Fatigue – A heavy workload resulted in a number of stress-related problems
A 27 year old physician found increasing fatigue made her long working hours difficult to cope with. She felt lethargic, tired and generally under the weather. An increase of 3 kg’s in weight, frequent sore throats, spots on the upper chest, forehead, nose and around the mouth, plus headaches accompanied the fatigue. Her sight had deteriorated over the past three years. She wore contact lenses occasionally, however could not tolerate them for long. She was sensitive to smoke, suffered sinus problems and flatulence. Sore breasts and candida appeared prior to her period. She was prone to mood swings, tension, and found her concentration poor. Her hands and feet were often cold and purple.
Following her first treatment she was in a bad mood for three days, had headaches and was tired. Thereafter her concentration improved, she felt more relaxed, lost 2 kg’s, her throat, colic, flatulence, bowel movements and sinus problems all improved. By the third treatment her energy levels were “brilliant” and she had lost another 1 kg. Her mood had improved tremendously, she felt calm and relaxed and could cope with her workload.
Psoriasis – A special diet could not cure a patient’s psoriasis
A 23 year old man developed a problem with psoriasis when he was only four years old. It now covered his chest, stomach, back, behind his ears, forehead, knees, elbows and inner thighs. Two years previously it had been so severe that he went on a special diet. This helped, but he soon had to give up the diet because he lost too much weight. He had a poor appetite, was bloated after eating, had a stiff neck, had painful shoulder blades especially after waking up in the morning and his ears always felt full and waxy. His eyes were weak, sensitive and painful when he moved from light to dark, twitching and losing focus when reading. He also suffered from extreme fluctuations in mood, headaches and had a tendency to lethargy.
The second treatment saw him very tired, depressed, out of breath and little improvement in symptoms. By the third treatment, however, the psoriasis had visibly improved, as had his appetite and energy level. Although his eyes were still sensitive, the headaches were milder and he generally felt calmer and happier. By the fifth treatment all the symptoms had improved. He had a four month break and thereafter fourteen regular treatments by which time his skin was almost perfect, he had gained weight, was revitalised and had no pains or aches at all.
Insomnia – A keen tennis player sustained severe sports injuries
For ten years prior to seeking Reflexology treatments, a 58 year old man had suffered from disrupted sleep patterns; waking up every night and reading for a few hours in an attempt to tire his brain. Although his energy levels were good, he was apt to doze off around lunchtime and in the evenings. A tennis injury seven years before had resulted in a frozen shoulder for which he was receiving medication. Osteopathic help could not solve the problem. Neck pressure caused terrible headaches over the eye area. Another sports injury resulted in torn ligaments and stiffness when walking down stairs. He had a fungal infection in a nail for seven to eight years for which I had also been taking medication, however the side-effects caused diarrhoea so he discontinued. His eye was deteriorating and he had watering eyes and ringing in his ears. He worried a lot, was fussy and had difficulty in forming lasting relationships with other people.
By the second Reflexology treatment he was far more relaxed. The noise in his ears had ceased, night time sleep patterns had improved, he was dozing off less often, his shoulder and neck were fine, no more headaches, his eyes had stopped watering, knees had improved and he was a lot less worried. By the fifth treatment he was sleeping peacefully right through the night. His knees were fine, even when he played in a tennis tournament. He felt completely relaxed and fully revitalised.
M.E. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) – Six months absence from work
Up to two years prior to his first Reflexology treatment, this 39 year old man had enjoyed good health. He suddenly began to feel very ill and experienced panic attacks and fainting spells. His white blood cell count was high and he had not been well since. Nine months previously he had begun to experience giddiness when tilting his head. He was prescribed stabilising tablets that only aggravated the situation. He felt more peculiar every day, but another blood test revealed that his white blood cell count had however returned to normal. He had great difficulty getting out of bed and experienced almost continual weakness and exhaustion. Due to these symptoms he had been off work for six months. His chest, bladder and stomach were weak and he often suffered from pins and needles in his left hand. Following numerous tests and a brain scan, he was diagnosed as having Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.).
After the first Reflexology treatment he felt tired and light-headed, but by the third treatment he felt much more optimistic and cheerful. He no longer felt that he needed to sleep during the day. His health went up and down, but after twenty treatments he was sufficiently recovered to return to work. Although he still suffered some aches and pains, his concentration, memory and energy levels had improved. The main problem symptoms had been eliminated and he felt that he was once again able to cope with life.