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THE REFLEXOLOGY PLANNER FOR THE 9 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY… AND BEYOND
Abstract by Mauricio (Moshe) Kruchik


REFLEXOLOGY AS A PREVENTATIVE AND BODY EDUCATIVE THERAPY FOR PREGNANCY

What makes pregnancy so special at the moment of implementing a preventative course of treatment?

Pregnancy is a limited period, in which symptoms and conditions usually occur in specific times, due to natural anatomical, physiological, hormonal and developmental reasons.

We should be interested in preventing symptoms during pregnancy. Why?

To improve quality of life during pregnancy, to avoid unnecessary interventions during birth and to stimulate the body for the Puerperium (period immediately after childbirth), without forgetting the important benefits for the baby inside the womb.

There are many symptoms and conditions that can be prevented during pregnancy. The question is when to start working on the prevention of a specific condition. During pregnancy, a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, as well as, maternity care, will help us foresee if a symptom or condition is supposed to happen or appear in this specific pregnancy.

The above concepts can be answered during the lecture by the further introduction of the Maternity Reflexology Planner.


INTRODUCING THE MATERNITY REFLEXOLOGY PLANNER © Mauricio (Moshe) Kruchik

The Maternity Reflexology Planner is a concept based on the scope of looking at pregnancy as an event in the life of the pregnant woman with a beginning, an end and a certain period of time set by the rules of nature. The Maternity Reflexology Planner chart is a useful tool that shows us the period of pregnancy in which a certain symptom or condition usually appears and when to start to prevent it in order to build an effective course of treatment.

The purpose of the planner is to anticipate what can be and to literally "Stop the snowball". In order to build an effective course of treatment with Reflexology, we must take into consideration some necessary elements like:

• Anatomical and Physiological changes

• Hormonal changes and hormone related events during pregnancy

• Hormonal development

• Clinical history of our patient, including hereditary/familiar threads, chronic disorders, hormonal disorders, etc.

• Type of medication being taken at the moment

• Addictions - Alcohol, smoking, drugs, etc

• Lifestyle

• Dietary habits

• Environmental factors