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The Numerous Health Benefits of Acupressure and Reflexology


Acupressure, which is closely related to reflexology,  is a type of ancient Chinese medicine that’s utilized to cure the body of anguish and soreness.

Here in the Western world, many folks are finding out that this type of holistic mending can work with conventional medicine to address ailments without all of the cruel side effects of many treatments.

What are Acupressure and Reflexology?

Perhaps you’ve heard about acupuncture. Acupressure and reflexology are similar except rather than little needles, pressure is delivered thru the fingertips to achieve the same sort of outcome.

Before we go further, here is a little background on the process. The belief behind acupressure/reflexology is that the body is made up of energy. When the body is well, the energy streams unimpeded along certain channels known as meridians. If the energy, or chi, is blocked in some manner, then we start to feel poorly in different areas of the body or the mind.

The body was made to mend itself. Acupressure is designed to help it accomplish exactly that. By holding pressure at certain places according to touch and meridian maps, the chi may be released and then the body will do the rest.

Benefits of Acupressure and Reflexology

Acupressure or reflexology may be executed in a variety of positions: standing, sitting or laying down. For better comfort, laying down allows for access to all regions that might be impacted by hindered energy lines.

The massage therapist has been trained to sense and recognize when there’s an obstruction like a strained or knotted muscle. Here, blood flow might likewise be halted. By massaging that region with the correct amount of pressure, not solely is the muscle restored to proper function, but toxins are likewise freed to flow to the parts of the body where they’re processed and eliminated.

Some customers feel relief virtually at once, particularly if the hindered region has been that way for some time. Massages last around 15 minutes. You might be advised to drink a lot of water to replenish the body after the removal of toxins. The 1st time there might also be some discomfort, but nothing should be painful to you.

Acupressure has been recognized to relieve certain frequent symptoms we deal with day-after-day. The most obvious is muscle hurt and joint pain. When the body is strained, we can hold that in these 2 places. Light massage can liberate those muscles for bettered circulation and pain relief. Releasing blockages in the region of the neck and shoulders may help repress headache trouble and other head troubles such as sinus trouble.

Other conditions that acupressure and reflexology may alleviate include:

* Menstrual cramps
* Morning sickness
* Fatigue
* Diarrhea and other bowel troubles
* Oral pain

Are you feeling unwell and desire relief? Before you reach for over-the-counter medicines, try a comforting acupressure or reflexology rub down.

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One Response to The Numerous Health Benefits of Acupressure and Reflexology

  1. Katelon T. Jeffereys February 7, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    I have been doing reflexology professionally since 1979 and although I am trained in 14 other therapies, reflexology is one of my favorites as it is so powerful! Thanks so much for educating people further about the benefits of this great therapy!

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