Pain is an area in which I have had great success with treatments that combine Acupuncture and Reflexology (AcuReflexology). This combined-technique can offer relief relatively quickly, often in one treatment, and with a course of 6-8 sessions often results in a complete cure.
Can you have acupuncture and reflexology at the same time?
How Safe is Reflexology? Reflexology, like other TCM treatments is very safe and for many acts as a safer alternative to traditional western medications and treatments. It is often used as a complementary treatment alongside acupuncture or if the patient is taking specific medications for a condition.
Is reflexology similar to acupuncture?
Reflexology is similar to acupuncture and acupressure in that it theorizes an influence on the body’s vital energy through the stimulation of points on the body. However, acupuncture/acupressure points do not always coincide with the reflex points used in reflexology.
Is reflexology a complementary therapy?
Reflexology is a form of complementary therapy which, through the massage of the feet, aims to promote wellness in other areas of the body. Modern reflexology is based on the principle that the foot has ‘reflex’ points that correspond to the various structures and organs throughout the body.
Is reflexology Chinese medicine?
The correspondence between the feet and organs is presumed to rely on meridians, a system of energy lines extending throughout the whole body, from head to foot. This system is the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also is used in shiatsu and acupuncture.
What are the disadvantages of reflexology?
Reflexology cannot heal or may be harmful in following cases: Applying pressure at wrong pressure point will not give relief to the problem. But it may lead to rise of some other problem. When the pressure is higher than the requirement, it creates pain near the pressure point or in that part of body.
What can a reflexologist tell?
The reflexologist will assess the feet and stimulate various points to identify areas of tenderness or tension. Brisk movements and massage may be used to warm the hands and feet. Finger or thumb pressure is then applied to the foot using reflexology techniques.
Why does foot reflexology hurt?
Reflexology will often hurt when the congested reflex areas are treated and in no way resembles a foot massage. As the condition improves with several reflexology sessions, so will the soreness on the corresponding reflexes.
How often should you get reflexology?
A general recommendation is to schedule an appointment once a week for the first six to eight weeks, then to schedule follow-up appointments every few weeks after that. Learn more about reflexology in the Holistic Health Guide or find a practitioner in your area using the Health Provider Directory.
How much does a reflexology session cost?
How much does a reflexology massage cost? Similar to any spa treatment or massage therapy, prices for reflexology will vary from spa to spa. However, the pricing is usually similar to a traditional massage. You can expect to pay anywhere from $40-90 for a 1-hour session, or $30-50 for a 30-minute session.
Does Foot Reflexology release toxins?
Foot reflexology can boost the immune system, increase circulation, cleanse toxins from the body and balance energy. By applying pressure to points in the foot, called reflex areas, a reflexologist removes energy blockages and promotes health in the corresponding body area.
Does foot reflexology really work?
The study found that reflexology helped to reduce some of their symptoms, including shortness of breath. The participants also reported an improved quality of life. But it didn’t have any effect on pain. Experts have also looked at the effects of reflexology on pain in women experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Can you do reflexology on yourself?
A simple reflexology massage can be all it takes to get your mind and body back on track. But you don’t necessarily have to book in for a full treatment – although if you have the time and the funds to spare we can’t recommend enough – you can give yourself a DIY massage at home.