Reflexology is an alternative medicine that involves applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques.
It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that are said to reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, such as the diagram below illustrates.
Whereas your feet are hard to massage by yourself, your hands are something everyone can try. In the video clip below, Dr. Oz brought a reflexologist onto his show to demonstrate five techniques for relieving specific pains by massaging and pressing parts of the hand.
Reflexology is a fascinating concept and although studies have not found evidence sufficient to support the use of reflexology for any medical condition, the practice dates back hundreds of years in the histories of China and Egypt.
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