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Reflexology
Reflexology
HANDS (PALMAR SURFA C E )
• Reflexology is the science that deals with the principle that there are areas on the feet
and hands that correspond to the major glands and organs of the body
• It is based on the principle that there are numerous energy pathways that travel to
every organ of the body and have endings in many locations just below the skin
surface (primarily in the hands and feet)
• The techniques of reflexology involve massaging these endings (or reflex points) to
improve energy flow in order to treat illness and alleviate pain in organs elsewhere on
the pathway
• By stimulating and applying pressure to the feet or hands, increased circulation and
promotion of specific bodily and muscular functions will occur
• Reflexologists view the feet and hands as a mirror image of the body
• Reflexology is both a science and an art
• As a science, it requires the skill and knowledge of the practitioner
• As an art, it requires the dedication and love of the practitioner
• There are several benefits of reflexology
• Reflexology gently nudges the body towards better functioning by improving
lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, simulation to the nerve pathways, and
muscle relaxation
• While historically reflexology has been found to have a positive affect on the body
suffering from a wide variety of chronic problems, it is not a panacea for all ills
• Reflexology is not a substitute for medical treatment but can be used as a
complement to any type of medical approach or therapy
• It can also be incorporated into an overall healthy lifestyle which includes attention to
diet, moderate exercise, and different forms of stress reduction and relaxation
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OVERVIEW
1Sinuses
2Ears
3Nerves and ears
4Colds and nerves
5Pineal gland
6Pituitary gland
7Eyes
8Eustachian tubes
9Brain
10 Thymus
11 Lungs
12 Shoulders
13 Solar plexus
14 Liver
15 Heart
16 Adrenal glands
17 Kidneys
18 Pancreas
19 Stomach
20 Throat
21 Neck
22 Gall bladder
23 Spleen
24 Colon
25 Appendix
26 Small intestine
27 Thyroid/
parathyroid glands
28 Hips
29 Ureter tubes
30 Bladder
31 Hemorrhoids
32 Ovaries/testes
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and rectum
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REFLEX POINTS OF THE HANDS (PALMAR SURFACE)
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LEFT HAND
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permacharts TM Reflexology 2nd EDITION HANDS (PALMAR SURFACE) RIGHT HAND OVERVIEW • Reflexology is the science that deals with the principle that there are areas on the feet and hands that correspond to the major glands and organs of the body 1 • It is based on the principle that there are numerous energy pathways that travel to 1 1 every organ of the body and have endings in many locations just below the skin surface (primarily in the hands and feet) 1 • The techniques of reflexology involve massaging these endings (or reflex points) to 4 improve energy flow in order to treat illness and alleviate pain in organs elsewhere on 3 4 the pathway • By stimulating and applying pressure to the feet or hands, increased circulation and promotion of specific bodily and muscular functions will occur 2 • Reflexologists view the feet and hands as a mirror image of the body 5 6 • Reflexology is both a science and an art 2 7 7 1 8 1 • As a science, it requires the skill and knowledge of the practitioner 2 9 13 • As an art, it requires the dedication and love of the practitioner 11 12 • There are several benefits of reflexology 16 10 • Reflexology gently nudges the body towards better functioning by improving 17 19 lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, simulation to the nerve pathways, and 20 21 muscle relaxation 14 18 • While historically reflexology has been found to have a positive affect on the body 24 suffering from a wide variety of chronic problems, it is not a panacea for all ills • Reflexology is not a substitute for medical treatment but can be used as a 22 26 27 complement to any type of medical approach or therapy 