Self-treatment or self-help is essential if you expect to regain
and then maintain your health. A professional ReflexoCurist (reflexologist)
can help coach you if you are struggling with some health related
problem, but ultimately you need to take responsibility for your
own well-being by following that inner guidance ... intuition,
gut instinct, heart ... all culminating in what we experience
ReflexyCure Probe is one of the simplest and most effective
self-help tools on the market today. When you are ready for therapy
just place the ReflexyCure probe/roller on the floor in front
of a comfortable chair. As you seat yourself reach out with one
of your toes and grip the groove on either of the two ends. Then
press it firmly against the floor as you position your other foot
over the reflexology-wheel located in the center of the long shaft
and begin to let it press into the tissues. The search for the
K1 meridian/Solar Plexus reflexology area has begun.
Your objective is to comb the target area known to some ReflexoCurist's
(reflexologists) as the Solar Plexus reflex area. In the midst
of this region (between the second and third metatarsal bones)
you will find the K1 meridian point. So if you miss on the first
try ... continue to slowly roll your foot back-and-forth as you
look for that well known pinpoint of pain that will indicate you
have hit the bulls eye. When you find it ... hold your position
and begin to increase the downward pressure on the ReflexyCure
probe wheel. Press until you reach the point of intolerance. Then
back off a little and hold steady for 20 to 60 seconds. Take a
short break and press again. Do this several times before going
to the other foot where you will repeat the whole process for
the other side of your body.
1979 by Steve Saran
Note: some folks don't experience any significant level of zone/meridian
point pain due to good health, or conversely because of dehydration,
severe illness, emotional disturbance, and/or excessive use of
psychotropic drugs. If you fit into this category ... don't become
discouraged because the benefits are still able to occur in many
of these instances mentioned ... whether you feel pain or not.
However, if you do find other points of painful discomfort in
your search for the K1 ... do not allow yourself to become sidetracked
from your objective by working other reflexes. You may go back
later to any of those other points after you have fully activated
the K1 which is buried 1/2" to 1"
deep within the plantar muscle ... right in the center of the
Solar Plexus (Note: Saran's nerves point corresponds with
K1 compared to Ingham's Solar Plexus).
The K1 is the only meridian that originates on the bottom of
the feet (the other 22 major meridians either originate or terminate
on the tops of the feet or hands). The K1 is also known as the
Chinese Sleep Point, the Well Point and the Bubbling Springs Point
... it is one of the most powerful points found on the foot. Although
you can get all of this reflexology activation by walking bare
footed on the rocks or standing on golf balls ... the ReflexyCure
Probe is convenient for the busy city dweller in order to easily
access this point (some self-helpers have one under their desk
at work). You can get pinpoint accuracy with this quality (patent
pending) instrument that is guaranteed to last you a lifetime.
resolve insomnia and other dysfunctions with Nicole's
ReflexyCure Probe. Or stand on smooth rocks or golf balls
to help produce a good "shock" to K1 as pictured above.
An MIR Reflexology Student writes (4/10/05)
of a dramatic healing response to K1 (Kidney One) activation (name
withheld at request of this male student):
"My digestion has been somewhat of a problem since 1979.
My foot reflexes have been very tender, so I began stimulating
them as part of my reflexology studies. The most recent self-treatment
that I performed was with Nicole's ReflexyCure Probe and it lasted
about 1.5 hours (my feet at times became numb from the pressure
that I created with the reflexology-wheel of the REFLEXY). This
agonizing activation of the sensitive Kidney Meridian origins
(encompassing the stomach and small intestine reflexes) on the
bottom of both feet, resulted in a deep cleansing reaction which
produced pulsing pains deep within my abdomen. This pain gradually
diminished as my condition improved over a 7-Day period.
"For those first two days after that grueling self-treatment
... shooting pains would radiate across my abdomen every 20 minutes.
I had to run to the toilet constantly, where I once observed expulsion
of partially digested food that I had eaten as much as two weeks
earlier. However, by the 3rd day the pain was a little better,
but I still had the diarrhea.
