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Reflexotherapy of the feet by Hanne Marquardt

By Hanne Marquardt

Foot reflexology is now customary to alleviate indicators of many problems. Hanne Marquardt is a pioneer in instructing and practising foot reflexology in Germany - a lot of ultra-modern training foot reflexologists have been proficient at her well-established instructing establishment. This e-book, in accordance with the best-selling fourth German version, has been continuously reviewed and up to date by means of the writer, incorporating new findings and Read more...

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Z While the distal phalanx of the index finger gradually transfers the area of contact to the fingertip through the swinging of the wrist, it becomes increasingly active and in a vertical position it applies the stimulus deep into the tissue with increasing intensity. Passive Phase (Figs. 6) It is usually more practical, and less work for the hand, to use the index finger on the dorsal parts of the foot. Here too, the approach is rhythmical; but the thumb now provides passive support on the opposite side.

If we can correctly assess our professional and personal possibilities and limitations, we will work with greater certainty and, if applicable, without hesitating to ask for advice or to refer the patient back to the physician. 2 Contraindications As with any effective therapy, there are also contraindications with RTF. We distinguish between absolute and relative contraindications. 1 Absolute Contraindications RTF is absolutely contraindicated in the following cases: z Acute inflammations of the venous and lymphatic systems (risk of venous thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, and/or spreading the z z z z z z focus of inflammation through the lymphatic system).

1 Reliable Indications for Beginners Many questions usually arise only when we begin to apply a new method in our daily practice. Therefore, it is worth giving prior consideration to how starting to use a new treatment method might look in practical terms. , problems in the upper abdomen, meteorism, liver and gall bladder disorders, constipation, hemorrhoids) z Dysmenorrhea and other functional disturbances of the menstrual cycle z Chronic or acute cold or sinusitis, susceptibility to colds z Lymphatic disorders, especially in children, allergies z Headaches of various kinds and origin Initially we should not choose the most severely ill patients, but take our time to slowly gain the necessary experience and confidence in reflexotherapy of the feet (RTF).

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