Foot therapy has a long history in the culture of Chinese medicine. It originated in ancient China. It is the accumulation of knowledge and experience in people's long-term social practice. It has a history of more than 3000 years. The ancients once had many classic records and descriptions of foot baths: "Washing feet in spring will relieve the sun; washing feet in summer will relieve heat and dampness; washing feet in autumn will moisturize the lungs and intestines; washing feet in winter will warm the dantian." Su Dongpo said: "The effect of the hot foot bath is not obvious at first, but it has been accumulated for more than a hundred days, and its function is immeasurable. Compared with taking medicine, its effect is a hundred times." The bed no longer hears the bells and drums." Lu You said: "It's so fast to wash your feet and go to bed, and the young grandchildren gradually grow and pour the soup." Feet, finger cold come from the heart of the feet again, the reason why Zhuo is warm, but also cold."
China is the country with the earliest origin of foot therapy. There are records of foot massage in China thousands of years ago. According to textual research, pedicure and acupuncture were the therapies of "same root" in China.
The ancient Huangdi Neijing's "Zhuxin Pian" "the method of observing the toes" (a method of diagnosis and treatment); the "Yi Shouzu" (often rubbing the heart of the feet, can cure many diseases) in "Mohe Zhiguan" written by the eminent monks in the Sui Dynasty The genius doctor Hua Tuo of the Han Dynasty wrote in the "Zhu Xin Dao" (meaning the knowledge of the sole of the foot) in "Hua Tuo Secret Collection", and "Yu Yu uses the foot to cure diseases" in Sima Qian's "Historical Records" ("Yu" communicates with "healing", Hu" Refers to the back of the foot).
Mr. Su Dongpo, a writer in the Song Dynasty, did a lot of research on health preservation. He praised the benefits of rubbing the Yongquan acupoint on the soles of the feet a lot. If you do it, it will be of great benefit.” It shows that people have a deep understanding of the health benefits of foot massage. Traditional Chinese medicine (including foot massage) was passed down to Japan and Korea in the Tang Dynasty. After the Yuan Dynasty, it spread to Europe. (The Fourteen Classics of Boren in Yuan Dynasty)
During the Ming Dynasty, foot massage was further developed. Later, the "policies" and folk customs that underestimated the health of the feet, such as feudal etiquette and women's foot binding, greatly affected the healthy development of the therapy. Especially in the late Qing Dynasty, this Chinese historical and cultural heritage was cruelly plundered by foreign powers, and it was once "disappeared" in the country, almost lost.
In the 1830s, the American Inguham's "The Story of the Foot" introduced "foot massage therapy". In 1975, "Foot Reflexology" by Marukado, Switzerland, academically summarized the natural treatment of humans on the reflex area of the foot. In 1985, the British Modern Medical Association officially designated the foot massage method as the "modern medical health method", which clarified the higher medical status. In 1989, the "Foot Reflexology Conference" was held in California.
A person has four roots, namely the root of the nose, the root of the milk, the root of the ear, and the root of the foot. "The nose is the root of the miao orifice, the breast is the root of the qi, the ears are the root of the magic machine, and the feet are the roots of the essence." It can be seen that the nose, ears, and breast are only the condensation points of the essence, and the feet are the essence. The total assembly point. In the clinical view, the mind is clear, the walking light and healthy are the characteristics of health; while the top-heavy, light-footed, swollen feet are the body of the sick. Therefore, ancient and modern health-preserving and fitness methods at home and abroad attach great importance to foot exercise.
A man has feet, just as a tree has roots. The roots of the tree are dry first, and the feet of the old age. The feet play an important role in health preservation for the human body.
Experts believe that the principles of foot massage mainly include the following four aspects: One is the theory of blood circulation. The feet are at the bottom of the human body, and harmful substances such as uric acid crystals in the blood are deposited on the soles of the feet, which is unhealthy. Through foot massage, the harmful substances deposited on the soles of the feet can be decomposed and excreted through sweat and urine. The second is the reflection principle. "The feet are the second heart of a person." There is a one-to-one correspondence between a person's viscera and acupuncture points on the sole of the foot. Foot massage promotes the brain to conduct signals through the reflection area, improves human body secretion and blood circulation, and regulates the physiological environment. The third is the principle of holography. Traditional Chinese medicine takes a partial view of the whole, and regards the feet as a holographic embryo of the human body, which is full of information about the internal organs. The massage of the feet is the massage of the whole body. The fourth is the principle of TCM meridian theory, namely the theory of three yin and three yang in TCM. Foot massage can stimulate and regulate the internal organs, dredge the meridians, and enhance metabolism by massaging the feet, thereby achieving the purpose of strengthening the body and eliminating pathogens.
