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Dr. Dhiren Gala is a registered medical doctor practicing holistic medicine, effectively combining the positive features of Homoeopathy, Acupressure/ Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Magnet Therapy, Reiki Therapy, etc.
He has worked as a lecturer in visual sciences at the prestigious College of Optometry, Municipal Eye Hospital, Mumbai. He has lectured on a variety of subjects (e.g., Eye-care, Acupressure, Magnet Therapy, Homoeopathy, etc.) at seminars organized by various institutions all over the country.
He has authored a number of health-related books, one of which is in your hands.
The co-author of this book, Dr. Dhanlal Gala is a qualified Naturopathic physician. He has over thirty years’ experience in treating chronic diseases through non-medicinal measures such as dietary changes, exercise and yogasanas.
Of late, a lot of public interest has been aroused in reflex zone therapy (reflexology). Disillusioned with medicines, more and more people are looking for alternative modes of treatment. To satisfy their curiosity and to meet their needs, a number of books on reflexology have sprung up.
As we read some of these books we realize and, therefore, feel concerned about the fact that somewhere along the way, this therapy has become contaminated with mistruths and unreasonable claims of efficacy. Many of these books are chatty, repetitive, sometimes confusing and usually chock-full of unproved statement and facile explanations. And a few books even venture to prescribe Ayurvedic, Biochemic and Homoeopathic medicines. Come to think of it: A book on reflexology suggesting medicinal treatment to people who are tired of medicines.
Naturally, such books tend to antagonize scientifically trained minds. It is for this reason that reflexology has not found favour with qualified doctors. Thus, its development and advancement have been hindered.
We, therefore, feel that the time has come to establish the basic tenets of reflex zone therapy. We realize that a book should be brought out which (1) presents scientific facts about reflexology in clear, simple language and (2) brings together and collates all diverse information involving treatment on key points of the feet.
We have sought to bring all pertinent material up-to-date and to discuss it in an intelligible manner. Moreover, for the sake of objectivity and going against common practice, we have refrained from fluttering the book with personal anecdotes and numerous accounts of miraculous case histories that do nothing but impose pressure upon the credibility of the reader.
This is truly a ‘do-it-yourself’ book. There is nothing complex or difficult about the techniques described. They are well within the reach of any person, even the most untrained or the one without any previous medical knowledge.
Though the scope of reflexology is wide and its efficacy remarkable, we do not claim that he pressure treatment suggested here will work in each and every case in spite of the most conscientious applications. Indeed, no therapy (not even a medical science) can boast of cent per cent success. If a condition does not improve even after a considerably long course of treatment, or seems to be getting worse, the reader should consult his physician.
|2.||The Zone Theory||17|
|3.||What Happens after pressure treatment and why?||21|
|4.||Answers to some questions people commonly ask||27|
|5.||Practical hints for treatment||31|
|Part II: Reflex Zone Therapy|
|6.||Reflexology in Painful Disorders||40|
|Problems of the Neck||44|
|Problems of the Back (spine)||46|
|Problems of the Shoulder||48|
|Problems of the Elbow||50|
|Problems of the Hip Joint||52|
|Problems of the Knee Joint||54|
|7.||Reflexology in Disorders of the Respiratory System||56|
|Problems of the nose||56|
|Problems of the Larynx||62|
|Problems of the Lungs||64|
|8.||Reflexology in Disorders of the Digestive System||66|
|Problems of the Mouth||66|
|Problems of the Throat||68|
|Problems of the Stomach||70|
|Problems of the Intestines||72|
|Problems of the Appendix||74|
|Problems of the Liver||76|
|Problems of the Bladder||78|
|Problems of the Anus||80|
|9.||Reflexology in Disorders of the Cardio-Vascular System||82|
|Problems of the Heart||82|
|High Blood Pressure; Low Blood Pressure||84|
|10.||Reflexology in Disorders of the Excretory System||86|
|Problems of the kidneys||86|
|Problems of the Urinary Bladder and the Urethra||88|
|11.||Reflexology in Disorders of the Reproductive System||90|
|Problems of Men||90|
|Problems of Women||92|
|Menstrual disorders; Leucorrhoea||92|
|Morning Sickness (Vomiting During Pregnancy)||94|
|For Easy Delivery||96|
|Problems of the Breasts||98|
|12.||Reflexology in Disorders of the Endocrine System||102|
|Problems of the Pituitary Gland||102|
|Disorders of the Thyroid Gland||104|
|Problems of the Pancreas||106|
|13.||Reflexology In Disorders of the Sense Organs||108|
|Problems of the Eyes||108|
|Problems of the Ear||110|
|Problems of the Skin||112|
|14.||Reflexology in Some other Common Disorders||114|
|Problems of The Mind||118|
|Problems of the Hair||120|
|15.||General Debility/ Chronic Fatigue||128|
|16.||Reflexology for Preventing Illness and Maintaining Peak Health||130|
|Appendix: Suggestions for Therapists||131|