The X-TRA focus on the Respiratory System CPD course offered by the International Academy of Reflexology & Meridian Therapy is open for all registered therapists and practitioners who wish to broaden their pathophysiological knowledge of the respiratory system using an ancient Chinese philosophical approach by incorporating the Meridians and the Five Elements in combination with Western observations and views. Visual assessments of the feet, face, hands and body that can be associated with the respiratory system are generic and can be used by all registered modalities as part of a treatment protocol.
This course will guide the participant through each respiratory medical condition and correlate these conditions to specific meridians and their corresponding organs. An understanding the philosophy of the Meridians and the Five Elements will ultimately assist the therapist or practitioner in identifying the underlying root cause of any respiratory condition, enabling a more precise treatment.
Discussing, for example, the Stomach Meridians, will encompass an understanding of the acid/alkaline balance within the body and the influence this sensitive balance can have on microorganisms, oxygen, nitric oxide, viruses and germs in the respiratory system.The Stomach Meridians are furthermore related to the upper respiratory tract and associated conditions, as well as asthma, bronchitis and diaphragm conditions. This course will further demonstrate how the Liver Meridians are associated with pneumonia, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, as well as how the Kidney Meridians are linked to chronic lung disease, pulmonary embolism and oedema.
Respiratory conditions associated with the Lung and Colon Meridians will also be discussed, as well as those associated with the Bladder Meridians. Incorporating the philosophies of the Five Elements, this course will concentrate on the Metal Element that relates to vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes, and links the respiratory system to skin conditions. Muscles associated with the respiratory system will also be discussed as part of a treatment protocol.