Quantum Brain Healing can use many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs to treat epilepsy. There are many additional alternative therapies in Quantum Brain Healing used to treat epilepsy including reflexology.
Reflexology is based on the principle that the anatomy of the body is reflected in miniature reflex zones on the head, ears, hands and feet. The foot is the most common type of reflexology treatment where pressure is applied on the foot to heal the body. Reflexology promotes relaxation and reduces stress. Both feet are worked on during the course of a full session.
The reflexologist will gently massage your feet and apply pressure to the reflex points which correlate to your health problems. In epilepsy, there would be pressure applied to the Head, Brain, Brain stem, Pituitary, Pineal/Hypothalamus, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Glands areas. This concept is similar to the concept of acupressure. The reflexologists will treat one foot at a time. Some reflexologists apply pressure with their fingers while others use small instruments.
People with feet problems like severe calluses or corns should visit a podiatrist for treatment prior to a reflexology treatment. Sessions typically last sixty minutes. Epilepsy is usually a chronic disease and would require many treatments. Many reflexologists believe that manipulation of the feet reduces the lactic acid accumulation in the tissues and releases tiny calcium crystals that accumulate in the nerve endings of the feet. Another way to reinforce this action on the feet is to purchase an infrared foot massager. Foot ionizing detoxification may also help remove calcium and lactic acid build up from your feet.
Reflexology restores the qi or free flow of energy from the feet to the corresponding organs. Others reflexologists believe that pressure on the reflex points may trigger the release of hormones including endorphins, chemicals in the brain that naturally block pain. Reflexology creates relaxation and improves circulation. Reflexology increases the rate at which detoxification occurs. Reflexology can help control seizures for some patients, but there are no major clinical research trials to verify the effectiveness of reflexology. Reflexology should be used in addition to other therapies. Many herbs and herbal formulas can improve epilepsy. Acupuncture is also very good at treating epilepsy triggered by falls and traumatic brain injury.
© 2010 by Dr R Stone, MD – Alternative Medicine, India