Many health professionals consider that a vast number of our major diseases start in the colon. Perhaps it’s not that surprising when you consider that our foods are often laced with artificial ingredients, preservatives, hormones, and other chemicals. A diet high in refined, processed, and low fibre foods coupled with a lack of exercise and increasing levels of stress, can all contribute to the body’s gastrointestinal health issues.
Digestive complaints and symptoms can even appear in apparently healthy people, and can frequently go undiagnosed because these complaints are sometimes viewed as part of normal life.
Bloating, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Flatulence, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Reflux and food sensitivities can be some of the symptoms that are often ignored. Left untreated, may lead to conditions such as Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease.
A sluggish bowel can retain old toxic faecal matter, and can affect the body’s defense systems and may eventually lead to more serious disease.
Suitable for all ages, reflexology can be used to help treat a wide range of health problems, and may assist in eliminating toxins from the body built up over time from poor dietary habits and sluggish bowel. It is rapidly finding acceptance in hospitals and clinics around the world, both as an independent therapy and as a support to other forms of health care. With the appropriate cover, some private health insurance funds offer rebates on reflexology treatments.