From the perspective of the meridian theory of traditional Chinese medicine with a history of more than two thousand years, it can better illustrate the close relationship between the feet and the whole body. The meridian theory believes that the feet are closely connected to the viscera through the meridian system, forming the unity of the foot and the whole body. Among the twelve serious meridians of the human body, six meridians, namely the Three-Yin Channel of the Foot and the Three-Yang Channel of the Foot, are distributed to the feet. The foot is the beginning of the three yin meridians of the feet and the end of the three yang meridians of the feet. These six meridians are connected to the three yang meridians and three yin meridians of the hand, and they run through the whole body. The Yinqiaomai, Yangqiaomai, Yinweimai, and Yangweimai of the eight channels of odd meridians also originate from the feet, and the Chongmai branches to the feet, thus strengthening the connection between the feet and the tissues and organs of the body. Therefore, changes in the functions of the viscera can be reflected in the feet.
Principles of Foot Therapy
In fact, we know that traditional Chinese medicine has always attached great importance to foot care and treatment. The internal organs of the human body have corresponding projections on the feet. Of the 12 meridians connecting the internal organs of the human body, 6 of them originate from the feet. The feet are the beginning of the three yin of the feet and the end of the three yang of the feet. Acupuncture points are connected to the internal and external environment. If you can insist on washing your feet with hot water before going to bed, you can stimulate these acupoints, promote the circulation of qi and blood, regulate the function of internal organs, and relax the meridians of the whole body, so as to achieve the purpose of dispelling diseases, replenishing qi and removing blood stasis, and nourishing vitality. Modern medicine believes that the foot is the "second heart" of the human body. Numerous nerve endings in the foot are closely connected with the brain and are closely related to human health. Therefore, frequent foot washing with hot water can enhance the body's immunity and resistance, and has the effect of strengthening the body and prolonging life.
The blood flows in the blood circulation system composed of the heart and blood vessels to transport nutrients and expel waste. Promoting blood circulation is essential to the health of the body. A healthy person has a pair of feet, but have you ever wondered how much pressure the feet bear? Every step taken, a 68 kg person will bear 260 kg of pressure on his feet. On average every day, your feet have to withstand 2.6 million kilograms of pressure. This number is roughly equivalent to the pressure of 40,000 people stepping on your shoes.
The feet are the farthest from the heart in the human body. If the peripheral circulation of the feet is obstructed, it is easy to cause poor blood circulation, which in turn leads to poor metabolism and decreased body tissue and organ function. Carrying out foot massage can make the blood circulation in the feet smooth, promote blood circulation throughout the body, accelerate the body's metabolism, supplement nutrition, and make your body healthy and functioning normally.
The nervous system is the dominant regulatory mechanism in the body. Nerve tissues are found in various parts of the human body and play an extremely important role in controlling and regulating body activities. The important and complex physiological functions of nerve tissue are all completed through reflex activities, and the basis for this activity is neurons.
Neurons ensure the internal unity of the body through reflex activities, so that the functional activities of various organs can better adapt to changes in the external environment.
The foot part is covered with very rich nerve tissue. By effectively stimulating the plantar reflex area, the functions of the corresponding tissues and organs can be adjusted, so that the normal is stronger and the abnormal is improved and restored.
Relieve menstruation and promote blood circulation
Meridians have the function of connecting viscera and limbs. The organs of the human body, such as the internal organs, the limbs, the five sense organs and the nine orifices, the muscles, bones, skin and flesh mainly rely on the communication and communication of the meridian system to make the body coordinate and unify.
Meridians have the functions of running qi and blood, nourishing the whole body, resisting external evils, and defending the body. The internal meridians belong to the viscera, and the external collaterals are in the limbs, communicating between the viscera and the body surface, connecting the human viscera and organs into an organic whole.