"During the 4th day there were hardly any pains, and
the stool began to firm up. On the 5th day of my ordeal, I still
had pain ... but much less: and the stool was getting back to
normal. By the 6th day there was very little pain and on the 7th
... the pain was gone.
" This has been a firsthand (foot-first) learning experience
that has demonstrated the virtue of 'shock type' reflexology taught
by MIR. This single treatment has started a healing in my body
for which I have been praying. I plan to repeat this procedure
periodically (as time permits) in order to gain my optimum level
of health. (I should mention that I had lost my appetite and couldn't
really eat. However, I did drink 3 cups of dandelion tea daily
... those first two days.)"
Ingham Stopfel's 1958 Zone Therapy Chart
shows location for Solar Plexus reflex area
depicted in black. Red spot is superimposed
to show close relationship with
Kidney One (K1) meridian point.
Yes, it is possible for you to start a self-treatment reflexology
program. It is as simple as going barefoot on the grass, pressing
both K1's upon two smooth rocks, stepping simultaneously onto
two golf balls, or purchasing a ReflexyCure Probe. Any
tool that enables you to easily access the K1 with dynamic activation
will help generate the bio electric mechanism of action needed
to improve your sense of well-being. Yes, you can feel good again.
note that each end of the ReflexyCure Probe is designed to work
the meridian origins and termination's located at the corner of
the nail beds on both the feet and the hands. Imagine all that
power in one tool ... under your control (see chart and photos
in right hand column).
If you purchase a Reflexology Starter Kit you can begin to track
your improvement by daily or weekly entries into the 'MIR Reflexologist
Log Book'. If you decide to become a ReflexoCurist/Reflexologist
Practitioner; those documented hours of self-help and your case
history will count towards the MIR Reflexology Home Study Course
or the Professional Freelancer Reflexology Certificate. Order
a Reflexology Starter Kit
today and start logging your practicum hours. Help your friends
and get even more hours.
& Fingers in ReflexoCure
Dr. FitzGerald prescribed rubber bands or his steel spring-rings
to be used on the fingers of both hands. This is a simple
yet powerful technique to affect the whole body through
the meridian/reflex points found in the fingers.
Change fingers when they becomes bluish.
Simple. Anyone can do this at home.
Dr. FitzGerald has banded key Zones 1, 2 & 3.
Let the pain go and the healing begin.
Korean Hand Reflex Therapy
that the Conception Vessel (CV) Meridian runs down the center
finger. In Korean Hand Therapy this is the extra Meridian from
which the other 12 are situated or located or referenced. Locate
the CV1 or (as it is known in KHT) A1 on the bottom of the hand.
These points are extremely small reflexes are worked with the
fine ball on the end of the Stainless Steel Acupressure probe.
CV1 (a special full body merididan which runs down the center
of the body from the lower lip to the scrotum) point on the main
body meridian (aka the Well Point) can be easily and effectively
treated (in conjunction with the A1 on the hand) with self-help
using the Reflex Beamer I-1c. Please note in the photo below that
the prone or reclined position is necessary in order to expose
CV1 to therapeutic infrared radiation. Dr. Long - who conceived
this position as best for self-application - volunteered to demonstrate
his technique. In a private self-treatment session you can expose
and easily target CV1, located between the rectum and the scrotum
or vagina, without the hindrance of clothing. CV1 been shown over
the centuries to be an excellent point for increasing your life
force/energy through its tonification of the Kidney. It also regulates
menstruation and refreshes the Mind.
Note the Beamer I-1c is tied to a brick for
stability and the level of heat is controlled
by a Rheostat held in the right hand.
Note that CV1 is located between the rectum
the bottom of the scrotum as illustrated above.
