Alternative medicine is becoming more widespread and commonly used by people all over the world.
This is true especially when used to treat pain. Western medicine often relies on medications that cause a large amount of side effects and can be extremely addicting as well.
One alternative medicine that has been around for quite some time but gained popularity in recent years is reflexology. Reflexology uses one’s own body to treat pain and discomfort.
That’s right, no addictive pain medications! You have the power the heal your pain with the palm of your hand.
How to do it
Experts in this field recommend pressing specific pressure points for about five seconds, releasing for three seconds and then repeating the process multiple times until you begin to feel the pain subside, typically for about five minutes.
It is recommended in when beginning these exercises to perform this method several times a day.
Below is a guide to where pressure should be applied depending on your pain or discomfort.
Different areas of the hand, such as the palm, fingers and knuckles have impact on multiple areas of your body.
In the video below, acupressure reflexology is used to treat issues such as back pain, constipation, sinus congestion and insomnia. These examples are only a few of the many areas that can be treated using reflexology.
This method almost seems to good to be true, but it’s definitely worth a try if you are experiencing pain and uncomfortable symptoms such as constipation and bloating.