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FIBROMYALGIA

Can Reflexology Help fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by chronic, widespread pain and tenderness in the body. It is difficult to diagnose fibromyalgia as the symptoms coincide with normal fatigue and body ache.

fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia normally display symptoms such as:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Tingling in hands and feet
  • Problems with thinking and memory are also known as fibro fog.
  • What Causes Fibromyalgia?

Between 80 and 90 per cent of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women. However, men and children can also have the disorder. However, Fibromyalgia is most common in middle-aged people.

Causes-Fibromyalgia

People with certain other diseases may be more likely to have fibromyalgia. These diseases include:

Rheumatoid arthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis (spinal arthritis).

Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents

Repetitive injuries

Genetic conditions

Reflexology for Fibromyalgia

It is always advisable to consult a trained reflexologist for best results. An expert practitioner will assess all your individual complaints and symptoms and conduct the reflexology accordingly.

Unlike prescribed drugs, reflexology doesn’t have the incumbent side-effects such as nausea, dizziness and lethargy. During your reflexology session, you’ll sit in a relaxing position. You’ll remove your shoes and socks and then reflexologist works on one foot and then on another, with a specialist depression reflexology programme stimulating key areas of ailments. A reflexologist considers himself a participant rather than a healer. His sole purpose is to rejuvenate and restore the body’s natural healing abilities.

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Healthy Women, Happy Women 


In this video, Dr Christine Page, a Medical Doctor, discusses how she'd expected to see the rise in women's equality result in increasing overall wellness & happiness.

However, she has found that not to be the case. With heart disease, depression & other illnesses on the increase, she advocates that now is the time to focus on 'real health, not just outward success'


Healthy Women, Happy Women 


In this video, Dr Christine Page, a Medical Doctor, discusses how she'd expected to see the rise in women's equality result in increasing overall wellness & happiness.

However, she has found that not to be the case. With heart disease, depression & other illnesses on the increase, she advocates that now is the time to focus on 'real health, not just outward success'


Reflexology

Reflexology can restore balance to body systems

Study shows reflexology eases anxiety and depression in patients

It has been reported that up to 20% of patients with cardiovascular diseases experience anxiety and depression during hospitalisation (Chamberlain et al 2011, Meneghetti el al 2017).

A study recently published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork looked at the effects of foot reflexology massage on anxiety and depression in female older adults suffering from acute coronary syndrome (Bahrami T et al, 2019).

Ninety female patients over the age of 60 who had been hospitalised for one day in an Iranian cardiac care unit were randomly assigned to either an intervention group or control group. Those in the intervention group received routine care and 20-minute reflexology treatment, which included a general foot massage and working the solar plexus, pituitary gland, brain, heart, large and small intestines, vertebral column, adrenal and kidney reflexes. The control group received routine care without foot reflexology massage.

Measurements were taken before and immediately after the sessions showed that hospital anxiety and depression in the reflexology group significantly decreased compared to that of the control group.

The researchers concluded that foot reflexology massage is an efficient, ‘safe and non-pharmacological intervention that can be used, along with pharmacological measures, to reduce psychological symptoms and improve quality of care in patients with acute coronary syndrome’. They also recommend that ‘future studies with larger sample size and long-term follow-up are needed to examine the effect of foot reflexology massage on psychological parameters in cardiac patients’.

Read the research here

The Simplicity of the Bach System


There are 38 remedies in the Bach remedy system. All of them were discovered in the 1920s and 1930s by Dr Edward Bach, a well-known bacteriologist, physician, and pathologist.

Each remedy associates itself with a basic human emotion. Mimulus, for example, is the remedy for when we are anxious or afraid about something specific. Taking the remedy helps us overcome our fear and face it with courage.

Dr Bach designed his system to be simple. It may seem daunting at first, but anybody can learn how to use it. On this site, you will find all you need to get you started. The remedies are in liquid form so that you can mix together the remedies you need to to help balance your current emotional situation. Like Dr Bach, we believe that healing on an emotional level has knock-on effects on other levels. A healthy emotional life and a balanced personality will allow your body to find its own natural state of health.

Please follow this link to look up every remedy and find out what they are for. the following links tell you how to select and take the remedies, click here to find out how they are made

Agrimony - photo courtesy of the Bach Centre

The Simplicity of the Bach System


There are 38 remedies in the Bach remedy system. All of them were discovered in the 1920s and 1930s by Dr Edward Bach, a well-known bacteriologist, physician, and pathologist.

Each remedy associates itself with a basic human emotion. Mimulus, for example, is the remedy for when we are anxious or afraid about something specific. Taking the remedy helps us overcome our fear and face it with courage.

