Reflexology For Headaches

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  Headache, Migraine  

Study Conducted:





  The Hospital of No. 1 Iron Work of Laiwu Iron and Steel General Factory, The Hospital of Yantai Jail  



Song, S., and Song, Q., "Clinical Observation on Treatment of Migraine with Reflexology." 2000 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 1-2.


  60 cases, both male and female, ages 16-60, with migraines from 6 months to 10 years, were divided into 2 groups: A treatment group and a control group each with 30 patients. The treatment group was given 20-30 minutes of foot reflexology daily for 2 weeks; and after 2 sessions, 3 cases were healed, 22 cases were relieved, and 5 cases had no results with a total success rate of 83.33%. The control group were given only conventional medicine and 2 cases were healed, 18 cases were relieved, and 10 cases had no results with a total success rate of 66.67% including fatigue in all cases, insomnia in 5 cases, dry mouth and nausea in 3 cases. Results: foot reflexology was more successful.



Foot reflexology was found to be effective for the relief of migraines.

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