Peripheral neuropathy symptoms reduced with Reflexology treatments

Reflexology has been found to assist with alleviating symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the peripheral nerves. It often causes weakness, numbness, sharp shooting, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain which is felt mainly in the feet and hands. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common causes. Contact details for Reflexologists with experience in treating peripheral neuropathy can be found here –

Reflexology helps peripheral neuropathy with pain relief, improves blood and lymph circulation and improves nerve supply in the feet and body. Reflexology also relaxes the muscles of the feet that often have trapped the nerves in the feet. Reflexology gently activates the damaged nerve fibres to send and receive correct nerve signals. By working the reflex points in the feet information is sent and received through the Central Nervous System.

Research shows that using Reflexology for peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, phantom limb pain and other forms of neuropathic pain, may benefit people who are suffering from the effects of such conditions.

Research shows that reflexology treatment by fully qualified professional Reflexologists helps individuals of all ages and with some 78 health concerns. A survey of 169 studies from 21 countries found reflexology to be 80% effective in its testing over 78 disorders. Symptoms were ameliorated for health concerns stemming from tension (e. g. elevated blood pressure, anxiety, constipation, headaches, and labour times for the pregnant) and pain relief. Patients suffering from asthma, diabetes, cholesterol, incontinence were found to require an appropriate number and frequency of sessions.

How does it work? The feet are like a little map in miniature of the body. They reflect all the organs, glands and body parts. When a professional reflexologist works on reflex points on the feet or hands, they connect with the specific organ or body part. Reflexology works on a similar principal to acupuncture but without the discomfort of needles. Through the application of painless pressure to the feet using a reflexer, thumb and finger techniques, which stimulate the nerve endings, reflexology encourages the body to reach homeostasis, calmness, relaxation and wellness providing pain relief, reducing stress and anxiety and improving blood circulation and healing throughout the body.

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