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Be Your Own Doctor with Foot Reflexology- Dr. D.R. Gala, Dr. Dhiren Gala and Dr. Sanjay Gala
Be Your Own Doctor with Foot Reflexology- Dr. D.R. Gala, Dr. Dhiren Gala and Dr. Sanjay Gala
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About the author

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.

Preface

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.

Contents

1. Introduction 9
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
Headache 40
Toothache 42
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 nose56
Sinusitis 58
Tonsillitis 60
Problems of the Larynx 62
Problems of the Lungs 64
8.Reflexology in Disorders of the Digestive System66
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 Urethra88
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
Menopause 100
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
Obesity 114
Fever 116
Problems of The Mind 118
Problems of the Hair 120
Giddiness (Vertigo) 122
Hiccups 124
Mumps 126
15. General Debility/ Chronic Fatigue 128
16. Reflexology for Preventing Illness and Maintaining Peak Health 130
Appendix: Suggestions for Therapists 131
Index 138

Be Your Own Doctor with Foot Reflexology- Dr. D.R. Gala, Dr. Dhiren Gala and Dr. Sanjay Gala

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About the author

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.

Preface

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.

Contents

1. Introduction 9
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
Headache 40
Toothache 42
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 nose56
Sinusitis 58
Tonsillitis 60
Problems of the Larynx 62
Problems of the Lungs 64
8.Reflexology in Disorders of the Digestive System66
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 Urethra88
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
Menopause 100
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
Obesity 114
Fever 116
Problems of The Mind 118
Problems of the Hair 120
Giddiness (Vertigo) 122
Hiccups 124
Mumps 126
15. General Debility/ Chronic Fatigue 128
16. Reflexology for Preventing Illness and Maintaining Peak Health 130
Appendix: Suggestions for Therapists 131
Index 138
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