Dr Bach designed his system to be simple. It may seem daunting at first, but anybody can learn how to use it. On this site, you will find all you need to get you started. The remedies are in liquid form so that you can mix together the remedies you need to to help balance your current emotional situation. Like Dr Bach, we believe that healing on an emotional level has knock-on effects on other levels. A healthy emotional life and a balanced personality will allow your body to find its own natural state of health.

Please follow this link to look up every remedy and find out what they are for. the following links tell you how to select and take the remedies, click here to find out how they are made

Agrimony - photo courtesy of the Bach Centre

Reflexology Tricks to Relieve Constipation

Constipation can be painful and is very uncomfortable. Unfortunately, it is a very common problem that nobody likes to talk about. 

Reflexology tricks to relieve constipation can be a real lifesaver. 

It is important to know that if you have chronic constipation, you should consult a doctor. This reflexology trick is for mild or unexpected constipation.

Step 1. Fluids

Drink water. If there is a blockage in your body, a reason can be that you don’t have enough fluids in your body. Drinking water can help. 

Step 2. Foot reflexology techniques

Here you find more information about foot reflexology techniques: 


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Bach Flower Remedy - Walnut 

Have you ever felt that your life is being, in essence, driven by others and their needs rather than your own?

This feeling of being swept up in other people's energy is quite disarming as we struggle to break away and remain consistent with our own beliefs, value and work ethics.

Dr Bach was so aware of our human need to be able to walk our own path and to 'rely on our own soul for guidance and help'.

With this in mind, he was drawn towards Walnut as the remedy to help us forge our own path and to not be unduly influenced by others and their expectations of us. 

Walnut gives us the protection we need from outside influences and enables us to remain true to ourselves especially when facing changes to our circumstances.

What you seek is seeking you — Rumi

It’s nice to think that what you love actually loves you, what you desire desires you, and what you want wants you. But is this what the famous quote said by Rumi really is about?

We are often faced with different situations. Sometimes, we feel like everything is against us, sometimes we feel very happy, and we are not sure if we deserve that. At times, we feel sad, unmotivated, useless, or annoyed. Thinking about our situation makes us think that that is something we deserve, something we were seeking for.

Have you ever found yourself in the situation, that made you wonder why things were in that way? Read more here at www.thewisdompost.com


Reflexology Relieves Symptoms Of MS

Reflexology significantly improved paresthesia, urinary symptoms and spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis, according to recent research.

“Reflexology treatment relieves symptoms of multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled study” was conducted by staff at the Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Complementary Medicine Clinic and the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer, Israel; and the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research.

Seventy-one people with multiple sclerosis were randomly assigned to receive either reflexology or control treatment for 45 minutes once a week, for 11 weeks.  Get more info here

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is derived from a tree called Boswellia Carteri which is native to mainly North Africa and some Arab countries. A truly wonderful essential oil with many healing properties especially for lung conditions working as a pulmonary antiseptic.  Regarding skincare, Frankincense has the wonderful ability to lessen fine lines and restores tone to more mature skin. It is also useful for treating infections in the urogenital tract and very helpful as a uterine tonic helping with heavy periods which are abnormal to the individual concerned.  Its use as a calming agent for anxiety is well known and is an excellent aid to meditation.

Clary Sage Essential Oil


7.1.2020

Clary Sage is used in Aromatherapy in place of Sage which has high toxicity due to the level of thujone in it.

The plant is native to Italy, Syria and Southern France but will grow anywhere where the soil is dry enough.

Clary Sage can give the recipient powerful dreams sometimes more nightmarish if alcohol is consumed after it's used which is never recommended by a competent aromatherapist.

A great oil to use where tension, stress and anxiety are indicated so in that regard using it for Asthma and Migraine which can be triggered by stress should be considered.

This photo is of the Clary Sage plant I have grown in my garden for the first time this year. The fragrance is amazing and It reminded me how potent plant scent can be in uplifting your mood. 


Could Aromatherapy Actually Affect My Memory?


7.1.2020

We’d all like a better memory: remembering people’s names, remembering to phone the garage, remembering to post that letter. Well, it seems there might be a way to improve our memory that's been under our noses since ancient times.

As long ago as ancient Greece, extracts of aromatic plants were used for cosmetic and medical purposes. Today the popularity of aromas for pleasure, relaxation and therapeutics is seen in the popular practice of aromatherapy. But can aromas really have a measurable effect on the behaviour of our brain?

A small but growing body of research is providing evidence of how aromas might affect our cognitive abilities. Trust Me, I'm A Doctor has been to Northumbria University, where a team led by Dr Mark Moss has been investigating one particular aroma and its effect on memory.

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