In the human body’s twelve meridians, there are six meridians that reach the foot, namely the Three-Yin Channel of the Foot (Spleen Channel of Foot Taiyin, the Liver Channel of Foot Jueyin, and the Kidney Channel of Foot Shao Yin), the Three-Yang Channel of Foot (Stomach Channel of Foot Yang Ming, and Foot Shao Yang Gallbladder Meridian, Foot Sun Bladder Meridian). The scraping and massage treatment of the feet can clear the meridians, relieve the pain, adjust and restore the function of the body's viscera, so that the disordered and diseased viscera function can be repaired and adjusted to achieve rehabilitation.
Wide range of applications
Foot reflex zone massage therapy is suitable for many diseases, and can also be used alone for daily health care.
1 . Medical disease
(1) Respiratory system diseases: such as acute upper respiratory tract infection, chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, pneumonia, acute tonsillitis, etc.
(2) Circulatory system diseases: such as high/low blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart disease, anemia, angina, varicose veins, etc.
(3) Digestive system diseases: such as chronic gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, chronic colitis, chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, cholecystitis, gallstones, hemorrhoids, etc.
(4) Urinary system diseases such as chronic glomerulonephritis and urinary calculi.
(5) Metabolic and endocrine system diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hyperthyroidism, etc.
(6) Nervous system diseases such as cerebral arteriosclerosis, sequelae of cerebrovascular accident, trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica, neurasthenia, epilepsy, anxiety, etc.
2 . Gynecological diseases: such as irregular menstruation, pain/amenorrhea, functional uterine bleeding, pelvic inflammatory disease, menopausal syndrome, infertility, frigidity, etc.
3. Dermatological diseases: such as acne, chloasma, seborrheic alopecia, gray hair, eczema, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia areata, herpes zoster, etc.
4. Traumatology diseases: such as frozen shoulder, cervical spondylosis, chronic lumbar muscle strain, degenerative spine/knee arthritis, lumbar disc herniation, etc.
5. Eye diseases: such as senile cataract, open-angle glaucoma, myopia, tears in the wind, presbyopia, etc.
6. Otorhinolaryngology and oral diseases: such as chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, chronic pharyngitis, mouth sores, tinnitus, otitis media, toothache, etc.
7. Oncology diseases: such as breast cancer, tumor radiotherapy and chemotherapy reactions.
8 . Male diseases: nocturnal emission, impotence, premature ejaculation, prostatitis, prostatic hypertrophy, orchitis, epididymitis, male infertility, etc.
9. Pediatric diseases: infantile anorexia, infantile enuresis, infantile convulsion, infantile malnutrition, etc.
10. Elderly diseases: coronary atherosclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke sequelae, hemiplegia, etc.
With the increasing work pressure in modern society, people's health is facing severe challenges, and people's desire for health is more pressing than ever before. At the same time, people demand that health should not affect work and life. However, general medical treatments either cost a lot of money or time, and the patient suffers a certain amount of pain, which is unacceptable to modern people who cherish time and money.
On the basis of inheriting the traditional Chinese medicine theory, according to the human body meridian theory, the holographic theory and the modern reflection zone system, combined with the physical and psychological characteristics of the world, it is a long-term and systematic exploration and practice.
Foot bath health
Human health is closely related to feet. A person has feet, just like a tree has roots. The health-preserving and health-care effect of the feet on the human body has long attracted the attention and research of the ancients. Among them, the "foot bath" has been popular for thousands of years because of its simplicity and effectiveness. The ancient book "Trivial Records" states: "Foot is the bottom of a person, wash once a night". Literary giants such as Su Dongpo and Lu You left verses such as "The master persuades me to wash my feet and sleep, and I will no longer hear the bells and drums when I fall out of bed", "It's so fast to wash my feet and go to bed, and my younger grandchildren will gradually dissolve the soup". Emperor Qianlong, the "son of the emperor", also believed in the health regimen of "300 steps in the morning and a pot of soup in the evening".
