The Evolution Of Zone Therapy

Zone Therapy Or Relieving Pain and Disease.

In Reflexology, the body is divided into ten zones, running vertically, up and down, through out the body.  This works out to five vertical sections on the right side of the body, and five vertical sections on the left side of the body.  Zone therapy uses light pressure applied to the feet, or hands. The process may result in increasing vitality or sedating pain.  This is determined by the health issues faced by a Client. A review of the history of Zone Therapy shows how this incredible healing modality evolved into Reflexology. A circle of dedicated doctors and medical professionals developed specific techniques to promote healing and  reverse disease.

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Zone Therapy Relieving Pain At Home

Dr. William Fitzgerald lectured on the topic ofZone Therapy  for  Riley’s Schools of Chiropractic. His extensive research grew. Eventually, He published Zone Therapy / Or Relieving Pain and Disease. Dr. Fitzgerald continued with more research, writing more books.  In His writing, He discussed treatment for the thyroid gland.  His work, lectures, writing and research was influential Other health care professionals  involved in the development of  Zone Therapy included Dr Edwin F Bowers M.D. and  Harry Bond Bressler D.C., N.D.

Dr. Joe Shelby Riley developed and used  a Facial Reflexology  Protocol on His Clients, with excellent results. He drew  detailed diagrams  of the sympathetic nervous system and the spinal vertebrae.  His excellent renderings and maps have withstood the test of time. Dr. Riley treated  patients for back discomfort and thyroid issues with Zone Therapy. He innovated many effective techniques. His wife, Elizabeth Ann Riley M.D.  treated Her patients with Zone Therapy. She was considered  an expert in the use of Hook Work. Harry Bond Bressler D.C., N.C., published “Zone Therapy: Pressure Reflex and Hook Work.

Zone Therapy Pressure Reflex And Hook Work

Zone Therapy: Pressure Reflex And Hook Work by Harry Bond Bressler

No article about Reflexology would be complete without mention of  the prolific research of Eunice Ingham. Eunice Ingham was a  nurse and a physiotherapist. She  began Her career working  as a physiotherapist for Dr Joe Shelby Riley at  Riley’s School of Chiropractic. She received instruction directly from Elizabeth Ann Riley M.D.  Eunice Ingham studied Zone Therapy  extensively, and is responsible for renaming  the therapy “Reflexology.”  She was the first person to create a Foot Reflexology map. Eunice Ingham developed techniques for specific areas on the thyroid gland reflexes. She felt there was an important correspondence between health of the ovaries with the thyroid gland function. She referred to the thyroid gland as “the third ovary”. In 1938, Eunice Ingham published the book  “Stories the Feet Can Tell”.  This book documents Her research and Her methodology, “The Eunice Ingram Method”, Current day Reflexology is based on Her contribution and extensive  research of Zone Therapy and Reflexology.

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Eunice Ingham A Biography

Dedication and research was poured into the development of Zone Therapy. .The books featured in this article contain  fascinating information demonstrating the profound effectiveness a  Reflexology offers. Reflexology is a holistic therapy that is safe for almost everyone. This includes people of all ages.

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The Wisdom And Teachings Of Reiki.

Mikao Usui taught and shared with His students the Reiki Principles. The purpose and meaning of the Principles  is to share the wisdom of Reiki. The Reiki Principles are often referred to as “The Reiki Ideals.” or “The Reiki Precepts”.  Reiki is more than another healing modality.  Reiki is a way of being. The Reiki Principles  build the  foundation of for the Usui System Of Natural Healing.  Although the origins of Reiki are may be traced to Buddhism, Reiki is not a religion. It was Mikao Usui’s clear intention that Reiki was to be shared,taught and practiced internationally,  by people of all different faiths.
Reiki Principles

 The Reiki Principles

1.Just for today, I will not anger.
Anger is an emotion which must be kept under control. Unleashed, anger harms every aspect of Our affairs. It destroys the body, clouds  judgement, and creates division and turmoil in families, communities and nations. When anger arises, look deeper as to how, why,  when or where this occurs. Record disturbances and stressors. If anger is an issue, keep a small journal close at hand, to monitor your feelings and behaviours. In moderation, anger motivates the soul to a greater purpose, but in excess, anger destroys.  Develop peace from within.

