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How Does Reflexology Work?

Aug 17, 2007
Reflexology is a method of treatment wherein pressure is applied on various parts of body, particularly on the hands and feet, which are believed to be linked to other specific parts of the body such as the ears. In the science of reflexology, it is believed that energy is constantly circulating between the organs and every living cell in the human body and when such energy is blocked, crystals develop in the reflex zones (e.g. hands, feet and ears). These areas where crystals are developed are the also the very same sources of pain. Reflexologists apply pressure on that area in order to ease the soreness. The reflexologist employs guided methods of treatment and once these blocked energies are eliminated, one can feel invigorated once again.

One common illness that reflexology has been seen as one of the effective methods of treatment is tension headache. People who have been suffering this ailment can attest to the effectiveness of reflexology in easing the pain. Although one can feel quite a sting once the pressure is applied on the affected area, it will gradually disappear.

Another use for reflexology is when one wants to undergo the natural process of detoxification. We all know that unfavorable toxins are common and may even spread rampantly. Toxins may be found in food, in bath soaps and even in the air we breathe. Combine these toxins with stress, even and more toxins build up in our bodies. The human body has four organs that can help remove these toxins namely the colon, lungs, skin and kidneys. However, our bodies have so many toxins that those which the body have not been able to purge in a day, are mostly likely to go to the weakest organ. When these toxins remain in our system that is when we go down with sickness or illness.

To relieve stress is another common use for reflexology. In a society that depends heavily on prescription or "traditional" drugs, many have the urge to at least try other "alternatives". Reflexology is one of these alternative options and many have attested to its effectiveness.

Reflexology can also help improve blood circulation. It can also be an immune and nervous system stimulator. People with allergies, acid reflux, PMS, migraines, chronic sinus problems, menopause, fertility problems, depression, insomnia and even arthritis verify that reflexology has helped reduce their bouts with these health problems.

Given these testimonies, one cannot help but be encouraged to try reflexology out. Why not? If it has proven, time and again, that it can help numerous people it may also help you too.
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Scott Meyers is a staff writer for Its Entirely Natural, a resource for helping you achieve a naturally healthy body, mind, and spirit. You may contact our writers through the web site. Follow this link for more information on Reflexology.
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