Reflexology In Disorders Of The Excretory System

PROBLEMS OF THE KIDNEYS Inflammation of renal tissue Kidney failure Kidney stone Kidneys are the chief excretory organs of the body. They are extremely efficient natural filters that purify blood by removing from it waste products of metabolism like urea, uric acid and creatinine. Twice the total quantity of blood present in our body passes through and gets filtered by the two kidneys every hour. In the process about litre of urine is formed every 24 hours. Moreover, kidneys help in regulating...

Menopause

Menopause literally means cessation of menses. This marks the end of the reproductive life of a woman. This normal phenomenon usually occurs in late forties or early fifties but may occur much earlier or later. For most women, this transition, from productive to non-productive life, is smooth and uneventful. However, a few women suffer from symptoms like 1. Hot flushes, causing warmth in the face and ears 6. Easy irritability, inexplicable mood-changes and depression. Usually, the...

Problems Of The Lungs

Asthma Body Habitus

Cough Asthma Bronchitis Pleuritis Pneumonia Tuberculosis Cough Asthma Bronchitis Pleuritis Pneumonia Tuberculosis Lungs are the chief respiratory organs, serving to enrich the blood with oxygen, the life-sustaining gas. The blood, then, carries this oxygen to each and every cell of the body. Asthma is an allergic disorder characterized by breathiessness (dyspnoea), which isthe resultof aspasmodic narrowing of the respiratory passage. Bronchitis means an inflammation (swelling) of the bronchi,...

Reflexology In Disorders Of The Endocrine System

Reflexology Endocrine System

Our body has two types o* glands endocrine and exocrine. Endocrine glands produce hormones and poi r them directly into the blood. Exocrine glands produce enzymes that either remain confined within the producer cells or are poured into a body-cavity like the mouth, the stomach, etc. Endocrine glands include 1 pituitary, 1 pineal, 1 thyroid, 4 parathyroids, 2 adrenals, 1 thymus, 1 pancreas, 2 ovaries in females or 2 testes in males. The system of endocrine glands is controlled by (1) the...

Obesity

Bernard Shaw has said that there is no love more sincere than the love of food. Indeed, out of a sheer love for food man overeats and grows fat. The word 'obesity' has been derived from the Latin word 'obesus' which means to eat away, to devour. Obviously, it is the result of overeating or more precisely of an imbalance between the input and output of energy. There are numerous hazards of obesity. F-at persons are more likely to suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, ischemic heart disease...

Institute Of Alternative Medicine

Acupressure is a Chinese therapy in which specific points on the skin are methodically pressed to exert a healthy influence on internal organs and thereby eradicate diseases. If the same points are stimulated with needles, the treatment is called Acupuncture. Diploma in Magnet Therapy (D. M. T.) Magnet Therapy is an effective method of treatment in which suitable artificial magnets are applied to the affected parts of the body to treat diseases. Energy emitted by magnets is utilized to restore...

Answers To Some Questions People Commonly

How is Reflexology different from Acupressure Ans. In Foot Reflexology, the trigger points for various organs are thought to be located on the soles of the feet. In Acupressure, the trigger points are thought to be located on fourteen meridians on the body. In other words, in Reflexology, points to be stimulated are limited only to soles whereas in Acupressure, points to be stimulated are scattered all over the body. Therefore, Reflexology is much simpler than Acupressure. Q. 2. Some...

Mumps

Mumps is a disease of children and young adults, characterized by a hard swelling over one or both cheeks due to a viral infection of the parotid (salivary) glands. This is accompanied by fever and pain in the affected cheek s. Mumps occurring after puberty is a cause for concern because the viruses may travel to the testes, causing orchitis. A damage to both the testes may result into sterility. Mumps being a viral disease, there is no cure with conventional medicines. Medicinesare given only...

Reflexology In Disorders Of The Respiratory System

PROBLEMS OF THE NOSE Colds Blockage of Nose In India, the nose enjoys a place of pride among all organs. It constitutes the first part of the respiratory system. It filters, warms and moistensthe air before allowing it to enter the lungs. And, of course, it enables us to perceive those mouth-watering smells, that emanate from a kitchen. Unfortunately, the nose is often the victim of an ailment called 'common cold'. Cold is a viral infection of the inner surface of the nose characterized by...

Reflexology In Disorders Of The Reproductive System

Zone Therapy Reflexology

PROBLEMS OF MEN HyjJfocele Varicocele Enlarged prostate Impotence Oligospermia Hydrocele is a collection of fluid in the layers of tissue surrounding the testicle. It is characterized by a swelling in the scrotum which is not painful but only uncomfortable. Varicocele is the varicosed condition of veins in the spermatic cord, forming a scrotal swelling that feels like a 'bag of worms'. Varicocele is usually harmless. Prostatic enlargement is a common disorder of elderly males. Prostate is a...

Sinusitis

Mucopurulent Sinusitis

Sinuses are air-filled cavities present in the skull bone. If the skull bone were solid, its weight would have been so much as would make even lifting of the head difficult. Thus, sinuses are Nature's means of rendering the skull light-weighted. Sinuses communicate with the nose through tiny openings. Therefore, a nasal infection sometimes spreads to one or more sinuses, causing a swelling of their inner surfaces. This is termed sinusitis. 1. Pain in the forehead in case of frontal sinusitis or...

Headache

Distinguishing Features Migraines

Headache tops the list of common scourges of mankind. It is so common that everybody suffers from it at some time or another. When the problem becomes chronic and recurrent, life becomes miserable. Medicines and 'over-the-counter' pills worth millions of rupees are purchased every year by the victims of headache. However, none of them is absolutely safe, especially when consumed over a prolonged period. Common causes and features of headache have been tabulated below. Mental tension, resulting...