Reflexology For Constipation

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  Colon, Constipation  

Study Conducted:



  China   Not indicated.  



Yang, Y., Chao, L. Meng, G., Cao, S., Hao, J., and Zhang, S., "Exploring the Application of foot Reflexology to the Prevention and Treatment of Functional Constipation." 1994 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 62-65.


  40 elderly patients, both male and female, ages 48-90, 20 with constipation and 20 without, were studied. They were given a carbon tablet five days before treatment and one after. When no black stool was found, they were given 30-40 minutes of foot reflexology every other day for 10 sessions.. Basic reflex zones worked on were adrenal gland, kidney, ureter, urinary bladder, spleen, and celiac plexus. There was 30% high effectiveness, 65 % effective and 5% non effective in those patients with constipation.



Foot reflexology was found to have a remarkable effect in shortening the emptying time of the digestive tract of its contents, and is highly effective for relief of symptoms associated with functional constipation.

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