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Acupressure

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Acupressure has been used in Traditional Eastern Medicine for over 2000 years. It is a wonderful complementary therapy that helps treat physical illness, aches and pains.

Acupressure is the simple method of sending messages to the body in order to stimulate its self-healing response. It can be used to correct physical and emotional imbalances as well as any functional abnormalities. Acupressure helps the body return to its natural state of health and wellbeing.

How to Apply Acupressure?

Basic Acupressure can be enjoyed at home as a self-care ritual. Applying deep, firm pressure to the point listed below will help to balance and relax the body.

Things to remember when using Acupressure:

– Stimulate each point for 2-5 seconds using firm pressure or gentle circular massage

– When massaging Acupressure points, relax, close your eyes and breathe deeply

A Common Acupressure Point For Pain Relief

Here is a popular acupressure point that can be used to reduce pain, inflammation and chronic stress levels.

– Name: Liver 3 (LV3)

This point is located between the big and second toe, on top of the foot. It is commonly used to treat chronic stress, back pain, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, insomnia and anxiety.

Its exact location is on top of the foot about an inch inwards towards the leg from the point where the skin of your big and second toe meet.

Using deep, firm pressure, press or massage the area for 5 seconds on and off.

You can find another acupressure point in the same area by sliding your finger along the space between the first and second toe bones, towards the leg, until you feel a big dip (just before you reach the main bone in the foot).

Apply pressure here for 3 seconds, on and off.

Repeat as often as you like.

What is the difference between Acupressure and Acupuncture?

An acupoint can be stimulated with different methods. Acupuncture and acupressure are both methods used to stimulate acupoints. In comparison, acupuncture uses a hair-thin needle to stimulate an acupoints whereas acupressure uses a firm pressure to massage the acupoints.

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Benefits of Reflexology Treatments

Benefits Of Reflexology brighton holistics Reflexology is an effective, natural therapy that can help to re-balance the body and mind. Benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology is an effective, natural therapy that can help to re-balance the body and mind. It can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions and is based upon the principle that there are connections between areas of the feet and areas in the body. By stimulating certain reflex points on the feet, specific organs and systems in the body can be manipulated or adjusted.

Here are 5 popular health benefits of Reflexology:

1) Improved Nerve Function

Reflexology works with over 15,000 different nerve endings in the feet. Over time, as we age, our nerve endings become less sensitive. A single treatment can help to increase nerve function and reactivity – improving overall nerve health. Neural pathways are like muscles; they need to be stimulated every now and again to stay sharp & responsive to change.

2) Heightened Energy Levels

Reflexology helps to increase the body’s metabolism. This is turn improves our organ function; blood and oxygen flow – improving our energy levels for the day.

3) Improved Circulation

One of the best-known benefits of reflexology is that it significantly improves the body’s circulatory system. This means that more oxygen reaches the vital organs – improving their function and state of health. Better circulation also means faster healing of any damaged or unhealthy cells.

4) Healing Relaxation

Reflexology encourages the body and mind to enter into a deeply relaxed state. When the body is relaxed, the effects of stress can be reversed. Reflexology is often used to overcome sleep disorders, anxiety and hormonal imbalances – helping the body to get back to its normal, healthy state.

5) Elimination of Toxins

Reflexology helps to support the body’s elimination systems. The efficiency of the liver and bladder are improved, meaning the body’s toxicity levels are lowered – allowing for better health and protection from disease.

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Reflexology To Help With Stress & Anxiety, Brighton Holistics

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Our modern lifestyles have certainly made living easier, however the side effects of easy living often result in tension, stress and anxiety.

Many people resort to medication to control the symptoms of stress. Reflexology however, can be used as a natural alternative.

This ancient and chemical-free therapy works to unblock the meridians (or channels) in the body where our chi (or energy) has become blocked or sluggish. Accompanied with lifestyle improvements, reflexology has the ability to bring the body and mind back into perfect harmony.

There are thousands of nerves in the feet, ears, hands and face – 15,000 in our feet alone! Stimulating the reflex points that reduce stress & anxiety, instructs the body to repair any damage caused by stress or anxious thoughts. Yes, our thoughts have a huge impact on the state and health of our organs.

By stimulating these reflex points our bodies start a conversation it’s organs, glands and systems. It helps to clear any blockages in the communication channels, improving the working function of the body as a whole.

Here are a few reflex points you can refer to at home, whenever you feel stressed or anxious. Using your thumb or index finger to press firmly on the following points for five to ten seconds. Then, enjoy the benefits.

1) The Pituitary Gland (at the centre of the big toe) stimulates and balances over active hormonal secretions caused by stress

2) The Solar Plexus / Diaphragm (under the ball of the foot) helps to reduce feelings of anxiety and panic

3) The Colon & Intestines (multiple points, located in-between the arch and heel of the foot) helps to reduce digestive discomfort caused by stress such as bloating and feelings of sluggishness

If you’ve had a reflexology treatment in the past, how has it helped you?

For further information on the Level 3 Reflexology qualification available here at Brighton Holistics please click HERE