At a time in my reflexology career I had a practice at a medical clinic in London’s Harley St.
It specialised in the treatment of Endocrine disorders, particular of women.
It was through working there that I gathered valuable experience with the influence of reflexology on this subject. One experience which occurred regularly led me to become aware of an ovary reflex which was distinct from the one on the lateral heel.
This was born out and confirmed by clinical investigation.
The Iliocecal reflex has always been somewhat of a mystery to me, why should that reflex just refer to that small structure?
Many of the female patients who attended the clinic had very distinct and disturbed ‘Iliocecal’ reflexes, not only on the right foot, but on the same position on the left. My assessment was an iliocecal problem or appendicitis (reflexology is a very unreliable allopathic diagnostic tool!) Scans confirmed they had problems with their ovary/s.
After observing the same occurrence over a number of years I decided to publish a chart and paper suggesting that the ovary reflex is also on the illiocecal valve reflex, a more logical explanation as the reflex area of the fallopian tube runs approximately along the heel line.
This was back in 1980 - 82. Since then several other reflexologists and organisations have also confirmed this.
To be able to most effectively detect, contact and ‘work’ this reflex, a range of techniques relative to the individuality of the patient and the of foot may need to be employed.
I am pleased to share this with you, your views would be most welcome.