Nowadays, even though the medicine is highly advanced, people often turn to alternative ways to treat chronic pains and discomforts in the body.
This is partly due to the fact that creams, pills, and medicines often fail to deliver the desired effects, and at the same time, might lead to severe side-effects. On the other hand, alternative remedies are often the best route one can follow.
People in the Middle East have used reflexology as a powerful method to relieve pain for hundreds of years.
The ancient civilizations understood the interconnectedness of mind and body, and the modern reflexology stems from the science and art of zone therapy. It incorporates influences from energetic massage, meridian theory, and other energy-based modalities.
Its principle maintains that the pain can be soothed with the help of multiple pressure points on different parts of the body, such as the hands and feet.
Each of these pressure points is connected to a certain body part, and when stimulated, they fight the cause of the discomfort.
This holistic therapy addresses various health concerns, like pain, illness, indigestion, depression, stress, anxiety, pre-menstrual symptoms, fatigue, and IBS.
The method is as follows:
You should press the appropriate pressure point and hold for 5 seconds, release for 3 seconds, then press again and repeat the cycle for several minutes.
These are some of the benefits of reflexology:
Some benefits of Reflexology
- Relieves pain
- Boosts the immune system
- Calms the nervous system
- Relaxes and reduces stress
- Restores energy flow
- Boosts circulation
- Stimulates the natural healing processes of the body
- Improves the balance of the mind, body, and spirit
- Detoxifies the body
The following video contains an interview in which Dr. Oz discusses these pain relief techniques with a reflexologist. The guest explains the way both, the feet and hands can be seen as a microcosm of the whole body, and by applying pressure on the pressure points, one can alleviate pain, sinus congestion, insomnia, bloating and constipation, and other health issues.
The method is simple and easy, and the results are impressive! Watch it out!