Neuropathy and Numbness Relief – Hand Reflexology Tip

One of the Healing Place’s Subscribers asked what to do about numbness in his feet cause by Neuropathy.  The Healing Place was pleased to help him by making this video. We have helped clients to feel sensation in the feet with Reflexology.

What is neuropathy?

It is a disease or dysfunction of the peripheral nerves that can cause numbness of weakness, in most cases, in the hands and feet.

Types of Neuropathy

Neuropathy can be caused by diabetes, chemo-induced, hereditary, inflammatory infections, auto-immune diseases, protein abnormalities, exposure to toxic chemicals, kidney failure, medications, and chronic alcoholism.

How does Reflexology Support Peripheral Nerves?

Foot Reflexology therapy helps by improving blood circulation and by relaxing the muscles in the feet and hands to open up pinched nerve endings that can cause pain and neuropathy. 

Nerve Functions

Every nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function, so symptoms depend on the type of nerves that are affected. There are three classifications of nerves

  • Sensory Nerves – receive and register sensation, pain, touch
  • Motor nerves – controls muscle movement
  • Autonomic nerves – control body function such as blood pressure, digestion, and bladder

Neuropathy and Numbness Relief – Hand Reflexology Tip

Here is a Hand reflexology demonstration to help to increase circulation and sensation to your hands and feet with Certified Reflexologist Helen Chin Lui

When to Call Your Doctor

  • Gradual numbness, prickling, or tingling in the hands and feet, which can spread to your arms and legs
  • Sharp, jabbing, throbbing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch


How to Heal Neuropathy without medication?

According to the Mayo Clinic staff, there are six lifestyle and home remedies you can use to manage peripheral neuropathy. These are:
1. Take care of your feet by wearing soft cotton socks and padded shoes
2. Exercise to help control blood sugar levels
3. Quit smoking to improve blood circulation
4. Eat healthy meals to maximize your intake of vitamins, minerals, low-fat meats, dairy products, whole grains, and fruits.
5. Avoid prolonged pressure by make a conscious effort to not cross your legs or lean on your elbows.
6. Massage or Reflexology your hands and feet, Massage and Reflexology help improve circulation, stimulates nerves, and temporarily relieve pain (reflexology) (cited in Mayo Clinic Staff. “Lifestyle and Home Remedies.” Peripheral Neuropathy. 3 Nov. 2009.)

About the Reflexologist, Writer, Author, Teacher, Film Maker

Helen Chin Lui is a Certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Teacher. She is the owner of the Healing Place LLC and Healing Place Energy School in Medfield, MA. When Helen isn’t doing hands-on healing, she is researching, writing, and creating courses for her online school.

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