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Modern reflexology was developed by Eimice Ingham who extrapolated the work of European zone therapy of the hands to the feet.

The practice of reflexology is based on the reflex points in the hands and feet that correspond to specific tissues, organs and glands throughout the body. By stimulating these reflex points, corresponding organs and tissues in the body develop better circulation and energy flow while stress is decreased.

The nerve endings that bunch together in reflex points on the feet connect to the spine and the brain, which, in turn, branch to corresponding tissues of the body.

Common Questions

  • What is a meridian?

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the term meridian refers to a pathway in the body in which a small electrical current or energy flows. This pathway travels through different organs and tissues. Meridians are named according to the major organs they flow through (e.g. heart meridian, kidney meridian). A disturbance of the energy flow in one organ along a pathway will alter the energy flow to every tissue/organ along that pathway. For a full list of TCM meridians and tissue they encompass, search the Internet for acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  • How do I schedule an initial appointment at Natural Horizons?

    Natural Horizons’ highly trained medical and administrative staff is ready to help you. Simply call us to schedule a convenient time for your initial appointment. Our business hours are:

    Monday – Friday: 8AM until 5PM
    Saturday: 9AM until 12 Noon on most Saturdays

    • Toll Free: (877) 292-1571
    • Fax: (703) 267-6977
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Applications of Reflexology

Reflexology is a wonderful adjunct to any therapy for any part of the body. For example, when attempting to get a supplement to the pancreas of a diabetic, reflexology can improve the uptake of the supplement to the pancreas, improve the uptake of the supplement to the pancreas, plus improve energy and blood flow to the pancreas to improve its healing.

Most chronic health issues are helped by reflexology together with most other therapies and can be easily taught to a patient to use on themselves.

Who Benefits?

  • Anyone looking to maintain optimal health with simple treatments they can provide themselves.
  • Anyone seeking to optimize the effect of other therapies they are currently getting.

Schedule an Appointment

To arrange for an experienced reflexologist, or to learn more about this practice, how it can benefit you, contact Natural Horizons Wellness Centers at 1-877-292-1571.