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ICR COUNTRY COORDINATORS

ICR is reaching around the world with an initiative to have an ICR Coordinator in all countries where reflexology is practiced. This large team of country representatives now totals 54 coordinators with more countries joining each day.

These representatives are the first-line of contact to ICR within their respective countries. They support ICR in organizational tasks, in the coverage of social media and public relations in their languages, and in the development of networks and partnerships with national and regional reflexology institutions in their country. 

 Although they come from different cultures and continents, they all share the same goal of bringing reflexologists together and creating a worldwide network that will allow reflexology to go further and help reflexologists around the world.

 This project started in 2020 after World Reflexology Week and the pilot project was developed together with several Ibero-American countries. Today, a year later, this project includes reflexologists from all over the world. The 4 official languages are English, French, Portuguese and Spanish and all countries are allocated into groups according to time zone and language.

 To learn more, visit our Country Coordinators page.

2022 ICR WORD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK

Are you planning to Celebrate ICR WRW ?

WRW 2022 will be from the 19th to the 25th of September.

It will be a week dedicated to reflexology with the commitment of “Keeping Reflexologists Around the World in Touch”.

We encourage the participation of everyone – reflexologists, teacher associations, academie, students etc. Instead of a mega event, why not create local events, supported by ICR and its Country Coordinators, because together we can promote greater public awareness of reflexology around the globe.

You may promoting Reflexology through conferences, local lectures, discounted sessions and free mini-sessions and open days to various groups and volunteer associations – in hundreds of localities and hopefully, in a neighborhood near you.

If you can plan at least one activity and schedule it sometime during the last week of September, you can be part of this global awareness.

To help promote World Reflexology Week, ICR has developed a package that will help you create and market your event.

Please remember to include the ICR WRW logo on your promotional material for your event.

Do you know that WRW was the brain child of ICR President, Bill Flocco, who developed the program including all the information, graphics and handouts. In 1999 the Governor of the State of Hawaii proclaimed the last full week of September as World Reflexology Week.

Now 23 years later this ICR initiative continues to be celebrated by organisations and individuals around the globe.

DR. J. MANZANARES MD, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF REFLEXOLOGISTS (ICR),

INTERNATIONAL STUDY OF THE RESPONSE TO FOOT REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH COPD

HYPOTHESIS OF THE STUDY.
If using stimulation of reflex zones in the foot it is possible to improve the pO2 levels in the blood of patients with:
– COPD (chronic bronchitis, emphysema, …)
– Post-COVID lung sequelae

METHODOLOGY AND MATERIALS
1.  Selection of patients who meet the criteria for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The clinical data collected in a report (Annex 1) will be sent to the      director of the research program via email: Dr. J. Manzanares drjmanzanares@gmail.com, for admission to the program.
2. Digital oximeter.
3. Metallic stimulator: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00AYESVTY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
4. Stimulation of the pulmonary reflex zone (Annex 2).
5. Level of pressure in the reflex zone sufficient to cause a pain level number 6 on the facial pain scale (video annex 3)
6. Stimulation time 7 minutes on each foot, once a week. Total sessions 6. Only the reflex zone determined in annex 2 will be stimulated.
7. Stimulation should be done at least 2 hours after a copious meal.
8. The patient should measure the O2 levels on the 3rd finger of his right hand using an Oximeter (after rubbing his hands for 1 minute) 3 times a day:
     – The wake-up.
     – Before lunch.
     – Before dinner.
    Record the results obtained and send them to the data collection center.
9. If the patient is being treated with O2 at home (for example, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.). the most relevant O2 measurement in these cases will be taken                   before starting O2 treatment.
10. The data will be transferred to Microsoft © Excel version 16.50 and later analyzed using the SPSS statistical package, to obtain the statistical conclusions of the         hypothesis.

Email: drjmanzanares@gmail.com

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DR. J. MANZANARES MD., EN COLABORACION CON INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF REFLEXOLOGISTS (ICR)
ESTUDIO INTERNACIONAL DE LA RESPUESTA AL TRATAMIENTO REFLEXOLOGICO PODAL EN PACIENTES CON EPOC.

HIPOTESIS DEL ESTUDIO

Si utilizando estimulación de zonas reflejas en el pie se consigue mejorar de los niveles de pO2 en sangre de pacientes con:
– EPOC (bronquitis crónica, enfisema, …)
– Secuelas pulmonares post-COVID

METODOLOGIA Y MATERIALES
1. Selección de pacientes que reúnan los criterios de EPOC (enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica). Los datos clínicos recogidos en un informe (anexo 1) serán enviados al director de programa de investigación vía email: Dr. J. Manzanares drjmanzanares@gmail.com, para su admisión al programa.
2. Oxímetro digital.
3. Estimulador metálico: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00AYESVTY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
4. Estimulación de la zona refleja pulmonar (anexo 2).
5. Nivel de presión en la zona refleja suficiente como para provocar un nivel de dolor numero 6 en la escala facial de dolor (anexo video 3)
6. Tiempo de estimulación 7 minutos en cada pie, una vez a la semana. Total de sesiones 6. Sólo será estimulada la zona refleja determinada en el anexo 2.
7. La estimulación debe de ser efectuada mínimo 2 h después de una comida copiosa.
8. El paciente debe medir mediante un Oxímetro los niveles de O2 en el 3 dedo de su mano derecha (después de haberse frotado las manos durante 1 minuto) 3 veces al día:
– Al despertarse.
– Antes de la comida del medio día.
– Antes de la cena.
Anotar los resultados obtenidos y enviarlos al centro de recopilación de datos.
9. Si el paciente está en tratamiento con O2 domiciliario (por ejemplo, de 18.00 a 08.00). la medición de O2 más relevante en estos casos será la toma antes de iniciar el tratamiento con O2.
10. Los datos serán trasladados a Microsoft© Excel versión 16.50 y posteriormente analizados utilizando el paquete estadístico SPSS, para obtener las conclusiones estadísticas de la hipótesis.

drjmanzanares@gmail.com

ICR ONLINE TEACHER CONFERENCES

ICR continues to keep reflexologists around the world in touch through our online Teacher Conferences.  To date we have hosted 4 online Teacher Conferences in English, Spanish and French.  The teachers participating in the meetings represent more than 25 countries.

If you are a teacher and want to be part of this exciting initiative join ICR today as a Teacher Member.