Evidence of reflexology was discovered in the tombs of ancient physicians that date back to approximately 2330 B.C. in Egypt. It is believed that reflexology had also been practiced in other ancient origins throughout the world and have been developed alongside the practices of shiatsu and acupuncture. The earliest texts found in Western culture dates back to 1582, with beliefs suggesting that Native American Indian medicine men utilized feet stimulation and manipulation as part of their healing practices. Reflexology is based on the theory that there are an accumulation of nerve endings at certain locations on the feet and hands, which correspond to all of the glands, organs, and parts of the body. The practitioner stimulates these reflex points, thus stimulating the nerve endings. This stimulation sends nerve impulses with messages to the glands and organs to create balance in the body as a whole and specifically to the different areas in need.
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