One of the oldest ancient health practices is the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it dates back to somewhere 2,300 B.C., one of its interesting techniques, reflexology, has become very popular lately, because of its huge potential to treat many health issues.
It is simply adding pressure on the ears, hands and the feet, which are linked to various parts of our body, in order to boost circulation, strengthen the immune system and stimulate elimination.
It is believed that it can restore our body’s equilibrium of yin and yang, and heal and strengthen the body. Its principles are completely natural and are non-invasive, therefore they are perfect to calm your baby down, and also treat anxiety, discomfort and relieve stress. Babies are more responsive to reflexology than the adults, since they are a lot more sensitive to touch.
Babies start crying only to respond to a physical pain, since they can’t convey what is causing trouble, therefore this method determines the issue, and this practice can offer a remedy for the baby.
The feet of the child have undeveloped curves, and the skin and bones are typically genuinely delicate, so reflexology is a quick methodology for babies.
The use of delicate strain to clogged territories in the feet rapidly discharges blockages and reestablish the progression of vitality to the entire body. In this way, indulges very quickly feel alleviation.
You can begin utilizing the advantages of reflexology for babies during childbirth, and this strategy is a significant instrument for guardians to scatter their youngsters’ worry in a sustaining way.
As the baby develops and starts strolling, guardians or parental figures can consolidate reflexology with checking the advancement of the feet, so as to stay away from issues brought about by sick fitting shoes like level feet, corns, toe distortions, and for irresistible conditions like athlete’s foot.
In Chinese foot reflexology, very gentle pressure should be applied on certain spots on the feet of your baby, in order to treat different health issues, such as:
Add pressure on the baby’s heels in order to treat issues in the pelvic area, like postural problems and muscle tightness.
Lower & Upper Abdomen
The whole arch of the foot is connected to the stomach region in the baby. The upper stomach area associates with the upper portion of the curve.
Along these lines, press it delicately to treat stomach related problems like acid reflux and entrail check. The lower mid-region connects with the lower half of the curve, so apply the weight there to treat post-stomach related problems like obstruction and swelling.
This is an intricate gathering of nerves situated between the stomach and the lungs, so the agony here can be alleviated by delicately squeezing close to the upper region of the foot’s curve (i.e., the ‘orange dab’ region).
Apply pressure on top of the foot, just over the top of the arch in order to alleviate chronic colds and coughs, phlegm buildup, and congestion.
Gently press the centers of the tips on their toes to soothe sinus issues, like colon colds, runny nose and some other respiratory problems
Teeth & Head
Carefully rub the tips of the toes of your baby to treat teeth discomfort, ear infections or any other type of pain in the area of the head.
But, remember that reflexology can only soothe pain to some conditions, even though it is meant to elevate the baby’s comfort, and it can’t be used like a cure for everything.
Try these tips below for a relaxed reflexology session with your baby:
- Be as gentle as you can when you add the pressure and you massage the foot of your baby.
- If you notice the baby pulling its foot away, then that is a sign that the technique is not that enjoyable, so you must stop and try some different approach.
- The reflex points on the baby’s feet can be very sensitive if the baby is sick.
- The treatments should last from 5 to maximum of 10 minutes.