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What do you think of alternative medicines?

What experiences have you had with alternative medicines?

What have you been told about alternative medicines?

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Is Reflexology A Valid Medical Treatment?

What is Reflexology?

The practice of massaging specified points on the feet in order to produce a desired result

Used to relieve tension and stress or treat illness

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History of Reflexology

Tomb in Saqqara, Egypt

Egyptian physician, Ankmahor

2330-2500 B.C.

Introduction of shoes

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Eunice Ingham

Foot linked to body with nerve endings

Nerve endings correspond to zones on the body

Dr. William Fitzgerald

10 vertical zones corresponding to toes

Preasure to certain toe yields effect on body parts within that zone

Zone Theory

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Meridian Theory

Invisible meridians that carry “life force” or energy

Blockage of meridians results in illness

Most of the major energy pathways begin or end in the feet

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Further Explanations

Nerve ending stimulation

Release of endorphins

Suppresion of pain

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Patient's Outlook on Treatment

Persons thoughts and feelings rely on internal energies

Mind and body are one

Outlook effects body

Psychological impact on medical treatments

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Opposition

No scientific evidence

Possibility of neuronal overlapping

Power of outlook on treatment

Ongoing treatment

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Why people Choose Reflexology

Tired of traditional doctors

Don't like taking prescription drugs

More personal treatment