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What is sympathicotherapy?

Sympathetic therapy is a natural therapy that has many benefits. It acts not only on the autonomic nervous system, an autonomic nervous system over which the mind has no control, but also on the neuro-psychic sphere, libido and nervous balance. Overview of sympathicotherapy, a practice still relatively unknown.

Definition: what is sympathicotherapy?

Sympathicotherapy, also called endonasal reflexology, is based on the use of metal styli to stimulate endonasal reflex zones for therapeutic purposes. It can be similar in certain aspects to other reflexogenic methods, such as acupuncture, podoreflexology, or even iridology.

Sympathicotherapy consists of stimulating the reflex points located on the mucous membrane inside the nasal turbinates. Note that these are reflex zones in which many nerves end from sympathetic nervous systemhence the name sympathicotherapy.

Endonasal reflexology has both a direct and indirect effect. On the one hand, the stimulation of the nasal mucosa causes immediate reflexes, such as sneezing, lacrimation and increased salivation, thus allowing a deep cleaning nose, nasal sinuses, mouth and throat. On the other hand, sympathicotherapy indirectly stimulates the the nervous system neurovegetative and positively influences the neurovegetative imbalances generating so-called functional pathologies.

principle of endonasal reflexology

The benefits of sympathicotherapy

Sympathicotherapy is effective against many ailments, in particular, against disorders related, directly or indirectly, to the neuro-vegetative system. It is particularly indicated in case of:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression: endonasal reflexology is a good help to relax and let go;
  • Period issues;
  • Sleep disorders: sympathicotherapy is an excellent remedy for insomnia;
  • Migraines;
  • Smoking intoxication;
  • ENT problems: endonasal reflexology can be useful against otitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, or even allergic rhinitis.
  • Spasmophilia;
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular disorders;
  • Endocrine disorders;
  • Digestive problems: sympathicotherapy can be effective against colitis, ulcers, or even constipation.
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Good to know : sympathicotherapy can be practiced by all practitioners of natural therapiessuch as acupuncturists, osteopaths, chiropractors, homeopaths, phytoaromatherapists, iridologists. However, all professionals wishing to give another direction to their medical practice can practice as a sympathicotherapist.

Sympathicotherapy: are there any contraindications?

Endonasal reflexology is contraindicated in case of troubles serious cardiovascular, frequent and significant epistaxis (nosebleeds) and intranasal neoformations. In addition, it is prohibited in cases of glaucoma and polyposis. In addition, it is contraindicated in case of pregnancy or following nasal surgery of less than 3 months.

Finally, sympathicotherapy is not recommended in cases of mild epistaxis, nasal polyposis in the early phase, acute hypertrophic rhinitis, acute coryza and purulent sinusitis,

Good to know : certain areas should not be manipulated in diabetic or asthmatic patients and in women during their menstrual period.

consultation for a sympathicotherapy session

Frequently asked questions about sympathicotherapy

How much does a sympathicotherapy session cost?

It takes, on average, 50 € per sympathicotherapy session. In general, various sessions are needed to achieve the desired effects. Nevertheless, it is possible to feel an intense well-being, from the 1st session.

How long does a sympathicotherapy session last?

In principle, an endonasal reflexology session lasts about forty minutes.

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