Reflexology: Believe It OR Not.

What is it?

It is an alternative form of medicine that relies on the simple act of applying pressure to various points on the feet, hands, or ears.

How does it work?

It is based on the idea that these areas are separate zones that display a specific image/part of the body and that by applying pressure, one can change the that portion of the body. There is no scientifically backed worked to verify its effect. It is effectively based on the theme that manipulation of these zones can in effect alter ones Qi (Chi).

What are the zones?

The body is divided into 10 equal, vertical zones: 5 on the right and 5 on the left.

I am not saying there is no value or potential effectiveness of this type of therapy, but I do ask you to exercise extreme caution. Since there is no clinical evidence to support reflexology, it is possible that proven medical treatments may be delayed while performing such a technique.

I urge you, as always, to research products and treatments when it comes to your health. Knowledge is power.

If you have any need of a foot/ankle specialist, please contact Dr. Bowman at 713-467-8886 or visit

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