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Want to learn the reflexology points for a sore throat and what’s really going on from an emotional and energetic perspective? Because this isn’t your typical article on natural sore throat remedies and cures, you’ll learn tools to help you heal your sore throat naturally, AND also take things to a deeper level, one where you can’t hide from the truth!
When I began writing this article, I was actually recovering from a really nasty sore throat that felt like a ring of fire. This gave me the opportunity to adjust my Chinese Reflexology routine for getting over a cold fast to help with sore throat relief.
It also forced me to take stock of the energy and emotions behind a sore throat. This was the third time in a year where I’ve gotten a sore throat. My Chinese Reflexology routine to get over a cold fast works, so why didn’t I use it? Why didn’t I follow my own advice?
Clearly, there’s something going on at a much deeper level when you have the tools to thrive, but you choose not to use them. Just think of all the people who are overweight. They know to eat better and exercise, but inside, there’s something that stops them from following through.
Something inside me compelled me to push myself to the brink of catching a cold. And something stopped me from healing myself when I felt the onset of a cold. Before I get into the emotions and energetics behind why we choose to get sick, I’ll first discuss how to locate and massage the Chinese Reflexology points for sore throat relief. Then, if you’re ready and willing to delve deeper, I’ll share what’s going on at a deeper level. What’s the root cause? It’s going to feel a little uncomfortable as you’ll have to take a look at where you’ve been sweeping things under the rug.
Chinese Reflexology Points for a Sore Throat
There are actually two Chinese Reflexology points that I use for natural sore throat relief. The first is the Throat point. It’s right at the tip of the webbing between your big toe and the second toe. Use the knuckle of your index finger to massage this point with a digging and twisting motion as if you were jiggling a stuck doorknob.
The second reflexology point for a sore throat is the Tonsil/Throat point. This is actually comprised of two points located side by side on top of the big toe, just below the toe knuckle.
To massage these points, make a fist with your hand. Then place the knuckles of your index and middle finger on top of your big toe, just below the toe knuckle, on either side of the crest of the toe bone. Turn your wrist back and forth to press on the points with your knuckles.
Similar to how you combine vitamins to strengthen their effectiveness, massaging the Throat reflex point in combination with the Tonsil/Throat point really helps supercharge the clearing of energy in the throat, neck, and cervical (fancy way to say “neck”) lymph nodes.
How to Massage These Reflexology Points to Get Natural Relief from a Sore Throat
In my basic routine to get rid of a cold fast, I advise rubbing these points for about 30 seconds, 4 times a day. This clearly didn’t cut it when I was experiencing the ring of fire. And when you’ve reached this point, you’re also extraordinarily irritated like a wounded animal lashing out in pain. You need relief.
Here’s what to do. Rub each point for a count of 60 seconds. The trick is in getting the pressure right. It needs to be hard enough that you feel it, but not so hard that you’re bruising yourself. Then, that’s just counterproductive. There’s much less padding on the tops of your feet so you’ll want to be careful not to press too hard.
Do this every hour for about 4 to 6 hours until you start to feel some relief from your sore throat.
Healing a Sore Throat On a Deeper Level
WARNING: Don’t read any further if you’re unwilling to change!
As I mentioned above, this was the third time I had gotten a sore throat in a year. It forced me to look inside because I hadn’t had one in years. I had to ask, “What was the pattern? What was it revealing?”
The first time I got a sore throat, I chalked it up to extenuating circumstances. I had been up past 2am two nights in a row. I was preparing for an online class that I was teaching and it was my biggest audience to date, with over 100 attendees signed up. Let’s chalk this up as SCARY.
The second time I got a sore throat happened when I was doing my first group channeling session. I was guiding a group of people struggling with weight loss to uncover the root cause of why they overate and why they didn’t have the motivation to exercise. This was the first time I used my intuitive channeling skills to help a group of people with a specific health issue whereas usually I work 1-on-1 with people to help them find their life purpose. Let’s chalk this up as SCARY too.
For my most recent sore throat, I was staying up late past midnight regularly. Why didn’t I just go to bed earlier to allow my body to recharge? Why didn’t I just rub my reflexology points when I started to feel tired and worn down?
Here’s what was going on. I had just launched my own online radio show, Dragon Spirit Radio and made a commitment to do a show twice a month. SCARY? You bet!
Notice how each time I got a sore throat, it happened at a time when I was about to speak and put myself out there in a new way. I’m totally comfortable sitting behind a computer, typing up an article and having it read by thousands, even hundreds of thousands of people. I’m cool with working with people 1-on-1 or teaching small groups in a classroom setting.
BUT, to put myself out there LIVE in a big way in a way that felt incredibly vulnerable scared the shit out of me.
A sore throat is like a gag reflex. Louise Hay, author of “You Can Heal Your Life”, says that a sore throat is indicative of a fear of speaking up and that anything neck-related has its roots in resistance to change.
Some of my friends believe that in past lives, those of us who were healers were persecuted and killed (e.g. burned at the stake) for speaking up and that we carry this fear into our present lives. Thus, we hold back our voices for fear of being persecuted and killed again.
That’s a lot of stuff to ponder. You’re basically getting a sore throat because you’re afraid to speak up. You’re holding back words. That’s a lot of stuck energy congealing in your throat and if you don’t clear it, guess what? It shows up as a sore throat where you physically lose the ability to speak.
To help you clear this energy, try some affirmations. Say (when your throat isn’t sore anymore) “I am willing to change”. Louise Hay recommends touching your throat as you say this out loud.
What are you holding back from saying? If you want to get it out in the open, I invite you to share in the comments below. Speak up and clear that stuck energy!
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