Reflexology For Cancer

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  Cancer, Breast  

Study Conducted:



  United States   Michigan State University College of Nursing  



Oswald, T., "Breast Cancer Patients Turn To Reflexology For Comfort." Reflexology Today 2005 Winter, pp.19-20.


  The objective of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of three different complementary therapies (foot reflexology, guided imagery and reminiscence therapy) on women receiving chemotherapy while in the late stages of breast cancer. Results indicate that foot reflexology proved to be the most effective with a decrease in depression and anxiety, improvements in spirituality and emotional quality of life.



Foot reflexology was discovered to be the most effective complementary therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy while in the late stages of breast cancer. Further funding from the National Institute of Health will be used for a more detailed, controlled study of the benefits of reflexology for patients in late stage breast cancer.

Reflexology Research provided courtesy of the
American Academy of Reflexology
, Bill Flocco, Director.

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