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Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA) is a diagnosis and treatment system that uses the foundation of acupuncture and natural nutrition to help people with a wide variety of ailments. A person who comes to a specialist with a chiropractic problem such as a sore back or a bruised muscle may consider Contact Reflex Analysis as an alternative method of treatment. CRA does not involve the administration of medication, which is similar to most traditional chiropractic practices. Therefore, CRA is best suitable for people who do not want to take prescription pain pills or over-the-counter medications to treat their pain.
Contact Reflex Analysis Is an Old Practice
Acupuncture is an old Chinese healing system that practitioners base on a pressure point system. Practitioners believe that the body operates off certain pressure points. These pressure points mark the spots where a special energetic force flows to other parts of the body. Practitioners believe that physical diseases and mental diseases occur when the flow of energy becomes blocked. They use needles to stimulate the pressure points in the body and initiate the natural flow of energies. Acupuncturists use their needles to restore balance in a patient.
Contact Reflex Analysis has a concept that is similar to Chinese acupuncture, and it uses nine major points. Each special point on the body represents a patient's internal organs or functions. For example, two spots underneath the left and right eyes would represent a person's allergy reflexes. A point over the right breast would represent the person's metabolic reflex. The master heart reflex is an area on the bottom half of the neck, and the blood quality reflex is about two to three inches underneath the master heart reflex. The circulation reflex is located directly to the right of the right armpit, and the hemoglobin reflex is to the right of the circulation reflex. The virus and yeast reflexes are located in the belly button area.
Other reflexes that exist are the brain reflexes, gut reflex, towers meridian reflex, parotid reflex, environmental allergies reflex, arthritic reflex, and the thyroid and adrenal gland reflexes.
The CRA practice has two parts to it: diagnosis and personalized health improvement program. The analysis does not involve the use of needles. Instead, the practitioner applies pressure to the major reflex points with his fingers. The patient will extend his or her arms outward while the practitioner is conducting the analysis. The patient's arm will act as a circuit breaker for the energy that surges through his or her body. The patient's reaction to the practitioner's pressure will disclose a deficiency in a specific area. For example, a person with a chiropractic problem might "fail" the osteoarthritis test.
A failed test occurs when a patient's arm drops because of too much or too little electricity surging through the body in the area that controls bone and joint function. The practitioner can create a diagnosis from failed reflex tests.
Part Two: The Personalized Health Improvement Program
CRA practitioners do not administer medications. They use a holistic approach that involves developing a nutritional plan that will help a sick person to recover from an illness. Practitioners rarely use vitamins in their PHI plans. Since many of the synthetic vitamins are derived from unnatural sources, CRA specialists take the natural route. They tell their patients to use natural sources of vitamins such as from fruits and vegetables. CRA practitioners can create natural supplements to accommodate any deficiency that one of the patients has. The person may also recommend additional dietary changes or routines for the client.
How a CRA Specialist Would Treat Osteoarthritis
The previous paragraph mentioned failed osteoarthritis test. A CRA specialist would "prescribe" a patient with natural sources of calcium, vitamin E, vitamin C and such supplements. Natural sources of vitamin C include oranges, grapefruit, bananas and pineapples. Natural sources of calcium include collard greens, almonds and baked beans. A few natural sources of vitamin E are spinach, mango, walnuts, tomatoes and various nuts. A CRA practitioner would develop supplements that come from the natural elements that were previously stated.
One of the downfalls of accepting traditional medical treatment for chiropractic issues is possible pain pill addiction. CRA only uses natural healing methods. Therefore, a person who heals from CRA may end up healthier than someone who sees a chiropractor who does not practice CRA. Some specialists claim to have 90 percent effectiveness rates. The choice to seek help with a Contact Reflex Analysis specialist falls on the patient. A new patient could try an initial exam with a Contact Reflex Analysis specialist and then decide whether he or she believes in the practice or not. Contact Reflex Analysis could very well be a highly viable practice from which many people will benefit.
Alternatives to CRA
If a person decides to try contact reflex analysis and they find that they do not get better with just vitamins that they get from their diet, they can still try some very good alternatives such as Chiropractic treatment and Massage therapy. They do not need to go straight to the pharmaceutical drugs that a normal medical doctor is likely to prescribe them. I do know of one Massage therapist that has studied CRA and definitely has an open mind about it. His clinic is Gravite Massage Center and it is in Moncton, Canada