I am Oana Adelina Braila and I study holistic medicine and naturopathy with a focus on Chinese traditional medicine. Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in qi or “vital energy.” According to this belief, qi flows through each person. When a person feels stressed or has prolonged emotions their body blocks qi, which can cause an imbalance in the body that may lead to disturbances or illness. Reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease free.
In Chinese medicine, different body parts correspond with different pressure points on the body. Once determining the points and the amount of pressure to be applied, it is possible to send energy flowing through a person’s body until it reaches the area in need of healing and brings many benefits, able to reduce stress and anxiety, reduce pain, lift mood and improve general well-being.