From: “lincoln alvarado”
To: “Yuanzhong Huang” <tcmadvisory@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Hello Silvia Araya and Lincoln Alvarado!
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:49:36 -0400

Dear:
Huang Yuanzhong
 
We need to repeat the treatment to slim and need slimming pills for two treatment whith
Shoudekuai brand reduce weight capsules.

Please send us the price and the bank information to realize an electronic transfer.

 
Best wishes.
Sincerely
 
Lincoln Alvarado

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What’s Reflexology
Foot therapy applies different stimulations including massage, acupuncture, massage bar, and the local application of drugs to certain locations on the foot for the prevention and treatment of diseases and the preservation of health. This is accomplished by adjusting the functions of internal organs and promoting the circulation of Qi and blood through the meridians.

The relationship between foot and the body
Do you believe that general diseases of the body can be cured by therapy applied to the foot? This is the foot therapy of traditional Chinese medicine. As part of the human body and in the same environment with other parts of the body, the foot is closely related to the internal organs. It can reflect pathological changes in the body, and can therefore be used to make diagnosis of disease. At the same time, various types of stimulations applied to specific reflecting areas or points on the foot can improve and preserve health, and prevent and treat diseases.


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History and development
Foot therapy originated in China much earlier than other therapies. The ancients found that the pain and discomfort caused by external trauma or disease could be relieved by applying some of stimulation to certain areas of the foot; and that fatigue could be relieved by washing the feet with hot water. They eventually discovered many useful methods of foot therapy, and following their investigations over a long historical period, modern foot massage, foot acupuncture, and the local application of drugs were gradually established as independent therapies.

Ancient Chinese physicians began to treat diseases with foot massage about 2000 years ago. It spread to Japan during the Tang Dynasty, and to European and American countries in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Now, foot therapy has been widely adopted and steadily developed through study and research done by more and more medical workers.

How Does Foot Therapy Work
Firstly, it is safe and effective. Foot therapy belongs to non-wound treatment without any side-effects. Secondly, foot therapy produces speedy results, foot therapy is able to exclude toxins through urinary system and digestive system, thus recovering health. Thirdly, foot therapy can regulate the balance of yin and yang. It can produce biological information and transmit them to the corresponding organs through meridian and nerve systems. Fourth, foot therapy produces inner medicinal factors, therefore foot therapy can improve and strengthen the immune system of the body.


Back to top Main techniques of massage Pressing technique

1) pressing technique with thumb.
Main points: press with the whorled surface of thumb, and the pressure is applied to the reflecting areas or acupoints and maintained for a while and then released.

2) pressing technique with thumb tip.
Main points: press with thumb tip and the pressure is applied to the reflecting areas or acupoints. The pressing and releasing movement is repeatedly performed for a period of time.

Digital-pressing technique

1) digital-pressing with thumb

Main points: press with thumb tip and the pressure is applied to the reflecting areas or acupoints, with the pressing force exerting gradually.

2) press with middle finger knuckle
Main points: press with middle finger knuckle and the pressure is applied to the reflecting areas or acupoints, with the pressing force exerting gradually.

Pushing technique

1) pushing technique with thumb
main points: press with thumb tip back and forth, and the pressure is applied to reflecting areas or acupoints.

2) pushing technique with index finger knuckle
Main points: press with index finger knuckle back and forth, and the pressure is applied to reflecting areas or acupoints

Rubbing technique

1) Rub with thumb

2) Main points: rub with the whorled surface of thumb and the pressure is applied to reflecting areas or points with a circular motion.

3) Main points: rub with index finger knuckle and the pressure is applied to reflecting areas or points with a circular motion.

Pinching technique

Main points: the thumb and index finger are used to stimulate the reflecting areas or acupoints with a strong pressure.


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Foot therapy indications

Foot therapy is a safe, simple, effective and cheap treatment easy to learn and effective for the preservation of health and prevention and treatment of many diseases.
1. common diseases that can be quickly and effectively treated.
2. chronic diseases requiring a longer course of therapy.
3. stubborn diseases treatable with some therapeutic effect.