Chinese medicine believes that the human body’s internal organs have corresponding projections on the feet. The feet are the starting point of the three yin meridians of the feet and the ending point of the three yang meridians of the feet. There are more than 60 acupuncture points below the ankle. If you use hot water to bath your feet regularly, it can stimulate the acupuncture points of the feet, enhance blood circulation, regulate the internal organs, relax the meridians, enhance metabolism, and achieve the purpose of strengthening the body and eliminating pathogens. A Chinese folk song goes: "Washing your feet in spring will relieve the sun from rising; washing your feet in summer will relieve heat and dampness; washing your feet in autumn will moisten your lungs and your intestines; washing your feet in winter will warm your dantian."
People's soles are densely covered with many blood vessels, so foreign medical experts call the soles of people's "second heart". There are countless nerve endings on the soles of the feet that are connected to the brain. There are also acupoints on the soles of the feet that lead to the whole body. There is a Yongquan acupoint on the sole of the feet. Massage this acupuncture point to nourish yin and kidney, and nourish the internal organs. Therefore, massaging the soles of the feet can activate the qi, strengthen the body, prevent premature aging, and benefit health and longevity. Elderly people often massage the soles of their feet to prevent numbness, weakness, and cold feet.
When taking a foot bath, the temperature of the water is generally kept at about 40°C, and the amount of water should be enough to flood the ankles. Soak your feet in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, and then massage the soles of the feet with your hands. The massage technique must be correct, otherwise the purpose of healing and fitness will not be achieved. After bathing your feet in hot water every night, sit on the edge of the bed, raise your leg with your knee bent, and place it on the other leg, with your knees tilted to the inside. Use your right hand when massaging the center of your left foot and your left hand when massaging your right foot, alternately massaging until the area becomes red and hot. Movements should be gentle, coherent, and appropriate. At the beginning, the speed should be slow and the time should be short, and then gradually increase the massage speed after adapting. While massaging the soles of the feet, move your toes more. Chinese medicine believes that the big toe is a pathway for the liver and spleen. More activities of the big toe can relieve the liver and invigorate the spleen, increase appetite, and have auxiliary effects on hepatosplenomegaly. The fourth toe belongs to the gall bladder meridian, and massage can prevent constipation and rib pain; the little toe belongs to the bladder meridian, which can correct women's uterine position. Therefore, massaging the soles and toes after a foot bath has important health care and medical effects. Especially for neurasthenia, intractable knee and ankle joint numbness and spasm, kidney deficiency, backache and soft legs, insomnia, bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, periodic migraine, dysmenorrhea and renal dysfunction, etc. have a certain curative effect or adjuvant therapy.
In the foot bath, adding certain drugs to hot water can also prevent athlete's foot, dry feet, foot odor, excessive sweating, heel pain, frostbite, swelling and numbness of the lower limbs, cold limbs, weakness of movement, colds, rheumatic joints Inflammation and nocturia.
From the point of view of physiotherapy, foot washing with hot water is a bath therapy. When washing your feet, the water temperature should be 40-50℃, and the amount of water should submerge the ankles of your feet. Soak your feet for 5-10 minutes. At the same time, massage your feet slowly, coherently, and relaxedly with your hands. In this way, local blood vessels can be dilated, peripheral nerves are excited, blood circulation is accelerated, and metabolism is enhanced. If it can be persisted for a long time, it will not only have a health care effect, but also have a good effect on dizziness, insomnia, dreaminess and other symptoms caused by neurasthenia. For example, adding certain drugs to the bath water can also prevent colds, foot problems, frostbite and joint pain.
Foot therapy requires all feet to be soaked in water. Since it is a soak, it should reflect the word "bubble". "Soaking" here means that more water, enough heat, and a long time. You can't just take a basin and put some water in it. That will not have the effect of health preservation, at most it is foot washing, not foot reflexology.
