Reflexology For Constipation

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Subject:

  Colon, Constipation, Stool Leakage  

Study Conducted:

Country:

Institution:

  United Kingdom   Not indicated.  

Citation:

 
 

Bishop E, McKinnon E, Weir E, Brown DW, "Effects of Reflexology in the Management of Encopresis (stool leakage) and Chronic Constipation." Pediatric Nursing, 2003 Apr;15(3);20-1

Synopsis:

 
  50 children, ages 3-14, with encopresis and chronic constipation were given 6 sessions of foot reflexology for 30 minutes. A questionnaire was given to the parents before and after sessions regarding their feeling towards reflexology. It was noted that they were happy to try it and satisfied with the results. The parents also completed a questionnaire on the bowel movements and soiling patterns before, during and after the sessions. Results: the bowel movements increased and the incidence of soiling decreased in the 48 children who completed the sessions.

Conclusion:

 
 

Foot reflexology was shown to be an effective method of treating encopresis and constipation


 
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