Reflexology: A Popular Complementary Treatment
Touch therapy offers an alternative to those seeking treatment for pain and stress
Burnaby, BC - April 22, 2010 - Reflexology is a popular natural therapy that has been shown to significantly reduce stress and pain, improve circulation and enhance overall health. Reflexology is also known as "touch therapy" or "zone therapy".
How Reflexology Works
The reflexology treatment theory is based on the assertion that there are reflex points or zones in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to nerve pathways (or meridians) in the body. The toes, for example, contain reflex points for the head. The left hand and foot correspond to the left side of the body and vice versa.
When a reflexologist stimulates these reflex points your body releases natural endorphins that help to:
- Alleviate pain
- Enhance your feeling of well-being
- Relax the body
- Reduce stress
Complementary Alternative Therapy
While reflexologists don't diagnose these specific health conditions, touch therapy does promote holistic healing (and improves specific health conditions as a result). Reflexology should not be used as a replacement for regular medical treatment, but can be used an effective complementary therapy for a variety of health conditions.
Reflexology has been proven to benefit individuals with:
- Cancer (alleviates pain and side effects of treatment)
- Chronic pain
- Digestive disorders
- Hormone imbalances
- Menstrual disorders
- Mood disorders (i.e. anxiety and depression)
- Poor circulation
- Stress-related disorders
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