See What Happens To Your Body When You Press This Point For 1 Minute
Jay Dawson February 14th 2017 Health
Over many centuries, we've put more and more of our faith in doctors and medicine. But medicine isn't a fully refined art. There's so much of the body that's still unexplained, and so many depths to healing that haven't been discovered. The video you're about to witness is still largely ignored by modern science, but it's to their peril. This is the fringes of knowledge, that can change your life forever...
The Hidden Science
Countless ancient cultures have already known about the strange techniques that you'll see in the video. But they weren't strange to them - in fact, they formed the basis of their medicine. But since then, science has largely ignored the overwhelming evidence of its effectiveness. Sure, the olden-day tribes and communities might not have had antibiotics, but they had something far more effective. Something that modern medicine is now passing up.
The reason, it seems, is not that it doesn't work - it clearly does - but that scientists simply can't explain why it works. At least, they can't explain it within their conventional framework of physics, physiology, and chemistry. So for a long time, this old science, this ancient way of healing, has been passed over in favor of the verifiable and explainable. But luckily for us, practitioners and healers have kept the art alive...
This medical art from the old days is called reflexology. Depending on where you live, you may have seen it advertised in some holistic healing clinics, but it's still a far cry from being widely accepted. The name conjures up images of someone tapping your knee with a hammer, or challenging you to a game of Snap, but the reality is far different. It's not about testing your reflexes - it's about the interconnectedness of things.
In other words, reflexology sees your body as a giant network of parts, all of which are connected to each other in some way. Not just in the physical sense - like your leg is connected to your hip - but in a sense that affecting one part of your body will affect another, seemingly unrelated part of your body. By pressing, massaging, and healing one small part, you can heal other and bigger parts of your body.
Reflexology is an ancient art, stretching back around 6,000 years. 6,000! No-one be totally sure of the birth of the practice, but we do know from written records that it was being practiced by both the Chinese and the Egyptians in 4,000BC. That two completely different cultures, far removed from each other, would stumble upon the same astonishing discovery, is almost proof enough that there is significant value in the practice.
Although the Egyptian empire would eventually die out, the Chinese would remain strong up until the present day. With it came reflexology, a bedrock for their medicinal practices. Considered a powerful and highly technical skill to have, practitioners of the art would have to undergo years of training, and the secrets of the medicine were passed down reverently from generation to generation. No matter what other practices would die out due to modernization, reflexology would always remain.
The opening up of trade routes between China and the west didn't just bring spices and gold - it also brought their never-before-seen notions of medicine. As Europe and America grew in power, many of the upper class - who had exposure to China through trade - stumbled upon the secret of reflexology. German doctors were publishing studies on the medicine in the 16th century, and later still, the breakout success of a volume by Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American specialist in 1917, drew even more interest.
Before long, high-profile aristocrats - such as the American president, James Garfield - were using reflexology to relieve their own aches and pains. But as the role of hard science, and our reliance on it, increased in the mid-to-late 20th century, reflexology was again shoved into the background. Still, it persisted, and as people start to seek alternative treatments to invasive procedures and dangerous drugs, reflexology is once again close to its time in the spotlight.
Struggles With Doctors
Where once doctors found this field of research exciting and potentially groundbreaking, now there is a current of distrust for reflexology amongst medical professionals. Why? The answer is complicated, and long-winded. There are multiple sides to the war on so-called "quack medicines", and it's not always clear why doctors completely dismiss practices such as reflexology.
Part of the reason has to do with the rise of huge global pharmaceutical companies. They rely on hard data, and focus on big profits, and they have little-to-no interest in promoting a practice that can cure people without drugs. Also, while reflexology clearly works - the video you're about to see is definite proof - there is a lack of consistent data. The problem is that there are so many other factors that can hinder reflexology's effectiveness - such as mood, attitude, and diet - that collecting concrete statistics is difficult. The problem is that unlike drugs, which run rampant over your body and effectively destroy it to fix a problem, reflexology works with your body, which has to be willing.
It's All Connected
Let's get into the nitty gritty of reflexology. The incredible video that we're about to show you will go into far more detail, and tell you exactly how to administer it, but this will be a fairly good introduction for how it all works. In short, there are two main places that are like reflexology pressure "hubs" - the places which are connected to every other part of your body. These are the hands and the feet.
Within each of your hands lies a complete map of the human body. Organs, limbs, common medical complaints, your back, everything. For example, the area connected to your brain is located at the tips of the thumbs on both hands. Your liver, is located only on your right hand, about a third of the way down on the side of the palm. It's all connected. Treat one spot on your hand or foot, and you'll be treating the corresponding part of your body, no matter how far away it is.
Almost everybody's heard of acupuncture, and you're probably now wondering if these two fields are related. They seem pretty similar, right? Well, you're not wrong. Acupuncture too runs on very similar principles, of pressure points that correspond and "link" to various parts of your body. They have the same general idea: that manipulating and massaging these pressure points will lead to instant and long-term relief.
The major difference between acupuncture and reflexology is that while reflexology deals solely with pressure points in the hands and feet, acupuncture uses pressure points located all over the body. Acupuncture uses incredibly fine needles as well - hence the "puncture" part - as opposed to just massaging to stimulate the pressure points. The final difference is that acupuncture has a more definite emphasis on the re-alignment and focusing of one's Qi, or life energy, as a necessary tool for healing. For some people who don't believe in the kind of mystical, spiritual ideas that acupuncture brings, this can definitely be a turn-off!
Once you watch the video, and understand the incredible power of reflexology, your body really is at your command. You will have the power not only to manipulate your aches and pains, but to heal them almost completely. Of course, doing these kinds of things quickly and effectively takes time and practice, but keep trying and you'll soon be a master of your own health.
Being able to heal yourself and manage your pain can be one of the most powerful tools on the planet. Imagine if you don't have to spend hours of your time and tens of thousands of dollars on invasive and often temporary procedures. Imagine waking up sore and feeling miserable, and being able to alter your own destiny and mood each and every day, and making the world a better place for yourself and others around you. Watch this video, and you'll soon see exactly how you can do that.
We mentioned before that acupuncture definitely has more of that spiritual, mystical side to it than reflexology, and that it could be a turn off for some, who are just looking for physical results. However, being an ancient Chinese art, reflexology also does tie in to the whole notion of Qi - it's just not as forceful. But if you want to learn about that too, you can. And being in that frame of mind will definitely help your success with reflexology. Just as a placebo effect can be as powerful as engineered drugs, so does an understanding of Qi - and a control of your emotions - feed directly into your wellbeing.
This isn't the time or the place to get deep into the mystical arts of Qi. We'd need another couple of thousand pages for that. And besides, you're ready to change your life with this insane video. But if you're ready to take the next step, be sure to look it up.
You're About To Feel The Incredible
Now is the time we get to work. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the video that will change your perception of medicine forever. One press, for one minute, is all it's going to take to convince you that this is real. One click. Whether you're on the fence or a staunch defender of the scientific method, this will only take minutes of your time. What have you got to lose?
You can improve your life and your health without spending thousands on doctors or navigating the cancer-filled house of horrors that is Dr. Google. You can, quite literally, take your life into your own two hands. Follow the advice of the Chinese, the oldest and longest still-living civilization in the planet's history. They've outlasted us all - maybe it's time to take a leaf out of their book.
50 Extraordinary Women You Won't Believe Actually Exist
Luke Chase May 25th 2016 Entertainment
It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller.
She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.