Study Finds Reflexology 93% Effective

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) November 19, 2008

Reflexology is 93% effective in its application to 78 physical and mental conditions. This finding comes from a year-long analysis of 168 studies from twenty-three countries. The analysis is the focus of the newly released Evidence-Based Reflexology Series by Barbara and Kevin Kunz. The key to success with reflexology, as documented by Kunz and Kunz, is the frequency and duration with which it is applied. Evidence-Based Reflexology presents both results and how much technique application has been found to positively impact physical and mental conditions.

This breakthrough study by Kunz & Kunz documents research-based evidence sufficient to state that: Reflexology can be an effective complement in the treatment of certain conditions. Research demonstrates reflexology’s measurable effects and how they can be adjusted to suit the situation. With the appropriate amount of reflexology work, specific physical and mental conditions can be positively effected. In addition, physiologic measures that indicate an organ’s normal functioning can be positively impacted. Also studies support some of reflexology’s basic premises. Four fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) studies show that reflexology work applied to a reflex area of the foot impacts a part of the brain appropriate to the reflex area.

Evidence-Based Reflexology examines reflexology research documenting how long and how often technique is applied to obtain specific results. This is important to:

the consumer who wants to know how to make decisions about reflexology when buying services, serving as a care giver or using it as a self-help strategy
the reflexology professional who seeks to provide accuracy about the efficacy of reflexology as well as the number of sessions needed to achieve clients’ goals.
the health professional who utilizes evidence-based information to work with patients
the researcher who needs a starting point for a reflexology investigation such as in making decisions about frequency and duration necessary to achieve health benefits
the decision maker who determines where health-care dollars are spent.
As documented in the Kunz & Kunz work, evidence from research supports the use of reflexology to pursue what has been described by the National Council of Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the NIH as a set of “master health goals: “enhance physical and mental health and wellness manage pain and other symptoms, disabilities, and functional impairment have a significant impact on a specific disease or disorder prevent disease and empower individuals to take responsibility for their health reduce selected health problems of specific populations.

Evidence-Based Reflexology provides research detailing results in addressing health goals as well as the frequency and duration with which technique is successfully applied. Such dosing information provides a research-based indication of how much reflexology work correlates with success. Both in real time as reflexology is applied and over the course of multiple sessions, changes take place to meet health goals. From the premature infant to the elderly and all ages in between, reflexology successfully addresses a wide span of conditions. For someone facing a health challenge or seeking wellness, Evidence-Based Reflexology gives some perspective about what to expect from reflexology work.

Cutting edge technologies validate the impact of reflexology on physical and mental health as well as wellness. Research reported in Evidence-Based Reflexology includes studies utilizing: EEG, ECG, Doppler sonogram, and fMRI as well as physiologic measures of blood pressure, pulse rate, cholesterol, cortisol, serotonin, free radicals and other indicators. Such evidence shows how reflexology works to achieve its results, making known to reflexology’s users that something very real happens as reflexology is applied. And, the research evidence makes known how long it may take to see results.

Pain reduction is a significant result of reflexology work. Kunz and Kunz’s assessment of twenty- seven studies shows positive outcomes for reflexology work ranging from “significant difference in “pain to “reduction in” pain to specific results such as “effective in eradicating or reducing the intensity and duration of phantom limb pain.” Pain is reduced in: real time for mothers during delivery; a single reflexology session for healthy volunteers, cancer patients and kidney stone sufferers; an 8-week program for senior citizens; and a 30-week program for amputees experiencing phantom limb pain. Times vary across a broad range of individuals of all ages and health states: menstruating women, nursing home residents with dementia, cancer patients, lower back pain sufferers, and individuals with pain resulting from surgery.

