In January 2020 Harmony published 5000 copies of its first book titled ‘Reflexology: Theory and Practice’ (ISBN 978-984-34-7778-1). The book is authored jointly by SyedaShahida Sultana and AmitabhaBhattacharjee, who donated their royalty to Harmony for the purpose of research on Reflexology and promotion of the method among the marginalized people of the country. The book appeared in EkusheBoimelaof 2020 at Dhaka, where publishing house ‘Creative Dhaka’ was the distributor.
The book has four chapters. Description of Reflexology, History of scientific evolution and Rational from the perspective of individuals and sector formed content of the first chapter. The second one contains theories about how Reflexology works, instructions for application in prevention and control of diseases by maintaining safety and efficacy, and answers to FAQs about Reflexology. Pictorial description of the reflex points is presented in Chapter 3 to help readers finding those easily. The 4th chapter contains definition of health, root causes of diseases and general guidelines for life style modification.
Based on a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS) and Harmony on 12 October 2019, publication of the book was sponsored by an exploratory research project titled ‘Reducing Dietary Related Risks associated with Non-Communicable Diseases in Bangladesh (RDRNCD)’. The project was funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada and led by CNRS in association with Institute of Nutrition and food science, Department of Sociology and Department of Public Administration of University of Dhaka; Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI); University of Manitoba, Canada and Channel-I.