Is there research in reflexology?
Hundreds of reflexology studies have been conducted. In one analysis of more than 170 studies of reflexology’s effects, 90% showing a positive result. Effectiveness was demonstrated as symptoms were ameliorated for health concerns stemming from tension (e. g. elevated blood pressure, anxiety, constipation, headaches, labor times for the pregnant) and pain relief. Further responses (e. g. for those with asthma, diabetes, cholesterol, incontinence) were found to require an appropriate number and frequency of sessions.
[LINK TO Evidence-Based Reflexology Research for Health Professionals and Researchers (Kunz and Kunz, 2008, RRP Press, ebook, 224 pages)]