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Alternative Therapies Essay - Reflexology and Energy

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Lynne Ewing Reflexology Assignment 1 - Energy 1. What is energy? Energy can be found everywhere surrounding us. It is what the world is made of, life on this world (humans, plants, trees). We cannot see energy but it can be felt or measured in other ways. Studying energy in physics is known as bio-magnetic fields all around us. It can also be referred to as a ?vital force?. This is all the chemicals and electrical functions working together, moving these functions through pathways and zones in our bodies. Energy also flows around our bodies continuing a cycle and moving around. The main cycle and flow of this energy is to maintain the body?s homeostasis. This nature and pattern of energy flow is an ancient science also known as healing energy. ...read more.


This type of meditation is focussing on the solar plexus area. It can also come from natural sound such as rippling water or the wind blowing. This form of energy is also known as the main elements earth, air, fire and water (also spiritual). We are able to use energy through using our senses mainly through touch/feel and smells (essential oils, nature etc.). 1. How does it affect us? Stress can be a factor in creating imbalances in our energies. We can express our energies in the form of emotions. The affect energy has is a feeling of connection between therapist and client. Energy can change us through positive and negative influences. Humans? energy can be affected by illnesses and ailments which can form a blockage, creating an imbalance in the body. ...read more.


Reflexology can assist restoring and connecting the energy level on the basis of mind, body and emotions. The therapist works on client?s feet or hands, applying pressure to specific areas and creates a reaction in our brains known as a reflex. The treatment is individual to the client?s needs. Small lifestyle changes and focussing on our posture can be beneficial along with Reflexology or Aromatherapy. Practicing techniques such as the Alexander Technique works to improve posture and preventing blockages in our energy. GP?s often advising practising good posture. Equally as important as ensuring we have the nutrition our bodies require to function. Additionally a therapist will give clients a consultation on ?healthy diet? or a referral to a Nutritionist/Dietician. On occasion counselling may be recommended. Exercises such as meditation and yoga can assist as a therapy to balance energy this therapy can also boost our immune systems. Having a healthy, calming environment around us can maintain energy and increase our overall health and well-being. Page ...read more.

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