Parent's Guide to Reflexology: Helping Your Child Overcome Illness and Injury Through Touch

Parent's Guide to Reflexology: Helping Your Child Overcome Illness and Injury Through Touch

by Kevin Kunz, Barbara Kunz
     
 
The authors of three reflexology books show how reflexology can benefit children's health and become a meaningful part of family life. Citing numerous case studies from their--and other's-- practice worldwide, Kevin and Barbara Kunz introduce parents to the philosophy and techniques of reflexology and teach them how to incorporate the exercises into family life. 100

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The authors of three reflexology books show how reflexology can benefit children's health and become a meaningful part of family life. Citing numerous case studies from their--and other's-- practice worldwide, Kevin and Barbara Kunz introduce parents to the philosophy and techniques of reflexology and teach them how to incorporate the exercises into family life. 100 illustrations. 256 pp.

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Library Journal
Reflexology is a technique of applying pressure to specific parts of the hands and feet to reduce stress, similar in principle to acupuncture. While massage and other forms of therapeutic touch have long been accepted as adjunct therapies for adults and children, reflexology lacks the same degree of acceptance in the United States, owing in part to the paucity of clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy. Parent-child bonding and relaxation may indeed result from reflexology techniques, but readers will want to maintain a healthy skepticism concerning curative claims. This book by two reflexologists abounds with anecdotal accounts of remarkable recoveries and self-healing ascribed to the use of reflexology techniques. Although the authors include a disclaimer that the techniques are not intended as a substitute for medical care, they don't mention appropriate use until deep in the book. The only resources listed are the authors' own publications. A marginal purchase for alternative-health collections.Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517888452
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/26/1997
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.46(d)

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