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Reflexology treating the common cold and using with essential oils

The steps below can help treating the common cold and may also help alleviate the symptoms of the flu. There are 5 areas to treat: lungs, sinuses, throat and tonsils, throat, and lymph nodes.

Perform the following steps 4 times a day for about 5 minutes each time.

  1. Upon waking

  2. Shortly before lunch

  3. Shortly before dinner

  4. Just before bed

Lungs

Press with your thumbs on the lungs reflexology point on the soles of each foot. Press firmly into the soft areas of the feet. Make sure to massage both feet for about one minute on each foot.

Sinuses

The sinus pressure point is located on the bottom of the big toe of each foot. Pinch the tip of the toe with your thumb and forefinger for about 30 seconds on each foot.

Throat and Tonsils

The reflexology points for the throat and tonsils are located on top of the big toe near the base where the toe attaches to the foot. The easiest way to massage this area is with knuckles of your closed fist. Straddle the toe and rock the knuckles back and forth on the pressure points. You only need to do this for about 30 seconds.

Throat

There is a separate pressure point for the throat and it is next to the throat and tonsils point above. The throat point is between the big toe and the second toe on the top of the foot. It is at the tip of the webbing between the toes. Use your knuckle to dig into this webbing to massage this pressure point. Again, massage for about 30 seconds.

Lymph Nodes

Now that we have opened up the throat, lungs, and sinuses, it is time to drain the lymph nodes. The lymph node acupressure points are located in a line straight down from the throat point above. Simply continue with your knuckle from the webbing between the big toe and the second toe and rub down the foot toward the base of your foot where the bones come together. This is on the top of the foot. Do this 20-30 times.

The oils for a common cold which may help and apply to the pressure points are:

  1. Frankincense

  2. Oregano

  3. Eucalyptus

  4. Maleluca

  5. Lemon

  6. Lavender

  7. Lemongrass

  8. Peppermint

  9. Breathe

To name just a few, I always highly recommend using medical grade therapeutic oils for the best benefits feel free to connect with me on Facebook

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