Alternative Health Tip: Reflexology Know How it Works

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What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of therapy that focuses primarily on the feet.

How does reflexology?

The underlying theory of reflexology is that there are "reflex" areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other body parts.

For example:

• tip of the toes reflect the head

• heart and chest around the ball of the foot

• liver, pancreas, and kidney are in the arch foot

• lower back and the small intestine in heels

This concept is further practiced by physiotherapist Eunice Ingham into the modern practice of reflection.

Practitioners believe that by putting pressure on reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through the energy pathways.

Dr. William H. Fitzgerald, an ENT physician, introduced the concept of "zone therapy" in 1915.

Eunice Ingram, physiotherapist of America further developed this theory in 1930 which is now known as reflexology.

Scientific explanation is that the pressure may send signals to balance the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that can reduce pain and stress.