The Importance Of Foot Reflexology For Health Care

People have feet, as trees have roots, the roots of trees wither first when they are old, and people’s feet decline first when they are old. Since ancient times, there have been many accounts of famous doctors and sages using holographic medicine to treat diseases from the soles of the feet.

During the Warring States period of the Spring and Autumn Period, the medical sage Bian Magpie, who was proficient in foot therapy, stimulated the soles of the feet to save the life of the Prince of Guo, who had been “dead” for three days. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, the divine doctor Hua Tuo compiled “Hua Tuo’s Secret Manual of Foot Care”, which treats diseases of the whole body from the soles of the feet, saving people in seconds and curing diseases between the points. In ancient India, before his death, Siddhartha Gautama left behind a life code chart for healing diseases on the soles of the feet, which has been passed down to future generations.

The positioning of the human organs on the soles of the feet is the reflex zones of these organs on the soles of the feet. In the reflex zones appear physiological changes and pathological changes in the positive reactants, is to cure the disease of the special treatment points, also known as the life code of the foot.

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5 effects of foot reflexology

1. Promote blood circulation.

Generally speaking, body temperature and blood circulation have a close relationship, low body temperature blood circulation is also low, body temperature increases blood circulation is also exuberant.

Podiatry can improve blood circulation in the feet, increase skin temperature, thus promoting blood circulation in the feet and the whole body; improved heart function, reducing the load on the heart. Some people have done tests, a healthy person massaging both feet for 30 minutes, the flow of blood throughout the body increased by 10-13 times for women and 13-18 times for men. It can be seen that hot water pedicures can make blood circulation smooth and improve.

2. Promote metabolism.

Podiatry promotes blood circulation in the feet and the whole body, due to the increase in blood circulation, thus regulating the secretion of various hormones by the endocrine glands, such as thyroid hormones secreted by the thyroid gland, adrenal hormones secreted by the adrenal glands, etc., these hormones can promote metabolism.

3. Eliminate fatigue.

When the human body physically fatigue, the first appearance of poor blood circulation in the foot, metabolic end products, calcium salts, lactic acid microcrystals, and other substances are deposited.

When an organ of the body does not function properly or disease, due to the influence of pathological reflexes, so that the blood circulation in the foot is even worse, more likely to produce deposits.

Athletes after a day of strenuous exercise, each kilogram of blood contains an average of 30 mg of lactic acid, 30 minutes after massaging both feet, blood collection and examination, about 5 mg down, after a period of foot bath time, the lactic acid in the blood to reduce about 20 mg, back to almost no feeling of fatigue when the level of lactic acid in the blood. As you can see, hot water foot massage is the simplest and most effective way to eliminate physical fatigue.

4. Improve sleep.

The foot is rich in nerve endings and capillaries, the foot has a mild and good stimulating effect on the nerves and capillaries.

This warm stimulation reflected the cerebral cortex, the cerebral cortex to play an inhibitory role, is the smooth conversion of the excitement of sympathetic nerves to parasympathetic nerves. After the parasympathetic excitement, at this time the person is in a state of quiet rest, thus improving sleep and eliminating insomnia.

6. Health and beauty, nourish the brain and protect the brain.

Through foot therapy, you can regulate the meridians and blood. At the same time, the foot vasodilatation, blood volume increases, thus speeding up the blood flow to the head, timely and adequate replenishment of oxygen and nutrients required by the brain.

Foot massage can prevent disease

1. Prevent cervical spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical spine syndrome, is a degenerative pathological change of the bones. Medical experts found that massaging the cervical spine in the reflex zones of the foot can produce exciting therapeutic effects.

The force is initially lighter, gradually enhanced to a slight pain is appropriate. Massage time can be selected to take time for, preferably once a day in the morning and evening, 10 to 30 minutes each time, adhere to two weeks later on the general cervical spondylosis patients can appear unexpected effects.

2. Cure insomnia

Every night before going to sleep cross-legged meditation, the soles of the feet up, and then hold your breath and meditate to exclude distractions, with both thumbs when heavy and lightly massage the two soles of the feet “Yongquan point” hundreds of times (“Yongquan point” is located in the depression at the front of the foot). After a period of time to improve sleep, so you sleep until dawn foot massage can relieve stress

Modern people’s spirit is often in a state of tension and high inhibition dysfunction, neurosis, insomnia, forgetfulness came into being.

Before going to bed, if you can meditate to do a foot massage, attention to excitement falls on the soles of the feet, and the cerebral cortex to inhibit, after a period of foot massage stimulation, so that the natural conversion of excitement and inhibition, normal circulation and maintain balance.

The ultimate effect of doing so is the night sleep, daytime spirit, regular life, the internal organs will also be improved. Appetite increased, the spirit of energy, work efficiency, seems to have the effect of the dissipation of a hundred diseases and the transformation of the body.

3. Prevent cancer detoxification

Scientific proof, saliva has an anti-cancer effect. And massage plantar Yongquan point, saliva will be a steady stream of gushing, the patient a small mouthful slowly swallowed, the body is very beneficial.

In addition, after the foot massage drinks a glass of cold water to detoxify. According to medical theory: foot massage promotes blood circulation, drinking water both to replenish water, but also to enhance the excretion of waste toxins, kidney function can be improved, normal metabolism, people seem light and normal.

4. Prevent pregnant women vomiting

Some pregnant women are persistent and violent vomiting, and even can not eat, general weakness, apparently thin, urine, dry skin mucosa, sunken eyes, etc., must be treated in time to avoid affecting the mother and fetal development. Foot massage therapy for this disease is very fast.

5. Foot massage can be beauty

Foot massage can maximize the discharge of toxins in your body, so that your face re-bloom a dazzling luster.

As long as you master a little knowledge of foot massage, adhere to a few weeks, you will be surprised to find your face white and smooth. For women with acne on their faces, foot massage can also eliminate acne.


Massage is a very good way to maintain health, in ancient times in China was used by many doctors to treat diseases and maintain the body, and the foot is the body’s reflex zones, by massaging the foot, can help us better protect the health of the body, prevent a variety of diseases, so we may wish to massage more in life.

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