14 October 2007 by
Editorial team
Reflexology is based on the idea that each of the body's organs and glands are "linked" to corresponding areas of ears, hands and feet. Applying pressure on these points results in the energy being restored to the body which helps in strengthening of the immune system and in the natural healing system of the body functioning effectively. In zone therapy, a reflexology chart shows the reflex zones found on the soles of the feet. Similar maps exist for the position of the reflexes on the hands. The representation of the color codes are as follows: This image is drawn and colorized by Jimmy Louie.
Brain        Stomach
Sinuses        Spleen
Voice        Liver
Pituitary gland        Gall Bladder
Neck and Throat        Adrenal Gland
Eyes        Pancreas
Ears        Kidney
Armpit        Ureter
Shoulder and Arm        Bladder
Lung and Breast        Colon
Heart        Small Intestine
Thyroid and Bronchial        Coccyx
Solar Plexus        Sciatic Nerve
Diaphragm        Peyer's Patches
Side effects of Reflexology Because reflexology is intended to normalize the body functions, the therapy does not cause a condition to worsen. Benefits of Reflexology Reflexology promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body and encouraging the flow of blood. In the process, reflexology not only quells the sensation of pain, but relieves the source of the pain as well. Reflexology organizations worldwide Academy of Reflexology Austria Association of Finnish Reflexologists Chinese Society of Reflexologists Hellenic Association of Reflexologists Indian Society for Promotion of Reflexology International Council of Reflexologists (HQ: San Diego, USA) Israeli Reflexology Association New Zealand Reflexology Association Polish Instytut of Reflexology (Polish Language) Reflexology Association of America Reflexology Association of Australia Rwo-Shr Health Institute International (Malaysia) The South African Reflexology Society
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