education at Durham University in the
Recently, as a result of my
developmental studies on human
embryos, I have
discovered a new version of
reflexology, which identifies a
homunculus represented in the human body, over the area of the buttocks.
The homunculus is inverted, such that the head is represented in the inferior
position, the left buttock corresponds to the right hand side of the body, and
the lateral aspect is represented medially. As with reflexology, the “map”
responds to needling, as in acupuncture, and to gentle suction, such as
cupping. In my studies, responses are stronger and of more therapeutic value
than those of auricular or conventional reflexology. In some cases, the map
can be used for diagnostic purposes.
Read more about it on our new RiEN blog: