Are you in Pain?


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FOOT REFLEXOLOGY:/From A2 onward

Is anybody interested in this method of treatment in order to get rid of pain?

Throughout the last years the discussions about recognition of alternative therapies and their integration into conventional health care systems have become stronger. One of these therapies, which is controversally discussed, is known as reflexzone therapy or reflexology. Research has been carried out into this method with regard to its origin, functionality, concept and therapeutic use by reviewing published works.However, non of the published works gives a complete scientifically based and proved explanation of the method’s functionality and more research has to be done.

Evidence for the ancient origins of reflexology can be found in different cultures, such as India (over 5000 years BC), Assyria, Egypt (2500 BC) and in China (4000BC). Besides these, roots are also found in North America.

Fill the following missing words into the gaps.

pictogram      Even   a  The   reflexology

__________(1) Egyptian origins are probably displayed on a painting in __________(2) tomb of Ankhm’ahor, also known as the „physician’s tomb“. __________(3) though modern Egyptologists debate about the meaning of the __________(4), it is said that this painting probably illustrates  __________(5) treatment.

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According to most authors, foot reflexology is indicated for the treatment of :

Pain and muscle spasm, infections, overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, nervous system, insomnia, anxiety, menstrual problems  reduced milk flow during breastfeeding, skin irritations, rashes, eczema, allergies, etc., hemorrhoids, edema, constipation, circulatory disturbances, depression, headache, varicose veins, kidney stones, multiple sclerosis, palliative care in cancer patients, diabetes, low back pain, pain related to frozen shoulder and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Watch the following video and answer these questions: (I had to change the video. This one is a little bit different)
-1.Which organs are mentioned?……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
-2. Where is the digestive system on the foot/feet represented?………………………………………………………………………………………………………

– 3.Where are the muscles of the body represented?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
-4.Where is the pelvic area?……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
– 5.Which is a good part of the foot to start the massage ? …………………………………………………………………………………………………..
– 6.In which region do people often have pains?……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

-7. What kind of sensation do the strokes provoke?………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
-8. How intensive should the pressure be?……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

http://vodpod.com/watch/1862317-feet-reflexology?pod=rivella49

To the answers: 1. lung and heart, degestive system/2.inside the foot, where it is softer/3. on the outer part of the body/4. at the back of the foot/5. the upper part of the foot( ball and pad region)/6. shoulder and upper back/7.hypnotic/8. according the patient’s wishes.

The following video is about acupuncture and you will see that not everybody acognizes the effectiveness of this method.

Match the questions on the left hand side with the answers on the right hand side.

1.For how long has agopuncture evolved? Needles seem not to be indispensable.
2.What is this therapy considered to be by    some ? Jin and Jang
3. Is there an increasing or diminishing acceptance of acupuncture  in our world? It certainly is a pain relief for some
4.Can the effectiveness of acupuncture easily be measured? 400 students can do 4  years course
5.Does everybody using this method know what they are doing? Electrical stimulation seems to be far more effective.
6.How many students in Santa Monica/California, are studying oriental medicine? There is an increasing acceptance of this metthod nowadays.
7.What is considered to bet he „life flow“ in our bodies? To measure the brain response to needle stimulation.
8. What is  the origin of an illness? Ji
9.What are doctors trying to find out by means of an emirai? For 3000 years
10. which needle did the patient feel? 365
11.How many essential points are there to memorize in acupuncture Not every prarctitioner knows what he does.
12.Are needles indispensable? The effectiveness can’t be measured easily.
13.What could substitute the needles? In the shin
14. Is acupuncture a pain relief for some? A blockage of the  flow of Ji.
15.Should everything that can not be understood or explained be avoided? A sham


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