Friday, August 27, 2010

What is Reflexology All About?

Found this answer on an old blog. The person had asked," What is Reflexology all about? It was on Yahoo Answers. What is your version?

This is a hard question to answer since there are so many facets to reflexology. 

1) Reflexology is about being able to control your own body. 
2) Reflexology is about being able to help others.
3) Reflexology is about wellness and our capability of achieving that state. 
4) Reflexology is about human touch and our need for it. 
5) Reflexology is about tired hands and feet and a way to renew our poor overworked appendages. 
6) Reflexology is about making every footstep a positive rather than a negative. 
7) Reflexology is about lowering health care costs.
8) Reflexology is about being able to addressing a health problem.
9) Reflexology is about being connected to others.
10) Reflexology is about children, seniors and overworked parents.
11) Reflexology is about discovery. 
12) Reflexology is about developing the brain. 
13) Reflexology is about communication. 
14) Reflexology is about relieving pain, anxiety and depression. 
15) Reflexology is about balance both the physical kind and the mental kind. 
16) Reflexology is about addressing the issues of aging. 
17) Reflexology is about giving and receiving. 
18) Reflexology is about searching for answers. 
19) Reflexology is about dealing with stress. 
20) Reflexology is about dealing with fatigue. 
21) Reflexology is about saving lives. 
22) Reflexology is about making one's passing peaceful. 
23) Reflexology is about creativity. 
24) Reflexology is about life and the celebration of it.

I can go on and on but reflexology is a wonderful tool with many, many facets.

Kevin Kunz

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Are We Disconnected and No Longer Feel the Earth?

I know I am footcentric and see the world from the other end of the telescope. But there are a lot of other voices starting to say somewhat the same thing- we are disconnected from our soles of our feet. There are two books that talk about how we may be recking havoc with our health because of this disconnection with what is under our feet.

The first voice comes from a book a friend of mine insisted that I should check out. It is called Born to Run, A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has ever seen by Christopher McDougall. (Here is a pretty good review.)

Well I didn't buy getting sidetracked by other things. But then there was a very interesting article in Parade Magazine about barefooted running and how it had grown by leaps and bounds (admit it- good pun). So I finally bought the book.

While this is an amazing book about ultra-athletes who can run for incredible distances it had some real insight into the human foot and it's impact on the body.

1) Feet are self correcting and will avoid injury if unencumbered by the modern running shoe.

2) "The feet are like a minnow bucket full of sensory neurons all wiggling around in search of sensation Stimulate those nerves just a little and the impulse rockets through out your entire nervous system..."

3) Shoes will block the pain but not the impact.

4) Pain will help you to run comfortably. You sense the ground underneath you and build ground awareness. Shoes that are meant to lessen impact may actually be creating less ground awareness.

5) Running shoes may be evil in that they make our feet weak and the rest of our body vulnerable to injury. Knees, hips. low backs and so forth are in the line of fire for repeated injury.

The second voice is about more than our physical disconnection. It is about our electrical disconnection with the earth. Called "Earthing- The Most Important Health Discovery?", it is a book about our electrical disconnection with the Mother Earth. This book has quickly gathered followers- barefooted followers.

 What is interesting to me is the question mark at the end of the title. Most publisher would steer you away from any uncertainty in regard to what is referred to in the book publishing industry as "the promise." But this truly a reflection of the sincerity of the authors. They are trying very hard to be as real as possible and not to mislead the public. They have research but it is not at a level that would please the scientific community and they admit it.

What really interests me is that we are again back to the question of insulation of the feet from their natural environment. but this time unlike Born to Run and the physical disconnect caused by the shoe but this is the electrical disconnect. We are meant to be plugged into the earth and to be stimulate by the energies coming up from the earth according to the authors.

Here is what I find interesting :

1) The authors point out that the foot has more nerve endings than any other part of the body.

2) The moment your foot touches the Earth our physiology changes. A normalization process begins that is triggered by us plugging back into the electrical grounding of the earth.

3) The authors theorize that the grounding effects are acting on inflammation, a hidden culprit in a lot of diseases such as cardiovascular disease.

4) The Earth is  charged and it's interaction electrically with our bodies is self- correcting to our health. Our bodies are meant to interact with energetically with these forces. However, we are insulated by shoes and modern surfaces from interacting with Earth and our nervous system suffers needlessly because of this.

