How to Know the State of Your Health By Your Feet

Feet can reflect the state of health of our organs and we can learn to watch out for certain details to help us prevent diseases. We will explain the significance of signs on our feet such as temperature, color, calluses, bunions, form of the toes, etc.

In general terms, the toe region corresponds to head, and that of the heel to the feet.  Therefore, we can visualize approximately how the organs are located looking at the bottom of the foot.

When a part of the foot is hardened, it means that there is an organ that is also hardened.  These calluses also correspond to physical and mental rigidity in the reflex zone.feet2

The Spine Reflex

The spine is reflected throughout the whole inner contour of the feet.  For example, when a person suffers from bunions, that zone corresponds to the region of the upper back, and therefore will suffer from some problem of the cervical vertebrae.

From this point of view, we can do a massage on ourselves along both interior lines of our feet, and this will positively affect the back.  We will pay more attention to the most painful spots.

Move the Intestine

Intestinal reflex is located in the heel.  Cracks or calluses on the heels may be a sign of intestinal problems.  In this case, we can massage the heels, though they are usually a tougher region, in which case we can use a small ball to stand on.

The Center of the Foot

The central part of the foot corresponds to the entire digestive system: the liver, stomach, pancreas, and spleen.  When we find rough patches in this area, it might mean that there are stones in the kidney and the gall bladder.




The Color of the Feet

A yellow color always means the liver or gall bladder, whereas a green hue corresponds to the spleen and lymphatic system.  This sign is an opportunity to prevent.  If you do not pay attention to these signs, over time, toxins can accumulate and form cysts that eventually be harmful.

The Toes Reflect the Head

The toes primarily reflect the upper part of the body, with one exception.

A callus on the end of the fourth toe or ones on the bottom portion of the fourth toe tells us that our gall bladder is not working properly.  When there have already been gallstones for a while, that toe generally is very stiff, curved, and sore.

On the other hand, gallstones can also be present when the first toe is curved toward the second toe.

In these cases, it would be good to cleanse the body, carefully watching the diet, helping to flush out toxins, and taking natural supplements.feet3

Cold Feet

When the feet have a tendency to be cold, (which often also happens in the hands), there is a thermal unbalance in our body.  Normally, the digestive system is overstrained and there is intestinal fever.  In this case, we should improve our diet and therefore our intestinal function.  We can also soak our feet in hot water and massage them with ginger oil to warm them.

 Attacks of Gout

When the base of the big toe and the ankle are red, swollen, and very painful, it may be caused by an attack of gout, that is, an excess of uric acid in the body.  The body tends toward survival, so it tries to get rid of toxic substances, (in this case uric acid) from our vital organs.  Because of this, the hands and feet show signs of some diseases.

Final Note

This information confirms the benefits of walking barefoot in the sand on the beach, through fresh grass, through the river, wet soil, etc.  This activates our body, balances organ functions, and also is a great destressing therapy.feet4

We should also massage our feet, paying attention to any rough spots, painful areas, etc.

Finally, going to a foot reflexologist regularly will help us to prevent and heal from diseases by starting from the feet.  The treatment should last for at least a few months to get results.

Photography courtesy of M Robinson, HeyDanielle, and Rogiro