Reflexology and Meridian Therapy for Allied Health Professionals

Reflexology and Meridian Therapy for Allied Health Professionals. Written for both students and professional practitioners, it is an easy to understand reference that makes use of ample color graphics, charts and illustrations. The first section of the book focuses on basic reflexology theory, foot and hand techniques, anatomy, physiology and pathology. It gives the reader an in-depth account of the structure of the feet as well as the abnormal biomechanical factors and common foot disorders. It also discusses a basic reflexology treatment protocol. The second section of the book incorporates basic concepts of Chinese Medicine. These concepts include the Vital Substances and the Chinese perspective of organ function and dysfunction of the Five Elements. Details of the fourteen meridians and the Five Constitutions are also detailed. These include the specific points and interaction between the Five Elements with regard to harmonious relationships, as well as descriptions of disharmonious relationships. The reader will gain an understanding of diagnosis and assessment according to the Eastern Philosophy: Patterns of disease, constitutional types, basic Tongue, Face and Pulse diagnosis, Midday-Midnight Law, client assessment, client in-take form and case analysis are all presented. The reader will be exposed to important acupuncture points, accompanied by their functions and indications, emotional points and the treatment protocol for constitutional types. The third section of the book deals with assessment tools and the WAND REFLEX TM METHOD of treatment. There is a complete guide to treatment options. These include the identification and application of the Wand Reflex TM. Lilian presents charts, tables, graphic illustrations, diagrams and precise descriptions of specialized techniques. These unique approaches combine Reflexology and Meridian Therapy in a way that facilitates the integration of these treatment protocols into an existing practice.

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