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How to Relieve Constipation with Reflexology Colon Technique

Learn how to relieve constipation using the colon reflex technique from certified reflexologist Chantel C. Lucier in this Howcast video.


The main point we're going to want to focus on is the colon reflex. With the colon reflex, it's going to be starting with the ileocecal valve, which will be right down here. We're going to travel up the ascending colon, transverse colon, cut across to the other foot. Course down, and this will be the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and then out to the rectum reflex. In addition, we'll focus on some other points as well that will help. But let's begin there. We'll be using thumb walking.

You're going to start with the ileocecal valve. You're going to thumb walk in, and you're just going to come out a little bit, and press down again. So you're going to walk up that. You don't want to go beyond your joint point, or you can start to get a little bit of your nail into their foot, and that will hurt. Just do little bites all the way up. Then right about mid foot, you have the bend in the colon reflex and you're going to transverse across here. Then you're going to come across.

If somebody is experiencing constipation, I think it's advantageous to actually do it in this direction. You could do one foot entirely first, and then go to the other foot, but it's actually nice to follow the whole colon all the way through. So I just thumb walked down the descending colon. Then we're going inward to the center of the heel, which is the sigmoid colon. Then we're going to go back out.

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