An article on Yahoo! caught my eye this evening. Hey, it’s about feet. Why wouldn’t I be interested? The tagline was promising:
Want to make a simple, ten-second check on the state of your health? Sneak a peek at your feet.
“You can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining the feet,” says Jane Andersen, DPM, president of the American Association of Women Podiatrists and a spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association.
It got me excited actually because you can get a quick check of your health with Chinese Reflexology too. So, I eagerly read the article. Unfortunately, reflexology wasn’t mentioned, but it did talk about gout being caused by uric acid crystals. And uric acid crystals happen to be physical representations of energy blocks in your feet.
You can actually feel them with a reflexology stick. They feel like tiny little grains of sand under the skin. Sometimes they make a loud crunchy noise when they’re massaged too. Yup, and they hurt too.
All in all, there were some interesting tidbits from a Western medicine perspective. If you’re curious to learn more about your feet, you can read the article here.