Reflexology

Below are just some examples of reflex areas


THE PELVIS
The pelvic area of the body is represented on the foot
just over the and above the pad of the heel
the level of the pelvic floor on the foot runs in an imaginary line
across the pad of the heel between the anklebones.,
Reflexes relating to areas of the pelvis are also
found on the outer side of the foot
This is the Pelvic muscle reflex


The reflex for the sacro-iliac joint
at the side of the heel

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THE ABDOMEN
The reflex area for the abdomen is between
the levels of the diaphragm(just bellow the ball of each foot
and the pelvis) a line between the ankle bones
running across the foot
In this area are the reflexes
for parts of the digestive system
including the stomach, liver,gallbladder,and intestines
parts of the urinary system, including the kidneys
and the ureta tubes( which drain the kidneys),
parts of the hormonal system, including the pancreas
and the adrenal glands, and the spleen.
The reflex to the liver is found only on the right foot,
in the area between diaphragm and waist level
in a triangular shape the reflex
to the gall blader is found just bellow the liver reflex
and just above the waist level


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THE SPINE
The reflex to the spine is found down the inner side
of the foot in both feet, following
the bony arch of the foot
from the side of the big toe to the back of the heel
Along the spine reflex are reflexes
for the upper part of the spine
(cervical or neck region)
reflexes forthe middle or thoracic region,
reflexes for the lower ( lumber) region, and reflexes for the
tail bone and sacrum(bottom of the spine)
Treatment begins at the top of the reflex area
to the spine, and works down the inner edge of the heel


The reflex for the thoracic(middle) region
of the spine can be found along the edge
of the first metatarshal bonedown to waist level




The reflex for the upper part of the spine
the cervical or neck region, is located
along the edge of the bog toe

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THE HEAD AND NECK
The reflex areas for the head and neck area
are found in the areas of the toes in both feet
and, in addition, the whole of the head can be presented
within the big toe area on each foot
on the sole of the big toe, the
top of the toe represents the top of the head,
the outer side represents the outer side of the head
and the base represents the back of the head
The reflex to the pituitary gland is
near the center of the pad of the big toe

Around the base of the big toe
just above where it joins the foot, is the
reflex to the neck
The base of the big toe represents the
back of the neck.The side of the base of the big toe
represents the seventh cervical,
or last vertebra in the neck,where
many of the nerves of the arm and hand pass.

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THE CHEST
The reflexes to the chest area can be found
on the sole of the foot in the area
between the level of the shoulder girdle
(roughly the base of the toes)and the diaphragm
(or waist) area which sits just below the ball of each foot
and in a similar area on the top of the foot

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The chest area on the foot contains reflexes
to the following parts of the respiratory system,
including the trachea, windpipe, bronchi (air passage)
and lungs;the heart;the esophagus(down which food travels,
from the mouth to the stomach) the thyroid and
and the parathyroid glands; the ribs
and the sternum.The chest area of the foot is also
the site of reflex points for important
structures that lead to the digestive system
and contains the nerve that controls the diaphragm


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The reflexes for the thyroid gland
are on the outer edge of the the ball
of the big toe on both feet,


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The four small parthyroid glands
affect levels of calcium and phosphorus in the body
The lower parathyroid reflexes are located
at the lower outer edge of the ball of the big toe.

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The upper parathyroid reflexes can
be found at the upper outer edge
of the ball of the big toe on each foot

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The reflexes to the lung are found over
the ball of the foot .The reflex to the bronchi extends
across the lower part of the ball of the big toe into the lung area-
from the reflex to the trachea which
is found down the inner edge of the sole of the
foot from the base of the big toe to
near the base of the ball of the big toe