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Reflexology: An Alternative Therapy
|by Dr. Frank S. K. Barar|
Reflexology is a "touch therapy" with its ancient origins based on the idea that pressure applied to the foot can prevent and treat organic disease. The basic philosophy behind reflexology had roots in the Taoist Chinese view of the life force Ch'i (Ying and Yang), and the concept of chakras in the Hindu practice of Yoga (Triple Helix, pp 4-5, Autumn 2003).
An American ENT surgeon William Fitzgerald (1872-1942) applied clamps and elastic bands to fingers in order to produce jaw anaesthesia to perform minor operations.
Among other alternative therapies (kineseology, aromatherapy, biofeedback, chiropractic, enzyme therapy, magnetic-field therapy, therapeutic touch, naturopathic medicine, and herbal medicine) reflexology is more popular and safe. It provides an alternative method for relief of pain and other ailments. Properly applied accupressure claims to relieve complaints like arthritis, body aches, headache, mmigraine, haemorrhoids, menstrual cramps, impotence, frigidity, bed wetting, backaches, constipation, hypertension, anxiety, asthma, sore throat, and sinus problems.
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