Reflecting Areas of Internal Organs on Foot
All major organs of the body have their corresponding projected areas on the foot. Their locations are regularly arranged and therefore easily remembered.
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When the feet are put side by side, the reflecting areas of all the organs are arranged as a miniature human body in a sitting posture, with the trunk inclined forward and the legs crossed. The big toe corresponds to the head with its cerebrum, cerebellum and pituitary gland, and the proximal end of the big toe corresponds to the neck. The sense organs are arranged on the other toes. The arches of both feet, when placed side by side, correspond to the spinal column with the thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal segments arranged from the distal end to the proximal end of the arches. The anterior part of sole corresponds to the chest cavity, containing the heart and lungs; the middle part of the sole corresponds to the upper abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, stomach, pancreas and kidneys; the posterior part of the sole corresponds to the lower abdomen, including the small intestine, colon, urinary bladder and genital organs; and the shoulder, elbow and knee joints are arranged along the lateral border of the foot from the anterior end to the posterior end, in sequence.
The reflecting areas of organs on the left side of the body are arranged on the left foot, and those on the right side are arranged on the fight foot. Organs in pairs such as kidneys, lungs and ureters have their reflecting areas on both feet; and the organs lying on the body's midline, such as the cerebrum, cerebellum, nose, tonsils, stomach and spinal column have their projecting areas arranged along the medial borders of both feet. The projected areas of the liver, spleen, and ears are arranged along the lateral borders of both feet, but the projected areas of the cerebrum, frontal sinus, trigeminal nerves, eyes and ears are arranged on the contralateral foot, just as their nerves, which originate from both cerebral hemispheres, are mutually crossed in the brain or spinal cord. Therefore, the projected area of the trigeminat nerve on the left foot is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia on the fight of the face, and vice versa.
Diagram of Reflecting Areas on Right Sole:
1: head (brain), left hemisphere 2: left frontal sinus 3: brain stem and cerebellum 4: pituitary gland 5: left trigeminal nerve 6: nose 7: neck 8: left eye 9: "left ear 11: trapezius muscle (neck, shoulder) 12: thyroid gland 13: parathyroid gland 14: lung and bronchus 15: stomach 16: duodenum 17: pancreas 18: liver 19: gallbladder 20: celiac plexus 21: adrenal gland 22: kidney 23: ureter 24: urinary bladder 26: cecum (appendix) 27: iliocecal valve 28: ascending colon 29: transverse colon 36:reproductive gland (ovary or testis)
Diagram of Reflecting Areas on Left Sole:
1: head (brain), right hemisphere 2: right frontal sinus 3: brain stem and cerebellum
4: pituitary gland 5: right trigeminal nerve 6: nose 7: neck 8: right eye 9: right ear 11: trapezius muscle (neck, shoulder) 12: thyroid gland 13: parathyroid gland 14: lung, bronchus 15: stomach 16: duodenum 17: pancreas 20: celiac plexus 21: adrenal gland 22: kidney 23: ureter 24: urinary bladder 25: small intestine 29: transverse colon 30: descending colon 31: rectum 32: anus 33: heart 34: spleen 36: reproductive gland (ovary or testis)
Diagram of Reflecting Areas on Lateral Side of Foot:
10: shoulder 35: knee 36: reproductive gland 37: lower abdomen 38: hip joint 39: lymph nodes (upper body) 42: balance organ (labyrinth) 43: chest 44: diaphragm 58: sciatic nerve 59: scapula 60: elbow joint 61: ribs
Diagram of Reflecting Areas on Medial Side of Foot:
6: nose 13: parathyroid gland 24: urinary bladder 38: hip joint 40: lymph nodes (abdomen) 49: inguinal groove 50: utems, prostate gland 51: penis, vagina, urethra 52: anus, rectum (hemorrhoid) 53: cervical spine 54: thoracic spine 55: lumbar spine 56: sacrum 57: coccyx 61: ribs
Diagram of Reflecting Areas on Dorsal Side of Foot:
39: lymph nodes (upper body) 40: lymph nodes (abdomen) 41: lymph nodes (chest) 42: balance organ (labyrinth) 43: chest 44: diaphragm 45: tonsils 46: lower jaw 47: palate 48: larynx, trachea, vocal cords 49: inguinal groove 61: ribs