Reflexology - The Holistic Approach To Your Healing

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Reflexology - The Holistic Approach To Your Healing

Reflexology is an ancient treatment dating back almost 5000 years, when certain types of pressure therapy has been practiced in Egypt, India, China and Japan. An Egyptian mural was found in a tomb of a physician at Saqqara, which shows patients treated from their feet and hands. This method of pressure treatment is based on the study of certain reflexes in the feet that correspond to different areas of the body.

Reflexology is practiced today because it has been found that pressure and reflex stimulation relieves pain and stress. Practitioners have found that the pressure from fingers and thumbs to certain areas of the feet and hands, has therapeutic results in the corresponding organs of the body. That is why reflexology is based on the idea that certain reflexes in the hands and feet of the human body correspond to organs, glands and other body parts.

The aim of this holistic approach is to relieve stress and muscle tension, to promote natural healing processes of the body, to improve blood circulation and supply, to promote balance, equilibrium and homeostasis of the body, to unblock nerve and energy pathways in the body, to cleanse and remove deadly toxins from the body, to revitalize the body and boost productivity.

Reflexology is also known as "zone therapy" which assumes that parts of the body are represented in the feet and hands and applying pressure on certain areas of the feet and hands will stimulate blood circulation, energy and nutrients for the corresponding areas in the body resulting in stress relief and pain relief in these areas.

Reflexologists claim that most of the problems and issues related to health is due to stress and tension. Reflexology is not intended to diagnose or treat a person for a particular medical problem or disease. It is done to promote health and is like an exercise or even a diet program. The practice of reflexology should help relieve stress.

Reflexologists work the reflex areas of the hands and feet, this triggers the release of tension in the corresponding body zone and has an overall balance / a calming effect on organs and glands. Reflexology is not painful and the physician must be experienced and well trained in the art of massaging the feet and hands. Today, people turn to reflexology treatment to help with the following conditions:

Digestive disorders
Insomnia
Headaches & Migraines
Arthritis
Hormonal imbalances
Injuries caused by sports
Backache

As an alternative therapy, reflexology is becoming as popular as acupuncture and Indian head massage. This is because people have found that it promotes relaxation, reduces pain, soothes the feet and even promotes healing. Because it is also known to be used in palliative or postoperative care, cancer patients tend to use reflexology as a complementary or alternative therapy. However, Reflexology cannot substitute any type of medical treatment. This is because there is no scientific proof or evidence of its medicinal value.

Reflexology is a holistic treatment and natural therapy that activates and supports the healing processes and mechanisms of the human body in a natural way. Its non-invasive and has become a well accepted and recognized complementary treatment.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 0000-00-00