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Reflexology and MS

Reflexology is an ancient practice that’s been passed down for thousands of years. The Incas and Native Americans may have introduced reflexology to South and North America, but proof of the practice dates back as far as 3000 BC in pre-dynastic China.

What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a homeopathic massage technique designed to relieve pain. Reflexology zones are located in the feet, hands, teeth, ears, and tongue. Following these simple reflexology techniques can be super relaxing and may even offer additional health benefits.
reflexology multiple sclerosis defines reflexology as “a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.”

How can reflexology help with multiple sclerosis?
Based on pressure points in the hands and feet (that are said to connect to the nervous system), reflexologists pinpoint specific glands and organs to treat with massage techniques. Whether the nervous system actually connects to these parts of the body is still up for debate. However, touch therapy may play the most important role: when we feel connected to others, we gain a stronger sense of overall well-being.

These five basic foot reflexology techniques, from will help you get started. Reflexology is so easy to learn that it’s certainly worth a try. Leave a comment and let us know if it works for you.

In modern reflexology, the foot is divided into 12 pressure zones. Reflexology stimulates nerves in the body to encourage blood flow, which is believed to prevent and alleviate pain.

Reflexologists claim to treat many ailments, particularly those associated with pain and inflammation. Practicing these techniques may help with stress, fibromyalgia, chronic bowel diseases, muscle pain, and even difficulty breathing due to tight muscles. It may also promote a sense of well-being and good overall health.

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  1. Steve Johns says:

    Your assertion that this is homeopathic is the give away. Homeopathy has been debunked and discredited in so many trials it is only those who have a religious type belief in it or are extremely gullible who do not immediately see a warning saying “BULLSH*T!!!” whenever the word appears.

    • Steve, I’m inclined to agree with you on many “homeopathic’ remedies, though I’ve found some things that work for my chronic illness. I’ve not tried reflexology. My mother has and I know many who had breast cancer who tried it. Whatever works or keeps your mind off of your worries. I think the idea of a foot massage might make one relax enough to ease some kinds of pain. Thanks for the comment!

  2. daan says:

    I’m currently giving the foot reflexology techniques a try. I’m not feeling any improvement. Moreover, I get tight muscles/spastic legs afterwards… Any hints or advice from you guys? btw, I have SPMS.

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