Alternative medicine can also do wonders for your health and in relieving pain and symptoms, which scientifically or medically methods cannot. Reflexology is one of the forms of alternative medicine which also considered complementary to more recognised treatments or as integrated medicine.
Reflexology is a form of zone therapy because it uses certain reflex zones of the feet and hands which are believed to be connected to various parts of the body. By massaging or pressing those reflex areas, treatment or relief can be induced to other body parts connected to it.
For example, the insides of the feet are the spine reflex area while the head and neck are linked to the reflex areas of the toes and fingers. Ever since the time of Ancient Egypt, Japan, and China, archaeological evidence shows the use of Reflexology. The Western world only caught on with the concept in the 19th century.
One of the benefits of this type of zone treatment is stress relief, which is done by interrupting stress signals through the hands and feet. Other benefits include pain reduction, relaxation, and improvement in blood circulation.
Medical and scientific studies have yet to prove that it can also do wonders for certain diseases. While Reflexology complements standard medical treatment, it is still not to be treated as formal medical advice. Therefore, it should not act as a substitute for your current medical treatment