Evidence-Based Reflexology shows that individuals can be empowered to participate in their own wellness through self-help use of reflexology work. Reflexology research shows successful self help use: Improved sleep for female nurses (40 minutes twice per week for 4 weeks); improvements in sleep and mood as well as lessened aches and pains for mothers staying with their hospitalized children (unknown time); lessened pain for sinusitis sufferers and phantom limb amputees(weekly for 6 weeks); a significant difference in depression, perceived stress, systolic blood pressure and natural-killer cells for middle-aged women (daily for 6 weeks); lessened daytime sleepiness, reduction in pain and improved control over falls for senior citizens (45 minutes 3 times a week for 8 weeks); and a lowering of nausea and vomiting for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (three times daily for 20-30 minutes).

Reflexology research shows that reflexology aids the mentally ill, providing needed benefits unique to reflexology work. Mental health workers report that reflexology work furnishes many advantages including facilitating communication and allowing for the client to be “touched during treatment in a safe non-intrusive/abusive manner.” Kunz and Kunz note that specific groups benefitting from reflexology work include: Aggressive and anti-social children; Autistic children; Individuals in need of emotional support; Mentally ill individuals with severe and enduring schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder; and victims of post traumatic stress syndrome. Sessions were applied weekly over a 6 week to 15 week period. Ten studies show reduction in anxiety. Effects were achieved with a single session of 30 to 60 minutes and from one, two or three times weekly up to nine weeks. Ten demonstrate a lessening of depression or improvement in mood. Individuals impacted by reflexology work range across all age groups from children to the middle-ages to senior citizens.

Fourteen studies from seven countries demonstrate the impact of reflexology on cancer patients. Evidence-Based Reflexology details effects including: decrease in anxiety and depression; alleviation of fatigue; relief from tension; feelings of comfort and improved well-being; improved quality of life; and alleviation of post-operative pain and anxiety. Further studies demonstrate improvement over responses to chemotherapy and radiotherapy: decrease in nausea, vomiting, and fatigue; significant difference in diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, general fatigue, mood status, and foot fatigue; and significantly lower degree of fatigue, anxiety and mood state. Duration and frequency of technique application varied from one time sessions of 10 to 40 minutes to five session over 5 days to 30 minute sessions 3 times a week for 4 weeks.

For special populations, research cited by Kunz and Kunz shows that reflexology makes a difference. For women giving birth, pain and labor times are reduced. Anxiety and depression are reduced for postpartum women. For those receiving hemodialysis, reflexology work improves the kidney’s functions with changes in physiologic measures: an increase in red blood cells (to combat anemia concerns), increase in lymphocytes (to help fight infection), and enhances disposal of waste products. For those with diabetes, research shows that reflexology work reduces physiologic measures for diabetics and is an effective treatment for type II diabetes mellitus. Neuropathy and blood flow to the feet are also improved.

To learn more these ground breaking publications, call 877-344-9392 or go to Reflexology Research Documents, Evidence-Based Reflexology for You and Your Family, Evidence-Based Reflexology for Reflexologists and Evidence-Based Reflexology for Health Professionals & Researchers


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Q&A: Gnostic christan?

Question by Hollister Hottie™: Gnostic christan?
Okay so i am about to study that,

Now do they still belive and do, “spells” and “healing stones” and stuff like that?

And what do they exactally belive in?

Any web sites?

thanks!! <33

Best answer:

Answer by Jay
Even though Jesus was gnostic, the modern Christians don’t accept gnosticism.

There are many gnostic sites, but you might find of most interest, even though it is not a gnostic site.

Beliefnet has a test you can take to determine how your beliefs match up to particular religions.

They also describe all the religions practices and ideologies, fairly and honestly. Very interesting.

For Brother M, many of the “inspired scriptures” were removed from public view or destroyed by “loyal followers”, when they deemed it advantageous.

Also, the gnostics believed that there was a spiritual Christ that dwelt in Jesus, not that Jesus was spiritual. So, yes, most gnostics believe in a spiritual Christ.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Understanding Reiki

You may have heard of the healing artwork of Reiki, without getting a clear knowing as to what it’s, and how it works. 1st you have to know that Reiki isn’t a recovery fine art that you just affect yourself, unless you’re already a Reiki master. Instead, it is an art and service that is provided by somebody else who is really a qualified Reiki master.

