December 06, 2018 by: Mary Miller
News) With the advent of flu season comes the dreaded affliction of
seasonal allergies. Sufferers of seasonal allergies have to put up with
irksome symptoms such as itchy and swollen sinuses, nasal congestion,
watery eyes and a runny nose when cold weather and allergens run amok with
their immune systems. Such symptoms can be temporarily relieved with
the use of decongestants and antihistamines, but these often come with
unpleasant side effects. Fortunately, natural remedies such as the
precise application of reflexology can help you beat those nasty
seasonal allergy blues.
Seasonal allergies occur
when certain allergens become more common due to the time of the year.
These allergens on their own are harmless, but for some people, they
trigger an allergic reaction because the body’s immune system mistakes
them for a harmful substance. Common allergens are pollen, mold, dust
mites and animal dander. The often-told adage of prevention being better
than cure might not be as applicable with allergens because of
their microscopic nature. In certain situations, they might even be
completely unavoidable. Stress can also aggravate allergy symptoms.
is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that works by applying
pressure to specific healing points in the body that are linked to certain
vital organs. Stimulating these points allows healing energy to course
throughout the body and promote the body’s self-healing process. It can
provide many health benefits such as improving blood circulation and
metabolism, detoxification, and improving muscular, lymph and nerve
function. Since reflexology can help reduce stress, it can also
help mitigate the symptoms of allergies so they won’t affect you as badly
as they normally would.
to help treat seasonal allergies with reflexology
pressure to specific healing points can help alleviate the symptoms of
seasonal allergies. All you have to do is press and hold each area for
five seconds with your thumb or index finger unless stated otherwise.
Breathe easy with this list of reflexology points to bring you
quick relief from seasonal allergies:
- Balls of the toes. Massage the
balls of the toes or your sinuses to open up blocked sinus cavities.
- Center of the big toe. This is
linked to your master gland which balances the hormones in all your
- Upper inner edge of the ball of the
foot. This area is connected to your thymus gland and massaging it
can help boost your immune system.
- Lower outer edge of the foot. Regulate
your mucus production by stimulating your ileocecal valve.
- Center of the ball of the foot. Massaging
this area stimulates your lungs, chest and bronchials to
help relieve congestion.
- Under ball of the foot at the center. This
is the solar plexus or diaphragm reflex point. Stimulating this area
lowers your stress levels and helps induce relaxed breathing.
- Above the center of the foot. Near
the inner edge above the center of each foot is the reflex point of the
adrenal glands. Massage this area to help your body produce cortisol to
- Necks of each toe. These areas
are connected to your sinus reflexes. Squeeze each neck one to three
times a day, everyday.
- Webs of flesh between each toe. This
is the upper lymphatic reflex point. Massage each web then gently
squeeze them for around 25 seconds, one to three times a day,
- Back of the skull. This is called
the Gallbladder 20 reflex point and it can be found at the back of the
skull right at the part where your ear bone and neck join together.
- Between the thumb and the index
finger. This reflex point is called the Large Intestine 4 and is
useful for relieving sinus infections and swelling of the eyes and
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