To be honest with you, I really think that all parents around the world would agree that when babies experience discomfort, the one and only way they know how to express is to cry. And, unfortunately, they can experience different discomforts, such as: tummy pain, constipation, congestion, flu, etc. The pediatricians say that the recommended treatments and medications are always crucial to follow. But, in my personal opinion, soothing home remedies might also help you with this common problem. Well yes, and it’s very simple – you just have to take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
As we said, in this article, we’re going to share some foot reflexology tips that could help calm fussy babies. The experts say that each area of the foot corresponds to different organs, muscles, and body parts. Well yes and by gently applying pressure to these areas, you can help relieve discomfort brought on by congestion and blockage. This is really amazing, right?
And, you’ll be amazed when we tell you that foot reflexology has very nurturing and therapeutic effects (even with adults). Because the ligaments and muscles in babies’ feet have yet to develop fully, they tend to be far more receptive to the gentle reflexology rubs.
The Basics of Reflexology
Here’s what you need to know – according to reflexology, applying pressure to specific points on the hands, ears, and feet can improve your health in general. And, this is mostly because the Chinese Traditional Medicine believes that all the systems and organs in the human body are connected by energy meridians. When energy flows through these meridians, the body is in perfect harmony and balance. Note: the acupressure points on the left foot, hand, and ear correspond to the left side of your body; organs, bones and all. Likewise, reflexology charts of the right foot correspond to the right side of the body. But, unfortunately, the scientific community doesn’t always agree with the benefits of acupressure and reflexology, but they do agree that it can have a therapeutic effect on blood flow, lymph flow, and stress levels.
How to Use Reflexology
First, you should know what might be bothering your child, and then you can target the specific areas in their feet that correspond to the body parts troubling them. But, if you’re not sure, then you should lightly massage their feet, hands, and ears to clear up as much as you can.
Here’s what you need to know – parents, if your infant is teething or experiencing a headache, you can massage the tips of their toes to speed along the healing process. And yes, this can also serve as a complimentary tool for healing ear infections.
We all know that the sinuses are located in the center of your face. But, did you know that their corresponding points are located at the center of each toe, on the underside of each foot? Well yes, and according to the experts, by applying slight pressure to these spots can help relieve sinus pain, runny nose, and other symptoms of a cold, allergies, and other respiratory problems. This means that you should definitely try this simple, but effective trick.
The pads of your infant’s feet are linked to their chest. So, by applying pressure to this point can help relieve chest congestion, excess phlegm, and persistent cough. And remember – reflexology should be used only as a complimentary therapy, not a solution in itself
- Solar Plexus
First of all, you should know that the solar plexus isn’t just a chakra, it’s also a collection of nerves hidden between your stomach and lungs. Well yes, and this spot can be the root of “strange” pains that aren’t improved by feeding, burping, and lightly massaging your baby’s abdomen. This collection of nerves is connected to a point in the center of the foot, just below the pads of the feet.
- Upper & Lower Abdomen
The upper and the lower abdomen are linked with the space between the middle of your foot and the pads of your feet being linked to your upper abdomen while the portion between the middle of your foot and the heel corresponds to the lower abdomen. How this works – well, by applying pressure to the upper abdomen can benefit heartburn and indigestion while the lower abdomen spots can heal constipation and bloating.
Last, but not least important – your infant’s heel is linked with their pelvic area, which can be afflicted by tight muscles and posture problems. It can also benefit spinal issues as well as pain in the tailbone.
Reflexology can benefit anxiety, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, headaches, PMS, and kidney function – but, it can’t cure everything. So, it’s extremely important for you to remember that you must visit your general practitioner for extra help to keep your child’s health in check. Thank you for your time and don’t hesitate to share it with your friends and family. Thank you and have a good one.