Conditions of the Reproductive System with Reflexology

Main reflexes to work would be the prostate gland (to encourage balance and healing), the vas deferens and the testis (encourage balance and prevent spreading of the disease). Assisting Reflexes The first assisting reflex I would rework would be the kidneys and bladder. Many of the symptoms are associated with pain on urination, so I would try to encourage balance in this area. I would also rework the spinal nerves particularly in the lumbar and region and the peronial nerve in the sacral region. This would be for pain relief.

Finally I would rework the lymphatic system (spleen, thymus, tonsils etc… ) to ensure that it is strong and fully functional to fight off the spread of cells to the nodes and maximise filtration. Female Main Function Ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy and birth. Functional Components Uterus – prepares for pregnancy monthly, sheds lining if oocyte is unfertilised. If fertilised it provides a site for the embryo/fetus to grow during pregnancy Ovaries – glands producing oestrogen, progesterone and oocytes (eggs)

Fallopian tubes – transports oocyte from ovaries to uterus. Is also a site for fertilisation to occur Common Conditions Endometriosis Endometriosis, according to the Merriam-webster dictionary, is ‘the presence of functioning endometrial tissue in places where it does not belong’3. This misplaced tissue continues to respond to hormonal changes in the woman’s body, so monthly it will become engorged with blood, and attempt to shed the blood and tissue when conception does not occur.

As the blood and tissue have nowhere else to go, it builds up, becoming painful, and can lead to adhesions, lumps and lesions, which are also extremely painful in themselves. Even more dangerous is that when these tissues build up and start to go bad, they can turn cancerous. Figure 13 – taken from http://www. patient. co. uk/showdoc/Pilsinl/103. gif Endometriosis can be treated with Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a), which reduces the amount of oestrogen in the body and prevents the release of oocytes.

This means that the uterus does not create a thicker endometrium and therefore reduces the risk of endometrial cells forming or gathering outside the uterus. This treatment however, can only be used for 3-6 months at a time and causes depression in twenty-eight percent of patients and suicidal thoughts in sixteen percent. Two percent of women on the treatment actually attempt suicide4. The main reflex I would rework would be the uterus, to create balance and to ensure that the endometrial tissue is leaving in the correct direction when it sheds, and not back flowing.

I would also work over the ovaries and fallopian tubes, to promote healing and the build up of adhesions and tumours. Assisting Reflexes The treatment of endometriosis can include a barrage of hormones and many sufferers resort to using the mini-pill on a back to back basis to avoid menstruation completely. For this reason the first assisting reflex I would rework would be the pituitary gland, to ensure that the function is not diminished and balance energy which would presumably be out of balance with the gonadatropic hormones being replaced and/or in conflict with manufactured chemicals.

I would also work over the kidneys again to balance fluid retention and prevent adhesions in the area. With adhesions in mind I would also work over the intestines, which are a frequent site for them to build up. This may also help with the symptoms associated with bowel movements. Finally I would rework over the breast area. The breast can become very sore with menstruation, particularly if your hormones are out of balance, and this can be a common complaint that is generally overlooked as a ‘minor’ symptom.

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