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Hand Acupressure/Reflexology Basics, Part 2

32 reflexive areas on your hands and fingers

Why does massages on hand can make such a big difference, make us feel good, keep us strong, and even cure problems in our body?

Firstly, we need to figure out the basics of reflexology. The status of our head, our organs, limbs , muscles and all parts of body will be reflected on the reflexive areas on our hand. There must be a relevant reflexive areas on our hands, either on the palm or the back of the hand. Most of the time, unlike acupoints on meridians, these areas are called as the same as the organs or body parts they reflect. For example, stomach is still called stomach reflexive area on the hand, lungs are called lungs reflexive areas.

The concept here is simple: as long as we understand the status of body parts can be reflected to the hands (actually, for reflexology, feet as well), so the stimulations on these reflexive areas are going to "activate" the corresponding body parts and organs. If we do this every day, there will certainly be a healing effect. For example, stomach-ache can be healed by massaging the stomach reflexive area on the hand, there will be a good regulation. Same as sore throat, etc...

On the contrary, if we find it painful of an area on our hands, that may be an indication of the disorder of the relevant body parts or organs. We can actually use this method to find out if there's any problem in our body. For example, if a person feel very painful when applying pressure to the kidneys reflexive areas,  there may be a kidney disorder going on. In that case, carefully massage the reflexive areas and stimulate to resolve and break down the body waste, lactic acid and uric acid, and then discharge with urination.  That's going to help healing the problem with the kidneys.