Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702031106, 9780702047893

Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth

1st Edition

Authors: Denise Tiran
eBook ISBN: 9780702047893
Paperback ISBN: 9780702031106
eBook ISBN: 9780702043895
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 15th January 2010
Page Count: 256
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Theoretical Background to Structural Reflex Zone Therapy

  • Introduction to reflexology
  • Mechanism of action of reflexology
  • Types of reflexology
  • Reflex zone therapy
  • Introducing Structural Reflex Zone Therapy
  • The evidence-base for reflexology
  • Conclusion

 

Chapter 2 Clinical Practice of Structural Reflex Zone Therapy in Maternity Care

  • Aims of Structural RZT in pregnancy and childbirth
  • Professional issues for midwives and reflexologists
  • Preparation for treating pregnant and childbearing women with Structural RZT
  • Contraindications and precautions
  • Structural RZT treatment sequence
  • Reactions to treatment

 

Chapter 3 Reflex zones used in Structural Reflex Zone therapy for maternity care

  • Relaxation points
  • Pituitary gland
  • Reproductive organs
  • Diagnostic potential of the reflex zones for the reproductive organs
  • Head and neck
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Renal tract
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Endocrine system
  • Hepato-biliary system
  • Cardio-respiratory system

 

Chapter 4 Structural Reflex zone therapy for pregnancy

  • Introduction
  • Infertility and preconception care
  • Stress, anxiety and panic attacks; tiredness and insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting, hyper-salivation
  • Headaches and migraine; neck pain
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Backache, sciatica and symphysis pubis discomfort
  • Oedema and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sinus congestion
  • Breech presentation

 

Chapter 5 Structural Reflex zone therapy for labour

  • Introduction
  • Pain relief in labour
  • Estimation of the onset of labour with RZT
  • Induction and acceleration of labour
  • Retained placenta

 

Chapter 6 Structural Reflex zone therapy for the puerperium

  • Introduction
  • Psycho-emotional recovery from birth
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Uterus and retained products of conception
  • Pelvic floor
  • Kidneys, bladder and micturition
  • Gastrointestinal tract and defaecation
  • Lactation and breastfeeding

 

References, further reading and sources of information

Glossary of terms

Appendices

  1. Suggested treatment sequence for RZT relaxation
  2. Manipulative techniques for Structural reflex zone therapy
  3. Structural Reflex zone therapy for pregnancy
  4. Structural Reflex zone therapy for labour
  5. Structural Reflex zone therapy for the puerperium

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702047893
Paperback ISBN:
9780702031106
eBook ISBN:
9780702043895

About the Author

Denise Tiran

Affiliations and Expertise

Educational Director, Expectancy; Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London, UK