5 Ways Reflexology Helps Balance pH
The pH levels of our internal fluids affect every living cell in our bodies. As in all things, a proper balance is important. The proper pH balance for a healthy body is close to 7.4 (out of 14), which is on the alkaline side of neutral. When the body’s acidic pH level is too high, it creates a negative environment where illness, bacteria, and yeast thrive. In addition, in order to neutralize the acid and remove it, the body takes minerals from vital organs and bones. This can leave one feeling sluggish and fatigued, cause joint and muscle pain, poor digestion, skin problems, allergies, premature aging, as well as problems with our nervous system, cardiovascular system and muscles. Other symptoms include heartburn (a burning sensation in the stomach and acid-tasting burps), bloating, belching, and feeling full after eating small amounts of food.
What is Body Acid?
Acid in the body is a metabolic waste product. When the body is too acidic, is causes extra stress because it is working overtime in order to reduce and buffer the extra acids. The excess acids are deposited in the muscles, joints, and connective tissue, which increases pain and inflammation.
How Reflexology Can Help
Reflexology improves circulation. Our blood is what delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells. It also removes cell waste.
Reflexology aids digestion, which removes excess acid (waste) from the body.
Reflexology stimulates the immune and autoimmune systems. This helps the body fight against acid buildup in joints and muscles.
Reflexology stimulates the endocrine system (the glands in the body). Our glands are responsible for the biochemical balancing act that is continually taking place in our bodies.
Reflexology reduces stress. When body stress is reduced, the organs, glands, and systems of the body are able to come back into balance.
When reflexology is a part of a good diet and regular exercise routine, the body can maintain a pH level that is optimal for good health!
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