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EU to fund Complementary Medicine Research
Health & Wellness
The Compass
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The following was sent to me by a student from 2009.
Case Study is 30 yr old female with autiism.  She is low functioning and needs constant supervision.  Her mother described her daughter's life as being constant stress as she suffers from severe obsessive compulsive thoughts and actions and bouts of depression.  In order to help these issues she is on very heavy medication, has stopped menstruation and gained weight.
 The focus at first was to do a general treatment unsure of the response etc.  The reflex areas of focus were brain, endocrine system, particularly adrenals, liver, solar plexus.
Each session began with her being very chatty and restless, calming down as the treatment progressed and she stayed calm for several hours after.  Apparently she was always in a better frame of mind and more relaxed in general for a few days following.
The treatments were always looked forward to and at the end of them she was much calmer and sleeping better.
 Well done Natalie!
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Janet Williams
Footsteps School of Reflexology
Footsteps Newsletter - Spring 2010

Hello everyone,,
Well we are now officially into spring and it certainly felt like it last week.  Spring is all about new beginnings, new ideas, spring cleaning - it should be the same for your business.  We constantly need to think of new ideas, new ways to market and how to attract new customers.
We are adding a new course this year - Ear Reflexology and I have invited Danielle Degault to teach this for us, she has been practising Reflexology and teaching for RAC for many years.
All the best, Janet
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 EU to fund Complementary Medicine Research 
 It has recently been announced that the EU is intending to fund new research into complementary medicine. The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health have posted a few interesting details about this development:

"The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health welcomes news that the EU is to put €1.5 million into complementary medicine research over the next three years.

Called CAMbrella, the plan is to create a network of European research institutes that will focus on patients' needs, the role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in healthcare systems, legal regulation, research methodology and terminology."

 Health & Wellness
 I wanted to share with you some of the many valuable health and wellness websites that are available to us through the internet.  The resource of the world wide web is now so common to all of us and it is certainly a good way to keep informed  for ourselves and all our patients.  I have listed below some of the better ones that I receive.  I would certainly recommend that you consider subscribing.
 The Compass
The COMPASS System is a remarkable and reliable assessment tool.  It is cutting edge technology and allows you to learn information directly from your body, to help you in your decision process as to which nutritional product to choose.
The Compass System combines the power of dynamic changes in the electrical properties of the skin with Zyto's Decision Support Technology software.  This technology measures the fluctuations in the energy patterns of the skin.  
When you place your hand on the Compass hand cradle, this sends  stimuli to the body using a digital signature, representative of various alternatives like nutritional supplements.  The hand cradle looks very similar to a computer mouse, just a little larger.
The Compass measures 76 bio-markers in your body.  This records the bio-frequency of each marker and records those out of range or out of balance.  Then it gives you a picture of your bio-markers that are out of range.
When the Compass registers the imbalance, it looks for the correct supplements that will create the balance in the body
This assessment is available by calling Brenda Whan @ 416-518-1851.