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Without modern medicines and medical science, how did our ancestors manage good health? One of the most common ancient treatments for the prevention and cure of diseases was ‘Foot reflexology.’
Read and understand what it was and how it worked.
Foot reflexology is an ancient system of preventive and curative therapy by massaging specific zones and points on foot.
It is a very ancient therapy, with its origin in China thousands of years ago. Some believe that reflexology has developed out of Europe. China gave foot massage to the world. Where ever the origin, humankind is blessed to have a simple and effective therapy at its disposal.
According to the reflexology belief, the whole body is divided into ten zones, and all these ten zones are represented in different parts of the feet.
The life energy qi gets blocked, and that results in various disorders and malfunctions of the body part. The stimulation of reflexological points on foot releases the blockage and allow the free flow of the qi throughout the body.
It is like we have tiny valves on the feet, which, when opened, the life energy surges through the body, and the ailments are flushed out. That is the theory if it has caught your imagination.
There are about 1500 nerve endings in the feet, and these are the stimulating points. The foot is immensely sensitive from the reflexology point of view. These nerves ending correspond with various parts of the body.
Foot therapy lasts about 45 minutes to one hour. Post foot therapy, one should drink lots of water because after the reflexology therapy, the body releases lots of toxins.
Out of the three reflexology (hand, foot, and ear), foot reflexology is considered to be the oldest and the most effective.
A therapist would do magic with foot therapy, but it can also be self-administered, with reasonably good results.
The foot reflexology has a dual role to play. It is a preventive therapy, trying to keep the disorders away. And at the same time, if an ailment strikes, it turns curative.
With thousands of practitioners and beneficiaries of this therapy, countless benefits are enumerated. But the most common and most experienced benefits are:
Yes! It is perfectly safe. It has no side effects or long-term complications. However, people suffering from any of the below-mentioned conditions should avoid foot reflexology:
After the foot reflexology:
Apart from these, there is no reported effect of foot massage. One should always drink lots of water after the foot reflexology to flush out the toxins.
A straightforward and efficient pathway to good health. The biggest attraction of foot reflexology is its simplicity and ease of execution. Anyone without any special equipment can practice it and gain good health.
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