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-The world is flowing over by "​definitions"​ of reflexology. Most organisations and significant teachers have their own. This is a problem when it comes to research. The conclusion of a study will not gain support from other studies that is based on other definitions. Making [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Meta-analysis|meta analysis]] comparing apples and bananas will never be useful. Also when it comes to regulation the variety of definitions makes things difficult. Both for governments,​ schools, organisations and practitioners. ​The clients will be the victims.+The world is flowing over by "​definitions"​ of reflexology. Most organisations and significant teachers have their own. This is a problem when it comes to research. The conclusion of a study will not gain support from other studies that is based on other definitions. Making [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Meta-analysis|meta analysis]] comparing apples and bananas will never be useful. Also when it comes to regulation the variety of definitions makes things difficult. Both for governments,​ schools, organisations and practitioners. ​Both clients ​and practitioners ​will be the victims. ​
  
-But the problem is even more severe. Lots of the "​definitions"​ are not really definitions. They are more political or promotional statements, telling that I/we do things in a specific way. If British governments states that cars should be driving on the left side of the road, it is not a definition of driving, but a rule for a given domainLots of "​definitions"​ of reflexology are in reality such a rule and not a definition, even if it clame to be a definition.+But the problem is even more severe. Lots of the "​definitions"​ are not really definitions. They are more political or promotional statements, telling that I/we do things in a specific way. They have been used in dispuets about who are the best practitionersA statement does not become ​a definition ​just because someone claims ​it to be one. Some can also be viewed as rules for an organisation
  
-This initiative ​is done to increase the quality of the "​definitions"​ used around the worldThe hope is that some time in the future ​there can be formulated a definition that can gain world wide consensus among practitioners.+ At this time the initiative ​consists of two approaches. 
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 +  - Gain support for a set of axioms for reflexology among prominent reflexologists worldwide. 
 +  - Create awareness among reflexologists about “definitions”,​ so that over time the people behind them can increase the quality of themOr eventually label them as something else than “definition” if it has another intention. 
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 +In the future, reflexology terminology might be included
  
 You might also find Christine Issel'​s [[http://​reflexology-usa.org/​information/​downloads-online-resources/​defining-reflexology/​|text]] about this issue interesting. You might also find Christine Issel'​s [[http://​reflexology-usa.org/​information/​downloads-online-resources/​defining-reflexology/​|text]] about this issue interesting.
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