If you or someone you know lives in the Seattle area and has breast cancer Bastyr Medical Center is doing some amazing work and research on the effects of reflexology to help with chemo. Here is the info:
BASTYR UNIVERSITY- Fall 2006
8-Week Breast Cancer Walking Study
Bastyr University is looking for breast cancer patients to study the effect of walking on chemotherapy-induced
nausea and vomiting
Study participants will receive an instructional walking DVD, and a complimentary foot massage at the completion of the study.
Criteria for being a participant:
Ã¿ Age 40-65.
Ã¿ Diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.
Ã¿ Willing to walk 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 8 weeks.
Ã¿ Willing to attend one 50 minute study visit per week at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.
Ã¿ Willing and able to provide informed consent.
If you are interested in volunteering for this study and fit the above criteria, please contact Elizabeth Marazita, L.Ac. at (425) 829-7881 or Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've has the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth on several occasions and she is truly and amazing individual. She is doing wonders for brining awarness of reflexology to the communities around Seattle by establishing her reflexology paths throughout King County.
Several of my client have been breast cancer survivors and they all firmly state that there is no way they could have survived and maintained the lifestyle they enjoyed without the aid of reflexology. All of them were able to function in work and with family to a level of satisfaction, which is amazing considering the harshness of the treatments.
Points to work reflexively to assist (in my experience): lymph, flush the system and help the white blood cells move around and destroy the cancer. Liver and kidneys, eliminate poison. Spleen, it recycles cells, it will need help processing all the ones killed by the chmo. Hold the solar plexus to stabilize the energy systems of the body and to calm the digestive system. Large intestines, things tend to go wrong here due to the stress of life and the treatment, keep the body eliminating.