Selection requirements for pedicure containers
1. The texture should be harmless, safe and good in heat preservation.
2. Height Generally, the height of the footbath is better than 20 cm [no ankle joint].
3. The structure can buy some foot baths with physical therapy functions.
Choosing a correct footbath can often achieve a multiplier effect with half the effort. Combining these characteristics, the correct choice is a functional type, such as a magnetic footbath, which uses imported ABS engineering plastic disposable molding structure combined with far-infrared ceramic powder It has good heat preservation effect, sterilization and bacteriostasis. The design adopts an arc structure with a large front and a small rear. It is deeper than the general foot basin and is lighter and does not take up space. The bottom of the basin is designed with raised massage points. 2 strong magnets, the effect of magnetic field can improve blood circulation and tissue nutrition, reduce the excitability of peripheral nerves, promote the decomposition and transformation of pain-causing substances, and thus have analgesic effect; magnetic field can strengthen local blood circulation and improve tissue permeability It is beneficial to the dissipation of inflammation and the absorption of exudate. At the same time, the magnetic field can also improve the body's non-specific immune function, which seems to change the patient's general state, improve the resistance to disease, inhibit and prevent the recurrence of the disease; the magnetic field can promote local blood circulation, accelerate the absorption and absorption of inflammatory exudates Dissipate and have the effect of reducing swelling. While soaking the feet, continue to stimulate the acupoint massage. Adding traditional Chinese medicine foot soaking powder can achieve the purpose of health care and treatment.
Pediatric Foot Therapy
Among them, the traditional Chinese medicine foot therapy for children is a more representative traditional Chinese medicine foot therapy.
The origin and development of the foot bath with traditional Chinese medicine for children: The foot bath with traditional Chinese medicine for children has a long history like other medicated bath therapies. As early as in the "Huang Di Nei Jing", there was "the evil one, stains with sweat", which shows that it has been advocated at that time. Bathing therapy. The "Fifty-two Prescriptions" unearthed from the Mawangdui Han Tomb contains "the formula for infantile disease and epilepsy. Take the three fruits of thunder tail to cure the disease, and use the pig decoction to mix it. Small babies use half a bucket of water, and large ones use a bucket of water. Take a part into the water and scratch it in the bath. During the Sui and Tang Dynasties, "Elbow Reserve Emergency Recipe", "Qianjin Recipe", "External Taiwan Secret Recipe", and "Typhoid" are baths and eleven foot baths for children with various diseases. Song Dynasty pediatrician Qian has used this therapy in pediatric syndromes. In Qing Dynasty, Wu Shangxian collected a large amount of external treatment experience from his predecessors, and used external therapy to treat diseases throughout his life. He became the originator of the true pediatric Chinese medicine foot bath. At present, the most systematic pediatric Chinese medicine inherited in China Foot therapy is Zheng's Pediatric Foot Therapy. From the late Qing Dynasty, through the inheritance and development of Zheng's Red Medicine for several generations, a lot of experience has been accumulated. The Pediatric Pediatric Foot Therapy has been further improved from theory to practice.
Foot reflexology, that is, foot washing with hot water, plus some scientific foot massage. Practice has proved that foot bath is a simple and effective method of self-care. Therefore, the Chinese folks have the customary practice of "a pot of soup before going to bed", and "washing feet in spring, so that the sun is solidified; washing feet in summer, dehumidification and heat dissipation; washing feet in autumn, lungs and intestines; washing feet in winter, Dantian warm "Zhao" argument.
A typical representative of the pedicure and health care industry: Liangzi Fitness was founded by Mr. Zhu Guofan in 1997. With the original "Liangzi Chinese herbal formula" and various "Liangzi foot bath health care methods", "Liangzi" has become a well-known brand in the country. Through years of rolling development, Liangzi Fitness has developed into a large-scale chain enterprise focusing on fitness, health care and leisure. It has hundreds of chain stores across the country and the "Liangzi" trademark is registered in the United States, South Korea, Japan and other countries. Under the leadership of its founder Zhu Guofan, Liangzi Fitness takes "good children, good medicine, excellent technology, and excellent service" as the family motto, forge ahead, and aim to make more contributions to the cause of human health.
As the heart beats rhythmically, blood circulates continuously throughout the body, becoming an important channel for the transportation and exchange of substances inside and outside the body. When a certain organ of the human body is abnormal or pathological, some harmful metabolites will be deposited on the circulation channel. Because the feet are located far away from the heart, coupled with the influence of gravity, these harmful substances are easily deposited on the feet, causing local skin tissue changes, such as skin discoloration, subcutaneous particles, hard nodules, etc. . By using foot massage, it can promote local circulation and smooth blood circulation, and finally excrete these deposits from the body through the excretory organs such as the kidneys, and restore the normal functions of the organs.
