Reflexology For The Treatment Of Allergies
Reflexology For The Treatment Of Allergies. An allergy is an inappropriate response by the bodys immune system to a substance that is not usually harmful.
The immune system is highly complex and helps us fight infections by identifying foreign invaders and mobilizing white blood cells to fight them.
In some people, especially those with compromised immune systems, the immune system wrongly identifies nontoxic substances and when the white blood cells go to work, they actually create more damage than if would have been left along.
Typical allergic responses are nasal congestion, cough, wheezing, itching, headache, fatigue, hives and shortness of breath. Allergens are found everywhere. Allergens can be food, molds, pollen, dust, metals, chemicals, cosmetics, etc.
When allergies affect every day activities, most people see their doctor for what I like to call, chemical bombs. These medications do nothing but mask symptoms to help the patient feel better, when in reality they are no better off at all.
Contrary to what most people think, the pharmaceutical companies are not really looking at what is best for us. They do what they do in the name of profits and by simply masking the problems; we will always be desperate to come back for more! We must get to the root of the problem to take care of it.
This is where alternative medicine and complimentary therapies can be very beneficial. Reflexology Reflexology is the practice of strategically applying pressure to areas of the feet and hands as they correspond with specific body organs.
By stimulating nerves on specific areas of the feet and hands, we can stimulate blood flow and eliminate toxin buildup in the corresponding organs and systems of the body.
Reflexology also stimulates the lymphatic system and encourages the release of endorphins; natural feel good hormones to our entire system.