer drugs
September 1, 2020

Can Reflexology help me?

Reflexology is a therapy, which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between.

Well-trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Some people find it works for them – some don’t. The best way to find out is to try it!

 The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed

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You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.

With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.

It is useful to give feedback to the reflexologist as this may show the response of your body to treatment. This in turn might help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe that it is part of the healing process.

September 1, 2020

How does Reflexology work

Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief and practice in Qi (pronounced “chee”), also known as our “vital energy.

”Qi flows through each and every person. You could almost say that Qi is the life force energy that keeps our bodies charged and healthy. When a person feels stressed or anxious, a person’s body will block the Qi flowing through it.

This can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to all kinds of different illness.

The art of Reflexology, which is to massage and apply certain pressures for relaxation, aims to keep the Qi flowing through the body, keeping the body balanced and disease free.

Reflexology works with the central nervous system. A neurological relationship exists between the skin and the internal organs, and that the whole nervous system adjusts to a stimulus. A reflexologist's application of pressure to feet, hands, or ears sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves in these extremities to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust its tension levels.

It is then almost obvious to say that when a person is calm and relaxed that our internal organs and their systems are in a state of optimum functioning, with increases blood supply, thus reflexology enhances overall relaxation, which brings additional oxygen and nutrients to cells and enhances waste removal.

The recognition of reflexology as a specific type of treatment began with Zone Theory, in which the body is divided into 10 vertical zones. Each zone corresponds to fingers and toes all the way up to the top of the head. For example, if you were standing up with your hands on your thighs (palms facing down) the thumbs and great toe would be zone 1. On either side of the body, the index finger and second toe would be zone 2, etc.

In reflexology theory, every organ, valve, muscle, etc. that lies within a zone can be accessed via a point or area on the feet or hands. For example, working between toes 2 and 3, or fingers 2 and 3, the eye point is found. These pathways between pressure points and other parts of the body are connected via the nervous system,

A full reflexology treatment puts the body and mind of a person into a state of deep relaxation. This switches us from the sympathetic nervous system (the stimulating, activity driving and, when extreme, fight or flight mode) to our parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and repair mode). When we are in this rest and repair mode our body focuses its energy on tissue repair, immunity, digestion and it promotes hormonal balance and better sleep. So in addition to focusing on specific problem areas, there is a whole body effect which promotes healing. It positively affects the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, immune, and neuropeptide systems in the body.

September 1, 2020

Reflexology

Have you ever walked passed a  litte shop and seen some Reflexology advertising on a board or the window and wondered to yourself what is reflexology?

Well, Reflexology is a type of massage where a therapist would apply different amounts of pressure to a person’s feet, hands, and ears. It is well known in eastern medicine that these body parts are connected to certain organs and bodily systems, thus the purpose behind reflexology is based on the idea that by massaging and applying certain pressures to these body parts, will help to alleviate any stresses and/or blockages to the organs or bodily systems which may have experienced these stresses at any given time.

In short, Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep healing, relaxation and wellbeing. It is a touch therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body and reflexologists work these points and areas to promote a range of health and benefits

A brief history of Western reflexology

Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr. William Fitzgerald developed ‘Zone therapy’ in the early 1900’s. Dr. William Fitzgerald came to believe through extensive study that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.

Back in the 1920’s investigative studies regarding this concept allowed the first Western reflexology foot map to be produced. Since that time the other anatomical areas have been mapped allowing this model to be applied to the hands, ears and face.

In the 1930’s, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone therapy into what is known today as reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.

Thus, if the reflexologist simply works those reflected areas with their sensitive fingers, aiming to bring those areas back to balance and therefore aiding the body to work to release the tension as well as it can.

Working with Dr. Riley at St Petersburg as a physiotherapist, Eunice Ingham (1889 – 1974). Extended the work of Dr. Fitzgerald and painstakingly mapped the feet with all the corresponding organs and glands of the body. She was a real pioneer who was determined to help people to help themselves.

In the early years, she worked with doctors to prove her findings and to demonstrate to them that reflexology was a useful diagnostic tool. She lectured at a medical clinic headed by Dr. Charles Epstein in May 1939. In his report, he acknowledged that reflexology worked. However, while they knew it worked, doctors were not interested in using it, because reflexology was too time consuming and they could not make as much money.

Throughout her forty years of experience treating many thousands of people, Eunice Ingham devised a system of techniques, which enable the practitioner to contact the reflexes in the most effective and economic way. This system is known as the “Original Ingham Method” and though this method has been refined still further through research by Dwight Byers and staff at the Institute, her legacy is still thoroughly entwined in the practical techniques that we teach.

The years of World War II interrupted Eunice Ingham’s travelling for a time, but in 1947 her nephew joined her on her lecture tour. Each of Eunice Ingham’s seminars was unique. Her method of instruction was to demonstrate and lecture as she worked on the health problems of those who attended. Over the years, Dwight Byers has contributed to his aunt’s work by organizing the seminars into training workshops. These have been further developed to produce the Diploma course that we teach in the UK.

