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2016-06-27
1000th CPD COURSE LISTED!!!

We feel proud to announce that just a minute ago we have listed a 1000th post-gradaute course on our website!

NRRI CPD Programme is very important to us and we do our best to provide our members (and also general public) with details of training and workshops on complementary therapies around Ireland.


Our list is changing daily so check it regularly for updates:
http://www.nationalreflexology.ie/cpd_courses

2016-06-21
Assistant Tutor required

Dear Members

Irish School of Reflexology
(www.irishschoolofreflexology.com)
is looking for an Assistant Tutor for their new branch
in Co. Donegal.

Applicant MUST have a minimum
of 3 years clinical experience!!!

All interested please contact
school's principal
Tatiana Grosso Lawless directly: Mobile: 086-2071065 or Emaill: irishschoolofreflexology@gmail.com

2016-06-20
"Introduction to Reflexology" course - new dates!

Dear Guest,

Stay a moment...

Have you ever thought about learning basic principals of Reflexology?
Just to learn few strokes and reflex points... and then you use
it on your family and friends :)

Well, look no further!
New "Introduction to Reflexology" evening classes are now available.

Welcome to our website
NRRI was established in 1998 as a registered non-profit making professional body to regulate the practice of reflexology in Ireland as a complementary therapy, through qualified registered members and affiliated schools.
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24. Reflexology for Breast Health

by By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

According to Nobel Prize Laureate Carlo Rubbia, living things are only one billionth physical matter. The rest, he says, is energy! That goes for your body as well. When it comes to breast cancer prevention and healing, it is vital that you keep your energy, or Qi, flowing.

One way to do this is through the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice of reflexology. Reflexology is a type of acupressure or massage that focuses on the feet. The idea is that by stimulating points on the feet, one can improve the health of corresponding parts of the body, including various organs and the breasts. Reflexology has been used as a healing modality for thousands of years in Asia. Archeologists have even found evidence of its use by pharaohs in ancient Egypt.
Breast Cancer and Stagnant Qi

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when cancer of any kind is discovered, this means that energy has been stagnating for a long time, similar to how a river may get clogged and muddy with the buildup of debris like twigs and leaves. In addition to unhealthy eating and lack of movement, a big reason why stagnation occurs is because of negative emotions that have not yet been healed.

Louis Hay, author of the best-selling book You Can Heal Your Life, presents one interpretation of this connection: "When there are problems with the breasts, it usually means we are ‘over mothering' either a person, a place, or a thing, or an experience... If cancer is involved, then there is also deep resentment." Other emotional blocks include lack of self-love and lack of nurturing in one's life.

According to the Wai Ke Zhang Zong, written in the 1400s: "These [negative] emotions accumulate day by day and cause Spleen and Stomach Qi deficiency and Liver Qi stagnation. These conditions will cause the body to create a lump. When Qi or energy stagnation accumulates in the meridians over time, a small seed can progress to a cancerous mass. Then the five major organs will spiral out of balance. This problem is called breast cancer."

Of course, this is a modern translation of the words of this ancient text as there was no such thing as the current concept of cancer back then. It is safe to say, however, that throughout history people have seen the consequences of blocked Qi. The development of "blocks in the river," or tumors are a result.

Reflexology for Breast Cancer

The connection between points on the feet and the major organs is real and this knowledge has long been used by Chinese medicine practitioners. Holly Tse, CMP, tells a powerful story of her first introduction to both breast cancer and reflexology:

"When I was first introduced to Chinese Reflexology, my [practitioner] knew simply from massaging my breast reflexology point that I had a breast lump. While I was squirming in pain, he suddenly asked, ‘Do you have a breast lump in your right breast?' That's how accurately your feet can reflect your body!"

In recent studies, reflexology has shown to ease the symptoms, such as shortness of breath associated with chemotherapy and hormone treatment in women with metastasizing advanced-staged breast cancer.

The point on the feet that connects to the breasts is a rectangle-shaped area on the top of the foot that extends "from the base of your toe to slightly below your big toe knuckle." To massage the area, Tsu suggests making a fist and using all of the knuckles to rub up and down with moderate pressure for 30-60 seconds. Massaging reflexology points that are connected to the lymph glands is beneficial as well, since the breast area contains a large number of lymph nodes.

Keeping the body systems in flow through the use of ancient Chinese medicine techniques like reflexology is a vital part of "The 7 Essentials SystemTM" for healing the body naturally and a time-tested way to stay vibrant, vital and dis-ease free.

(source:https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/reflexology-for-breast-health/)

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