History Of Tcm And Traditional Chinese Medicine

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HISTORY OF TCM REFLEXOLOGY THROUGHOUT TIME

Jacqueline Anne Clinkard

CCATCCM – TCM Reflexology

HISTORY OF TCM REFLEXOLOGY THROUGHOUT TIME

Ancient China has a history of foot therapy; in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the feet have held symbolical importance for both spiritual and physical well-being for many centuries in the Orient.

Many Civilizations have practiced Reflexology. Evidence of this has been documented on four continents, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. The most common theory is that the earliest form of reflexology originated in China as much as 5,000 years ago. Part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese Reflexology is the ancient art of working pressure points on the feet, hands and ears that correspond to different parts of the body. The Chinese are also known to have used Reflexology in conjunction with acupuncture. Dr. Wong-Wei, a Chinese Doctor in the fourth century BC evidently used to position acupuncture needles in the patient’s bodies and then apply very firm pressure with his thumbs to the soles of their feet. This pressure was maintained for several minutes until the desired therapeutic effects were achieved. Dr. Wong-Wei maintained that as the pressure was applied and held healing energy was released into the patient’s body.

Reflexology traveled across India, Japan, Asia and China. Many changes took place in Zone Therapy or Reflexology. Early evidence of Chinese Reflexology dates back to…
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