The Need for Equilibrium
Homeostasis is the state of normal function for all the various systems of the body. The internal environment of the body is maintained at a precise level at all times. The body is in homeostasis when the systems are responding in balance and operating at appropriate levels. The equilibrium of all body fluids, through the balance of temperature, chemical level, and internal pressure, represents good health for all cells.
You have worked with the reflex points of the head, neck, and shoulders, as well as those that deal with many of the hormone-producing glands of the endocrine system. The reflexes for the brain, the brain stem, and the sensory system are reflected in the toes you have just worked on. However, there are many compartments in the brain, and it's time to become actively engaged in stimulating this network.
The introduction of stress creates an imbalance within the environment of homeostasis. When this happens, the operating systems of the body, particularly the nervous and endocrine systems, promote a return to balance. These two systems share the maintenance of homeostasis, keeping the body functioning at a healthy level.