To Sherry Bergstrom, feet are more than appendages that people stand upon or use to get from one place to another.

They are also pathways to better health, relaxation and an indicator of potential medical problems in other parts of the body.

Apply pressure to the inner edge of someone’s foot and you can ease discomfort in his back. Touching the bottoms of his toes can relieve problems in his sinuses …

“I can’t tell you what it is, but I can tell you that there is stress in a certain area,” said Bergstrom, a practitioner of reflexology.

The News-Times, Danbury, Connecticut, Jan. 5, 2009