Reflexology Basics
reflex-balance - REFLEXOLOGY - the maps of health
REFLEXOLOGY - the "Maps of Health"

Ewald Kliegel
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Reflexology Basics - History

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Reflexology - Basics
Reflexology according to reflex-balance can be compared with a tree. Its strong roots ground deeply in the history of human consciousness, it has a solid trunk and with its crown it reaches out far into adjacent areas.

The roots

Some 80,000 years ago we became aware of our own as humans. According to Eccles man discovered then two terrible companions: illness and death. Ever since humans try to avoid both. As pimples, warts or other signs are directly visible on the skin over the time we could more and more evaluate them as medical hints. Thus we may regard these as a kind of predecessor of reflexology. Then 5,300 years ago with his tattoos on the back "Iceman Oetzi" pushed the window open to our perceivable history of reflexology. In our 21st century we still learn something new of modern reflexology and we can be sure that new researches will give us further surprising insights into that fascinating tree.

The trunk

From these roots a trunk evolved that has survived many cultural storms over the millennia. For a few decades it seems now as if in a new climate in medicine, the annual rings were becoming stronger again. We observe a greater general interest in acupuncture and ayurveda which ensured that some blinders fell in regard to other cultures and health is increasingly seen beyond the purely mechanistic medical view.

For this it is necessary to reconsider our bodies' organs in a broader sense. Basic scientific researches and theories show that signal transmissions within the body play the greatest role for reflexology and health. As early as 1928 Ferdinand Huneke suspected an essential function of the autonomic nervous system when he discovered the neural therapy (a part of it are injections into the dermatomes). This is reflected in the current researches of Fritz-Albert Popp who could prove that all our cells communicate via ultra-weak laser-like light. Another important aspect showed Alfred Pischinger in the 50ies of the last century with his description of the basic regulatory system in connective tissue. He made clear that the connective tissue is the place where metabolism occurs. If this system is slagged, even the best impulses will fade away without prospect of success. Therefore, it is necessary for the effectiveness of any reflexology treatment to clean up the metabolism.

The crown

This trunk carries a mighty tree crown, which harbour the techniques for diagnosis, findings and treatment as well as the areas where we can use reflexology, e.g. in massages, in holistic medicine, in well-being spas or in the spiritual field. Even more interesting is the prospect of a new approach towards being healthy which contains many fascinating aspects of life and which includes equally body, mind and spirit.