There is a direct Reflex to the testes and prostate on the foot. When this reflex is compressed it corresponds anatomically to the area found in the body.

There are eight Endocrine glands:  The Pituitary Gland, Pineal gland, Thyroid gland, Parathyroid glands, Thymus gland, Adrenal glands, Pancreas and Testes

The Pituitary Gland or Master gland located in the Spinal Innervation C1 is a pinpoint reflex that stimulates the Thyroid Gland and Pineal gland.  There is also a direct reflex on each foot that deals with the Adrenal Glands that is worked during the session.

The Thyroid gland controls metabolism and maintains calcium balance, the Adrenal glands control mineral balance, glucose balance and sex hormones. The testes produce testosterone and sperm and the Prostate stores seminal fluid.

In the case of impotence there is a disturbance of homeostasis causing stress and tension in the Endocrine system that consist of these ductless glands that secrete hormones.  All glands are interdependent so when one gland is out of balance, all the glands are affected. In your session with JRPM Health and Reflexology we will concentrate on all glands of the endocrine system.

The Adrenal glands located in spinal innervation T-9 secrete Cortical steroids that stimulate kidneys to regulate water, sodium and potassium balance and Gluco- corticoids to stimulate liver, regulate glycogen storage, sex hormones and testes (direct reflex) to produce testosterone and sperm.

We work the back reflex for nerve supply to all spinal innervations.

Other conditions associated with pressure on spinal innervation T9 are allergies, hives and an inadequate reaction to stress. For Impotence we also work the lumbar sacral area for nerve supply and diaphragm to relax stress and tension. The 3rd lumbar nerve goes to the reproductive glands, urinary bladder and knee. Pressure on this nerve can cause bladder trouble, involuntary discharge of urine and impotency as well as knee pain so we work this area well.

If you suffer from impotency you may be going to an Endocrinologist, Cardiologist and a Chiropractor so ask your doctor to include Reflexology in your care plan to help reduce stress, unblock nerve impulses, increase circulation and bring homeostasis to all glands and organs of the body. Stress is the cause of 50-60% of conditions and Reflexology addresses this issue by increasing circulation, reducing stress, unblocking nerve impulses and promoting homeostasis.

Written by Julie Ruengert LPN / IRR Reflexologist