As I mentioned last week, reflexology is a practice involving the pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and ear lobes with multiple benefits -though not scientifically proven- that include but are not limited to reducing aches and pains and improving blood circulation. This week we’re going to take a closer look at the hands and what parts of the body it is connected to. There are 8 essential pressure points but for the sake of keeping this newsletter brief, we will go over 4.
The heart 7 pressure point can be found in the crease of your wrist. It is the space between your ring and pinkie finger. By applying gentle pressure to this spot it can protest against anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, and depression.
The small intestine 3 pressure point is located at the outside part of your hand, right on the edge. The point lies in the depression of your hand just below your pinkie finger. Putting firm pressure on this point will help relieve neck pain, earaches, and headaches that occur at the back of your head.
You can find your lung meridian pressure point by looking at the edge of your hand. It runs from the tip of your thumb down along the side of your hand, ending just beneath the crease of your wrist. Run your finger along this line. If you find a sore spot along the line, reflexologists say you should gently massage it until it feels better. This may help relieve any cold symptoms, such as chills, sneezing, runny nose, and sore throat.
Wrist Point 1
You can your wrist point 1 on your wrist. Run a finger down your pinkie to your wrist crease, keeping it in line with your finger. By firmly pressing on your wrist point 1 regularly will help promote happiness by regulating your emotions.
Please take note if you are pregnant/expecting, you should first consult with your gynecologist or doctor. Reflexology is said to be safe however, some doctors and/or reflexologists may prefer to wait until the end of your first trimester or suggest avoiding it altogether until you give birth.