Monday, June 28, 2010

What is a foot zone?

Foot Zone Balancing or Foot Zoning is one of the best alternative methods to full body rejuvenation and repair. Although similar to reflexology, Foot Zone Balance is much more. It is a very in depth modality that can stimulate the body in its entirety.
Although there are many ways of accessing the body, we have found that the Foot Zone technique to be one of the most complete and accurate modalities, practiced today. Many people have experienced remarkable relief from common ailments as headaches, back pain, digestive and sleep disorders, depression, auto immune failure, the common cold/flu, relief and of stress, and many other health problems.

Information on the history of Foot Zoning:

The art of activating the energy signals on the feet to make corrections in the body can be traced back to many thousands of years. Pictographs from Egyptian tombs show people having treatments on their hands and feet. Paintings from China also show similar treatments being done on the feet.

The modern modalities are know by several different names such as : zone therapy, foot zone balance, energy zone work, reflexology to name a few.

The recent history in the United States began with Dr. William H. Fitzgerald M.D. In the early part of the 1900's he learned of the 10 invisible energy zones that run up and down on the body. Five on each side, extending from the ends of the toes and fingers to corresponding zones in the body. These Zones are made up purely of Energy. Dr. Fitzgerald recognized that by applying direct pressure to certain areas of the "zones" of the body he could "stop pain" or create an anesthetic reaction in the corresponding part of the body within the same zone.

Dr. Edwin Bowers adn Dr. george Starr, colleagues of Dr. Fitzgerald, popularized this modality further by teaching others their method, which they called zone therapy.

Dr. Je Riley M.D., N.D., practiced this method extensively, building upon the foundation and theories of Zone Therapy. Eunice D. Ingham, a therapist in his office developed her own modality, naming it Reflexology.

Various forms of energy work through the feet have been around for centuries, yet because of its uniform development world wide, no one culture can be given sole credit for its evolution.

Early evidence exists in forms of Egyptian hieroglyphs dating back 3000 B.C. These drawings, the first known documentation of energy work through the hands and feet, were found on the walls of a physician's tomb.

These pictures show the physicians applying pressure with his hands to the soles of the patient's feet. These practices were shown along side the other medical disciplines of their time like Pharmacology, Child birthing, dentistry, embalming and circumcision.

Energy Work through the feet also has roots from ancient East Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Grecian, Russian, and European sources. Primitive African and Native American Indian cultures have also developed their own modality of healing through the feet.

In recent years there has been a surge of interest in the hands - on healing techniques. As people become disenchanted with modern medicine, having little or no results with drug-based methods of healing, they are looking for other ways to access their body to get the healing results they want.

Simply put, people today are rediscovering that "nature" has always provided us with the means to heal ourselves and maintain good health and balance.

So What is the Foot Zone Technique?
The human body, believe it or not, is the most efficient electrical instrument in this universe. There is energy moving in, out, around, and through our bodies at all times. Our body's energy movement is vibrating at a rate of 186,300 miles per second (the speed of light) This is called frequency. The frequency of our individual cells in our body resonate together to create their purpose in life. When energy gets disrupted by some sort of imbalance, it causes that energy to vibrate at an incorrect frequency, causing a state of imbalance in our bodies.

Our intent, with energy work through our feet, is to access the energy meridians and stimulate the signals. By doing this, the body will go back to its original state of vibration and resonate harmony throughout the body. It becomes possible to influence these forms of energy, allowing our body to once again rejuvenate restore and rebuild itself. For example, a globe in a chandelier will vibrate when a harmony and resonance with a certain key on a piano when that tone is in key. Our intent with the Foot Zone is to bring our bodies back into harmony and allow each cell to resonate at its intended frequency.

A way to explain what is done is to think of your feet as being a keyboard and your body as a computer. Unless you are Bill Gates, you may never understand how typing something on the keyboard gets up on the screen, but we know it works. There are programs that are running at all times, many that we are unaware of. What we are doing in the feet is accessing the different programs and cleaning out the junk on the "computer". Maybe we are doing some program repairs, or a virus scan, or cleaning out the old programs that slow the computer down and putting in new updates.

God knew what he was doing when He created our bodies. Our bodies know ho to heal and have been programmed to do so from the beginning. But sometimes in today's society, with all the toxins, disruptive habits, stress, emotion, and lifestyle, not to mention all of the viruses and sickness that are around us today, it may need a boost in the right direction.

BENEFITS OF FOOT ZONE ENERGY WORK:
1. Release of tension
2. Cleansing the body of toxins.
3. Improvement in circulation.
4. Accurate and current assessment of the body's energy system.
5. An increase of the body's energy system.
6. Creates a state of homeostasis and balance.
7. Preventative health care
8. Helps build a strong immune system
9. A quicker response time for health after injury or illness
10. Relationships can be improved
11. Harmony and peace into your home and life.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Home Remedies

Barley Water: ( I always double this recipe)
1/2 C barley (fresh raw)
8 Cups Water
Boil for 25 minutes
Strain the water into a container. (Use the Barley for a soup)
Add:
1 Tablespoon Raw honey
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Cool with ice
Add:

12 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil
OR: 2 drops of lemon essential oil and the juice of 1 1/2 lemons (zest if possible)
and 1 to 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Let sit for 2 hours and then refrigerate

USES:
Cold relief ( drink a gallon in a 24 hour time period, then sip through out the day until symptons clear)
Arthritis relief: drink daily
upset stomach
asthma relief
restores mother's milk
Balances hormones
heartburn
diarrhea
mouth sores
sore throat
urinary tract infections
colic
**more information: Barley is very nutritious on its own. It is also anti-inflamatory, particularly to the urinary and digestive systems. It is frequently used in the treatment of respiratory disorders as prescribed by natural medicine practitioners of all sorts.

THE BREW
4 tablespoons pure honey dissolve in a small amount of warm water
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
7 - 100 drops of Cayenne pepper tincture (buy at a health food store) start with 7 drops and add to it. You want it hot but drinkable. (I didn't have tincture and I used 1/4 tsp of powered cayenne or add to be as hot as you can stand it)
Add this into a quart jar and fill the rest with pure water.
Keep refridgerated and drink over 2 days
Do this twice!
This brew is good at kicking any type of infection (colds, mono, yeast, sinus, uterine, bladder, etc.)