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Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 01.06.2018

Acupuncture, various types of massage, electropuncture - all these kinds of therapy are owned by one specialist - reflexotherapist.

Reflexotherapy is an effective auxiliary method of treatment, in which the therapeutic effect is achieved through the use of special techniques and effects on certain points of the body.

Who is a reflexologist?

Reflexologist is a medical specialist qualified in the treatment of the method of affecting certain points and areas of the body, coupled with the organs and systems of the body. This doctor appoints and conducts procedures for acupuncture, acupuncture lifting, other techniques related to reflex action on biologically active areas.

Reflexotherapy cures many diseases and pathological conditions, blood circulation is activated during the procedures exposed to the therapy, the hormonal background stabilizes and trophic tissue improves.

A doctor of this medical specialty can work in a hospital structure, a polyclinic, a rehabilitation or diagnostic center, a scientific and research institute.

The main professional activity of the reflexologist is aimed at prevention, diagnostics, therapeutic and rehabilitation measures for various diseases of the nervous system, mental disorders, traumatology, etc.

When should I go to a reflexotherapist?

The reflexotherapist can be treated in almost all diseases of systems and organs, excluding only severe pathologies. Do not expect when the symptoms manifest themselves: the reflexotherapy technique can be used regularly, using preventive measures and relaxation techniques.

The advantages of reflexotherapy are that this method of treatment eliminates the very cause of the disease, and therefore symptoms also go away.

Treatment of reflexology is amenable to:

  • various types of pain: persistent or recurrent, local and unknown etiology;
  • allergic manifestations (the exception is the rapid development of anaphylactic shock, when urgent medical therapy is required);
  • pathology of the reproductive system and sexual sphere, including problems with conception of the child (male and female infertility);
  • inflammatory diseases;
  • pathology of newborns - cerebral palsy, developmental delays;
  • dizziness, fainting;
  • threats of pregnancy, toxicosis and postpartum disorders;
  • vegetative-vascular pathologies;
  • eye diseases;
  • infringements of immune protection of an organism;
  • dermatological diseases;
  • anemia;
  • pathology of the prostate;
  • diseases of the spine and musculoskeletal system;
  • chronic diseases of the respiratory system;
  • neuritis, neuralgia, contracture;
  • digestive disorders;
  • pathology of the liver, cholecystitis;
  • sleep disorders, asthenia, irritability, psychosis;
  • coronary disorders;
  • strokes, paresis, epileptic conditions, poliomyelitis;
  • pathology of dependence (alcohol, smoking, drugs).

What tests should I take when I go to a reflexotherapist?

An appeal to a reflexotherapist does not require the surrender of any mandatory tests. If you go to an appointment with a view to curing a certain disease, you can take with you the results of studies conducted earlier, and confirming the presence of a particular pathology. The results of preliminary analyzes will allow the specialist-reflexotherapist to present a complete picture of the disease, taking into account the individual features of the pathology. Based on this, more effective and effective treatment will be prescribed.

For example, if your heart hurts, you can take with you the results of a cardiogram, a printout of an ultrasound scan of the heart, bicycle ergometry, and so on.

When reflexology of infertility should be given data visit a gynecologist or reproductive specialist, the results of ultrasound, hysteroscopy, bapsosev, assessment of the hormonal system, if any.

The more medical information about your health you provide to a doctor, the more effective the therapeutic approach will be.

What diagnostic methods does the reflexotherapist use?

The essence of the reflexodiagnostic method consists in the possibility of the so-called projection of internal organs on the outer surface of the human body. If you say easier, all human organs have their reflection on the body: on the face, palmar surfaces, auricle, foot and other areas.

Reflexodiagnostics works in approximately the following way: the specialist presses on a certain point, projecting an internal organ. Painfulness with pressure suggests that this organ can be affected by the pathological process.

In our time, this type of diagnosis involves the use of special equipment for electropuncture diagnostic procedures.

This method, although it has no clinical confirmation, but with its help it is possible to detect a potential focus of the disease. The principles of such diagnostics are of great success when using acupuncture and reflexotherapeutic methods of treatment.

What does a reflexotherapist do?

In its activity, the reflexotherapist applies systemic influence on certain reflex ratios: the implementation of this effect occurs through the central nervous system due to irritation of the receptor skin endings, which in turn affects the functionality of systems and organs.

Specialists of this profile reflexively influence active zones, which are rich in nervous elements.

The great popularity of reflexotherapy is that this medical approach is applicable to many diseases and syndromes, without requiring any medications. This significantly reduces the risk of complications and virtually nullifies the possibility of adverse events or overdose.

The basis of this method is the reaction of the natural reflex: irritation of the nerve endings can be carried out by mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic or biological methods. The specialist conducts procedures strictly in the required areas. This may be the facial area, the spine, plantar or palmar areas.

The methods of therapeutic effect of reflexotherapy are diverse, they include the following procedures:

  • micro-agglutination;
  • vacuum therapy;
  • microwave and magnetic method;
  • application application;
  • cryotherapy;
  • laser therapy;
  • Shiatsu.

What diseases does the reflexotherapist treat?

Reflexotherapy is an ancient therapeutic system, known since the 5th century BC. For a long time this method of treatment of diseases was considered one of the main methods. In addition to getting rid of complex diseases, reflexotherapy restores the energy balance in the body, which contributes to improving the patient's health, prolonging his life.

The specialist reflexotherapist successfully treats a number of common ailments, such as headaches, digestive system disorders, pains in the spine, limbs, premenstrual syndrome, vascular and trophic disorders. Influence on certain reflex zones removes nervous tension and removes the effects of stressful situations, normalizes the psychoemotional state. An experienced doctor with the help of reflexotherapy can cure heart diseases, pathology of digestion, respiratory, urinary system, help with disorders in the sexual sphere.

The methods of reflexotherapy are applicable not only as a therapy for a certain organ, but also for general improvement of the body. Prophylaxis is one of the directions of the impact of reflexotherapy.

Tips of the reflexologist

To carry out some manual methods of reflex influence it is possible and independently, knowing an arrangement of necessary points and having before itself a mirror. Massage active points can be anywhere, wherever you are: in the office, at home, in the school. Periodically using simple actions, it is possible not only to slow down the development of pathology, but also to avoid relapses in the future.

Reflexotherapy is convenient and useful because it allows to detect and cure the disease in the initial stage, when standard medical methods can not yet determine the presence of the disease in the patient. To determine the disease at the initial stage of development, one should pay attention to changes in the shade and structure of the skin, signs of pigmentation, and hair growth disorders.

Using the reflexotherapy technique, do not forget about other rules of health support. This is a full-fledged healthy diet, physical activity, getting rid of bad habits, stable psycho-emotional state.

The result of the use of reflexotherapy, which is carried out by a qualified specialist, may appear already during the first sessions of stimulation of the active zones.

Reflexologist is a special doctor who will help cure the disease and strengthen the body without using traditional tablets, injections and other medications. This specialist, of course, is not omnipotent: serious pathologies (cancer, leukemia, AIDS) are not subject to him. However, he copes with many diseases quite effectively.

In addition to healing, he will give you a sense of harmony, tranquility, physical and mental balance.

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