Eunice Ingham died in 1974, having devoted forty years of her life to reflexology. Today, her legacy continues and she would be proud to see how reflexology has been developed into a profession. So those of us associated with the International Institute of Reflexology are indeed fortunate that we have the opportunity to get so close to the originator of the techniques.

It is easy to be confused about the many different schools and methods of reflexology. It is worth remembering that the International Institute of Reflexology is the only organization legally entitled to teach the Original Ingham Method®. It forms the foundation of the entire therapy.

September 1, 2020

What is a Reflexologist

A reflexologist’s is a person that works with touch and may help to calm a person’s central nervous system, promoting relaxation and other benefits just like any form of massage.

A reflexologist uses a body map designed and catered to give the reflexologist an inside view of the persons bodily organs and systems. This allows the reflexologist to target the correct areas for whatever therapy is required at the time. It is known in reflexology that the body contains 10 vertical zones. Each zone contains different body parts and corresponds to specific fingers and toes.

By touching and massaging the fingers and toes, allows the reflexologist to access every body part in a particular zone.

September 1, 2020

How Rife Therapy works

How Rife Works and Uses

Like every living cell in your body, all medical conditions have an electromagnetic frequency; in fact everything in existence has an electrical frequency. Rife treatment works by finding the frequency of the condition then by sending an electrical impulse of that same frequency, to kill or disable the diseased cells.

Rife therapy can be administered for a few minutes per day, several times per week. However, determining the most optimal frequency and length of administration per treatment is still pretty unknown. Unfortunately proper investigative medical research for this specific technology still requires further attention thus current therapeutic treatments may vary and usually based on client personal needs and requirements. At present Rife therapy is administered and approved through personal case studies, of which there are countless…

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September 1, 2020

Rife Therapy

Rife machines produce low electromagnetic energy waves. These waves are similar to radio waves/sound waves.

These electromagnetic frequencies generated by the Rife machine consist out of multiple frequency settings overlaid on top of each other to produce the correct harmonic pitch to compliment the tone of a healthy organ or cell.

Rife Machine devices usually deliver the low-energy electromagnetic frequency through your hands and/or feet. This is done either through electrical pads that are applied to the hands and feet or via plasma tubes that the patient holds onto during treatment and an electrical base plate for the feet. The pads or tubes and base plate connect to the rife machine, which is calibrated to the specific electromagnetic frequency that is then sent into the body to target damaged or rather unhealthy cells. The Rife machine can be set to different frequencies depending on the type of treatment needed. Each frequency setting is based on a low energy pulse that is completely painless for patients to experience.

Royal Raymond Rife (May 16, 1888 – August 5, 1971) was an American inventor and early exponent of high-magnification time-lapse cine-micrography

He is best known for a claimed 'beam ray' invention during the 1930s, which he thought could treat some diseases through vibration


Rife also reported that a 'beam ray' device of his invention could destroy the pathogens. Rife claimed to have documented a "Mortal Oscillatory Rate" for various pathogenic organisms, and to be able to destroy the organisms by vibrating them at this particular rate. According to the San Diego Evening Tribune in 1938, Rife stopped short of claiming that he could cure cancer, but did argue that he could "devitalize disease organisms" in living tissue, "with certain exceptions".

History of the Rife machines

Little reliable published information exists describing Rife's life and work. In the 1930s, he made several optical compound microscopes and using a movie camera, took time-lapse microscopy movies of microbes. He also built microscopes that included polarizers.

In a 1931 profile, Rife warned against "medical fakers" who claim to cure disease using "electrical 'vibrations'", stating that his work did not uphold such claims. Rife's claims about his beam ray could not be independently replicated, and were discredited by independent researchers during the 1950s. An obituary in the Daily Californian described his death at the age of 83 on August 5, 1971, stating that he died penniless and embittered by the failure of his devices to garner scientific acceptance.

Rife blamed the scientific rejection of his claims on a conspiracy involving the American Medical Association (AMA), the Department of Public Health, and other elements of "organized medicine", which had "brainwashed and intimidated" his colleagues.

September 1, 2020

How Ozone Therapy works

The potent disinfectant action of ozone O3 easily oxidises glycoproteins & lipoproteins. Ozone therapy disrupts the integrity of any bacterial cell envelope through oxidation of the phospholipids and lipoproteins

Ozone attacks lipids, and damages the viral capsid so that the viruses cannot repair that damage. Therefore it upsets the reproductive cycle by disrupting the virus-to-cell contact with peroxidation.

Ozone modulates the immune system through inducing metabolites (ozonites) that create cytokine synthesis such as interferon’s and interleukins which migrate through the lymphoid system.

These cells are then  replaced with healthy cells.

