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Everyday Foot Zoning as a Mother

Everyday Foot Zoning as a Mother

I share a lot of dramatic stories on this blog, but most of the time foot zoning is like it was today.

My son stayed home from school today because he didn’t feel well. He had swollen red eyes and felt a little achy. We put some ionized silver in his red eyes…Continue Reading

Asthma Attack

Asthma Attack

I was serving in a primary presidency (someone in charge of the children in the congregation) at my local church. We had planned an activity for the children after school. Immediately after school the children raced the short distance from the school to the church. As the children came into the gym of the church, one girl seemed…Continue Reading

Sariah’s Seizures

Sariah’s Seizures

Sariah was three when she had her first seizure. We were having fun doing summersaults as a family down the hallway. On one of Sariah’s rotations she landed hard on her back, cried out in pain, and within seconds started seizing. All of us watched, shocked. Because my father has epilepsy I was able to remain calm,…Continue Reading

Not What I Expected

Not What I Expected

Foot zoning, for me, was a life-changer. 

I originally looked into “foot-what?” to see if it could help our toddler with his chronic ear infections. We had tried everything we knew to try, and nothing was working.

When I took him to the foot zoner, he was a sober, slow-to-smile and…Continue Reading

Vaccinating my children

Vaccinating my children

Vaccines are a controversial subject within the holistic health world and the purpose of this post is not to push an agenda. I believe each person should make that decision for their own family.

Personally, I feel that it is a wonderful thing that we no longer have to worry about awful childhood illnesses like polio. So, I always vaccinated my…Continue Reading

Colicky Baby

Colicky Baby

There is no greater joy than a new child. I know from my own experience that colicky children can mask that joy in sleepless nights, frazzled nerves, and uncertainty. Because of this, I share the following story in hopes that it may help parents fully experience the joy a child can bring. This experience is when I…Continue Reading

An injury at the beach or something else…

I love Saturdays in Hawaii. We often spend part of the day lounging on the beach and playing in the water. My children’s new favorite game is riding on a tube together while catching the waves. Wipeouts like the one in the video happen frequently. In this video I happened to catch my youngest, Isaac, getting hurt. If you watch carefully, you can see him emerging from the water and grabbing his neck. Soon after the wipeout Isaac began to complain of a sore neck. I spent the remainder of the outing in the calm waters with him lounging in the tube. When we arrived at home he continued to not feel well and asked me for a foot zone. I love it when my children ask me for a foot zone.

I proceeded to foot zone Isaac, thinking I would need to work his neck muscles and maybe focus on aligning his back. As I worked the first and second areas of the foot zone, most of of the signals on Isaac’s feet felt sore to him. Since this kind of response is usually typical of sickness, not injury, I thought that seemed a little odd.

The third area of a foot zone is where we treat the back and neck. As I moved into this area, I learned that the lymphs in the back were tender but the muscles on the neck were better than I expected. My last clue came when I moved to the bottom of his foot and hit the thymus signal. The thymus regulates the immune system. When this signal is off, the body is usually dealing with a virus. Isaac’s thymus signal felt crunchy, a clear indication of a problem. My suspicions were confirmed. Isaac was dealing with more than just a strained neck. I came to the conclusion that he probably had a virus and not a serious neck injury. Sure enough, within an hour of receiving a foot zone, Isaac had a low-grade fever. Did the foot zone heal the virus? Unfortunately, in this case, no. It helped, but a foot zone is not always a quick fix. I am just thankful I knew the reason he wasn’t feeling good. No damage to his neck, just a 24-hour virus.