The various systems of the human body can maintain close contact, cooperation and coordination with each other, which is accomplished by complex energy flow systems such as body fluids and nerves.The body surface and internal organs of the human body have a wealth of receptors. When the receptors receive changes in the external or internal environment, they will cause nerve impulses, which will move along the afferent nerves to the central nervous system. The nerves spread to the organs, glands or muscles to make them respond accordingly. This is the process of neural reflex. The foot part is covered with many nerve endings composed of tactile, pressure, and pain receptors. It is located in the part of the human body farthest from the central nerve. The way of information transmission is the foot-the spinal cord-the brain, and the spinal cord is connected to various organs. Organ connection. Therefore, the foot contains information about various parts of the human body and organs. Similarly, the stimulation of the foot can also be transmitted to the whole body. It is the most sensitive reflex zone. Therefore, when abnormalities occur in various parts of the human body, the foot There will be some related information.
Meridian theory is the main theoretical basis of Chinese medicine and an important content of traditional medicine in the motherland. Five thousand years ago, the Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic of China recorded that foot massage can make people healthy in the document "Guan Zhi Pian". Contemporary science has proved that the human body meridians exist. Its structure is meridian lines, the stratum corneum is thin, so low impedance; the meridian circulation lines are very sensitive, and there are very rich nerve endings and nerve bundles around them; the meridian circulation lines have Abundant capillaries and particularly dense, metabolic blood flow is strong, so it is high infrared radiation; the mast cells around the meridian are densely arranged in chains, so they are high luminescence; the meridian is a very thin connective tissue bundle state "channel" ", this channel has the characteristics of high vibration sound.
Meridian is a "channel", and people who are blocked by the channel will feel uncomfortable. The meridian circulation line is connected by acupuncture points in various parts of the human body. There are many acupuncture points on our feet. When we massage the reflex area of the foot, these acupuncture points will be stimulated. It is the same as blood circulation and reflex principles. Meridians follow the lines for conduction. This kind of conduction method is like a "domino", which plays the role of dredging the meridians. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that "pain is unreasonable, and unreasonable pain". This is the truth, so massaging the reflex area of the foot can dredge the meridian.
Holographic embryo theory
"Holography" was originally a concept in physics. When a photo is taken with a laser, a part of the film can still replicate the overall image. That is, each part contains the overall information, but the smaller the part, the less the overall information it contains, and the more blurred the overall image is copied. Any multicellular organism is derived from a fertilized egg or starting cell through cell mitosis. Therefore, any relatively independent part of the organism contains the overall information. Such relatively independent part is called "holographic embryo". For example, the branches and leaves of plants, human hands, feet and ears, etc., these holographic embryos have sites corresponding to the various organs of the whole, and the arrangement of the sites follows the human anatomical map.
Compared with other holographic embryos, human feet have a large area and contain rich information, and the overall image copied is clearer, easy to recognize and grasp, and simple to operate. Therefore, foot massage is used for disease prevention, treatment, and A method of health care has certain advantages.
1. Mandarin ducks playing in the water: prepare warm water, which can cover half of the calf. Soak your feet in water and add hot water while washing to keep the water temperature at 42-60°C until the skin becomes red. It takes about 15 minutes.
2. The bud has not been put: After drying the feet, apply moisturizing oil.
3. Goldfish tail swinging: Pat the outside of the feet with both hands horizontally to relax the calf muscles.
4. The partition wall has ears: Hold one foot with both hands and squeeze it inward slightly.
5. Crane spreads its wings: Rub your hands up and down on the instep to heat the entire foot to circulate blood.
6. Long water flow: lightly pressing on the soles of the feet will help the body excrete waste.
7. Dizzy: Lightly scraping the big toe can improve headache and dizziness, and help sleep.
8. Huoshaolianying: Pressing the acupoints on the soles of the feet by the middle and index finger joints can relieve the symptoms of chest tightness.
