Reflexology: Prostate Cancer

Reflexology: Prostate Cancer

Try Reflexology for Prostate Cancer

Have you considered reflexology for general health and well being for prostate cancer? Reflexology is an ancient practice that’s been passed down for thousands of years. The Incas and Native Americans may have introduced reflexology to South and North America, but proof of the practice dates back to 3000 BC in pre-dynastic China.

What is reflexology?
It is a homeopathic massage technique designed to relieve pain. Target zones are located in the feet, hands, teeth, ears, and tongue. Following these techniques can be super relaxing and may even offer additional health benefits.

 

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Encyclopedia.com defines reflexology as “a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.”

So how can this help with prostate cancer treatment? Based on pressure points in the hands and feet (that are said to connect to the nervous system), reflexologists pinpoint specific glands and organs to treat with massage techniques. Whether it actually connects to these other parts of the body is somewhat controversial. However, the simple idea of touch therapy may play the most important role: when we feel connected to others, we gain a stronger sense of overall well-being.

These five basic foot reflexology techniques, from howcast.com will help you get started. Reflexology is so easy to learn that it’s certainly worth a try. Leave a comment and let us know if it works for you.

 

In modern reflexology, the foot is divided into 12 pressure zones. Reflexology stimulates nerves in the body to encourage blood flow. Because of this, reflexology is thought to prevent and stop pain.

Reflexologists claim to treat many ailments, particularly those associated with pain and inflammation. Practicing these techniques may help with stress, fibromyalgia, chronic bowel diseases, muscle pain, and even difficulty breathing due to tight muscles. It may also promote a sense of well-being and good overall health.

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3 comments

    • Hey, Dan, thanks for the comment. In the post, we talk about how reflexology has been around for centuries and how it may help you relax. It isn’t meant to be medical advice. We’re sharing lots of homeopathic ideas in these social clips. Many people find focusing on other things as a nice distraction. I know some people who enjoyed their experiences with a Reflexologist while fighting cancer.

      • Dan Ostler says:

        Hi Lora – I understand that general relaxation can be beneficial, but it can be accomplished by standard massage therapy. When you link it to a pseudoscience, and refer to hundreds of years of practice (with no scientific evidence of effectiveness) you mislead everyone reading the article, who naturally think there might be something to this tongue diagram, or foot or ear (as in acupuncture). Prostate cancer, which I have, is very serious and the medical interventions are based completely on science based medicine. Homeopathy and any reference to it should be avoided as that concept has been proven to be no better than placebo. And that would not be a problem except that people pay good money for something that can’t help them, and sometimes avoid getting proper medical treatment.

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