When a person is in physical pain, or they are not feeling like their normal self, they will often turn to a regular medical doctor to get diagnosed to find out what is wrong. Once the diagnosis has been made, the person will be given a prescription for medication to help them, or a referral that will send them to another doctor that will be able to help them resolve their malady. This is the typical course of action that people go through when they are not feeling good, but there are alternatives that you might want to consider. If you would like to utilize an ancient technique that can help you feel better than you have in years, reflexology is something that you might want to try.
What Exactly Is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine that is similar in nature to acupressure or acupuncture. Acupuncture, of course, uses needles that are inserted into certain areas of your body, preferably meridian points, where the flow of your body’s energy can be altered to help affect a positive change. For those that do not like needles, acupressure is the alternative, applying pressure to the same points that the needles would have been inserted. This can also change the flow of energy throughout your body, affecting positive results sometimes instantly. Reflexology is similar to acupressure, but the primary focus is on the bottom of your feet. By applying pressure to certain areas of your feet, it is thought that this can affect different organs of your body, and in doing so, produce beneficial results.What Does Modern Medicine Say About Reflexology
According to testing that was done back in 2009, medical experts were not able to conclude that it actually produced tangible results. Of course, this is not true for acupuncture or acupressure which are recommended by medical doctors today as a form of alternative treatment. The primary concern that medical professionals have is that people would use this type of treatment opposed to a medical treatment that would be prescribed. This same philosophy is applied to acupuncture and acupressure, and as with all things that are metaphysical in nature, they should complement what a doctor has ordered for a treatment and should never be used as a replacement.
How Does Reflexology Work
When you go on the Internet, you can find a great deal of information about reflexology and how it works. The most prominent display that is always shown is an example of the human feet and certain areas where, if pressure is applied, it can affect a positive change on those areas of your body. As with acupuncture and acupressure, Eastern thought believes that a life force called Chi or Qi is constantly flowing through our bodies and win this flow becomes blocked, physical and mental ailments may occur. Reflexology uses the same philosophy, but they manipulate everything at the bottom of your feet.
Despite the fact that this technique was developed and used during the same period of time in China that acupressure and acupuncture came into existence, it is not considered a viable treatment by the medical community. However, the person that receives the treatment is the best judge as to whether or not it works for them, and therefore if you would like to try something that millions of people have been using for thousands of years, attaining positive results, you should certainly give reflexology a try.