Finger Free© Reflexology

Developed by David Wayte

Having trained in Finger Free © Reflexology with its founder, David Wayte, I am delighted to have achieved Certified Practitioner status, enabling me to encorporate these new techniques and benefits into my Reflexology treatments.

An important function of Reflexology is to restore the energy that flows through channels which run throughout the body, called meridians.

Just as we have veins and arteries that carry blood and deliver oxygen to every part of our body, we also have energy lines, the meridians, that carry energy or Life Force (known as Chi in China and Prana in India) throughout our body.

Zone therapy, discovered by Dr William Fitzgerald and later refined and developed by Dr Joe Shelby Riley is at the core of the history of Reflexology....but often gets forgotten in the actual practice of Reflexology!

A disruption in the flow of energy in the meridians may bring many negative effects, potentially causing physical symptoms such as pain, stiffness, soreness, etc., as well as emotional upset and ill health.

Using specific techniques, Finger Free© Reflexology spends considerable time working the zones on the feet where the meridians lie, with the aim of freeing up blocks that may exist in the energy flow thereby restoring balance and function throughout our body; the same principle of Shiatsu and also Acupuncture....but without the needles!

As a practitioner of other energy-based therapies such as Reiki and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), where time is spent freeing up blocks in the body's energy system to restore balance and well being, I know the importance of keeping the body's energy in a state of free flow and the dividends this brings.

Please try it.... I am confident you will love the benefits it brings!

Why are the Meridians important?

As you will see from the descriptions below, the meridians and the flow of energy through them, have a bearing on all of the organs, glands and systems of the body.

It makes sense therefore, to keep the energy in a state of free flow so that every organ, gland and system can function at an optimum level.

Functions of the Meridians

1 - Lung Meridian

  • point of intake of energy which is essential for life
  • the lung merdian is used by the body to build up resistance against external intrusions and for the elimination of gases via the process of exhalation

2 - Large Intestine Meridian

  • helps the function of the lung
  • secretes and excretes from inside and outside of the body
  • eliminates the stagnation of energy

3 - Stomach Meridian

  • relates to the functioning of the stomach, oesophagus and duodenum
  • relates to the functioning of the reproductive system, lacatation, ovary and menstrual cycle
  • also linked to appetite

4 - Spleen Meridian

  • responsible for digestion and the process of fermentation
  • governs general digestion including saliva, gastric bile, secretions from the small intestine and reproductive hormones related to the breast and ovaries
  • mental fatigue adversley affects the spleen and lack of exercise causes malfunctioning digestion and hormone secretion

5 - Heart Meridian

  • represents compassion and therefore governs the emotions and spirit as well as blood circulation
  • the rest of the body is also influenced by this meridian

6 - Small Intestine Meridian

  • governs nutrition within the body via displacement and degestion of food
  • controls mental anxiety, emotional excitement, nervous shock and anger
  • stagnation of this meridian can affect the entire body

7 - Urinary Bladder Meridian

  • controls spirit and energy to the body
  • governs resistance against mental stress via control of hormone secretions
  • detoxifies and purifies blood, thereby preventing acidosis

8 - Kidney Meridian

  • related to the mid-brain and pituitary gland - the 'master' gland which controls the endocrine system
  • connected to the autonomic nervous system and helps with reproductive organs
  • controls the elimination of urine

9 - Heart Constrictor Meridian

  • supports the heart relating to the circulatory system, including the pericardium, cardiac artery and system of arteries and veins
  • controls total nutrition and circulation

10 - Triple Heater Meridian

  • supports the function of the small intestine
  • controls spirit and visceral organs, circulating energy to the entire body
  • protects the function of the lymphatic system

11 - Gall Bladder Meridian

  • distributes nutrients and balances total energy via the aid of internal hormones and secretions such as bile, saliva, gastric acid, insulin and intestinal hormones

12 - Liver Meridian

  • stores nutrients and energy for physical activity
  • cultivates resistance against disease
  • supplies, analyses and detoxifies blood to maintain physical energy

Diagram of the Meridians

meridians diagram

What do Meridians do?

Meridians circulate energy from one meridian to another in a continuous flow and in so doing, each affects the others. Due to the circular nature of meridian energy, just as water that does not flow freely will stagnate, so too will energy that is stationary for too long, become stagnant. This stagnation can then have a knock-on effect for the previous meridian in the loop and the one before that, until the whole energtic system stagnates into a shut-down state.

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