Posted on Jul 27, 2007 | Comments 0
Tired with stiff nerves on the hands, feet and ears?
Reflexology is a great remedial practice of stimulating nerves on the hands, feet and ears to affect the corresponding parts of the body.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy. It works on the feet to help heal your whole body not just the prevailing symptoms.
Working of reflexology:
When pressure applied to the feet, it generates a signal through the peripheral nervous system. From there it proceeds to the central nervous system where it is progressed in various parts of the brain.
Then it is passed on to the internal organs to allocate the necessary adjustments in oxygen and fuel.
Finally the created response is sent onto the motor system. This response adjusts your body’s tone or overall tension level.
The most common type of reflexology is foot reflexology. The main focus is on stimulating and massaging reflex zones on the feet that are supposed to be connected to the other parts of the body.
Benefits of reflexology:
It is a natural non-invasive therapy. The main aim of reflexology is to help restore and maintain you body’s natural equilibrium. Many users of reflexology report feelings of well-being and progress in a wide variety of ailments and conditions.
Reflexology works effective for some problems like:
- Digestive disorders
- Back pain
- Hormonal imbalance
- Stress related conditions
- Lowers blood pressure
- Sleep disorders
- Migraines and headaches
- Sport injuries
- Bed wetting
- Improves circulation of blood and nerve supply
- Boost the immune system functions
- Respiratory problems
- Relief for sinus sufferers from congestion
- Removes unhealthy blockages
- Increases the ability to concentrate
- Improving self-confidence
- Increase spiritual awareness
- Menopausal problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Skin problems
- Depression and anxiety
This therapy helps to prevent possible problems from emerging. It brings about greater unity of mind, body and spirit and also acts as an excellent form of relaxation.
Criticisms of reflexology:
- No scientific study has proven the reflexology as a medical treatment.
- There is no proof that there is any link or connection between the areas of the feet and hands stimulated in reflexology and other areas of the body.
- Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.
Don’t take this therapy during the first three months of pregnancy. Before taking reflexology it is very important to inform to your health care provider of any treatment you are receiving.
Inform to your doctor if you have a health problem like kidney stones, diabetes, high blood pressure, foot injury, blood clots, or thyroid disease.
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