Reflexologist gets to the foot of the matter

Full story: NewsTimes.com

To Sherry Bergstrom, feet are more than appendages that people stand upon or use to get from one place to another.

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Uconn Sally

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Sounds like VooDoo to me!
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Please folks, don't waste your money or your health on this nonsense. It is totally worthless. I'm sure Sherry Bergstrom is a nice person, but she has been ripped off by that Baltimore school.

I'm willing to bet that some other deluded person is going to say "don't criticize what you don't understand." But you see, I do understand. Medical quackery has been practiced for thousands of years. If you don't have faith in your current physician, find another, but please don't spend a nickel on "alternative" medicine. Most of these "alternatives" have been tested thoroughly by many groups of researchers. Oh now your going to say "they're all in the pockets of the big drug companies." Predictable.

Some people don't want to learn how the world actually works, they just want to believe in gossip and rumors. It's really sad.:-(
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Actually, just the opposite is true. The reason alternative medicine isn't accepted in the USA is because no one is interested in researching it. A lot of alternative medicine has its roots in eastern practices, which they have been doing for thousands of years.

So, you go ahead and put your faith in pharmaceuticals, aka poison, and let the rest of us us alternative medicine with good results.
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As a emeical physician I am offended that that a newspaper would print such a favorabel article abotut his type of junk healing. When will you people learn that when you promote these types of charlatans you are responsible for delaying effective medical treatment? When a person goes to snake oil salesmen such as this they are putting their lives in their hands by not first seeking treatment by a reputable, science based, medical doctors. The News-Times should be held accountable for putting their readers lives in jeopardy by promoting dangerous treatments such as this. Only a medical doctor should treat people's ailments and if they feel this type of thinkis needed then they can make a safe referral. Seeing an untrained person such as this crook without a medical referral is dangerous.
Not Science

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I meant "medical" physician. I am so outraged I typed too fast without checking spelling!
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What exactly is an "emeical" physician? I tried looking it up but it doesn't appear to be a word. Is this a new branch of medicine? Maybe you should write to the News Times so they can print a "favorabel" article about your type of medicine. I'd love to learn more about it.

As for alternative medicine, there are many proven cases where it works. And the article does say that this particular type of therapy does not cure the problem, but relieves the symptoms.
Not Science wrote:
As a emeical physician I am offended that that a newspaper would print such a favorabel article abotut his type of junk healing. When will you people learn that when you promote these types of charlatans you are responsible for delaying effective medical treatment? When a person goes to snake oil salesmen such as this they are putting their lives in their hands by not first seeking treatment by a reputable, science based, medical doctors. The News-Times should be held accountable for putting their readers lives in jeopardy by promoting dangerous treatments such as this. Only a medical doctor should treat people's ailments and if they feel this type of thinkis needed then they can make a safe referral. Seeing an untrained person such as this crook without a medical referral is dangerous.
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you should stick to what is important, like the safety of the public, which clearly is at risk when these types of charlatans get promoted in the newspaper. We have chiropractors calling themselves "doctors", we have massage therapists managing pain, we have podiatrists doing surgery, we have optomotrists writing prescriptions, we have people rubbing feet to treat health conditions, we have nurses performing physican level procedures, and we have to much advertising about vitamins actually curing diseases (without enough mention of the serious dangers they can pose). This is what is wrong with amercian health care. We have eliminated the primary care physician from total control and as a result people are in danger, money is being wasted by giving it to people with no training, real medical conditions are going undiagnosed, back crackers are posing as "doctors" and seriously injuring people, and vitamins being promoted as safe and effective. The poor innocent public is being confused and is in danger. That's what is important here. Complete and total control over patient care and health should be in the hands of primary care medical physicians.
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What exactly is an "emeical" physician? I tried looking it up but it doesn't appear to be a word. Is this a new branch of medicine? Maybe you should write to the News Times so they can print a "favorabel" article about your type of medicine. I'd love to learn more about it.
As for alternative medicine, there are many proven cases where it works. And the article does say that this particular type of therapy does not cure the problem, but relieves the symptoms.
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Not Science wrote:
you should stick to what is important, like the safety of the public, which clearly is at risk when these types of charlatans get promoted in the newspaper. We have chiropractors calling themselves "doctors", we have massage therapists managing pain, we have podiatrists doing surgery, we have optomotrists writing prescriptions, we have people rubbing feet to treat health conditions, we have nurses performing physican level procedures, and we have to much advertising about vitamins actually curing diseases (without enough mention of the serious dangers they can pose). This is what is wrong with amercian health care. We have eliminated the primary care physician from total control and as a result people are in danger, money is being wasted by giving it to people with no training, real medical conditions are going undiagnosed, back crackers are posing as "doctors" and seriously injuring people, and vitamins being promoted as safe and effective. The poor innocent public is being confused and is in danger. That's what is important here. Complete and total control over patient care and health should be in the hands of primary care medical physicians.
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Good grief, get over yourself.

