Reflexology Benefits Osteoarthritis Remedy There are about 21 million of American people who have osteoarthritis. It is a degenerative disease which mainly affects the joints in the neck, lower back, knees, fingers and hips. The treatment for osteoarthritis is yet to be discovered. However, the pain caused by osteoarthritis may be treated with the use reflexology to complement conventional drug therapy, study revealed.
Reflexology is characterized as a method in massage therapy which specializes in the specific zones in the hands and feet. Using the thumb and fingers, pressure is applied in small movements to stimulate the reflex points. It is beneficial to the nervous system and subtle energy system of the body. Any disturbance of
this energy system is the manifestation of a blockage of energy circulation within the body. This blockage may be triggered by different origins: emotional, psychological or physical, and may potentially result to a pathological process, frequently leading to illness or suffering. Massaging these reflex zones may benefit a person to restore energy flow and to recover the fundamental ability of self-regulation and therefore, its true and innate vitality.
The research finding suggested that people, who used reflexology as method of pain relief, felt about 40 percent less pain and were able to stand it for about 45 percent longer. In the study, the participants, who undergone reflexology before the experiment, were discovered to keep their hand in the ice water for longer before feeling pain, and that they are also able to tolerate the pain for a longer period of time.
Talking to a healthcare provider about the treatment is always a wise move. This may help you know his opinion.
It may be ill-advised to stop your current treatment regimen when beginning reflexology. There is still no proven facts that reflexology may serve as treatment for osteoarthritis.
However, for some people who have chronic hip joint caused by osteoarthritis, the only option for them is the hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement surgery involves the replacement of the damaged hip joint with a prosthetic implant. The brand Stryker is one of the most popular hip replacement devices. Specifically, experts say, tiny fragments of metal shear off from these artificial joints, causing chronic pain or infection and raising levels of metal in the bloodstream. The Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Center or strykerhipreplacementrecall.net offers more information about this matter.
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Published on May 10, 2013
Published on May 10, 2013
There are about 21 million of American people who have osteoarthritis. It is a degenerative disease which mainly affects the joints in the n...