A brief introduction to reflexotherapy
The main objective of reflexotherapy is to eliminate toxins and stimulate functions throughout the body. The sole of the foot is among the areas where most reflex points are found. In fact the sole of the foot is like a map of the whole body. All organs and areas of the body have a reflex point on the sole of the foot, starting with the brain, continuing with the eyes, ears, thyroid gland, liver, stomach, lungs, colon, ovaries, kidneys, bladder, and pancreas and up to the duodenum.
The therapist specialized in reflexotherapy is massaging these reflex points on the soles of the feet to prevent certain diseases of these organs or to treat certain disorders of these organs. Thus reflexotherapy not only treats the disease or illness of certain organs, but also helps to treat the causes of the disease in order to reduce the chances of a recurrence.
What is reflexotherapy and how it works
Reflexotherapy is an alternative therapy that involves applying pressure to various points on the feet, hands and ears to support healing and improve health. It is a therapy based on the principle that every organ and system in the body is connected to these areas of the body in the soles, palms and ears.
By stimulating these reflex points, the organ that is targeted may have improved functions and can be healed or treated. If we take the example of massaging the soles of the feet, we have a series of reflex zones or points with different organs of the body. The tip of the thumb is associated with the head or brain area, the middle of the thumb is associated with the face and sinuses, the base of the thumb is associated with the jaw, teeth and gums, while the base of the little toe is associated with the throat.
We can continue by mentioning the outer lateral part of the sole which is associated with the arms, elbows, knees and legs, the central part of the sole is associated with the neck, brainstem, thymus, spine and bladder, while the lateral part of the ankle is reflex of the lower back, and the medial part of the ankle is reflex point for the lymph glands, fallopian tubes and groin area. Last but not least, the middle area of the upper part of the sole is associated with the lungs, thorax, breasts, waist or upper back.
Reflexotherapy works by applying a certain amount of pressure to the reflex points, which stimulates the nerves at that point. This result in a relaxation of the body and therefore positive effects on the body, such as properly regulated breathing, improved blood flow and a stronger immune system.
It is also said that reflexotherapy helps to restore the normal circulation of vital energy (Qi) in the body by reducing stress and releasing certain blockages in the body.
The main benefits of reflexotherapy
There are several benefits that the reflexotherapy procedure proposes. These include boosting immunity, recovering from colds or infections, combating sinus problems, medical recovery from back problems, increasing fertility, improving digestion, correcting hormonal imbalances, reducing joint pain or relieving peripheral neuropathy.