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  • Archive for July, 2011

    Reflexology: an Effective Tool for Cancer Care
    Sunday, July 24th, 2011

    “Results from twenty-two studies conducted in 9 countries describe the positive impact of reflexology work on… cancer patients. Or, will the much anticipated release of results from a $3.1 million study funded by the National Institute of Health and conducted at Michigan State University be the key to a widespread acceptance of reflexology help by patients, those who care for them, as well as families?

    Some would say that reflexology has currently reached the tipping point to win the confidence of oncology staff and cancer patients around the world. Studies have been conducted in the US, UK, Italy, Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. Research demonstrates that reflexology helps patients throughout the cancer experience: chemotherapy, post operatively, symptom management and hospice/palliative care. Improvements in symptoms are shown with lessened: pain, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stress, depression, and foot fatigue and improved quality of life, mood, quality of sleep, morale and vital signs.

    Is reflexology poised to become integrated with conventional cancer care as an evidence-based complementary therapy?” Read more…


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    Research Validates the Effectiveness of Reflexology
    Sunday, July 17th, 2011

    “In general terms, the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body’s equilibrium.

    Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways. A survey of 170 reflexology studies from 21 countries shows that reflexology is effective, impacting a variety of physical and psychological concerns.” Read more…

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