Remarks

1. Rhythm of massage: Massage rhythm when applying pressure may vary according to the nature of the disease and condition of the patient. For example, frequency should be longer for weak patient and shorter for stronger patients.

2. Pressure of massage: Pressure should be lower for weak patients and may be higher for stronger patients. A pressing force producing a moderate local pain is a proper pressure. Severe pain should always be avoided.

3. Amount of stimulation: the amount of stimulation can be divided onto light and heavy. At the start of the massage, stimulation should be applied gently. Intensity may be gradually increased, and then reduced to its initial gentleness before finishing the massage. After an increase of the patient’s tolerance, more intensive stimulation may be applied.

4. Time of massage: the duration of the massage to a particular areas may vary from 20 to 50 seconds depending on the nature of the reflecting areas and the condition of the patient. The duration of massage applied to principal areas should be longer, and the total time for a massage of both feet is about 30 to 40 minutes, once a day or every other day.


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Self-massage

Massage by using such simple manipulations as pushing, rubbing, pressing, kneading and thumping with one’s own hands on certain points or in certain special areas of the body surface for the purpose of health care, health preservation and auto-therapy of illnesses, is called “self-massage”. Self-massage for health care or preservation is called “self-healthcare massage”, that for auto-therapy of illness is called “self treatment massage”, or “self-massage therapy”.

As an important component of Chinese massage, self-massage acts as a remedy by means of stimulation through manipulation to activate the channel, qi and blood systems of oneself. Meanwhile the manipulation process itself is actually an active exercise. So long as one can select proper channels, points and areas based on the conditions of the individual and carry out self-massage seriously, persistently, orderly and step by step, he is sure to achieve satisfactory results.

Self-massage can be done in a sitting, standing or lying position depending on the conditions of the individual. The practitioner should carry out manipulations calmly and attentively with a proper posture, get manipulation, strength, mental activities and qi flow well coordinated, viz. mind concentration should follow the channels and points at the area being massaged. When manipulations such as pressing are conducted, one should exert strength step by step to, so much the better, get the feeling of qi manifested as soreness and distension at the channels and points. The hand and the skin of the treated area should be kept dry when rubbing or scrubbing manipulations are performed. Toilet powder or a kind of proper media may be applied if there is sweat. The strength exerted should be appropriate; the manipulation should give one a feeling of local warmth. Violent strength and prolonged rubbing or scrubbing should be avoided lest the skin be injured. Self-massage is usually performed twice a day, in the morning and evening, 20-30 minute each time.

At the initial stage of self-massage, general fatigue, especially aching-pain in the manipulating hand, may occur after massage. Those are the normal phenomena occurring only because of inadaptability of one’s physical; strength to it. The discomforts may disappear naturally so long as one perseveres in ding the self-massage, which is called “self-exercise” in the traditional Chinese doctrine of health preservation and protection, and becomes skillful in manipulation, powerful in strength and fruitful in attainments. On the contrary, one may feel warm all over, light-hearted and cheerful. Further more, one can, after some self exercises, select points at any part of the body for self-massage and will not abstain from selection of some effective points on hesitancy of “impossibility to reach the points”, provided that the motor function of the joints of the upper extremities is basically normal.

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Application of drugs on foot

Herbal paste: Prescription fresh plant herbs may be pounded to directly prepare a paste. Dry herbal powder may be mixed with alcohol, vinegar, egg white or honey to prepare a paste for application over the reflection areas or acupoints in an even thickness and shape the same as the reflection areas to produce a long-lasting therapeutic effect by the slow absorption of the herbs.

Herbal ointment: Prescription herbal powder is evenly mixed with an recipient and fried in a pot to prepare an ointment for application over the reflecting areas or acupoints of the foot.
Herbal ointment is easily spread and affixed to the skin, and the herbal ingredients in the ointment are easily absorbed through the skin.

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