Asthma

This is a lung disease characterised by recurrent episodes of breathlessness caused by constricted airways, although in some forms of the disease there is no known cause.

An attack of asthma can be triggered by dust, animal dander, different types of pollen or by airborne pollutants.

During an asthma attack the muscle walls within the lungs constrict, and there is an increase of mucus and inflammation, making it very hard to breathe normally.

Typical symptoms during an attack are coughing, wheezing, a feeling of tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing. A predisposition to asthma may be hereditary. Stress and anxiety can bring on an attack.

REFLEX AREAS/POINTS THAT WILL BE WORKED
• Pituitary
• Lungs
• Diaphragm
• Adrenals
• Thoracic vertebrae
• Solar plexus

PITUITARY REFLEX POINT

 

This is the area that will be worked. As you can see the big toe is supported with the fingers of one hand, and the other thumb makes a cross to find the center of the big toe. The Reflexologist will place there thumb into the center, push in and make circles for 15 seconds.

LUNG REFLEX AREA

 

This is the area that will be worked. The foot will be flexed back with one hand to create skin tension. The thumb of the reflexologist will work up from the diaphragm line to the eye/ear general area. The they will be working in between the metatarsals. This process will be repeated five times.

 
 

 

DIAPHRAGM REFLEX AREA

 

Your foot with be flexed back with one hand to create skin tension. The reflexologist will use there thumb to work under the metatarsal heads, across from the lateral aspect to the medial aspect of the foot. The use of slow steps and this will be repeated six times.

 

 

ADRENAL REFLEX POINT

 

You can find the reflexologist locating the adrenal reflexes in zone one, three steps down from the ball of the foot. They will place both thumbs together and gently push into the adrenal reflexes, making small circles for about 15 seconds.

 
         
         

 

 

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