Specificity is not necessary when using
non coherent infra red light.
of CV1 will have a profound effect on itching of the perineum,
hemorrhoids, seminal emission, enuresis, irregular menstruation,
pro lapse of uterus, infantile convulsions, convulsions, schizophrenia
and many other benefits that accrue from the systemic effect of
chemilumenescense of the red blood cells. Enjoy these and other
health benefits in the comfort of your own home. Reflex Beamer
I-1c is especially suited to this application due to its vertical
column of light projected onto the target area which concentrates
the rays where they are needed. "I am taking preventive
measures to keep my prostate in shape as I continue to age. At
74-years I need to become serious about regaining and then maintaining
my health or get ready to endure a premature death. I don't want
to wait till they tell me I am dying with prostate cancer: like
they had to tell my good friend," exclaimed Dr. Long
during his demonstration for these photos.
To catch the
CV1 you must rock the pelvis
toward the naval by pulling the legs upward.
Note: feet resting on chair: held together with soft
rope while Beamer 1c is shining on CV1 meridian
area to help create photobiomodulation.
New Advanced Starter Kit
Reflexology Starter Kit
Value for only $325.00.
A more serious first step toward ultimate enrollment
in the ReflexoCurist/Reflexologist Home Study Package/Course
is the Professional Reflexology
Starter Kit pictured above. This kit contains some extras:
1) Reflexology Decoder [temporarily out of stock --- substitute
Carter Color Foot & Hand Charts]; 2) a 3-ring binder
w/Lesson #1 and #2 of the Home Study with 12 Dougans' 8 x 10 Major
Meridian Charts [extra]; 3) Dr. Wittman's New Reflexology
Hand Book; 4) New & Improved Photoluminescent Reflex
Beamer I-1c; 5) Nicole's ReflexyCure roller probe; 6) Reflexologist
Log Book; 7) Dr. Wittman's Reflex-O-Massager w/DVD (based
on DRUMmer principles); 8) Bernardin 4-Color 11x17 Foot Reflexology
Chart [extra]; and 9) DVD of Ann Gillanders British finger/thumb-walk
(Israeli Rabbi) experiences hammer
action with the DRUMmer upon K1 point at MIR.
You only need 100 hours of practicum to complete
the Home Study ReflexoCure
(reflexology) Course or 500 hours to attain an Experiential
Freelancer Reflexology Certificate. A Professional Starter
Kit will help you get started building your hours of required
practice to attain your reflexology certification. One of these
kits could ultimately lead you into a part time reflexology job
or even a new vocation/occupation. So, continue to study this
Website and simply follow your heart as it harmonizes with intuition.
And then ... your conscience will either say yes or no.
I, but God in me.
visited the Institute for Tutoring.
He opened a Reflexology Clinic in Israel in 2006.
and then Obey.
your DREAM come true.
Columbus had an advisory committee
would probably still be at the dock.
Justice Arthur Goldberg
Good News from MIR Graduate
When Donna M.
Bean of Gwinnett County, Georgia, decided to train with Modern
Institute and become a Reflexologist ... she ran into governmental
regulations that required she become licensed as a Massage Therapist.
Here is her story:
Donna M. Bean
I was asked to write my story about overcoming ill conceived
governmental reflexology regulations in order to inspire others
to follow their heart when confronted with such barriers. I want
to let people know that just because someone says something, or
the government makes a law, that doesnt mean you cant
change it. So, heres my recent experience with such rules
Well, as most of you know, I have been trying to get a business
license in Gwinnett County for Reflexology. When I first called
the county I was told I needed a certification, three letters
of recommendation from registered voters in the county I live
in, and I had to complete the application for the license. I thought,
After completion of my 350 hour reflexology training course I
got the required letters and filled out the application ... then
off to the business license department I went. When I got there
I was told that I had to have a National Certification, so the
clerk gave me the number to call in order to get that "certification".
OH BOY!! When I called I discovered that I had to complete a 500
hour course in Massage Therapy or bodywork, and then send them
$250.00 just to be able to sit and take a test. The county was
going to make me become Nationally Certified in Massage Therapy
to get a license to practice as a reflexologist.
At first I said okay, no problem. So I continued my reflexology
studies and completed requirements for my 500 Professional Certification
with Modern Institute of Reflexology (MIR), which is the 500 hour
course that the National Certification Board required.
After reading the test centers booklet and Website, it said
that you have to have in-class hours. OH NO!! MIR's courses were
home study. So I called the center, "Are you sure its
in-class hours???" They said, "No, the certification
from MIR would do".
