When I was in my young twenties, I became obsessed with reflexology, especially foot reflexology. I was working as a housekeeper at a hospital, and I remember sitting in my housekeeping room reading a book and pushing on my foot with the end of a pencil. Every single day since then, I have used foot reflexology in my life. Daily, I do my feet to see if there are any sore points, and if I am feeling ill, I make sure that I focus on the points in my foot that need focusing on.
What Is Foot Reflexology?
The following video features reflexology. It is a long one, but if you are interested in learning more about reflexology, then it is worth the time investment. Think of it this way, you could watch a TV program about a fake life, or you can learn something new to benefit your life and health. I highly recommend watching it as it is quite detailed about the history and use of reflexology.
Why I Really Believe In Foot Reflexology
I have always noticed that issues, such as digestion, stomach problems and sinus problems correlate to the pain in my foot. Even when I don’t totally know what a point correlates to, it makes sense once I look it up.
Some people may say this is the placebo effect (which I firmly believe in as well). As in, I feel a pain in my head so I get a pain in my foot because I know it corresponds to my head. But, there have been too many times that foot reflexology points and issues have corresponded without my knowledge about what the reflex was. Moreover, points have corresponded in other people around me who have no history with reflexology.
For instance, the other day, my husband wasn’t feeling well. We were not sure where it was stemming from so he let me do his feet (he normally does mine). He had a terrible pain in the ear point on his left foot, and guess what? We found he had a terrible ear infection when we went to the doctor.
My husband doesn’t know what the points are on his feet, so he couldn’t have made it up. He just knew that it hurt there when I ended up there. Moreover, he didn’t have any symptoms of an ear infection specifically, it just felt like a cold. But we knew exactly what it was after the foot reflexology session.
Another time my husband was doing my foot and I had terrible pain in one spot on my left foot. I had never felt that much pain in my foot before, and after checking it out, I figured out it was my stomach. But, the thing was that I was not having any issues with my stomach, so I couldn’t figure out why it hurt so much. Well, at about 10pm I realized why. I had some sort of stomach bug and stuff started to come out of both ends and didn’t stop until the next morning!
Foot Relexology For Knee Pain
So, today I woke up with bad knee pain. I could barely walk. I’m not sure why. My best guess is I was running in my sleep or twisted it while I was sleeping. I know I had done nothing to hurt it consciously. Anywase, I didn’t know where the knee point was, even after all my years of doing reflexology on my feet. So, I thought I would share what I learned in case you have knee pain!
And yes, my knee is feeling better.
Just Try It
For better health, you have to be willing to try new things and open your mind up to new concepts. Conventional medicine is great, but when you get can get in touch with your body on a more intimate level and take your health into your own hands, you will start to feel better about yourself and the future of your wellness.
Personally, I am rarely ever sick, and I take into consideration holistic aspects of health, such as reflexology, supplements, nutrition, and even energy medicine. There is a lot to be learned, and once you start exploring holistic avenues, you will be surprised at the benefits you find.
Foot Reflexology For A Persistent Cough: Written by Holly, a reflexologist (among many other things) who is making her name known in the reflexology world!