Karen Teagarden has more than 14 years of experience as a reflexologist, teacher, and writer. As a nationally certified reflexologist, she assisted both Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Methodist Hospital and Clinics in Minneapolis, Minn. in starting complementary care programs for cancer patients. They use reflexology  at the bedside in the hospital and during chemotherapy treatments in the clinics. While at Methodist Hospital, Teagarden initiated and supervised the Reflexology Intern Program and wrote the manual for interns. She has also written articles about reflexology for local magazines and industry periodicals, and she recently completed the Complementary Therapy Workbook to assist cancer patients in facing the emotional, mental, and spiritual issues not addressed by the medical teams.