Great!! I continued to talk with the gentleman asking questions.
I asked, How much of the test would be on Massage Therapy??
The answer was, about half. Another question was, What would
happen if I didnt pass?. The answer? You can pay $250.00
to take it again, but you can only take the test three times ($250
each time). I thought to myself for a moment and told the gentleman
okay, and hung up the phone.
Okay, I was going to have to do some major studying. This bothered
me for a couple of weeks, but I could not quit thinking about
my problem and ways around this law that my county had. So, I
phoned the President of Modern Institute of Reflexology, Zachary
K. Brinkerhoff, III, and he told me to hang tough and have faith
and fight it. Then I spoke with family, friends and massage therapists
who said, thats just crazy ... Reflexology and Massage
are so busy
knocking themselves out
trying to do everything
they think they should do,
they never get around to do
what they want to do."
I asked myself if this was Gods way of testing me (to see
if this is really what I wanted to do) or was I going to give-in
or just give up and do something else. My answer to Him was "YES,
this is what I am going to do!! It feels right." With all
the pain I had been through with my legs (ankles and knees) ...
I knew what it felt like to hurt. Now I know how to help other
people. I felt like this was the reason that I was here ... reflexology
is what I am supposed to do. I have always been told that if something
is hard to get ... dont give up ... it will just make getting
it feel so much better and worth it.
I decided to call every government license agency for Georgia
and found that I didnt have to get a state license. So my
question to myself was why should I have to get one from my county.
Theres got to be another way. So I called the county and
asked them what to do next. The clerk told me to send the application
back in and the Board would deny it. Then they would send it back
to me with the Appeal Process. That process would start when I
sent a Letter of Appeal along with $500 dollars for the appeal.
So I said, YOURE KIDDING. The guy I was speaking
with (and had been speaking with since the beginning of the mess)
said I could write a letter asking them to waive the fee and send
it with the Letter of Appeal. The Board could either waive the
fee or make me pay, but they would decide after reading the letters.
So, I wrote a nice little letter asking them to waive it, and
of course they did. I also sent in a Letter of Appeal along with
that letter. When I called to make sure they got the letter, they
said they would set up the process and make an appointment for
me to go before the members of the Gwinnett County Board to let
me have my say.
I made up my mind
the County was in for a fight. I was
not going to give up and I WASNT going to pay anyone any
money to take a test that I wasnt qualified to pass. I was
going to set a precedent for Gwinnett County. I was going to get
my license for Reflexology and I didnt care how many appeals
I was going to have to go through. I was going to win.
we need are more people
who specialize in the impossible.
--- Theodore Roethke
So, along with the Letter of Appeal and a request
for waiver, I sent letters from everyone who had written recommendation
letters to the reflexology school and the county ... along with
letters from my Chiropractor and Nurses who are my patients. I
also included a letter from my orthopedic doctor stating that
I was not physically able to be a massage therapist. I also sent
in the name and address of every association in the United States
for reflexology and made sure to include their phone numbers.
I didnt stop there ... but also included the history of
reflexology and how it has evolved over the years. This data showed
how it can benefit individuals. Then I added information from
a couple of Website's that I had referenced during my studies.
I gave them so much data on reflexology they were probably choking
A week later they left two messages on my cell phone asking me
to call them. I was expecting they wanted to make an appointment
time for my appeal to the Board. So I called them back. Since
I had sent them all that information, the gentleman said they
had decided to do some further checking on reflexology. After
doing their research the Board had decided that I was right. Reflexology
and Massage Therapy are not the same. I was informed that they
were going to separate Reflexology from Massage Therapy and put
it in a separate classification. That meant I didnt have
to go in front of the board members to fight my case.
So, today I went to pick up my business license REFLEXOLOGY
FOR THE SOLE!!!!!
I want to thank everyone who was there by my side and those who
stood with me in spirit!! I got my answer ... this is what God
wants me to do.
Thanks and God Bless!
Donna M. Bean
Certified Professional Reflexologist
November 5, 2004