Gently massage these stress points to immediately relax a fussy or crying baby

Foot reflexology has existed in China and Egypt since the earliest civilization. Since its introduction in America in the year 1913 by William H. Fitzgerald, Foot reflexology focuses on targeting specific reflex points on the foot. It is believed that applying pressure to certain parts of the foot promotes good blood flow, boosts the immune system, balances energy, and cleanses the body from toxins.

Apparently, Foot reflexology is not only popular for these desirable health benefits, but as well as for comforting cranky babies! Sounds unbelievable? Well, listed below are six proven foot reflexology that can calm your baby from whatever is causing discomfort to your bundle of joy!

[1] Foot reflexology relieves headaches and toothaches!

Just because they do not experience responsibilities nor eat too much solid foot, does not mean that babies are exempted from experiencing headaches and toothaches. Also, when a baby’s teeth are just about to come in, expect that they will be irritable and fussy. Fortunately, you can massage and apply pressure to the very tip of their toes in order to ease their discomfort. Doing this help promote better blood flow to their skull, easing headache and toothache!

[2] Foot reflexology eases sinus pain!

If experiencing sinus pain is already an annoying ordeal for adults, then how much more for babies who have not learned how to effectively blow their nose yet?! In order to relieve your baby from this unpleasant experience, simply massage the center underside of your baby’s toes. Doing so will deliver comfort in an instant!

[3] Foot reflexology alleviates chest pain!

When your child is experiencing chest pain, it is, of course, always the best to seek medical help from professionals. However, if it is immediate relief you are looking for, you may also count on Foot reflexology to ease breathing. Moving your fingertips in small circles and gently applying pressure on the area under the toes help a lot in alleviating chest pain brought by a cough and cold.

[4] Foot reflexology relieves stomach pain!

The solar plexus reflex point is said to be the most powerful pressure point of the foot. The solar plexus can be found by visualizing an imaginary line from the third toe down to just below the ball of the foot. The solar plexus, physically, is where the rib cage meets the stomach and it is a collection of nerves between the lungs and the stomach. Thus, if a child is suffering from stomach pain such as spasms, gently massaging the location of solar plexus in the foot can already deliver comfort.

[5] Foot reflexology alleviates abdominal pain!

If your bundle of joy is constipated and suffering from heartburn and indigestion, simply massage the space between the mid-pad of your child’s feet. On the other hand, if your baby is irritable due to gas build-up and bloating in the lower intestine, then simply apply gentle pressure on the middle of their feet and heel as well. Doing so will ease the discomfort of your child almost instantaneously!

[6]  Foot reflexology eases the pelvic pain!

You’d be surprised by how fast a baby could grow. Just yesterday, all they could do is to cry and drink milk, then the next day they are already running around the house with wobbly feet! It is normal for proud parents to celebrate the milestones their children are achieving, but sometimes, babies grow faster than their hips are ready for. Hence, they experience pelvic pain. Fortunately, this can be relieved by rubbing the heel of your baby!

Just a warning though! Foot reflexology is definitely not for everyone. Those who are pregnant, and experience foot problems, blood vessel diseases such as clots and varicose veins are not recommended to be treated with foot reflexology. Also, for serious illnesses, nothing beats seeking professional medical advice.

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(Note: This article is for informational purposes only and not to be treated as professional advice. )

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