Reflex points ensure easy detection of diseases and, thereby, their cure. Acupressure or reflexology helps to ascertain the normal or abnormal functioning of different internal organs of the body by pressing specific reflex points in the hands, feet, and other parts of the body. Thus, pressing these points, many ailments can be cured without medicines or side effects.
How reflex point works
On providing pressure on the reflex points, one learns about an organ’s average or abnormal functioning through the pinch of pain. It is thus clear that any spot in the reflex area representing a particular organ that hurts too severely on giving pressure is the proper reflex point for that organ. Generally, every organ has only one central reflex point, but there can be more than one reflex point according to the organ’s size and the nature of the problem.
Reflex points and areas on the human body
The reflex or acupressure points are different for different organs and body parts. Referencing points are given below for a few of the body parts and organs. By knowing these points, one can easily cure many diseases and disorders.
- Pituitary gland: Its reflex point exists in the centre of both big toes.
- Pineal gland: Its reflex point is situated at the inner side towards the top of big toes and thumbs.
- Hypothalamus: Its reflex point is the same as that of the Pineal gland.
- Brain: Reflex brain points are located in the upper portion of the tips of thumbs, big toes, fingers, and toes.
- Spine: On the inner side of both feet and hands.
- Thyroid gland: The reflex area of the thyroid gland is situated at the base of both the big toes and the bottom of both thumbs.
- Eyes: The reflex points of the eyes are situated beneath the second and third toe in feet and at the base of the first (index) and second finger in hands.
- Ears: The reflex area of ears is located at the base of the fourth and fifth toe in feet and at the base of the third and little finger in hands.
- Heart: Its reflex area falls in the left foot and left hand, in the right foot and right hand between the shoulder and diaphragm lines.
- Lungs: The reflex points of the lungs are situated on the upper side of the feet and hands between the shoulder and diaphragm lines.
- Liver: Its reflex points are in the right foot and right hand between the diaphragm line and waistline.
- Gall Bladder: The acupressure points to treat gall bladder problems are lies in the right foot about
two fingers above the waistline.
- Stomach: Stomach-related problems can be treated by knowing the reflex points in the left foot and left hand.
- Pancreas: The points to cure pancreatic-associated problems like diabetes are mainly in the left foot and left hand.
- Duodenum: The reflex area of the duodenum is located in both feet and hands on the waistline.
- Spleen: Spleen’s reflex points are on the left foot and the left hand.
- Kidney: The acupressure points of the kidney are located in both feet and hands midway between the diaphragm line and the waistline.
- Ureters: The reflex points of ureters are found in both feet and hands between the waist and pelvic lines.
- Bladder: Its reflex point is situated in both feet where the heel starts. Similarly, it is found in both hands where the hand meets with the wrist.
- Small Intestine: The reflex area of the small intestine is situated in both feet and hands from the waistline to the pelvic line.
- Colon: Its reflex point is in the right foot and right hand.
- Appendix: The reflex point of the appendix is located in the right foot and right hand, slightly above the pelvic line.
- Uterus and Prostrate: The uterus and prostate reflex points are situated over both feet on the inside of the ankles, midway on a straight line from the base of the heel to the ankle bone.
- Ovary: The reflex points of ovaries are located over both feet on the outside of the ankles, midway on a straight line from the base of the heel to the ankle bone.
- Fallopian tubes: The reflex points of fallopian lines are situated over both feet across the top of the feet from one ankle bone.