Reflexology is an old, cultural practice dating back thousands of years to ancient China. However, it has recently experienced a surge in popularity in the Western world as a legitimate medical practice that can treat a variety of physical ailments.
Since reflexology is probably the most natural and least invasive treatment available, this makes it the perfect tool for calming down babies. Since they don’t have the ability to convey to you what it is that is troubling them, babies will often respond to physical pain simply by crying. Reflexology provides an effective way to not only determine what it is your baby is experiencing, but also how you can fix it.
Reflexology Foot Guide for Babies
Babies are said to be much more responsive to reflexology than full-grown adults. This is mainly because they are more receptive to physical touch in general. When a baby or child is in distress, it is our natural response to comfort them physically by holding them, rubbing their back, etc. This makes reflexology the perfect treatment for them.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to certain points on the body, mainly focused on the feet. This is said to help treat a variety of health problems associated with their corresponding body parts. The above guide shows these body parts, and which area of the baby’s feet that affect them.
To treat issues identified with head and teeth, you have to take a shot at the tips of the toes. This can reduce the pain caused by ear infections or teething.
The area that affects sinuses on the feet is the centre of the toes. If you try to apply pressure on these spots, this can lower the severity of sinus problems such as runny nose or other respiratory problems, and although it isn’t a cure for colds, it will reduce the symptoms enough for your baby to calm down.
The part of the foot above the arch is linked to the chest area. By massaging this part, you can alleviate discomfort from colds, chronic coughs, and chest congestion resulting from phlegm buildup. Reflexology can treat all forms of congestion and this has been proved scientifically.
The solar plexus comprises the nerves between the stomach and lungs, which makes it difficult for pain to be determined in this area. However, massaging the upper area of the arch can ease the pain.
Upper and lower abdomen
The arch of the foot is connected to the upper abdomen, and massaging it can help with digestive problems such as heartburn or bowel obstruction.The lower abdomen corresponds with the lower half of the arch, and massaging it can treat post-digestive problems such as constipation and bloating.
Pelvic pain is connected to the heel of the baby’s foot. Massage this area to relieve muscle tightness and postural problems.In conclusion, you should know that reflexology can only help with certain types of pain. This should never replace medical care if your baby has a serious health condition. It will only relax the baby and soothe the pain temporarily.