One particular method to describe Reiki is the fact that it can be similar for the craft of “Laying on Hands.” In this recovery craft, an individual literally touches you, or the region where you might be obtaining medical issues, and that issue is essentially cured. Some people feel strongly in this fine art, yet others don’t. Reiki normally works within the exact same fashion, however, not using the belief that the Reiki Master has exceptional or magical healing capabilities, as could be the case with “Laying on Hands.”

Reiki moreover uses extremely particular hand positions while in a session.

One particular session can last as much as an hour, and in the course of this time the Reiki Master will location their hands on you or near you in unique, purposeful positions to enhance the flow of recovery energy, or Reiki Vitality, to those areas. It can be important to note that anyone can turn out to be a Reiki Master with the suitable training. You usually do not need to be born with particular abilities or gifts to attain this, to practice Reiki, or even to get prosperous at it.

During a Reiki session, the client stays fully clothed, and although they will be touched, they’ll under no circumstances be touched in inappropriate means, or in painful techniques. The session is generally conducted even though the client is sitting up straight in a chair, nevertheless the client may well lie down too.

Reiki can be a recovery fine art, but it’s in no way to get perplexed having a religion.

The idea associated with reiki is the fact that the world is filled with strength which is regularly moving which we have been constantly reacting with it – and this vitality can be utilized to heal us psychologically, spiritually, as well as physically. The only thing which you need to think in order for Reiki to work for you is that this can be true. It has practically nothing to do with religious beliefs at all, and ought to not intervene or oppose any faith based morals that you have.

Reiki has numerous rewards, and may be utilized as a complementary alternative medicine, or CAM. If absolutely nothing else, you are able to appreciate the rest as well as decrease in tension which comes using a Reiki program that will generally help with recovery along with preventing health issues.

Brent McNutt enjoys networking with healthcare professionals online. He also likes talking about Landau Scrubs and Landau Shoes and also likes writing articles about various topics.

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Henley Natural Celebrates its Fifth Year of Business

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 13, 2011

Natural soap maker Henley Natural enters its fifth year of business this year with a growing list of loyal and satisfied customers and several noteworthy milestones. Since May 2006, Henley Natural has been making natural soap, creams and many other bath and body products for consumers who want these products made with natural ingredients. This commitment to make quality products from natural sources has brought about remarkable results.

2006 – Registered business Henley Natural Brands, LLC. Started selling natural soap at the Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market in Bradenton, FL. Soap was made in 40 bar batches in a slab mold.

2007 – Acquired first major account, Warm Mineral Springs of North Port, FL. Soap is sold in the Warm Mineral Springs gift shop and at the Earth Day Festival, Lakewood Ranch, FL.

2008 – Increased the product line to include body butter and foot bath salts.

2009 – Introduced an e-Commerce website to facilitate Internet shopping. Began building a loyal base of Internet retail customers.

Grew the product line by introducing a body scrub and shea butter cream. Added an outside sales force to call on day spas in the Tampa Bay area. Expanded from farmers markets to craft shows.

2010 – Acquired Met Spa & Salon of Sarasota, FL as a customer. Continued to build a loyal customer base of day spas in the Tampa Bay area. Implemented CRM as a customer relations management and email marketing tool. Implemented FedEx’s Ship Manager shipping system. Saw the integration of three major business components: the e-Commerce website, Quickbooks and the FedEx Ship Manager. Introduced Henley Natural Blog showcasing beauty and soap making articles.

2011 – Acquired large capacity block mold for soap making that is capable of producing 165 bars of soap. Seasonal soaps such as Pumpkin and Christmas soap will be introduced later this year.

About Henley Natural

Founded in 2006, Henley Natural is a natural bath and body products maker located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Products such as natural soap, shea butter cream and shea butter body butter are made in small batches to guarantee freshness. Quality ingredients such as olive oil and shea butter add a rich, silky texture to the products and help moisturize the skin. Products are scented with essential oils and many incorporate selected botanicals and herbs. Large wholesale sizes are available for day spas and salons as back bar supplies. Visit the Henley Natural online store at for product pictures and information.

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