Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a pseudoscientific system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
There is no consensus among reflexologists on how reflexology is supposed to work; a unifying theme is the idea that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body, and that by manipulating these one can improve health through one's qi. Reflexologists divide the body into ten equal vertical zones, five on the right and five on the left. Concerns have been raised by medical professionals that treating potentially serious illnesses with reflexology, which has no proven efficacy, could delay the seeking of appropriate medical treatment.
Reflexology can regulate the Ying - Yang balance of the human body, treat diseases and prevent humans from illness by making the body stronger.
It can improve blood circulation;
It can enchance immunity of human body;
It can relieve the fatigue (tiredness);
It can increase the metabolism;
It can also relieve the muscle spam (stiffness), stop the pain;
It can improve the quality of sleep and improve the fitness and beauty and enhance overall wellbeing.
Foot massage has quick result, it is safe and effective. For toothache , lumbar muscular sprain (acute lower back pain), diarrhea . ect., it may provide an effective "one session" cure.
For some chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, insomnia, foot massage has been found to be therapeutically beneficial as long as the adequate session are acquired.