2. Just for today, I will not worry.         

Worry wears away life force as water flows over and around a stone. Through time the stone is worn down by the flow of the water. When one issue is resolved, another manifests. In the web of life, brush away the cobweb of trauma with stillness and peace. Mikao Usui  taught His  students to practice meditation daily, chanting the precepts, upon rising, and before retiring.

3.Just for today, I will be grateful for all of My many blessings.

Gratitude is key to to success . We forget to admire the beauty  that surrounds Us – The sun, the moon, the sky, the clouds, and the trees. We forget that life is a miracle and a gift. Every challenge You have  experienced is a soul choice, necessary for  growth and self mastery. When a person reflects back over  a lifetime,  challenges overcome are considered the greatest accomplishment. Focusing on the positive  already present gives the mind focus and clarity of purpose.

4. Just for today, I will do My work with honesty and integrity. 

 Do the best You can, in every given circumstance. There is always room for improvement. Persistence in all things leads to results. Being and doing Your best  over times builds confidence and success. Every task is worthy of your full attention and concentration. Finding joy in each moment dissolves tension,  frustration and worry.

5. Just for today, I will be kind to all living beings.                                                       

All life forms are sacred. Every person, every animal, every plant, every rock,  every element, and every particle of dust and soil.  We are all responsible for the thoughts and feelings we send out. Every action, thought, and feeling has an effect on the planet earth. The practice of kindness and compassion sets an example for others to follow.  Each vibration holds an intention. Each intention builds a thought. Each thought leads to an action. Each action becomes a habit.

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How to Choose a Holistic Practitioner

When You decide to book an appointment for a  holistic therapy session, research qualifications of any holistic practitioner. Many will belong to a professional association.
Ask questions. A simple phone call or email will deliver results. What training, background and experience does this person have ? What holistic services are offered ?Word of mouth is still a reliable and popular method of searching for information.
Family, friends or colleagues may offer suggestions. Another option is to search online for reviews on Google Plus or Yelp. Many people research for health online. Investigate everything.. Visit the public library to search for books and DVD’s.  Because holistic therapies are not a substitute for medical care obtain the consent of Your doctor if You have a medical condition.

Book an appointment when You feel rapport with a holistic therapist. Trust Yourself – The decision to heal is part of Your unique healing process. It is important to trust Your intuition. Healing begins from within. Making an appointment for a  session may feel frightening . Many people ignore the body’s need for rest and relaxation until disease comes calling. Never ignore signals and messages the body sends out. Only You know how You really feel inside.  Over time stress creates illness. When You make a decision to reverse this, be patient with Yourself.  Transform old habits and develop a plan for wellness and vitality. This process is could be compared to weeding out the old  clothes You may have in Your closet. Some outfits are old, outdated, or worn out. Other garments no longer fit – physically or emotionally. To create a fresh and new look, You may have to let go of what no longer works. Just as We may form an attachment to a favourite sweater, our regular routines often bring us comfort. Changing this is stressful. We seek comfort out of routine, even if is unhealthy. Healing begins at a point where We no longer accept less for ourselves.

September  18 to September 24 is World Reflexology Week.  Because of this I would like to provide readers with a comprehensive list of benefits reflexology could provide. My intention is to provide valuable information and resources related to reflexology.

Reflexology is a gentle holistic pressure  therapy. Each of the feet contain 7200 reflex points with correspondences  to every organ, gland, bone, and tissue in the body. A light three to five pound pressure is used over the plantar, dorsal, medial and lateral surfaces of the feet. The  pressure used may be used to stimulate or sedate reflex areas as required, according to a Client’s specific health record. A professional foot reflexology session offers many benefits..

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Dorsal Left & Right View

The Benefits of Reflexology

  • Relaxation of the central nervous system might improve the quality of sleep.
  • Stimulation of the immune/lymphatic system could build and improve immune function.
  • Stimulation of the endocrine system might promote hormone production and balance and improved glandular function.
  • Elimination of toxins via the various body systems – urinary, digestive, respiratory, and  the skin.
  • Improved vitality and energy                            Oppulent-2BLiving.jpg