29 • It can also be incorporated into an overall healthy lifestyle which includes attention to 25 30 34 diet, moderate exercise, and different forms of stress reduction and relaxation 31 27 32 33 LEFT HAND 1 1 REFLEX POINTS OF THE HANDS (PALMAR SURFACE) 1 1 1 Sinuses 19 Stomach 4 2 Ears 20 Throat 4 3 3 Nerves and ears 21 Neck 2 4 Colds and nerves 22 Gall bladder 6 5 Pineal gland 23 Spleen 5 1 7 7 6 Pituitary gland 24 Colon 1 13 8 2 7 Eyes 25 Appendix 9 2 11 8 Eustachian tubes 26 Small intestine 9 Brain 27 Thyroid/ 9 12 18 16 10 Thymus parathyroid glands 20 17 15 11 Lungs 28 Hips 21 18 12 Shoulders 29 Ureter tubes 24 30 Bladder 13 Solar plexus 27 26 14 Liver 31 Hemorrhoids 29 23 32 Ovaries/testes 15 Heart 34 16 Adrenal glands 33 Uterus/prostate 30 and rectum 31 28 17 Kidneys 18 Pancreas 34 Spine 33 32 1 REFLEXOLOGY • 1-55431-010-5 w w w.permacharts.com © 1996-2013 Mindsource Technologies Inc. permachartsM FEET (PLANTAR SURFACE) RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT REFLEX POINTS OF THE FEET (PLANTAR SURFACE) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Sinuses 16 Gall bladder 2 3 2 1 4 1 2 Brain 17 Solar plexus 3 Pituitary gland 18 Stomach 6 6 1 5 5 1 4 Pineal gland 19 Adrenal glands 7 7 5 Ears 20 Pancreas 9 9 6 Eyes 21 Kidneys 13 8 7 Parathyroid 22 Ureter tubes 8 10 11 11 10 gland/ 23 Transverse 13 14 neck and colon throat 12 15 24 Ascending 8 Shoulders colon 17 9 Lungs and 16 bronchi 25 Descending 18 18 colon 10 Thymus 26 Small intestine 19 19 11 Thyroid gland 27 Bladder 20 20 21 12 Liver 21 Waistline 28 Appendix 23 23 13 Spine 29 Hips 14 Heart, arteries, and veins 30 Sigmoid colon 24 22 22 31 Sciatic nerves 15 Spleen 26 26 25 32 Hemorrhoids 27 27 28 29 30 29 31 31 32 32 FOOT (DORSAL SURFACE) HOW DOES REFLEXOLOGY WORK? 5 • There are many theories but most look to the nervous system as the explanation of the 7 effectiveness of reflexology • Pressure applied to the feet generates a signal 2 through the peripheral nervous system • From there it enters the central nervous system where it is processed in various parts of the 6 brain 4 1 • It is then relayed to the internal organs to allocate the necessary adjustments in fuel and oxygen • Finally a response is sent to the motor system • This message is fed forward to adjust the body's tone or overall 8 3 tension level • If applied properly REFLEX POINTS OF FOOT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE the tone will reset (DORSAL SURFACE) FOOT AND THE ENTIRE BODY itself to a lower • Notice how the shape and curve of 1 Lymph glands and operating tempo; Fallopian tubes the sole of the foot matches the this means lowered shape and curve of the body stress and less wear 2 Knee, hip, and lower • The spine, the support centre of the and tear on the body's systems back body, is reflected in the inside curve 3 Uterus/prostate gland • Reflexology helps the skin, of the foot; studies have shown that digestive system, 4 Breast the curve of an individual's foot circulatory system, matches the curve of their spine nervous system, 5 Shoulder with mathematical precision immune system, 6 Lungs and bronchi • The right sole of the foot matches respiratory system, 7 Sinuses the right side of the body; since you and the joints 8 Top of head and only have one liver on your right hand side, it only appears mapped brain on your right foot 2 REFLEXOLOGY • 1-55431-010-5 w w w . permacharts.com © 1996-2013 Mindsource Technologies Inc. permachartsM HANDS HISTORY LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND • There is evidence that in most ancient cultures there was a tradition of working on the feet to help the body balance itself • A pictograph was discovered in an ancient Egyptian physician's tomb that suggested reflexology was practiced around 2300 BC; several examples have been cited in Asia as well • The scientific basis to reflexology begins in the 1890s when knighted research scientist and 1 1 1 1 1 medical doctor, Sir Henry Head, 1 demonstrated the neurological relationship that exists between 12 12 the skin and the internal organs 2 3 • Nobel prize winner Sir Charles 6 6 5
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