Foot Reflexology & Acupressure: A Natural Way to Health Through Traditional Chinese Medicine

Foot Reflexology & Acupressure: A Natural Way to Health Through Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Overview

This book succinctly introduces the benefits of foot reflexology and acupressure, the required tools and the theory behind the science.

With 77 reflex zones and 66 acupressure points, the soles of the feet are essentially a map to the human body—each one corresponds to an organ, muscle or other potential problem area. By implementing reflexology and acupressure techniques, you may be able to alleviate pain and discomfort, fatigue, stress and symptoms of chronic disease. These techniques can be done anytime and anywhere, and require just a few minutes a day.

With easy-to-understand language and more than 200 color photos and diagrams—including computer-generated maps to help you locate the points on your own feet—this book is a comprehensive introduction to reflexology and acupressure for beginners (or for those who don't have time to go to reflexology or acupuncture appointments).

Can be used in conjunction with Hand Reflexology & Acupressure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602201644
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 05/19/2020
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 177,874
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Zha Wei is an Associate Professor and head of research and teaching at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. He has published more than 40 academic papers on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Understanding Foot Reflexology and Acupressure 8

1 Benefits 9

2 Tools 10

3 Duration and Number of Treatments 11

4 Basic Techniques 12

5 Treatment Sequence 15

6 Intensity of Stimulation 16

7 Cautions 16

8 Normal Reactions 18

9 Unusual Reactions 19

10 Indications 19

11 Contraindications 20

Chapter 2 Acupoints and Reflex Zones in the Foot 22

1 Meridians and Acupoints 23

2 Reflex Zones 29

Chapter 3 For Treatment of Common Ailments 40

1 Diabetes 41

2 Hypertension 44

3 Hypotension 46

4 Arteriosclerosis 48

5 Headaches 50

6 Vertigo 52

7 Toothaches 54

5 Tinnitus 56

9 Common Colds 58

10 Chronic Bronchitis 60

11 Asthma 62

12 Hiccups 64

13 Cough 65

14 Chronic Pharyngitis 66

15 Chronic Rhinitis 68

16 Chronic Stomach Disease 70

17 Psychogenic Vomiting 72

18 Diarrhea 73

19 Constipation 76

20 Peptic Ulcers 78

21 Inflammation of the Gallbladder and Gallstones 80

22 Chronic Hepatitis and Liver Cirrhosis 82

23 Chronic Nephritis 84

24 Urolithiasis 86

25 Trigeminal Neuralgia 88

26 Facial Paralysis 90

27 Neurodermatitis 91

28 Stroke Sequelae 94

29 Insomnia 96

30 Hypersomnia 98

31 Night Sweats 101

32 Anemia 102

33 Obesity 104

34 Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma 105

35 Locked Shoulder 107

36 Cervical Spondylosis 109

37 Acute Lower Back Strain and Sprains 111

38 Chronic Lumbar Muscle Strain 113

39 Sciatica 115

40 Rheumatoid Atthritis 118

41 Irregular Menstruation 120

42 Dysmenorrhea 122

43 Leukorrhea 124

44 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 126

45 Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder 128

46 Infertility 130

47 Hyperplasia of the Breast 133

48 Acute Mastitis 135

49 Low Milk Supply 137

50 Climacteric Syndrome 139

51 Nocturnal Emissions 141

52 Erectile Dysfunction 143

53 Hypetplasia of the Prostate 146

Chapter 4 For Health Maintenance 148

1 Living Long and Living Well 149

2 Eliminating Fatigue 151

3 Toning the Brain and Invigorating the Mind 152

4 Nourishing the Heart and Steadying the Nerves 154

5 Activating the Lungs and Relieving Tightness in the Chest 156

6 Regulating and Reinforcing the Spleen and Stomach 157

7 Replenishing the Liver to Improve Eyesight 159

8 Toning the Kidneys and Strengthening the Lower Back 160

9 Maintaining Good Physical Fitness 162

10 Facial Skin Care 164

Index 166

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