Reflexologists believe that a body can be brought to a state of healing by itself with the holistic powers of reflexology. The balance of the body is restored with the help of reflexology. They believe all structures and organs in the body are in similitude with the organs of the body. Just by massaging the potent points in the feet or hands we can stimulate the organs and restore the body to its previous balanced form. There is some disease that afflicts human being, like Parkinson’s disease which is a degenerative disease and conventional treatment does provide much respite to the patients. Reflexology does help to bring the body to a restorative balance taking it to a stage where it can heal by itself.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
A degenerative disease where the basal ganglia of the brain get affected and marked by the deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. This disease affects the middle-aged and the elderly. The disease marks a drop in spontaneous movements, difficulty in maintaining posture, gait and a sort of rigidity and tremors affect the body. Though Parkinson’s disease patients can have the combined treatment of surgery and medication, mind, body and supplementation by nutritional therapies could help the patient who is suffering from this disease.
How does Reflexology help?
A practitioner who practices reflexology believes that massaging the brain, head, and spine responds to massaging and can benefit from the holistic approach to the treatment. To help with the tremors associated with the disease. Walking the thumb over the reflexology area of the diaphragm and solar plexus. Working your way up the spinal column can help stabilize the nervous system. Pressing the following points for a good three minutes each time can help with the symptoms to a considerable extent.
- Autonomic nervous system.
Working on the reflexes of the entire spine can bring about alertness and confidence which ebbs away when the disease sets in. Also, consider working on the reflexes of toes and colon which can help in providing relief from the debilitating symptoms of the disease.
Relief from Symptoms of Parkinson
The benefits of massage therapy have long been recognized as beneficial for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Because it is a disease marked by muscle stiffness and rigidity of body movements. Massaging can help in alleviating muscle stiffness and joint stiffness. It is important for the patient to feel sensation in the area that is massaged. Once the client feels sensation then it is safe for the patient to undergo Parkinson’s disease treatment. The practitioner must also while undergoing the bodywork treatment continue to communicate with the patient to ensure a positive experience. But before embarking on a treatment with the patient the practitioner must understand the following:
- Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder and cannot be completely be cured with the help of bodywork.
- It is important to use reflexology in tandem with other medication to help with the patient.
- As the disease is synonymous with sudden jerky movements reflexologists must ensure maximum precaution so that the patient remains calm and composed on the table while the bodywork is practiced on him/her.
Reflexology and its Therapeutic Effect on Parkinson’s disease
Reflexology has far-reaching effects on the disease. As it can reduce the effects of the disease like headaches, pain aches, and chills and also help in inducing sleep. It can also increase energy levels and enhance vitality strengthen the immune system and reduce stress levels to a great extent.
Western Medication and Autoimmune Diseases
Western medication and Naturopathic treatment do not present a cure for autoimmune diseases. But therapies like reflexology, regarded as complementary therapy gives the body a support and assistance and the immune system a fillip that would help the body to fight the disease and also help the body deal with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The stress, which is a constant companion of these diseases, can be reduced to a c considerable extent and hence it is a focus on the effective management of the diseases.
Reflexology is thus a great healer which promotes the well-being of the body, mind energy and emotional and raise the feelings of the balance of body mind and soul. The stimulation of the potent points on the body effectively restores the proper balance and also gives a boost to the impact and targets the brain and the central nervous system. Reflexology and Parkinson’s disease go hand in hand to manage the symptoms which create a miserable atmosphere in the lives of the patient who suffers from this auto-immune disorder. Reflexology particularly helps with the painful spasms that accompany the disease. Reflexology restores the healing prowess of the body and elevates it to a state that would help to it to reach the state of self-healing.