Magarini MP Harry Kombe is claiming to have cured early stage HIV and a number of other illnesses through reflexology.
Speaking at a rally at Chamari on Tuesday, he said the therapeutic cure for the deadly virus also “reactivates men’s sexual organs”.
Kombe told rally-goers that he has taken time off to attend to patients which run into hundreds, including other MPs. He said he learned the skill from a scholar who went to study alternative technology and organic farming in Japan. The scholar, Comulus Baya, additionally got trained in reflexology before returning back in 2012.
“I developed interest in the therapy after suffering kidney complications for long and taking medicines that did not cure me.”
“Reflexology helps reduce toxins in the body. Many people, including the elderly, are suffering and spend a lot of money on medication but are not aware of the therapy,” added Kombe.
The MP added that reflexology also heals people who have suffered stroke, high blood pressure, stress, kidney failure, infertility and brain tumors.
The lawmaker says he plans to push for the amendment of the health law for its inclusion in the curriculum. He has also gone ahead to introduce the technique as a subject in his Hollyways Secondary School.
What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology or zone therapy is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points of the feet, hands and ears. According to reflexologists, reflex points on these parts of the body correspond to different body organs and systems. Pressing those points beneficially affects the organs and a person’s general health.
This theory was built on research done in the 1890s by Sir Henry Head and Sir Charles Sherrington. Through their research, they showed a neurological relationship between the skin and the internal organs. They found that the whole nervous system adjusts to a stimulus.
Research On Reflexology
Vernon Mochache, Head of Research at the National Aids Control Council refuted the MPs claims. Speaking to The Star, Mochache said there is still no cure for HIV.
“Several scientists are still trying to find a cure for HIV but we do not have one yet,” he said.
Multiple research says reflexology is used to complement other treatments for conditions such as anxiety and asthma. Others include cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.
It has, however, never been noted as a cure or used to diagnose any of these diseases.