Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Power of Touch Through Reflexology

We all suffer with some health problems that often requires a physician care, but throughout the medical field a new way of dealing with pain has taken over in rapid speed. This method is called Reflexology.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and many ailments.

Reflexologists work from maps of predefined pressure points that are located on the hands and feet. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the respective foot or hand location.

The chart below sows where to press to relieve the pain the patient may be suffering from.

Benefits of Reflexology


Reflexology promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body and encouraging the flow of blood. In the process, reflexology not only quells the sensation of pain, but relieves the source of the pain as well.

Actually reflexologists claim success in the treatment of a variety of conditions and injuries. One condition is fibromyalgia. People with this disease are encouraged to undergo reflexology therapy to alleviate any of a number of chronic bowel syndromes associated with the condition. Frequent brief sessions of reflexology therapy are also recommended as an alternative to drug therapy for controlling the muscle pain associated with fibromyalgia and for relieving difficult breathing caused by tightness in the muscles of the patients neck and throat.

Baby Reflexology


Children benefit also from this therapeutic massage. By using baby cream massage the child's feet, hands, back & legs. This will relieve any pressure they may be feeling making them more alert and energized.

Reflexology applied properly can alleviate allergy symptoms, as well as stress, back pain, and chronic fatigue. The techniques of reflexology can be performed conveniently on the hand in situations where a session on the feet is not practical, although the effectiveness of limited hand therapy is less pronounced than with the foot pressure therapy.

My son Sammy suffered from extreme headaches throughout his illness and I used to put clothes pins on all his ten fingertips for 5 minutes. Once I removed them he did not have anymore pain...instant cure with no medications.

1 comment:

  1. interesting, I've never tried it but heard of it before...