Studies show that a crying baby can be soothed by the calming effects of “reflexology.” This ancient Chinese medical practice has been around for thousands of years with a technique that all parents are capable of learning.
The basic idea of reflexology is that our feet have nerve endings in them that can be stimulated by massaging certain pressure points. Just like you would press on your temple or in between your thumb and pointer finger to release the pain of a headache, reflexology helps to pin-point spots in your feet that can soothe pain in different areas of the body.
The chart above points out the different nerve endings that are located throughout the foot. For example, by applying some gentle pressure to the top of the foot that touches the ground above the arch it will help to soothe the chest area of the body.
While it may not completely heal the symptoms of congestion and coughs, putting pressure on this area will create a difference in the amount of pain your baby suffers during a cold.