Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies
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.
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|
|Heart Protector||HP||Triple Warmer||TW|
|Conception Vessel||CV||Governing Vessel||GV|
The illustrated figures following show the location of each meridian:
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.