The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet, hands and ears that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.
Although the Original Ingham Method® is used world-wide other prominent reflexology trainers in various countries contributed to the development of new reflexology charts.
The chart developed by Inge Dougans maps the feet as follows:
Some systems of reflexology also use these meridians as a basis for reflexology treatment.
A meridian is described as an ‘energy highway’ in the human body and exists in corresponding pairs.
Each meridian has many acupuncture points along its path which are used for acupuncture, a treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.
Inge Dougans is the founder of the revolutionary Vacuflex Reflexology System™, which is used by qualified therapists worldwide. The Vacuflex System uses a vacuum boot foot reflexology treatment together with a vacuum cupping treatment sequence along the acupuncture meridians that transverse the whole body.