9. Fairy guides: lightly scrape the toes with the index finger to relax the muscles and promote blood circulation.
10. Heavier than Mount Tai: Gently squeeze the side of the foot with both hands to improve the body's immunity.
11. Overwhelming: press the instep and the sole of the foot with both hands staggered.
12. Foot massage: Gently squeeze the side of the foot with both hands to improve the body's immunity.
13. You're done: Gently pinch the acupoints on the instep with both hands, which can relieve headaches and dizziness.
There are currently three main forms of foot therapy in China:
1. Focus on the foot reflex area and Ruoshi health method. The methods include Ruoshi massage and traditional Chinese medicine massage.
2. Focus on acupuncture points on the feet and acupuncture on the feet.
3. The foot reflection area is combined with traditional acupuncture points, and the technique is also a combination of the above two techniques.
If you continue to massage the entire foot, start from the left foot and then to the right foot. When massaging, you should press the soles of your feet first, from the inside, to the outside, and finally the instep. After the foot massage is completed, massage some acupoints on the calf. When massaging the soles of the feet, start from the basic reflex area and then to the lesion reflex area. For the corresponding acupoints of the kidney, ureter and bladder reflex area, massage stimulation is required to stimulate the excretion system, and then massage the reflex area corresponding to the heart, stomach, spleen and other parts.
A certain amount of strength is required for foot massage, and the massage strength should not be too light. When there is soreness during the massage, the intensity used at this time is more appropriate. In addition, the intensity and rhythm of the massage should be even, not light and heavy at different speeds. If the physique is strong, you can add a little more strength; if it is a weak, severely ill and weak person, the strength can be appropriately slowed down.
When performing pedicure health massage, time control is also exquisite. Under normal circumstances, it is better to control the massage time at 30-40 minutes. People who are seriously ill should be controlled within 10 to 20 minutes. For people suffering from chronic diseases, foot therapy can be performed every other day or twice a week.
Foot massage is not suitable within 1 hour after eating. In the process of foot massage, the legs should not be directly exposed to the wind, and the wounds and abscesses should be avoided. Once the skin becomes red and swollen, it is necessary to stop the foot therapy immediately. After the pedicure and health massage, you cannot wash your feet with cold water immediately. In addition, half an hour after the massage, it is best to drink 300 to 500 ml of warm water, which is good for body health.
Foot bath is different from foot washing. Foot washing is to remove bacteria, dirt and sweat from the skin surface of the feet. Therefore, a foot bath cannot be used instead of foot washing. Before the foot bath, you should wash your feet with warm water to wash away the bacteria, dirt and sweat from your feet before you can take the foot bath.
Foot bath is effective by using the synergistic effect of medicine and heat. The liquid medicine needs to be kept at a suitable temperature, and the liquid medicine should be changed when it is slightly cold. After bathing, you should immediately wipe off the water on your feet and put on warm clothes to avoid colds.
During the foot bath, the blood vessels in the feet are heated and expanded, which reduces the blood supply to the head, and the patient may experience dizziness. At this time, the foot bath can be suspended, and the symptoms will disappear after the patient lies supine for a while. You can also wash the feet with cold water to constrict the blood vessels of the feet to relieve symptoms.
If the medicine used in the foot bath causes skin irritation, the foot bath should be stopped immediately. You can go to the hospital for treatment if necessary
The single index finger button fist method means that the operator supports the recipient’s foot with one hand and half fist with the other hand. The first and second interphalangeal joints of the middle finger, ring finger and little finger are flexed, and the middle section of the index finger is close to the first interphalangeal joint (proximal The dorsal side of the interphalangeal joints is the point of force application, for fixed-point pressing. This method is suitable for the plantar reflex areas such as the adrenal gland, kidney, cerebellum and brainstem, brain, heart, spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, and gonads.
Essentials: the operator’s ring finger and little finger’s first and second knuckles are flexed at 90 degrees and held tightly on the palm. The middle finger is slightly flexed and inserted between the toe to be massaged and the other toe as a foil. The index finger’s first knuckle is flexed at 90 degrees. , The ulnar side of the second knuckle (side of the little finger) is placed on the reflex area to be massaged, the thumb of the thumb is pressed firmly on the radial side of the second knuckle of the index finger, and the second knuckle of the thumb is used to press the second finger of the index finger. Knuckles stimulate the reflex area.
Power point: Rely on the flexion and extension of the thumb knuckle to drive the index finger to exert force on the reflex area. The middle finger does not exert force but only assists in the setting off. Scope of application: neck push reflex area, parathyroid reflex area.
