Wearing of Toe Rings by married women on second finger of feet is a common practice in India.
Though it is observed as a symbol of married women, it has scientific significance.
These toe rings are called Bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya or bichwa) in Hindi, Mettelu in Telugu, Metti in Tamil & Kalungura in Kannada.
By wearing this in both feet, it is believed, that their Menstrual cycle course is regularized with even intervals. This gives good scope for conceiving to married women.
Also, nerve in the second finger from toe, also connects the uterus and passes through heart. If you notice, the toe ring will always be on the second toe of the right leg and left leg.
It will control the uterus and keep it healthy by producing evenly balanced blood pressure to the uterus.
Most women do not have regular periods due to unhealthy and stressful lifestyles.
Silver being a good conductor, it also absorbs the energy from the polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body, thus refreshing whole body system.
After coming to India, muslims have also adopted the culture and now many muslim women also wear bangles on their wrists and toe rings after marriage.
Anicent Indians believe that your “prana” or “life force” must be in balance in order for you to stay healthy.
All of the paths of your “prana” run down to your toes, so the idea that a marital symbol could double up as a reproductive enhancer is not a big stretch.
They are never made of gold as this metal is considered auspicious and equivalent to Lakshmi Devi, The Goddess of Wealth.
So, gold is never worn below waist.
In ‘Ramayana‘, when Sita is abducted by Raavan, she throws off her jewellery along with toe rings as an identification when Ram tries to trace her.
Toe Rings were introduced to the United States by Marjorie Borell who, after returning from India began manufacturing and selling them in New York in 1973. Her first retail outlet was Fiorucci, a trendy fashion retailer located on 59th Street in New York.
Reflexology also mentions about treating gynaecological problems by massaging the second toe.
Some Men frequently wear a ring on the big toe for curative purposes or to augment their masculine vigor.
Second toe also connects to Eyes and regular massage there will keep eyes relaxed.