We are used to the fact that ulcers are usually treated with pills. How much can you trust reflexology? And is it possible to combine reflexology with drugs from a pharmacy?
Reflexology can be used both during periods of exacerbation of peptic ulcer and in the chronic course of the disease to avoid complications. When using this method, painful sensations are removed and a beneficial effect on the work of the stomach occurs.
Reflexology can be combined with conventional medications or used alone. More often it is used after medications. In this case, not only the ulcer itself is treated, but also the causes that cause it: gastritis, colitis, neurosis.
But be careful. Reflexology should not be combined with psychotropic, neurotropic, hormonal drugs and analgesics. This can lead to a negative result.
And how can this treatment be painful? After all, is it based on the use of needles?
Some people are afraid of the procedure itself and even ask for a general anesthesia before inserting needles. But with the use of painkillers, such treatment is useless, since the body simply does not respond to it.
Do not be afraid, in fact, the introduction of the needle is barely noticeable. There are times when the procedure causes discomfort. But this is extremely rare and, as a rule, in people with an excitable nervous system.
What specific methods of reflexology are used in the treatment of peptic ulcer?
In all methods of reflexology, exposure occurs at certain biologically active points. There are specific points on the stomach and duodenum. At the same time, the whole organism is stimulated through points of common influence.
The most commonly used classic acupuncture. Active points stimulate with special needles for a short period of time. In recent years, microscopic needles have been successfully used, which are set for 2-3 weeks. As a rule, this method is used during the spring-autumn exacerbation of the disease. To do this, do not go to the hospital.
There are also methods in which needles are not needed. Biologically active points can be affected by a laser. There is also a method when they act with different spectra of light through the optic nerve. The use of various applicators is still possible.
When is reflexology treatment effective?
Almost always, unless urgent surgery or antibiotic treatment is needed. And then in combination with antibiotics, reflexology is carried out to increase immunity. And quite effective.
Does the effect depend on the age of the patient?
In young and middle age, recovery is much faster than in the elderly. This is due to the fact that the older the person, the weaker his immunity.
How favorable is the prognosis in advanced cases? Is there a full recovery?
On average, an ulcer heals for 8-12 days, following a diet, diet and proper load. In advanced cases, this occurs in 10-12 days, depending on the age of the patient. A very important factor in the application of reflexology methods is the assessment of the state of the body at the time of treatment.
It is necessary to take into account the stage of development of the process, the nature of the course of the disease, the condition of the patient, the reaction to acupuncture. In combination with reflexology, it is useful to use breathing exercises and special physical exercises.
How often can this treatment be applied?
As a rule, reflexology is carried out twice a year. So-called overdoses can lead to a decrease in the effect of treatment. And even cause an exacerbation or worsening of the disease.
Are there any contraindications for the appointment of reflexology?
Usually, such treatment is not recommended for cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding and conditions requiring urgent surgery. In infectious diseases and febrile conditions, as well as after a heart attack. In rare cases, individual intolerance is possible.