The spine is one of the most important parts of your body. It gives your body structure and support. The spine consists of 33 vertebrae which are divided into 5 sections from top to bottom: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, coccygeal and sacral. The vertebrae are connected by discs of cartilage and are held in place by ligaments. The ligaments connect bones to bones and tendons connect muscles to bone.
Within the spinal cord are 30 pairs of peripheral nerves emanating from the spinal
cord: 7 cervical nerves, 12 thoracic nerves, 5 lumbar nerves, 5 sacral nerves and 1 coccygeal nerve. This system is called the peripheral nervous system (PNS). It connects the cranial and spine nerves, known as the Central Nervous System (CNS) to every organ, gland as well as all other parts of the body. Together the CNS and PNS provide sensory, integrative and motor functions of the body. Each vertebrae corresponds to a specific part of the body.
Reflexologists agree that the central nervous system and the brain are the most important reflexes to work in a reflexology session. Nerve impulses arising from the spine serve all organs functions, and parts of the human body, so as your reflexologist’s works on the spinal area you are receiving vital simulation to your whole body. The application of reflexology can influence the regulation of the
body’s systems to maintain balance. When dealing with a specific condition, your reflexologist can concentrate extensively on whichever part of the spinal area support your ailment. Specific ailments addressed in the cervical spine area may include: Alzheimer’s disease, Bell’s palsy, Headache, Insomnia, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The application of reflexology can influence the regulation of the body’s systems to maintain balance.
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