Women’s Health, 15 Blogs Extolling the Virtues of Reflexology


reflexologyReflexology, an ancient holistic treatment originating in the East, came to the Western hemisphere in 1890 and was introduced as an actual form of treatment in 1930.  This treatment applies pressure to specific points on the foot, hand or ear that correlate to a specific part of the body.

As in acupuncture, the belief is that when the body’s chi is blocked it causes health problems. Reflexology is said to be able to get rid of these blocks. Most people find reflexology sessions very relaxing.

For more information on how reflexology works, read these 15 blog articles.


Traditional reflexology is performed on the feet and ankles.  There are special techniques used in reflexology to properly stimulate each area of the foot, which is connected to another part of the body.

To find out more about this fascinating alternative treatment, read these five blog posts.


Hand reflexology is similar to foot reflexology in that all of the same coordinating areas can be found on the hand as well as the foot. Many people prefer having their hands rubbed during reflexology treatments. Relaxation is one of the primary goals of hand reflexology, and the practice has often been compared to meditation.

For more techniques and a chart, take a look at these five blog entries.


While the ear is smaller than a hand or foot, there are still many areas on the ear that can be connected to other parts of the body. In fact, in 1990 there were 91 different points on the ear that were defined.  Motion sickness in particular can be helped by ear reflexology, since the ear is important for balance.

Check out these five blog articles to learn more about ear reflexology.

  • Reflexology Ear Chart You can watch a video and look at a chart to determine where you should apply pressure to stimulate different areas of the body.
  • Ear Reflexology In 1990 the WHO (World Health Organization) defined 91 auricular points on the ear.
  • Ear Reflexology There are different points on the ear that correspond to the rest of the body that, when stimulated, can help clear infection and reduce pain.
  • Ear This is a free chapter on reflexology and treating certain ailments using ear reflexology.
  • Ear Reflexology and Hypothalamus Ear reflexology can be a complementary treatment to traditional medicine and can relieve certain symptoms of an illness.

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