Reflexology as a Way of Opening Meridians, Achieving Wellness

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Rosanne (Roseanne) Bostonian, Ph.D., is a respected Florham Park, New Jersey, holistic health practitioner who emphasizes listening to the Earth as a way of attuning to spiritual, health, and emotional issues. Rosanne Bostonian, Ph.D., also focuses on techniques of achieving positive energy flow through foot reflexology and the opening of meridians.

Hand and foot reflexology is the foundation of a number of healing techniques that reflect the existence of acupuncture meridian points running the length of the body. Those meridian points at the extremities are most easily pinpointed and employed as a way of healing things such as stress, fatigue, and general pain.

With the hands, the thumbs connect with the energy pathways of the chest and lungs, while the index finger has a relationship with the abdomen and conditions such as gas, cramping, and irritable bowel. Proper manipulation of the digits can have a sought-after effect throughout the body.

Giving the toes direct contact is one of the best ways of relieving headaches, as the toes connect with the skull, sinuses, brain, and jaw. Massaging a line of toes, from the biggest to the smallest, is effective in addressing issues of the liver, spleen, bladder, and stomach. It’s important to remember that each individual is unique and finding a reflexology approach that works best for his or her specific symptoms often involves trial and error in the presence of an experienced practitioner.

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