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08-01-2016

What Are The Benefits Of Foot Massage?

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What’s so good about the feet?

The feet are a critical part of the human body. Chinese medicine puts a strong emphasis on this, believing that your feet have both a physical and psychological significance for the rest of your body. The art of foot massage, or ‘reflexology’ as it’s known in the holistic field, can improve your overall health by helping you to relax, release stress and tension.

The Tai Chong pressure point for physical health

Your feet are full of nerves and pressure points and one of the major pressure points is known as the Tai Chong, located on the top part of the foot between the big toe and the second toe.
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The Tai Chong’s known as the acupuncture point LR3 and also goes by the name of ‘Great Surge’. It’s very closely aligned to the health of your liver, which impacts both physically and psychologically on your whole body. Ancient Chinese medicine has always claimed that stimulating this point has a big effect on relieving physical pain, even targeting specific areas of the body where pain can be concentrated, such as the head (e.g. headaches), the bones (e.g. joint pains) and the muscles (e.g. menstrual cramps).What are the benefits of foot massage? Massaging the Tai Chong helps to improve certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure and impaired liver function. There’s also concrete evidence in ancient Chinese medicine texts to prove that the stimulation of the Tai Chong improves eye conditions, canker sores (mouth ulcers) and digestive problems. Acupuncture treatment on the Tai Chong can help to decrease blood pressure for those suffering from hypertension and reduce levels of plasma endothelin-1, which is a peptide that narrows blood vessels and specifically contributes to hypertension.
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