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Journal The South African Reflexology Society
Issue 78 November 2016 – February 2017
The Lymphatic System
OUR OUR OUR OUR BRAIN’S BRAIN’S BRAIN’S BRAIN’S
DISPOSAL DISPOSAL DISPOSAL DISPOSAL SYSTEMSYSTEMSYSTEMSYSTEM
and the Lymphatic Lymphatic Lymphatic Lymphatic
SystemSystemSystemSystem THE LYMPHATIC THE LYMPHATIC THE LYMPHATIC THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM AND YOUR SYSTEM AND YOUR SYSTEM AND YOUR SYSTEM AND YOUR
Ruminations on Therapeutic Reflexology.
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Disclaimer • The opinions expressed in this
publication are of each author and not necessarily endorsed by The S A Reflexology Society [TSARS].
• Advertisements are solely for the information of readers and are not endorsed by TSARS.
Guide to contributors • The submission of original articles [fully
referenced - if applicable], case studies, letters and photographs are welcomed.
• Material published in this Journal, including previously published articles, may not be reproduced without the permission of the original article’s author/publisher or TSARS.
• TSARS and the Journal Committee reserve the right to edit or reject articles/letters or contributions submitted for publication.
CPD Requirements • Articles/Case studies that comply with
the CPD requirements, i.e. relevant to the profession, will be considered for an issue decided upon by the Journal Committee as space and topics allow.
The National Executive Committee consists of elected office bearers, branch chairpersons and additional
members. Members serve in different portfolios so as to communicate, liaise on any matter relating to the
profession and members of the Society.
Settle down and enjoy the articles. They carry the basics of experience and information that will enlarge and enrich your viewpoint.
Dear MembersDear MembersDear MembersDear Members
Beste Redaksie Ek wil graag my waardering en gelukwense op skrif sit vir die jongste Joernaal (no 77) wat ek pas deurgelees het. Ek voel regtig trots op die interessantheid en kwaliteit van die artikels. Dit het so ‘n egte refleksologie-inslag. Mens sal nie sommer in enige publikasie of selfs die internet, die besondere refleksologie toepassing van dìe spesifieke onderwerpe kan kry nie. Dit gee die Joernaal 'n volwaar- dige plek onder die leesstof waarvoor ons tyd afstaan. Ek besef die harde werk en moeite wat daar ingaan om elke uitgawe die lig te laat sien. Baie, baie dankie en hartlik geluk!
Answers to CPD Multiple Choice Questionnaire Journal Issue 77:
Activity 1: 1.True; 2. True; 3. False; 4. True; 5. True; 6. False; 7. False; 8. False 9. True; 10. True.
Activity 2: 1. True; 2. True; 3. True; 4. True; 5. False; 6. True; 7. True; 8. True; 9. True; 10. False.
Thanks to all of you who participated in projects during World Reflexology Week. It is good marketing for our profession in general and for you as therapists.
This issue is packed with new and exciting material, namely articles from experts and practitioners with an astonishing variety of expertise. They are experts in their own right and and their articles need to be savoured and read slowly.
Everyone should read the article “The Lymphatic System”. It is important for us to refresh and expand our knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. To be up-to-date with this will give us more self confidence in our profession. Otherwise patients will notice our lack of knowledge. The drawing on page 9 gives us a bird’s eye view of the lymphatic system of the body.
In the article “The Lymphatic system and your Immunity” by Jyoti Govind we find the discussion of steps that a person can take to prevent lymphatic congestion.
I have learned quite a lot by reading the article “A closer look at the brain’s disposal system” by Liza Thomas.
There is much to learn but remember to give yourself time to absorb it all, and also listen to your own song that wells up from within. It is better to learn with an open heart than a closed one.
From the Chairperson’s desk 5
News from the office 7
Pathophysiology • The Lymphatic System 9
By Ziets Roets
• Disorders of the Lymphatic System 13 By Marian de Jager
• The Lymphatic System and your Immunity 14 By Jyoti Govind
• A closer look at our Brain’s Disposal System 16 By Liza Thomas
Research/Case Studies • Synapse discovery could lead to new
treatments for Alzheimer's disease 18
The Therapist • Ruminations on Therapeutic Reflexology 19
By Janice Salthouse
Alternative Therapies • Yoga and the Lymphatic System 20
By Natasia Cook • Applied Kinesiology 22
By Marian de Jager
General • SPRING: The Season of WOOD Energy and Resurrection 23
By Cornelia Kirsten
Nutrinews • Supporting the lymphatic system 28
By Fiona Consani
Book Review 30
CPD multiple choice questionnaire = 3 ceu’s
PROCEDURE CODES & MEDICAL SCHEMES
Obtaining Procedure Codes is not just about patients being able to claim from medical schemes! It is also about medical schemes giving this therapy professional status.
The focus of the Congress was on moving from promoting treatments to relax the body to treatments that would make a contribution towards a patient’s rehabilitation programme and to become part of a national health service, for example by working in a rehabilitation health care centre or a primary health clinic.
REFLEXOLOGY INCORPORATED IN HEALTHCARE
There are good reasons, i.e. not having procedure codes and legal restrictions, why therapeutic reflexologists were so focused to offer services from a private home or a hired venue. Here and there patients did request treatment while in a hospital.
In a recent document that I had compiled for TSARS so as to motivate why the service of Therapeutic Reflexo