Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there’s damage to your peripheral nerves, most often in your hands and feet, which causes weakness, numbness, and pain. This type of pain can feel like stabbing, burning, prickling, or tingling. Peripheral neuropathy happens when you’ve suffered from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins, and diabetes. Some medication can reduce the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. However, reflexology is a great non-invasive alternative to ingesting drugs.
Reflexology is an ancient healing art that’s based on a system of reflex points on the hands, feet, and ears that correspond to other areas of the body. Reflexology Therapists are trained to apply appropriate pressure to these reflex points to stimulate the flow of energy, thus helping to relieve pain or congestions throughout the entire body. A very pleasurable form of pain relief, reflexology is also used to ease stress and promote relaxation. Reflexology for neuropathy works with the help of the body’s nervous system, in that it sends messages to balance organs and parts in far reaching areas of the body. With neuropathy, reflexology gently activates damaged nerve fibers to send and receive correct nerve signals. Through light to moderate pressure, reflexology allows for the stable rhythm of information is sent and received through the Central Nervous System. Sufferers of peripheral neuropathy see a marked improvement in blood and lymph circulation throughout the body, an improvement in nerve response, and a general sense of well-being after a reflexology treatment. Studies show that using reflexology for peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, phantom limb pain and other forms of neuropathic pain, may benefit people who are reeling under the effects of such conditions.
Give reflexology a try and start reaping its restorative benefits!