Reflexology is a non-drug therapy, by stimulating the foot reflex zones, adjusting the body's physiological function, improve the immune system to prevent, cure, health, health purposes.
Foot Reflexology Gua Sha massage is the main method.
Originated in the "Huang Di Nei Jing"
Foot massage is an important part of medicine, according to more than 2000 years ago, this classic treatment of "Huang Di Nei Jing" on details of body meridians and acupoints, many of which are the points of foot, but also detailed the meridians, acupuncture points and the relationship between the organs, said: sick organs can be reflected through the meridian points to the surface, according to the different acupuncture points may be inferred that the symptoms related to organ function problems.
Foot points can reflect a wide range of diseases and treatment of the body through the foot massage, acupuncture treatment, the corresponding visceral dysfunction can be corrected, so that the human body to restore health and to reduce the occurrence of disease, has played the role of health Yannian.
"Huang Di Nei Jing" referred to in many of the principles of massage treatment, reached "no general pain, pain in general do not" clear the meridians of the treatment mechanism of blood.
Has not been able to board the high status
Because a number of reasons, has not been able to foot massage as acupuncture, Chinese medicine therapies, such as status as a high board, and more popular in private. However, in medical or other books written in more, Mr. Su Dongpo Song writer of some health research, adhering to the friction YongQuan foot hole on the body the benefits of praise, saying "its effect is not ShenJue, but accumulated to over one hundred more than Japan, the volume function can not be ... ... if the letter of the line, there is great benefit. "indicates that China is very long foot massage for deep understanding healthy.
Chinese medicine (including foot massage) in the Tang Dynasty that the person in Japan, North Korea. Transmission in Europe after the Yuan Dynasty.
Has become a fashion
The early 20th century, American doctors WeiLian method of modern medicine to collate the results of Reflexology, in 1917 issued a "regional therapy" (Zone Therapy) book. 20th century 80's missionary work in Taiwan, Switzerland, Mr. Wu Ruodan Father of "foot massage technique" cured his rheumatoid arthritis for many years, his "Health Act if the stone - Manual foot self-reflection," says the preface of a book: "8 years ago, from the ancient Chinese technique of foot massage to cure the problems I have rheumatoid arthritis for many years, so I made that China is willing to return to the heritage of every Chinese."
Taiwan was set up in 1982 "international health research if the stone will be." In 1985 the British Medical Association will be a modern statutory foot massage for modern medicine "foot reflex zone therapy." California in 1989 in the United States held a full session of reflexology. 1990 held in Tokyo, Japan International Symposium on Health Act if the stone so that the foot reflexology health emerge in the international arena. 90 In the early 20th century, foot massage Health Act has been in China also attaches great importance, the establishment of a variety of academic groups, as well as specialized, such as the gradual emergence of foot massage parlors, which do not take medicine, injections of non-pharmaceutical health-care law increasing the favorite class.
At present, the foot massage primarily for the purpose of health care, most of them in the massage parlors, specialized foot house, pool and so on. Reflexology has been used as a work skills and by the National Department of Labor and Social Security recognized and awarded the appropriate qualification certificate.
Reflexology There are currently three kinds of forms:
First, to reflexology and Health Act, if the main stone, if stone massage practices of traditional Chinese massage techniques and practices;
Second, the main points in the feet to foot needle-based approach;
Third, foot reflex zone points combined with the traditional methods for combining the two methods.