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The  Art  of  Reflexology

Reflexology is thought to have originated over 3,000 years ago in regions of China and Egypt.  the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them creates real benefits for the person's health.

 

The Benefits of Reflexology

      Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure disease, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.

     Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies also show that reflexology may have benefits in palliative care of people with cancer.

Reflexology may:

  • Decrease Anxiety

  • Complement cancer treatment

  • Improve headaches

  • Enhance overall wellbeing

*Adapted from:

       Reflexology. Taking Charge of your Health & Wellbeing. Earl E Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota. https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/reflexology. 2016.

      Bauer M.D., Brent A. What is reflexology? Can it relieve stress? https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/what-is-reflexology/faq-20058139. Sept 23, 2015.