Reflexology is nothing but giving pressure on openings of meridians (reflex points) in hand and feet to remove blocks of meridians and help the free flow of bio-electrical energy in the whole body. It is a marvelous system of treatment, easy to understand and easy to practice, highly effective absolutely scientific and completely safe. It has no side effect .Effectively removes toxins that are accumulated in body from food and medicines. It works on the concept of Zone therapy and also a complementary health therapy. It can be given along with medicines and slowly reduces the dosage and in most cases can live medicine free.
It is practiced on the base theory that all body organs are represented on hands and feet. It removes blocks of meridians by giving pressure at the ending points (reflex points) of meridians by dividing body into different Zones. To activate reflex points for various organs, we can use our Thumb or index fingers or use instruments, depending on the hardness of feet where particular organ is represented (eg. Sciatic nerve on soles of feet – quite hard area to apply pressure on this area usually use strong instrument).
All ailments can be treated by reflexology. Before starting treatment therapist should have full awareness about the physical condition of the patient.
It is recommended for all those who suffer from physical and psycho-somatic problems, irrespective of age and sex. The therapist must know well the conditions of the patients and must be in a position to determine the force that can be applied on various patients various areas and durations of treatment.
Reflexology has mainly following benefits:-
It has not much contraindications if reflexologist follow the proper rule of treatment and observe all do’s and don’ts while applying this treatment.
This therapy is originated mainly in India but got approval after it came from China. From China, the Indian writings went to Tibet and some other countries. Indian manuscripts on treatments have been translated by the Chinese.
As usual the scientific approach is developed by Western countries. Reflexology or zone therapy got scientific approach during the early years of 20th century when an American doctor William H. Fitz Gerald M. D. a reputed medical physician and surgeon developed the modern zone therapy. Likewise Dr. Edwin F Bowers M.D., Dr. George Starr White too were great physicians of the period who did remarkable work elaborate this unique theory of healing.
In recent times certain qualified health professionals in Europe, USA, Canada, Germany and many other countries including India (India is the place of origin) has developed high interest and showed marvelous result for almost all chronic diseases.
Unfortunately, the awareness looks to be lower amongst Keralites as compared to people from other Indian States. In our experience, within Kerala, people from North Kerala seem to have much more awareness as compared to those from the rest of Kerala. We get maximum students from North Kerala and other States of India.
Moxibustion plays an important role in the traditional medical system of China, Tibet, Japan, Korea, etc. Practitioners burn the dried fluff or process it into cigar shaped, stick and heat the affected point indirectly. Practitioners use moxibustion to warm regions and meridian points.
Pranic healing is highly evolved and tested system energy medicine developed by grandmaster CHOA KOK SUI using prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body's energy process. Prana is a Sanskrit word means life-force.it is invisible vital energy that keeps body alive and healthy. In Chinese it is Chi. it is a non touch therapy.
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