Reflexes and well-being
Foot reflexology is a massage technique based on ancient Oriental medicine. Today, this therapy is widely known as a complementary treatment, used in clinics and hospitals throughout the world. This curative technique may be efficient in treating allergies and asthma.
+ Reflexology is a healing technique based on the concept that on the feet there are a number of points that reflect the organs, body systems and vital functions. The different points on the feet correspond to different parts of the body. When these are stimulated, healing energy is released. That may help to improve your overall physical well-being. This treatment can be used as a complementary therapy for certain illnesses including allergies and asthma. Manipulating and pressing with firm pressure on the reflexology points, helps to relieve some allergic symptoms. After each session the patient should feel pleasantly and deeply rested.
KEY POINTS FOR EVERY DISCOMFORT
To relieve allergic reactions with reflexology, you should first massage the entire foot and then each one of the reflexology zones, in order to relax the entire body (see diagrams). Next, apply pressure and massage to each of the points that corresponds to the type of allergic symptom you suffer from.
1. After washing the feet, begin by massaging the sole of each foot up to the ankle. Take the foot in your hand and roll the ankle to relieve tension. Next, massage each of the toes one by one and continue on the sole of the foot.
Reflexology normalizes the body's functioning and improves blood circulation. It helps oxygen flow throughout the whole organism. Reflexology regulates the nervous system and eliminates toxins.
2. Press on the reflex point that corresponds to the solar plexus to balance and harmonize the body and to relieve tensions and general stress caused by an allergic reaction. Use gentle, circular movements for a minute or two, relaxing the solar plexus. This facilitates deep breathing, rather than shallow breathing from the top part of the lungs.
It's not recommended practicing reflexology on people who are suffering from fever or serious illnesses; who need surgery; who have disorders or inflammation in the lymphatic or vascular systems; when the feet are infected with fungus or more serious foot infections such as gangrene; when the subject is pregnant.
3. Apply pressure for a few minutes on the point that corresponds to the bronchial area. Next, use circular massages for a minute. This exercise may be effective for cases of asthma, inflamed bronchial tubes and to relieve smoker's cough.