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Many Needs By Injured and Disaster First Responders

Many Needs By Injured and Disaster First Responders By Bill Flocco

Reflexology is a powerful aid for injured and first responders

People who have suffered through a natural disaster might have physical
pain as well as other types of health issues and needs, such as:

  1. Musculoskeletal Pain – Pain Reduction, Management, and Elimination,
    such as injuries, strains, sprains, fractures, etc., in the head, teeth, jaw, in neck, shoulders; upper, mid, lower back, hips, sciatica; arms, legs, ribs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, joints
  2. Pain Inside The Body – Headaches, sinuses, teeth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach, heartburn, gallbladder, kidneys, colon/large intestines, uterus, prostate, urinary bladder and more
  3. Anxiety – exhaustion, fear, tension, stress, depression
  4. Sleep – getting to sleep, staying asleep
  5. Feel, function, and cope better
  6. Safe Caring Nurturing Reassuring Touch

Reflexing For Pain Relief

Since, in 1982, coining the term “Ear Reflexology” and pioneering the Integration of Foot Hand Ear Reflexology into the same Reflexology session, we have discovered that when it comes to using Reflexology for the relief of pain, for some parts of the body the feet are more effective, for other
parts of the body the hands are more effective, and for yet other parts of the body ears are more effective. The question is, where would you reflex first for most consistent dependable relief of pain
in different parts of the body.

Priority Reflexing – Top Priority Between Feet Hands Ear

Brain (Headaches & Sinuses) – Hands
Jaws, Neck, Shoulders, Lower Back, Hips, Sciatica – Ears
Thoracic Spine – Feet
Inner Chest and Inner Abdomen – Feet

Reflexing All Three

We also discovered, as logic would suggest, if there is more time to reflex someone, reflexing specific reflexes on all three, feet, hands and ears, produces better results. For example, if someone has lower back pain, reflexing the lower back reflexes on all three, feet hands ears, yields getter results.

Progression Reflexing – Where To Reflex 1st, 2nd, 3rd

When There Is Pain In These Seven Regions Of The Body Reflex:
Brain (Headaches & Sinuses) – Hands 1st, Ears 2nd, Feet 3rd
Jaws, Neck, Shoulders, Lower Back, Hips, Sciatica – Ears 1st, Feet 2nd, Hands 3rd
Thoracic Spine – Feet 1st, Hands 2nd, Ears 3rd
Inner Chest and Inner Abdomen – Feet 1st, Hands a very close 2nd, Ears 3rd
Upper Arms to finger tips – Hands 1st, Feet 2nd, Ears 3rd
Upper Leg to tips of toes – Feet 1st, Hands 2nd, Ears 3rd

Head

1st Hands: half of the thumb closer to the tip
2nd Ears: Upper part of ear lobe
3rd Feet: half of the big toe closer to the tip

Neck

1st Ears: Inner ridge near ear lobe
2nd Feet: half of the big toe closer to the foot
3rd Hands: half of the thumb closer to the hand

Chest

1st Feet: Ball & Pad between base of toes and arch
2nd Hands: Palm surface of knuckles at base of fingers
3rd Ears: Inner chest – lower valley, External chest – wider part of
inner ridge

Shoulders

1st Ears: Near base of long valley
2nd Feet: Grooves on tops of feet
3rd Hands: Grooves on back of hands

Upper Abdomen

1st Feet: Soft sole – arch
2nd Hands: Soft part of palms
3rd Ears: Inner Abdomen – Upper valley, External Abdomen – wider
part of inner ridge

Lower Abdomen

1st Feet: Sole surface of heal
2nd Hands: Palm surface of heal
3rd Ears: Inner Abdomen – Upper valley and triangular valley, External Abdomen – wider part of inner ridge

Arms

1st Hands: Outer edge from below small finger down toward the wrist
2nd Feet: Outer edge from below small toe down toward the heel
3rd Ears: Long Valley

Hips & Legs

1st Ears: Hips, narrow ridge. Legs, wide ridge & triangular valley
2nd Feet: Soft triangle on outer edge of feet, below outer ankle bone
3rd Hands: Outer edge of hand, far below the small finger, near the
wrist

Thoracic Spinal Column (mid spine)

1st Feet: Inner edge from below big toe all the way to the heel
2nd Hands: Inner edge from below the thumb all the way to the heel
3rd Ears: Inner edge of Inner ridge

Lumbar Spinal Column (back bones) & Sciatica

1st Ears: Narrow ridge
2nd Feet: Inner edge from below big toe all the way to the heel
3rd Hands: Inner edge from below the thumb all the way to the heel

Cause No Injury – Prevent Additional Injury

When people are injured, and in disasters many are likely to be, when
using Reflexology, be careful, be conservative, do not aggravate any
existing condition. This means you might not be able to reflex all or
parts of feet, or hands, or ears. You might need to reflex for very short
periods of time, 5 to 15 minutes, might need to reflex quite lightly, apply
no stretching or pulling – such as on fingers and toes, possibly need to
hold reflexes instead of using movements that move the tissue.

If many are injured, you might need to show people where and how to
reflex their own, as well as their neighbor’s, feet, hands, and ears.

Reflexology is not a substitute for Injury & Trauma First Aid
Reflexology in not a substitute for Emergency Medical Care
Reflexology is not a substitute for Medical Care from a Primary Health Provider