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Around the world and throughout history reflexology has been rediscovered and reinstated as a health practice time and time again by peoples around the globe seeking to deal with health concerns. Archeological evidence in Egypt (2330 BCE), China (2704 BCE) and Japan (690 CE) points to ancient reflexology medical systems. In the West the concept of reflexology began to emerge in the 19th century, based on research into the nervous system and reflex. 

What are the benefits of reflexology?

In general terms the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body's equilibrium.

Reflexology is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice. It should not be a replacement to medical help. 

The benefits of reflexology include: 

  •  Pain reduction

  • Amelioration of symptoms for health concerns

  • Improvement in blood flow

  • Impact on physiological measures (e. g. blood pressure and cholesterol; measurements by ECG, EEG, and MRI)

  • Beneficial for post-operative recovery and pain reduction

  • Enhancement of medical care (e. g. cancer, phantom limb pain, and hemodialysis patients)

  • Adjunct to mental health care (e. g. depression, anxiety, Post traumatic stress disorder)

  • Complement to cancer care (pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety)

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