Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different.
Chronic pain persists—often for months or even longer.
Some health problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite, and mood changes, often accompany chronic pain.
The most common sources of pain stem from headaches, joint pain, pain from injury, and backaches.
The principles of reflexology have led to the idea of finding the pressure points within the palm of your hand that are connected to the part of the body causing you pain.
Although hands are not as commonly used as feet (foot chart) in reflexology, it is still helpful on occasion to have a hand reflexology chart.
Hands are a little smaller and not quite as easily oriented to the torso of the body as the feet are. It is not as easy to find exact points. Still, hands are more convenient to work on for yourself.
Press the Point to Relieve Pain
Certain pressure points on your hands can help relieve pain in other parts of the body. Here’s what to do:
- Press the thumb point on the appropriate area of your hand for 5 seconds.
- Release the thumb for 3 seconds.
- Press again.
- Repeat for several minutes.
- Repeat several times a day.
This methodology as well as others are demonstrated in the video below.
The audience members in this video suffered from: 1. Constipation and bloating; 2. Insomnia and exhaustion; 3. Sinus congestion; 4. Upper back pain; 5. Low libido.
The reflexologist demonstrates all the methods used to treat these issues and all of them can be done at home or in the office.
She explained what sensations they would experience as they applied pressure and massage, that would signal that they were working in the correct area.