Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 3(1); 2005 > Article
Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2005;3(1): 147-155.
 발반사요법이 소화기(간, 소장, 대장)와 순환기에 미치는 미용건강 효과 하명희, 장순남 Beauty and Health Effects of the Foot Reflexology Therapy on Digestive(Liver, Small and Large Intestines) and Circulatory Organs Myung-Hee Ha, Soon-Nam Jang ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to investigate effects of the foot reflexology therapy on digestive and circulatory organs. For the purpose, this researcher applied the same therapy on those, whose digestive system was diagnosed dysfunctional when acupunctural points shown in their footprint were analyzed, over 10 sessions. Results of the study can be summarized as below. First, when effects of the foot reflexology therapy were compared between before and after its application, it was found that the same therapy were effective in improving all the organs as examined here. Second, when effects of the foot reflex zone therapy on circulatory organs were compared between before and after its application, it was found that the same therapy doubled lymphatic circulation from when it was not applied. Third, when effects of the foot reflexology therapy on digestive organs were compared between before and after its application, it was found that the same therapy improved the function of liver by 2.1 times higher than when its was not applied. In conclusion, the foot reflexology therapy has good effects on all digestive organs of the abdomen. And the same therapy also promotes the circulation of lymph and blood under the circulatory system, as supported by previous studies.
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