I love walking around barefooted on the earth. It is soothing and some how comforting. Will it play out that the most important health discovery ever? May be that we need to spend at least part of the time reconnecting with Mother Earth, both for our physical selves and our energetic selves.

Kevin Kunz

Friday, August 20, 2010

Free Reflexology Friday- New Freebies

Featured Freebies
Large Interactive Charts for your Website, blog or Facebook page.

1. Free Iphone/ IPad/ ITouch Reflexology Chart App. Take your reflexology with you.This handy app goes on your IPhone, IPad and Itouch. 

Get it here.

2. Free Interactive Foot and Hand Charts

Done with a design team from Kunz&Kunz and DK these charts are wildly popular and a great teaching tool as well. 

3. Free Widgets

These interactive widgets are free to put on your web site, blog, Facebook page and other social networking sites. 

Foot reflexology widget

Hand Reflexology Widget 

Complete Reflexology for Life- Free Widget with contents of this blog

What Reflexology Research Shows. Free Widget with Reflexology Research Results. 

Yahoo Reflexology Community Forum- Free Reflexology Forum Widget with posts from the members

Nursing and Reflexology Research. Free Widget with Reflexology Research Performed with Nurses

Free Twitter Widget to Follow the Tweets on Kevin Kunz

6. Free Facebook Reflexology Forum- A causal forum on reflexology for anyone to join

Kevin's Facebook page that might as well be a forum. Lively, fast paced and a real treasure trove of information

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Comforting Children Without Pills and Shots

Increasingly complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are being requested for seriously ill children by their parents. A Wall Street Journal article notes “recent studies showing that more than 50% of children with chronic health conditions use them (CAM) and an estimated $127 million was spent on complementary visits as of 2004.… “‘Whether or not doctors are ready for this or not, consumers are already there.’”says Timothy Culbert, medical director at Minneapolis-based Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, one of the largest pediatric complementary programs in the country. “‘Pediatrics as a profession needs to catch up.’” … Dr. Culbert and colleagues are about to launch a study at four hospitals in the U. S. and Canada to examine in greater depth the use of non-drug coping skills in children with cancer.” (Wang, Shirley S., Comforting Children without Pills and Shots,” The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2010, p. D2)

A book about reflexology and children with cancer is in the works from Diane Rooney, Program Manager, Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer at Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University.

Kevin Kunz

Monday, August 9, 2010

Top Rated Reflexology Widget

We just found out the new Reflexology Foot Map widget is now one of the top rated widgets on 

Cool. Don't forget the hands and the smaller foot and hand widgets, And they are free.

Have fun!!!
Kevin Kunz 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Be Sure to Get the Right Doctor Fish!!!

Controversy: “Doctor” Fish Reflexology Spas
A fish reflexology spa controversy has erupted. In addition to concerns about the cleanliness of the water and spread of disease, there are reports of the wrong fish being utilized. Instead of the correct garra rufa fish, fake garra rufa are being employed such as chin chin fish which can bite hard enough to cause cuts. In addition, reviewer Pink Elle advises “More reputable members (of Spa Association Singapore) use filtration systems and ultraviolet light to kill bacteria in the water and also check that their customers are clear of wounds.”
Read all about it:

Would you receive a session of fish reflexology? If so, at which of the following locations?
Kenkho Reflexology & Fish Spa, Kuala Lumpur

Garra Rufa Fish Therapy, Kuala Lumpur

Underwater World, Singapore


Illustration- ©yamada kazuyuki from Higashi-betsuin, Japan

Kevin Kunz

Monday, August 2, 2010

this is really cool!!!

DK/ Penguin just turned Interactive Reflexology Charts they produced for our books into widgets. What this means is that you can now download them to use on your website, blog or 
Facebook/ MySpace page. 

Extremely Cool!!! For an example of how they look try 

this is really cool!!!

DK/ Penguin just turned Interactive Reflexology Charts they produced for our books into widgets. What this means is that
you can now download them to use on your website, blog or 
Facebook/ MySpace page. 

Extremely Cool!!! For an example of how they look try 

this is really cool!!!

DK/ Penguin just turned Interactive Reflexology Charts they produced for our books into widgets. What this means is that
you can now download them to use on your website, blog or 
Facebook/ MySpace page. 

Extremely Cool!!! For an example of how they look try