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  • Writer's pictureDr Ravi Mohali

Reflexology is a holistic therapy

Reflexology works along holistic principles aiming to treat your mind, body and spirit rather than a diagnosis or set of symptoms. For instance, if you are suffering from stress, your body may be affected as well as your mind. Similarly, a physical illness can be emotionally draining. Reflexology aims to rebalance the whole of your being and so may be more effective than working directly on one part of you.

What is reflexology? How does reflexology work?

The science of Reflexology is based on a theory that is totally different from allopathic treatments. In Reflexology the meridians points start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian. The names of these meridians specify the organ associated with them. One interesting theory of Reflexology states that it is not necessarily the organ that relates to the system the cause of the problem. It is the "root cause" that is the main cause of the malfunction and if the root problem is cured, the external problem is cured as well. In Reflexology the whole body would be studied by using the 255 reflex-points for the functioning detection of each & every gland / organ to diagnose the root cause and once the root cause is diagnosed, that specific problem would be cure and not just the surface problem. Reflexology is a science of patience. It is a slow process and it takes a long time ranging anywhere from one day to probably more than one years or more depending on the problem and its severity. There are more than 255 points located on hands & feet. These points work as quickly as steroids in the body. An asthmatic attack, for instance, can be slowed down in allopathy by inoculating the patient with cortisone (a steroid). Reflex points activate the adrenal gland so that the gland itself produces cortisone for the body. This does not even take five minutes. This activation occurs in a couple of minutes and the patient can be relieved from the attack immediately. This holds true for almost any emergency situation. Once the patient is out of danger, regular points are given to cure the patient permanently. Reflexology works only if the treatment is done regularly.

In our modern lifestyle lack of sufficient muscular activities gives rise to various physical problems. Unbalanced food and abuse of natural routine of the body (such as keeping awake when you should be sleeping) add to the problems. The muscles become weak. Bones start shifting from their places with the adoption of faulty posture. There is undesirable accumulation and deposit of chemicals in the blood vessels, joints and various parts of the body. As affliction to body organs increases, the related points on palm and feet are also affected. Reflexology has beneficial effects in curing many diseases. These diseases may include metabolic disorders, body deformity, inflammation of body tissues, digestion related problems, and heart related problems, Kidney related problems, liver related problems, Joint & Bones related problems, Fertility issues ,Sleep disorders and problems with nervous system, to name a few.

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