Although there is no scientific evidence that proves that reflexology can be used as a treatment for cancer, Cancer Research UK confirm that Reflexology is one of the most popular types of complementary therapy among people who have cancer in the UK.
There is some evidence however that reflexology can help to:
- Relax and cope with stress and anxiety
- Help relieve pain
- Help lift your mood and give a feeling of well-being
Why does reflexology work?
Reflexologists believe that having your feet pressed and massaged in a systematic way stimulates the corresponding organs in your body. This releases your body’s natural healing powers and restores health. A reflexologist will gently press your feet to assess your state of health. Pressing these areas is thought to start the healing process, working on energy pathways similar to those used in acupuncture.
There is little or no scientific evidence to prove that reflexology can help in regards to some other issues however, some people believe that reflexology can help with:
Boosting the immune system ▪ fighting off colds and bacterial infections ▪ reducing sinus problems ▪ reducing back problems ▪ changing hormonal imbalances ▪ overcoming infertility ▪ reducing digestive problems ▪ reducing arthritic pain ▪ reduce nerve tingling and numbness from cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy)
How Reflexology works.
The theory behind reflexology is that having your feet massaged and pressed in a systematic way stimulates the corresponding organs in your body releasing your body’s natural healing powers and restores health.
Reflexology professionals believe that you become ill when the energy pathways are blocked and by unblocking them you can restore energy and balance.
Pressing areas on your feet and hands is thought to start the healing process, working on energy pathways similar to those used in acupuncture.
The above information has been sourced from http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/reflexology
Finding a Reflexologist
If you are looking for a reflexologist, the Medigest Business Directory can help you find a professional therapist in your area. Please visit the directory https://www.medigest.uk/directory/