Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different.
Chronic pain persists—often for months or even longer.
Some health problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite, and mood changes, often accompany chronic pain.
The principles of reflexology have led to the idea of finding the pressure points within the palm of your hand that are connected to the part of the body causing you pain.
Although hands are not as commonly used as feet (foot chart) in reflexology, it is still helpful on occasion to have a hand reflexology chart.
Hands are a little smaller and not quite as easily oriented to the torso of the body as the feet are. It is not as easy to find exact points. Still, hands are more convenient to work on for yourself.