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What is the definition and scope of acu-reflexology?

To propose the novel theory of acu-reflexology, Dr. Jin spent almost 40 years in actively researching and applying to clinical studies.

 

Acu-reflexology is best defined as the theory and techniques of acupuncture directed by reflex theory, which is the core of contemporary medical acupuncture.


For many years, the term reflexology has been used to describe a zone therapy by finger pressure techniques at the feet and the hands. Actually, it is one kind of massage therapy based on the premise that there are reciprocal reflexes on different parts of the body, such as certain reflex zones emerging on the feet and hands corresponded to other parts, glands, and organs of the body. The reason we coined a new term “acu-reflexology” from the integration of terms “reflexology” and “acupuncture” is because both acupuncture and reflexology have the same rational core: reflex. The theory and techniques of acupuncture can be considered as a generalized reflexology. Nevertheless, stimulation means of acupuncture is not limited on the finger pressure, and stimulation locations of acupuncture are not only at the feet and hands. Instead, acupuncture including needling and moxibustion can be applied on the entire body surface where the meridian system or whole body reflex zones (WBRZ) lodge. Thus, the contents of acu-reflexology are much broader and deeper than that of classical reflexology.