by Alicia Agard
Board Certified Doctor of Natural Medic
Therapeutic Reflexology | 832-566-4247
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Alicia is certified in the following: Auricular Therapy, Clinical Reflexology, Holistic Nutrition and Functional Medicine. While seeing patients in the school clinic, and interning at a Naturopathic Clinic in Ontario Canada, she realized many people are interested in holistic methods to address their health issues and restore health. To assist the body on its journey to optimum health and wellness, she employs a variety of approaches including, among others: nutrition, detoxification, acupressure, and reflexology.
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What is reflexology?
Can it relieve stress?
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress.
The theory behind reflexology is that these areas correspond to organs and systems of the body. Proponents believe that pressure applied to these areas affects the organs and benefits the person’s health.
Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Sometimes these practitioners use items, such as rubber balls, rubber bands and sticks of wood, to assist in their work. Practitioners of reflexology include chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists, among others.
Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies also show that reflexology may have benefits in palliative care of people with cancer.