Thumb abdominal compression
The thumb pressing method refers to pressing with the pad of the thumb as the focus point. This method is suitable for internal ribs, external ribs, trachea, groin and other reflection areas.
Essentials: The operator’s middle finger, ring finger, and little finger’s first and second knuckles are flexed at 90 degrees and tightly clasped to the palm, the index finger’s first knuckle is flexed, and the second knuckle is flexed at 45 degrees. Slightly bends, the tiger's mouth opens wide, forming a frame that is opposite to the index finger, which looks like a sickle.
Power point: the radial side of the apex of the first knuckle of the index finger after 90 degrees of flexion (on the thumb side) or the radial side of the ventral finger of the index finger or the apex of the second knuckle of the index finger after 45 degrees of flexion.
Scope of application: plantar reflex area, inner reflex area of the foot, and outer reflex area of the foot.
Essentials: The operator’s index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger’s first and second knuckles are slightly flexed, and the thumb and the other 4 fingers face each other, and the tiger’s mouth opens wide.
Power point: the radial side of the thumb.
Scope of application: medial reflex area of the foot, lateral reflex area of the foot, and back reflex area of the foot.
Direction of development
If we say that "hands" have created everything for us, then "foot" has made all of this a reality and possible!
As the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. With the increasing pressure of competition in modern society, the proposing and dissemination of the concept of foot therapy has become particularly timely and important.
Here, one thing needs to be explained is: pedicure is not called pedicure only when you go to the pedicure hall. Foot therapy itself may not be important. What is important is the daily health care knowledge and more self-care awareness that we should have. Foot therapy can be performed anytime, anywhere. Although pedicure can not cure all diseases, it will definitely make you healthier!
Foot therapy has become our way of life, and its consumer groups are very wide. Both men and women, young and old or white-collar workers, have begun to come into contact with pedicure. With the increase of pedicure consumers, there is a large room for development in the market. Born. Foot reflexology is not only a simple health care, but also a way of fitness. It is also a good choice for business to understand reflexology, so the function of reflexology has completely broken the traditional simple functional limitations.
As a new field in the service industry, the pedicure industry has a very large market profit margin, and it is also the first choice for many business people, office workers, middle-aged and elderly people in leisure and entertainment, just like this colloquial saying: "Respect your parents and wash your feet. To please your lover to wash your feet, wash your feet after discussing business, reward yourself for washing your feet, and invite friends to wash your feet." Because pedicure is already a representative of health, most people in the 21st century are in a sub-healthy state due to various pressures from work, life, family, and society. With the development of economic society, material life is no longer ours. First, we are pursuing a higher level of spiritual life, and health is getting more and more attention from everyone. After get off work, find a relaxing place to sit and sit. This will be the first choice of many office workers.
It can be seen from the rapid development of pedicure that the consumer group of pedicure franchised stores is very large, and the profit of pedicure industry is also very considerable. With the deepening of people's understanding of the pedicure industry, and the changes in people's lifestyle and life philosophy, pedicure has developed into a very fashionable and healthy way of leisure for people.
1. Pay attention to the moderate temperature when performing the foot bath (the best temperature is between 40℃-45℃), and it is best to let the water temperature gradually heat up according to the foot adaptation.
2. The time for pedicure and health care should be 30-40 minutes. Only by maintaining a certain temperature and ensuring the prescribed foot bath time can the maximum effectiveness of the medicine be ensured.
3. Foot baths should not be taken before and within 30 minutes after meals.
4. During foot bath and pedicure, some external medicines can cause blistering, or local skin redness and itching.
5. The external treatment drugs used in foot baths are in large doses, and some drugs are still toxic, so they are generally not suitable for consumption. At the same time, after the foot treatment is completed, the affected area should be washed and dried.
6. During a foot bath, blood vessels in the feet and lower limbs are dilated and blood volume increases, which can cause acute anemia of the head, dizziness and dizziness.
7. Foot bath is not suitable for patients with symptoms such as bleeding. For those with heart disease and weak body, the time of foot massage should not be too long, generally no more than 10 minutes.
8. It is not advisable to eat food when doing foot massage. This will increase the burden on the stomach and may cause nausea and vomiting.