Schumann, LV., “Effects of Reflexology on Women Suffering from Polycystic Ovaries (PCO) and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).” Danish Reflexology Association FDZ;
A pilot study of 8 women, ages 24-34 yrs, with long cycles (33-90days) of PCO/PCOS were given 19 sessions of reflexology over 5-6 months. Medical histories, gynecological exams, ultrasound scans, blood tests and medical observations were done. Results: In the experimental group, the length of menstrual cycles and the number of follicles in ovaries were reduced; however, the hormone values and quality of life showed no change.
Reflexology was shown to be effective in reducing the length of the menstrual cycle and number of follicles in women who have been diagnosed with PCO/PCOS; however, further research is needed with a larger group of participants.