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Reflexology and Cancer

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

I have become increasing interested in Reflexology, not just for those diagnosed with Cancer, but in general and thought it would be interesting to share some findings about this complimentary therapy.

Firstly I would like to say that anyone with cancer must see reflexologists who have training or experience treating people with cancer. This is because there are specific points on the feet that they need to avoid, or where they should only apply very gentle pressure.

There is no scientific evidence at all that suggests that reflexology can help treat or cure cancer or any other disease, but the theory is that having your feet pressed and massaged in a systematic way stimulates the corresponding organs in your body. This releases your body’s natural healing powers and restores health. Reflexologists believe that you become ill when energy pathways are blocked, and unblocking them can restore energy and balance. And surely anything that makes you feel better or uplifted or more positive is a good thing.

A sharp or tender feeling (reflexologists sometimes describe this as a crunchy sensation) can indicate that an area of your body is out of balance.

Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving pressing areas on your feet and hands (with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil) is thought to start the healing process, working on energy pathways similar to those used in acupuncture.

You can read more on the Cancer Research UK website here:


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