I am a licensed MT and I do treat pain very successfully. In fact, I have treated a young lady who fell and her right leg turned out and back when she landed. After months of therapy, an orthopedic surgeon who didn't know what the problem was, she found me. I took away her pain in minutes, the problem was her sartorius (pretty obvious listening to her describe the pain). So while her physician, ortho surgeon, and PTs couldn't help - I COULD. No her doctor did not refer her to me, and told her it would be a waste of time to get a massage. Guess what, she comes to see me once a month and switched to a doctor who doesn't think he is GOD. That is just one example, I have hundreds more.

When doctors start caring more, spend more than 5 minutes with a patient, and stop prescribing a pill for every problem, maybe people would start trusting doctors a little more.
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Massage therapy is a complete waste of time and money, her medical doctor was correct. There is no scientific evidence that it does any good. Just another non-scientific modality that tricks people into paying their hard earned money, giving them false hope, and delays appropriate medical diagnosis' and treatment. A massage therapists sdhould never touch a patient without first obtaining the approval and prescription from a licensed medical physician. And then that physician should have his head examined for referring to non scientific provider. If an orthopedist and PT cannot fix the problem then the patient is better left untreated or else they run the risk of further injury and harm by seeing unqualified people.

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<quoted text>Good grief, get over yourself.
I am a licensed MT and I do treat pain very successfully. In fact, I have treated a young lady who fell and her right leg turned out and back when she landed. After months of therapy, an orthopedic surgeon who didn't know what the problem was, she found me. I took away her pain in minutes, the problem was her sartorius (pretty obvious listening to her describe the pain). So while her physician, ortho surgeon, and PTs couldn't help - I COULD. No her doctor did not refer her to me, and told her it would be a waste of time to get a massage. Guess what, she comes to see me once a month and switched to a doctor who doesn't think he is GOD. That is just one example, I have hundreds more.
When doctors start caring more, spend more than 5 minutes with a patient, and stop prescribing a pill for every problem, maybe people would start trusting doctors a little more.
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Sherry - Please move to Florida where you would be appreciated. I've had reflexology in the past, and I couldn't get over the difference that it made in me.Due to another medical problem, I'm scheduled for a couple of treatments this week..Bless you and ignore all of the other comments.
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This sounds like voodoo science that might do more harm than good. I wonder if Tom Cruise endorses this?
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And...She doesn't look like she's very flexible to me.
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I admire you Sherry, for having the guts to take on a whole new field of work like that.
I completely support "alternative" medicine, and have found that my loved ones have been negatively affected by the classic medical industry and vastly helped by alternative treatments, myself included.
Doctors [mostly] work AGAINST the body's natural inclination to heal itself, and fail to address logical and safe treatments, preferring instead the easy solution of prescribing medicine.
Why people feel the need to act like reflexology is going to kill you, is crazy!
Thanks, Sherry!
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Oh and PS, Valentine's Day is coming up, so I hope you all aren't giving your loved ones foot massages.

Who knows the havoc that thoughtless gesture could wreak!
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Allopathic doctors who think they are God are the danger! I would love to know who "Not Science" is so that I could stay as far away as possible!
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Not Science wrote:
Massage therapy is a complete waste of time and money, her medical doctor was correct. There is no scientific evidence that it does any good. Just another non-scientific modality that tricks people into paying their hard earned money, giving them false hope, and delays appropriate medical diagnosis' and treatment. A massage therapists sdhould never touch a patient without first obtaining the approval and prescription from a licensed medical physician. And then that physician should have his head examined for referring to non scientific provider. If an orthopedist and PT cannot fix the problem then the patient is better left untreated or else they run the risk of further injury and harm by seeing unqualified people.
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If her medical doctor was correct, then why didn't he KNOW what to do for her instead of leaving her in pain for over 6 months? The symptoms spelled out clearly what was wrong, why couldn't anyone else figure it out?

I say get rid of quack doctors who don't know anything, quit sending people to PTs who don't know what they are doing (before you bash me on this, I am talking about the bad PTs who don't help anyone, not the wonderful PTs who are a godsend to many), and stop the surgeons who are performing way too many unneeded surgeries.

Go see your MT, accupuncturist, reflexologist, chiropractor, or anyone else not schooled in western medicine if you want to truly heal your body.
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It always cracks me up how these crackpots swear by third world medicine. They are "third world" countries because they put their faith in quackery and superstition.
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AAnon wrote:
It always cracks me up how these crackpots swear by third world medicine. They are "third world" countries because they put their faith in quackery and superstition.
Perhaps a brain massage will raise your IQ.
How do we pull it out of your azz?
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Oh please, they are not third world countries because of their type of medicine, it is LACK of basic needs such as sanitation, adequate food, clean water, etc.

Most of Europe uses massage as part of their health care. I suppose you consider Germany to be a third world country too.

If you really think that treating the human body with poison is better than assisting it in healing naturally, then go along your merry deluded way my friend.
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Lisa wrote:
Oh and PS, Valentine's Day is coming up, so I hope you all aren't giving your loved ones foot massages.
Who knows the havoc that thoughtless gesture could wreak!
It's not the feet that get messaged on Valentines Day.

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