Align Your Spine, Align Your Life

The condition of the spine is crucial to our overall health and well being. Health and flexibility of the spine is crucial to complete and total health. Yoga is an excellent modality to build,  or maintain spinal health. The spine  protects the spinal cord, the nerve roots, and internal organs. The nervous system is sensitive to vibration, sound and weather. Pay attention to any pain or discomfort. Yoga is a wonderful holistic system to improve  every aspect of your lifestyle . The word Yoga means “union”.  The objective  of Yoga is to align  mind, body, and spirit. I have used Yoga personally for many years. Yoga  is practical and does not require any special equipment. The study of Yoga includes learning to breath properly. The practice of breath work improves health, vitality, and the emotional balance of the body.

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Healing Back Pain Naturally:The Mind-Body Program Proven to Work

The spine is composed of  four different zones  – Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral. The tailbone is called the Coccyx.  Vertebrae  C1 is called the Atlas. The Atlas supports the skull. Vertebrae C2 is called the Axis. It is located right underneath the Atlas. Together, these two vertebrae work so the head may rotate and turn.  Did You know that each of the spinal vertebrae corresponds an area and function of the body. The connection of each vertebrae to all functions of the body is truly miraculous. A Reflexology session may be designed  to address back discomfort or back pain. Below, find each vertebrae listed with a corresponding area.

The Cervical Spin

C1.  Pituitary gland, circulation, facial bones, brain, ear, sympathetic nervous system.

C2.  Optic nerve, eyes, auditory nerve, sinuses, mastoid bones, forehead, tongue.

C3.  Ear, cheeks, facial bones, trifocal nerve.

C4.  Lips, nose, mouth, and eustachian tube.

C5.  Neck glands, vocal cords, pharynx.

C6.  Shoulders,neck muscles, tonsils.

C7.  Bursa(in the shoulders and elbows), thyroid gland.

The Thoracic Spine

T1. Elbows, hands, wrists, fingers, oesaphagus, and trachea.

T2. Heart, heart valves, coronary arteries.

T3. Bronchial tubes, breast, chest.

T4. Common duct, gall bladder.

T5. Solar Plexus, blood, and liver.

T6. Stomach

T7. Duodenum, pancreas, islets of langerhans.

T8. Diaphragm, spleen.

T9. Adrenal gland

T10. Kidneys

T11. Urethras, kidneys.

T12. Fallopian tubes, small intestine, lymph circulation

The Lumbar Spine

L1.  Colon, large instestines, inguinal rings.

L2.  Abdodomen, appendix, upper leg.

L3.  Ovaries, sex organs, uterus, knee, bladder.

L4.  Lower back muscles,prostate gland, sciatic nerve.

L5.  Ankles, feet, toes, calves, arches of the feet.

The Sacrum

The vertebrae in this region of the spine are fused together in adulthood

S1. Hips, bones, buttocks.

S2. Hips, bones, buttocks.

S3. Hips, bones, buttocks.

S4. Hips, bones, buttocks.

S5. Hips, bones, buttocks.

Coccyx (The Tailbone). Rectum, anus.

In Her ground breaking book  ” Heal Your Body”,  Louise L. Hay wrote of how thought patterns influenced and created health or illness.  The book is a small pocket size book, yet in it She shared Her affirmations for metaphysical healing of the entire physical body. On Page 73, is a Chapter entitled “Spinal Misalignments.” She created an affirmation for each of the vertebrae, along with a probable thought pattern.

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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.

Zone Therapy

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.

The Blogger Recognition Award

About The Blogger Recognition Award.

The Blogger Recognition Award is an award created by bloggers to be awarded to bloggers. Blogging requires commitment, research, creativity, and stamina along with organization and technical skill.  Other blogger can appreciate the commitment and the work required  in the publication of a blog.  I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this award. Receiving The Blogger Recognition Award is a great honour. It is a wonderful  accomplishment for a blogger to receive this award and a  milestone on path towards further accomplishment. With gratitude, I wish to thank Kaitlyn Lo for the nomination.

About Kaitlyn Lo

Kaitlyn Lo is an incredible writer, blogger and mentor.  Her writing covers a broad range of topics, from health, relationships, culture, food, technology and politics.  Once again, I would like to thank Kaitlyn Lo for receiving this nomination, and for Her ongoing support. For more information about Kaitlyn Lo visit    MCXV

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About My Blog 

My original  background is in design. My education included  graphic design,  illustration, , typography, visual presentation, floral design, and interior design.  However, in 2010 I embarked on a career change. I studied to become a holistic therapist. My chosen modalities are Reflexology and Reiki.  By  2012, I established My holistic practice, “The Quartz Path.”  I started with  creating social media pages along with a  website for  My business.  My ultimate plan was to create a  Blog for My business. My intention was to discuss the topic of holistic wellness.  In July, 2017,  My Blog The Quartz Path   was launched. Along the way I developed a love for blogging. Topics covered on My Blog  focus on  holistic wellness.

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My Advice To  Aspiring Bloggers

Always focus on quality content. Be creative, and select a market niche which reflects your true passions. Work at a rate that is comfortable, learning as You progress. Always be yourself – be unique, be different. This will be reflected in the message of Your Blog. Develop a social media presence. Create a regular schedule to follow. By observing and reading other blogs I learn as much as I do when working on My own blog.

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