Pre-menstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the woman's menstrual cycle, it effects a woman's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss how reflexology effects women with PMS.
Reflexology is one of mild form of exercise by stimulating the function of the vital organ through, massage and applying pressure to reflexed points on the joints, foot and hand. Reflexologist believe that each point corresponds to difference body part and function.
II. How reflexology helps to treat women with PMS
Reflexogolist believes that by massaging the half way down each sole in the centre of your foot will help to improve kidney function in urinary secretion resulting in lessening the symptom of water retention in the body tissues.
By applying pressure with your thumbs on the reflexed points that are on the inside of each foot just about a half way will help to release the pressure of your nervous system caused by abnormal hormone production of adrenal gland.
By massaging the 2 big toes, reflexologist believe it helps to relieve the pain caused by nervous tension.
4. Blood sugar
By applying gentle pressure and massage with the side of your thumbs on the the reflexed point inside edge of the sole of your right foot will help to stimulate the function of pancreas in insulin production and control to balance blood sugar.
5. Hormone balancing
By applying gentle pressure at the reflexed point at the dorsal malleolus, it helps to normalize the function of ovaries hormone production resulting in reducing symptoms of back pain, neck pain, headaches, dizziness and insomnia for some women with PMS.
6. Pituitary gland
By massaging the reflexed point on each big toe, it will help to regulate the normal function of pituitary gland in production of prolactin resulting in lessening the symptom of breast tenderness and pain.
There are many reflexed point in our food and hands that helps to normalize the function of the body and reduce symptoms of PMS, please talk to your reflexologist for more information.