Therapeutic Reflexology may assist with urological conditions. Read more in today’s post.
Urological conditions refer to conditions relating to the urinary tract that may include conditions like urinary incontinence, recurring urinary tract infections, and kidney stones, but also male conditions like erectile dysfunction, prostate conditions, and infertility.
When urological conditions are present, it may be necessary to consult with a medical practitioner, especially a Urologist (a Medical Specialist specialising in Urology), to obtain a diagnosis and possible treatment plan.
Therapeutic Reflexology is not a replacement for medical care, but it is an effective complementary therapy that may provide benefits in conjunction with medical treatment as it may form part of the treatment regime.
It should be noted that Therapeutic Reflexology is not a fly-by-night treatment; it is a formally recognised and regulated healthcare profession in South Africa, regulated by a statutory council, namely the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA). Therapeutic Reflexology is therefore an ideal therapy to include as complementary to mainstream medical care.
Therapeutic Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy whereby specific pressure is applied to the reflexes (or nerve endings) in the feet, and sometimes other body parts like the hands, face, and ears. The theory behind Therapeutic Reflexology is that it assists the body to stimulate its innate healing ability to heal itself, or at least attempt to balance itself from the inside out.
When conditions occur on a recurring basis, it may be an indication of some form of imbalance in the body and Therapeutic Reflexology has the potential to assist in restoring balance or homeostasis in the body.
On a personal note, I have been able to work with numerous patients with urological conditions ranging from urinary tract infections to erectile dysfunction to prostate cancer. The results are varied as each person reacts differently to a treatment.
I can still remember the joy when a couple consulted with me as they struggled to fall pregnant. Therapeutic Reflexology was provided to both the woman and the man. Not long after Therapeutic Reflexology treatment commenced, the woman fell pregnant and they have a healthy toddler today. Having been part of their fertility journey shall always be a huge privilege; just like in the lives of so many other couples.
I remember a male patient that came into my office as he struggled with erectile dysfunction. He tried so many therapies and medication but still struggled to maintain an erection during sexual intercourse. He was in a very high-stressed job and we commenced Therapeutic Reflexology to manage his stress levels. Just thinking back how he appreciated the treatment, especially when his wife accompanied him on a session to thank me for helping in the process of giving her husband back to her. The smiles on their faces will never be forgotten.
I humbly think back on a few patients with prostate cancer I had the honour of working with. The one stands out as he entered my practice wearing a permanent catheter and bag as he was in the end stages of prostate cancer. He struggled to walk and have been able to provide him with Therapeutic Reflexology will remain a valued memory, especially the day when his wife called me to say, “I don’t know what you did to my husband, but he is walking around in the garden today”. He was walking in the garden with the help of a cane after he has been immobile for weeks. He eventually passed away due to prostate cancer, but it will always remain an honoured memory that I could be part of his journey in the final stages of his earthly life.
There are so many patients I remember that I had the privilege of accompanying on their journey through urological conditions.
When a man struggles with urological conditions, especially with regards to matters like erectile dysfunction, it is not easy for a man to seek help. I am a man myself, so I know how difficult it is for us guys to ask for help, but once the first step has been taken and the appropriate practitioners and/or therapists have been approached, that is usually the first step in the recovery process. Sometimes treatment may not be effective, and we may not obtain the results we wanted to obtain, but just the step of asking for help, is such a relief and such a breakthrough for many men. When we obtain the results we wanted, we are exhilarated, but we usually need to do the breaking down of our own pride by asking for help first. You may never know if treatment will work, but since Therapeutic Reflexology is basically an inexpensive treatment, why not give it a try? You may just be surprised by the results. Sometimes we may not get the results we want, but Therapeutic Reflexology usually helps with the improvement of the quality of life, irrespective of whether specific conditions get healed or improve or not.
It should be clearly stated: There are no guarantees that Therapeutic Reflexology will work for a specific patient, just like there are no guarantees that any other form of healthcare and medicine will work for a patient. Therapeutic Reflexology is a healthcare profession, not a magic cure.
If you or your husband or your son or your friend is struggling with urological conditions, why not consider adding Therapeutic Reflexology to the treatment regime?
Make your appointment today!
Christo A. Scheepers: Therapeutic Reflexologist
Dip.T.R.(Cum Laude) [IARAMT]
Pr. No.: 1080000737453
Tel. 072-800 7243