The digestive system is a very important part of the body.
It is uniquely constructed to perform its specialized function of turning food into energy and packaging the residue for waste disposal. It is essential to good health because it gives us all the nutrients we need to survive and if it shuts down or performs poorly, the body cannot be nourished as it should or rid itself of waste.
Treat digestive disorders with reflexology
However, with the stresses and poor food choices of today’s modern living, digestive problems and more serious disorders are becoming more commonplace every day. Stress targets the digestive system and if it gets a hold there, the rest of the body is in for a rough ride. In fact, according to Dr Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London around 40% of people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time which tend to include:
Did you know that there are more than 25 different conditions all relating to the digestive system? Some may not last long and could be symptomatic to other things. However some are long lasting, life changing and need proper medical advice and support to help manage a condition.
A selection of the more common digestive problems are below
How can Reflexology help Digestive Problems
Many digestive symptoms and issues can be alleviated with Reflexology. Reflexology helps heal the body from the inside out. There is an amazing network of reflex points on the feet that can be linked to the various different areas of the digestive system.
The colon is a vital part of the digestive system, so important in fact, that some doctors like Dr. Schulze says that “All Disease Begins in The Colon” and he greatly stresses the importance of keeping the colon clean, clear and healthy in order to do it’s job properly.
The colon itself actually has a series of reflex points on the feet and by manipulating these reflexes, the body is encouraged to begin self-healing. Using Reflexology to help the body function properly is a safe and effective method to help reduce the problems our digestive systems experience.
Reflexology also activates the parasympathetic nervous system thus calming and restoring balance to the sympathetic nervous system which is the fight or flight response produced when a stressful stiutation occurs. The effect of activating this part of your nervous system is aptly called ‘The Relaxation Response’. With this system activated, muscle contraction, blood pressure, heart rate and nervous tension are reduced.
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