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Reflexology and Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by chronic, widespread pain and tenderness in the body. It is difficult to diagnose fibromyalgia as the symptoms coincide with normal fatigue and body ache. Between 80 and 90 percent of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women. However, men and children can also have the disorder. However, Fibromyalgia is most common in middle aged people.

People with fibromyalgia normally display symptoms such as:

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Morning stiffness

  • Headaches

  • Painful menstrual periods

  • Tingling in hands and feet

  • Problems with thinking and memory also known as fibro fog.

Reflexology for Fibromyalgia

In reflexology, the top half of your body represents the top half of your foot and the bottom half of your body represents the bottom half of your foot. The left and right sides of your body are represented by your left and right feet. Consequently, there is a reflex point for every fibromyalgia symptom you may be experiencing, including:

  • Body ache

  • Fatigue

  • Lack of Concentration

  • Morning Stiffness

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Once you undergo a reflexology session, you may feel a little uneasy for the first 24 hours, but this usually reduces, as you feel completely rejuvenated. After each session, feedback is important to prepare for a follow up session. Unlike prescribed drugs, reflexology doesn’t have the incumbent side-effects such as nausea, dizziness and lethargy. ​


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