As we have seen, reflexology is based on the positive energies that zone therapy frees up in the body. We cannot real ly see this energy flowing within our bodies, but that does not mean it does not exist. We can appreciate the effect of positive energy when holding our child or a loved one. However, it is useful to understand the effects of negative energy on the most basic structures of the body. Free-flowing energy pathways run throug h the body, creating homeostasis, which is the body's natural state of balance. Blockages in energy have been a~r buted to areas of the body not functioning well ar becoming diseased.
Electromagnetic fieldsAn idea developed by Dr Jean-Claude Mainguy postulates that the systems of all life are governed by electromagnetic fields, which can either lie within a cell or outside it. Imagine that you are like a radio, transmi~ing and receiving energy, and that you con be affected by lowenergy electromagnetic fields. We are often exposed to electromagnetic energy, which offects the body's flow of energy, and some people suffer from symptoms of electromagnetic sensitivity, which may include nausea, sleep disturbances, dizziness, tension, fatigue, headaches and muscle pain.
The UK's Health Protection Agency is slowly recognizing that people can suffer from electro-sensitivity when exposed to electromagnetic fields from mobile phones, electricity pylons and computer screens. Zone therapy and reflexology are based on unblocking the energy pathways in the body to restore its natural eqUilibrium. Becoming healthy is a ma~er of balanCing a number of factors in your life. What you expose your body to, put into it and on it can affect your health. Thi s book aims to show you how reflexology and a holistic approach to health can work to create the best body ecology and achieve a healthier you.