As an avid lover of reflexology and pressure points I found this great infographic to share with you to keep in your iPad or phone to just remind you which pressure points to work on for specific conditions.
The DAILY Mail Health section wrote about Brendan Smith (pictured), founder of the Sydney-based clinic Village Remedies, who uses Chinese medicine practices to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and maintain optimal health.
Brendan also said a number of upper and lower body pain can often be eased by rubbing your hands and feet – a process known as reflexology.
‘Reflexology is a general practice part of Chinese medicine,’ Brandan said.
‘For example, if you have a sore neck or back you can use reflexology simply by massaging your hands to help relax the upper body.’
The same method can also be applied to assist lower back strains by massaging pressure points in the feet or giving your feet a relaxing foot bath.
According to research, reflexology may also reduce other pain and psychological symptoms including stress and anxiety.
If you massage in the correct areas, this can ultimately stimulate a reaction from the nervous system to generate a healing response.
To assist clients and customers with further, Village Remedies has published a simple, practical E-book to self-care acupressure that’s free to order off Kindle.
Family and friends are very often the primary caregivers for patients with cancer, despite not being paid or having any formal training, and can commonly experience sadness, anxiety, fatigue and sleep disorders (Toygar et al, 2020). A recent randomized controlled trial carried out in an oncology unit of a university hospital evaluated the short-term effect of foot reflexology on sleep and anxiety in 66 informal caregivers. The subjects were randomly allocated […]