If you have ever looked into chiropractic care or reflexology, you are likely well aware that the entire body works as one unit. You can’t just treat one part of the body and expect to be in perfect health. In fact, everything is interconnected in the body.
Taking care of your spine can help you take care of your entire body. Different vertebrae of the spine can affect the health of your overall body. Find out how you can use spinal reflexology to strengthen and support various body organs and systems.
The cervical spine includes the atlas and axis, and it makes up the first seven vertebrae of your spine if you start from the top.
Massaging these vertebrae tends to support the health of your head and neck. From C1 to C7, each vertebrae helps with the blood supply to the head, the eyes and tongue, cheeks and ears, nose and lips, vocal cords, neck muscles, and thyroid gland. C7 Also helps the shoulder bursae and the elbow joints.
Your thoracic spine includes 12 vertebrae, which means that it makes up the majority of your spine. Because of this, massaging the vertebrae of the spine can support the health of many different organs and joints.
At the top of the thoracic spine, the vertebrae are connected to the arms, wrists, the heart, and the lungs. As you approach the middle part of the spine, reflexology helps the gallbladder, liver, stomach, pancreas, and spleen. The bottom part of the thoracic spine addresses problems with the kidneys, small intestines, adrenal glands, and lymph circulation.
The lumbar spine leads down to the tailbone. It only has five vertebrae, so it is a fairly small part of your spine. However, performing reflexology on this part of your spine can have a huge impact on many different parts of your body.
For example, the top vertebrae in the lumbar spine supports the large intestines. As you work your way down, reflexology works on the appendix, abdomen, the sex organs, prostate gland, and lower legs.
Sacrum and Coccyx
The sacrum and coccyx are the two lowest bones on the spine. Massaging the sacrum helps the hipbones and buttocks, while coccyx massage supports the health of the rectum.
Using This Information
Using this information properly can make a world of difference in your body’s health. Going to a licensed reflexologist may help you learn the techniques of reflexology and show you how well it can work. As you get a feel for reflexology, you may be able to massage certain parts of your spine to improve your health.
Regular reflexology care should be part of your preventive care. Keeping your body systems and organs running smoothly can help you avoid acute illness, chronic disease, and even injury. Once you start seeing a reflexologist, they’ll help you come up with a treatment schedule that fits your body’s needs.
Your health is the greatest gift you have. Make sure you protect it with natural practices like reflexology.
5 Reflexology Exercises You Can Do at Home
Any pain, tenderness or discomfort in the spinal area is known as ‘back pain’. The Spinal cord is the most sensitive and essential joint that stretches down from the medulla oblongata. The individual bones of the spinal cord are known as vertebrae. When they are hurt or positioned in an improper manner, this causes discomfort. We tend to feel pain in our back due to injuries, abnormalities, stress, pressure, muscle tension, improper standing or sitting position. Whether the pain is acute or chronic there is a treatment for it. Backaches need to be treated carefully. Reflexology has unique techniques to rid you from backaches.
To Warm Up
Get into the standing position. While inhaling, raise your hands above your head. Now gently stretch your body by bending backwards. Now, while exhaling lean forward and touch to the floor with your hands. Raise your head and try to flatten your palm on the floor. This stretches the back muscles to a great extent. Now stand straight and stretch the right side by leaning over the right leg. Try to remain in this position for at least 20 seconds. Now bring your hands to the left side and continue the stretch in the same manner for the left muscle.
Sleeping Tennis Ball Exercise for Back Pain:
You will need a sock carrying two tennis balls. Lie flat on the ground and place the tennis ball sock under your neck (like a pillow). Now bend your legs, by flattening your feet on the ground. Slowly raise your hips, you will be balancing on the tennis ball sock and your feet. Gently walk yourself on the tennis balls. These balls put pressure on the bladder points which relieve stress and pain. You can stop whenever you feel sore.
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