While in Western Pathology Classes in Acupuncture Collage, I constantly found myself exclaiming, ‘Reflexologists need to know this!’
“Who knew that acupuncture school could send me back to Reflexology with more dedication than ever?I understand that Reflexologists and other natural health practitioners do not diagnose, but knowledge is power.” – Lisa M. Chan, LAc, PhD. It seems, more than ever, Reflexologists are working closely with their Western and Eastern medicine counterparts. With so many of the symptoms of disease appearing on the feet and hands, Bill Flocco has agreed to hold this pathology class. (Pathology = the study of disease) Anyone dealing with feet, hands and outer ears would benefit from knowing or reviewing some of the possible reasons that people have non-healing wounds, edema, swelling, shooting pains, structural irregularities, weakness, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel and repetitive disorders; or how diabetes, genetic disorders, DVT, MRSA, TB, AIDS,allergic reactions, cellulitis, phlebitis, lymphedema,syphilis, possible skin cancer, athletes foot, and how these may show up in, or impact feet, hands or outer ears. And, although Reflexologists and natural health practitioners do not diagnose, it can be valuable to learn when, and some ways of how, to refer clients to podiatrists, chiropractors, ERs, MDs and dermatologists.
Additionally, learn hands-on techniques and exercises to help with structural issues of the feet and hands, as well aswhen to glove up and mask up with your clients, and how to clear your session/treatment rooms and yourselves after working with sick or possibly contagious people.