Look at your hands. What do you see? If your answer is “just my hands,” ask a reflexologist. They’ll tell you there are, according to research, numerous active points that give you power over your body and mind.
The thumb is responsible for anxiety and headaches. If you’re experiencing a nervous headache, softly clutch your thumb for about 5 minutes. Reflexologists say it will relieve the pain.
This finger controls muscle pains as well as feelings of disappointment, fear, and embarrassment. As shown by studies at the University of Minnesota, patients with back and muscle pains felt better after a cycle of reflex therapy. Clutch your forefinger with your other hand for 5 minutes.
The Middle Finger
Pressing your middle finger helps if you feel annoyed, angry, or more tired than usual. Studies demonstrate that such an exercise decreases blood pressure and calms you down.
The Ring Finger
Negative emotions and sadness will go away if you softly clutch your ring finger for 5 minutes. Don’t forget to keep calm and watch your breathing.
The Little Finger
The little finger is responsible for self-esteem, stress, and nervousness. If you’re prone to diminishing your worth, you should really think about massaging it for 5 minutes. Try to think of something nice while doing it.
Press the fingers of one hand to the middle of the other palm. Massage it in circular motions, and inhale and exhale deeply three times. Reflexologists say the palm is the center of your feelings and emotions. Research shows that regular massaging of your palms helps prevent nausea, stress, diarrhea, and constipation.
Palms Pressed to Each Other
This position is often used in meditation. It helps you concentrate and put your thoughts in order. By pressing your palms together you can improve your blood circulation.
This pose will help you improve your digestion and metabolism. The technique is also used for low blood temperature and loss of appetite.
“This story was originally published in Bright Side.”