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Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies

From Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies by Synthia Andrews, Bobbi Dempsey

Acupressure is mostly a matter of working with meridians, or energy centers of the body — and the human body has a number of meridians to work with. Those meridians are echoed in the feet, and a foot reflexology map is quite useful in energy work.

Acupressure Meridians

The human body channels energy (chi) along meridians, or pathways. These meridians have both yin and yang components, based on the direction of the energy flow on the body. The following table identifies the meridians, their complements, and abbreviations:

Yin Partner Abbreviation Yang Partner Abbreviation
Lung Lu Large Intestine LI
Spleen Sp Stomach St
Heart H Small Intestine SI
Kidney K Bladder B
Heart Protector HP Triple Warmer TW
Liver Li Gall Bladder GB
Conception Vessel CV Governing Vessel GV

The illustrated figures following show the location of each meridian:

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Foot Reflexology Map

Your feet are full of acupressure and reflexology points. The following illustration shows each foot and its reflexology sites. Note that the feet are not mirror images of each other when it comes to reflexology, although they share many characteristics.

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