Everything in your body; your muscles, lymphatic system, organs, and bones, are all connected by a network of nerves. The nerve signals run through your body and connect to points in your extremities, (hands, ears and feet). Foot Zoning is a specialized technique that works the nerve signals in the feet to stimulate the brain and affect change in the corresponding area — be it muscle, bone, joint, organ or system. There are four zones and each zone is opened in a specific sequence to send signals to the body’s cells encouraging and supporting them to return to their original healthy and balanced state.
What are the benefits of Foot Zoning?
Foot Zoning has a cascading effect on the body.Those who use Foot Zoning for self-care have experienced:
An overall feeling of health and wellness
Improved immune system
Increase in energy level
Decrease in stress level
Relief from chronic pain and illness
Help with anxiety, and depression
An accumulative sense of wellbeing
What is the history of Foot Zoning?
Foot Zoning dates back to 2500 B.C. and was practiced in extensively in Asia, Egypt, India and China.The Cherokee Indians also practiced it in North America. In the early 1900’s William H. Fitzgerald, MD, head of the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine for St. Francis Hospital in Harford, Connecticut rediscovered the ancient technique of Foot Zoning and theorized that the body’s nervous system was divided into ten zones running the length of the body from the head to the feet. Through years of extensive research Dr. Fitzgerald reintroduced Foot Zoning to mainstream public. In 1930 Dr. Eunice Ingham was able to map these zones on the hands and the feet. She is credited for developing what is known as modern day Reflexology. However, in 1975 Charles Ersdal, M.D., a Norwegian physician combined the studies of both Dr. Fitzgerald and the mapping developed by Dr. Ingham to create the modern modalities of zone therapy and reflexology.Foot Zoning is currently practiced throughout the United States extensively.