This is a very important process because it prevents any virus infection from becoming chronic, bringing the immune system back into balance, allowing the weak enzyme coatings on cells, which are vulnerable to invasion by viruses, to easily oxidize and be elimination from the body. 

Stimulation of oxygen metabolism: Ozone therapy causes an increase in the red blood cell glycolysis rate. This leads to the stimulation of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate which leads to an increase in the amount of oxygen released to the tissues. Ozone activates the Krebs cycle by enhancing oxidative carboxylation of pyruvate, stimulating production of ATP. It also causes a significant reduction in NADH and helps to oxidize cytochrome C. There is a stimulation of production of enzymes which act as free radical scavengers and cell-wall protectors: glutathione peroxidase, catalase and superoxide dismutase. Production of prostacyline, a vasodilator, is also induced by O3

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Activation of the immune system: Ozone administered at a concentration of between 30 and 55 μg/cc causes the greatest increase in the production of interferon and the greatest output of tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-2. The production of interleukin-2 launches an entire cascade of subsequent immunological reactions.

Mechanism of action of O3 on the human lung: Ozone exposure induces a significant mean decrement in vital capacity. It significantly increases mean airway resistance and specific airway resistance but does not change dynamic or static pulmonary compliance or viscous or elastic work. It also significantly reduces maximal trans pulmonary pressure. And further more significantly increases respiratory rate and decreased tidal volume.

September 1, 2020

Ozone Uses

Practitioners of ozone therapy, use gas or liquid forms of ozone to treat different kinds of medical conditions and also used as a topical disinfectant. Other uses includes and is not limited too…

The treating of

  • treating arthritis
  • fighting viral diseases, such as HIV and SARS
  • disinfecting wounds
  • activating the immune system
  • treating ischemic heart disease
  • treating macular degeneration
  • treating cancer

Procedure

An Ozone sauna is a highly affective manner of administrating ozone gas to a person’s body.  The person will be seated inside the machine with only the body covered, whilst being steamed with H2O and Ozone gas. The heat allows for the persons pours to open and raises the heart rate to produce personal sweating. The machine is set to maintain a constant temperature, and last for approximately 25 – 30 min. During the sweating phase the ozone gas penetrates the skin and passes through the persons body whilst removing free radicals and repairing cells through the charged oxygen particles. Once the process has been completed the machine is turned off and the person is free to climb out of the box. When leaving the box a person need to take care not to breath in the ozone air released once the doors are opened because ozone irritates the airways, large quantities of Ozone breathed in directly will have negative side effects.

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Side effects

Side effects associated with ozone therapy can vary depending on the type of treatment a person undergoes.

People should never inhale ozone. If it enters the mouth, nose, or eyes, it can burn and cause coughing, nausea, vomiting, or headaches. More severe exposure can lead to respiratory complications.

People who undergo ozone therapy sometimes experience the Herxheimer reaction. This can make the individual have flu-like symptoms and but only lasts for a short-term.

September 1, 2020

Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy is very simple and extremely effective due to its use of charged oxygen. When an ozone molecule comes in contact with a pathogen, be it a virus, bacteria, protozoa, or fungus it quickly begins the process of oxidation. This rapid oxidation compromises the structure of the pathogen and kills it. The interaction between ozone and the tissues of the mouth has also been proven to increase blood flow and trigger immune responses. As a result patients who undergo ozone therapy heal much faster than those who do not.

  • Energy production. Low doses of ozone lipoperoxides gently stress your mitochondria, making them stronger and more efficient at producing energy.
  • Faster wound healing. Ozone speeds up wound healing, and is especially useful for chronic or treatment-resistant wounds.
  • Brain function. Lipoperoxides can cross the blood-brain barrier and reach your brain, which has a huge concentration of mitochondria. That could explain why ozone therapy helps people recover brain function after a stroke. Ozone therapy also increases blood flow to your brain, which will further boost your mitochondria. I felt a dramatic and almost immediate improvement in my brain function after doing ozone therapy.
  • Anti-mold, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-parasitic effects. Ozone treatment started out as a way to sterilize drinking water. Researchers quickly realized that it also treats bacterial infections, even when bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, and kills parasites. Ozone completely removes toxic mold and mycotoxins as well, which is why I originally got into ozone therapy. At the time, it was the only thing I’d found that helped me recover from toxic black mold exposure.
  • Decreased inflammation. It seems strange that flooding your body with free radicals decreases inflammation, but it’s true. The key is getting the right dose. Low levels of ozone stress your cells just enough to make them stronger; they produce glutathione and superoxide dismutase, two of the strongest antioxidants in the human body. Low-level ozone also activates heat shock proteins, the same anti-inflammatory proteins that turn on when you use a sauna.
  • Strong teeth and gums. The combination of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits makes ozone a powerful way to upgrade your teeth and gums. A lot of forward-thinking dentists offer ozone therapy. In fact, it was a dentist who introduced me to ozone therapy and taught me how to do it.
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