Clinical Reflexology: A Guide for Integrated Practice / Edition 2

Clinical Reflexology: A Guide for Integrated Practice / Edition 2

by Denise Tiran, Peter A. Mackereth
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0702031674

ISBN-13: 9780702031670

Pub. Date: 12/23/2010

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology. The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate

Overview

Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology. The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate theory and practice to health care settings. Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. Many CAM books have been written for therapists working in private practice but many of these practitioners are also now working in healthcare settings. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice.

The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with key themes, including an up-to-date review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilizing the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice. The second section focuses on the clinical application of reflexology and how it can be best adapted to the context. The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr PeterMackereth is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking CessationServices at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester. He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with Multiple Sclerosis. An author and renowned speaker, Peter has held academic post in number of universities, most recently as Reader in Integrative Health at the University of Derby.

Denise Tiran, a midwife, lecturer and reflex zone therapist, is an internationally aclaimed authority on complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. She is Director of Expectancy, the leading provider of professional education on the safe use of complementary therapies in maternity care, including a special pregnancy course for reflexologists. Her latest book, Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth, was published in January 2010.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702031670
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/23/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Section I Professional Issues in Clinical Reflexology 1

1 The physiological basis of reflexology Denise Tiran 3

2 The psychological basis for therapeutic outcomes of reflexology Peter Mackereth 15

3 Educational developments Beverly Newbury Peter Mackereth 29

4 Ethical, legal and professional principles Julie Stone 41

5 Reflection in reflexology practice through the use of narrative Christopher Johns 53

6 Reflexology: expanding the evidence Helen Poole Peter Mackereth 63

7 Revisiting the 'rules' of reflexology Denise Tiran 81

Section II Applications in Clinical Practice 97

8 Infertility Denise Tiran 99

9 Pregnancy and childbirth Denise Tiran 115

10 Teaching parents to use reflexology Liz Tipping 131

11 Adapted Reflextherapy for pain - an alternative physiotherapy approach Gunnel Berry 145

12 Adapting reflexology for cancer care Peter Mackereth Anita Mehrez 159

13 Reflexology and withdrawal from addictive substances: a focus on smoking cessation Paula Maycock Peter Mackereth 171

14 Reflexology incorporating new techniques Jill Norfolk Jan Williamson Denise Tiran 183

Index 197

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