This popular art of healing is based on the principle, that there is electrical energy or vital energy flowing throughout the body along the channels that make up the nervous system. The Vital energy traverses the body in an exact and orderly patterns.
When the energy is allowed to flow un-obstructively through these channels called meridians, there is believed to be physical and mental well-being. However, if the energy flows are blocked or stagnant the body becomes unwell.
The meridian pathways or channels are electrical pathways that carry the vital energy throughout the body. They have their endings in the hands and feet. It is these channels and nerve endings that form the core of reflexology treatment.
Reflexology is a holistic therapy, which uses pressure techniques on the reflexes of the feet or hands to remove energy blocks. After immense dedicated research the body had been divided into 10 equal energy zones, five on either side of a median line, extending from the fingers up to the brain and down to the toes. Five zones relate to the right half of the body and five to the left half.
All the organs and muscles of the body are found within the longitudinal zones and the corresponding reflexes are hence found in the same zones on the hands and feet. To locate all the reflex areas of these parts it hence becomes essential to study the skeletal structure with correlation to the longitudinal zone and points.
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