Reflexology Case Studies and Information

Reflexology reports, case studies, articles and PDFs
Please note -
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complimentary treatment that works alongside medical, physiotherapy, podiatry and other health care treatments. Reflexology does not replace medical treatment, and Reflexologists do not diagnose or prescribe. A referral is not required to see a reflexologist.

The articles on this page are sourced from around the world. In the UK  reflexology is an integrated component of the public health system and, as in many other countries, reflexologists work within the hospital system. There are reports from the Scandinavian countries the rest of Western Europe and the USA.  In addition there are many reports from Korea and China where reflexology for thousands of years has and still plays a major role in their health system. Unfortunately for reflexology because the pharmaceutical companies are not benefiting from reflexology treatments little to no research funding is available. Most reports come from the clinics or hospitals where the treatments are carried out.

Although in recent years reflexology has been recognised as an important contributor to good health, Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world with mainstream acceptance of reflexology. Recent Bond University research has alerted traditional Australian  medical practitioners to the benefits of reflexology.... during 2014/2015 researchers from Bond University confirmed "a significant decrease in depression, anxiety and stress" in 134 participants treated by Reflexology Association of Australia (RAoA) approved Professional Member Reflexologists.

Bond University QLD
Researchers have confirmed a significant decrease in depression, anxiety and stress in 134 participants treated by fully qualified 
reflexologists with accreditation from the Reflexology Association of Australia (RAoA) .  

University of Portsmouth UK
The University of Portsmouth UK shows Reflexology may be as effective as painkillers for common conditions such as back pain and osteoarthritis, new research suggests.
Dr Carol Samuel, a trained reflexologist who carried out the research said those who had the treatment felt about 40 per cent less pain, and were able to stand pain for about 45 per cent longer when they used the complementary therapy as a method of pain relief.

Research shows that - "reflexology treatment by fully qualified professional Reflexologists helps individuals of all ages and with some 78 health concerns. A survey of 169 studies from 21 countries found reflexology to be 80% effective in its testing over 78 disorders. Symptoms were ameliorated for health concerns stemming from tension (e. g. elevated blood pressure, anxiety, constipation, headaches, labour times for the pregnant) and pain relief. Patients suffering from asthma, diabetes, cholesterol, incontinence were found to require an appropriate number and frequency of sessions."

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reflexology information, research, case studies and articles

Treating allergic rhinitis  

Anxiety Stress and Depression
Nervous exhaustion 
Effects of Foot Reflexology Education Program on Bowel Function, Anxiety, and Depression in Nursing Students
Reflexology Mental Health Information
Use in UK mental facility  
Reflexology and counselling 
Reflexology Helps Multiple Health Conditions, Constipation, Anxiety, Depression  .
Lungs, Pneumonia, Depression, Anxiety   .
Depression, Stress Responses, Immune Functions 

Portsmouth University UK - Reflexology may be as effective as painkillers for back ache and arthritis
Reflexology For Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis 
Treatment of Knee Arthralgia  
Analysis on Therapeutic Effects of Reflexology on Rheumatoid Arthritis 
Abnormal Signs on the Feet of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Reflexology for Asthma
Infantile Bronchial Asthma 
Copenhagen University Hospital
The Child Reflexology Asthma Research Pilot Study UK 
A 10 year old male with asthma 

Beauty Treatment

Reflexology for Birthing used in UK 
Reflexology and birthing pain relief in UK  

Circulation - Blood
Low white blood cells   
White blood cell production 
Fatty Deposits in blood 
Serum level change  
Treatment of Megloblastic Anemia with Paraplegia  
Relief of hyperuricemia blood uric acid 
Blood cortisol  
Circulation, Baroreceptor Reflex Sensitivity (BRS)  UK
Blood, Hemorrhage, Thrombocytopenic Purpura 
Blood Flow in Radial Artery 
Global Effect Of Reflexology On Blood Flow 
Cardiac-cerebral vascular diseases 
Changes of Renal Flow during Organ-Associated Foot Reflexology Measured by Color Doppler Sonography - Austria 
Clinical Observation of the Therapeutic Effect of Reflexology in Treating the Coldness of Extremities - Japan 
Relief of bilateral leg circulation disturbance  
Reflexotherapy and Microcirculation

Breasts, lobular hyperplasia 
Breasts, Milk Production 

Breathing, Bronchitis and Pneumonia
Reflexology and bronchitis and pneumonia 
Lungs, Pneumonia, Infant Amniotic Fluid Aspiration Pneumonia  
Breathing Lungs, Whiplash -France .
Lungs, Bronchitis .
Lungs, Infantile Pneumonia and Bronchitis .
Lungs, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) UK .
Relief of pneumonia and bronchitis .

Chronic constipation in children
Effectiveness Of Reflexology In Treating Idiopathic Constipation In Women
Treatment of Functional Constipation

Royal College of Nursing Publishing Company
Infants: Intestines, Intussusception, sweating, vomiting, constipation  
Infant Vomiting, Hiccups, Constipation 

Reflexology in the Dental Clinic  .
Used by New York dentists USA
Reflexology for toothache  
Reflexology in the dental chair (Western New Jersey USA)  .
Dental procedures and Reflexology   .
Dentistry and reflexology go hand in hand  .
Can Reflexology Help My Dental Experience?  .
Dentists working with reflexologists USA  .
New Age Dental Clinics  .
How Reflexology is Used in Our Dental Office 

Treatment of diabetic patients in combination with medicine 
Type II Diabetes Mellitus 
Treatment of Diabetes with Reflexology 
Type II Diabetes Mellitus Treated by Foot Reflexology
Diabetes mellitus and diabetic complications  
Diabetic Acromelic Vesicle and Gangrene  
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Case 

Ear disorders
Danish Reflexology and ear disorders 
Ears, Meniere’s Syndrome  

Reflexology and eczema 

Employees - effects of reflexology
Beneficial effects of reflexology on Danish employees 

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Fatigue and Sleep
Fatigue and Sleep States in Women Nurses- Korea
Transitional Drowsiness  
Muscle Weakness And Fatigue, Myasthenia Gravis 

Heart Blood Pressure
Relief of chest pain after cardiac catherization UK 
Heart, Cardiopathy 
Heart, Arrhythmia 
Heart, Atrial Fibrillation 
Heart, Angina  
Coronary heart disease 
Nerves, Hypertension and Hypotension 
Nerves, Hypertension 
Reflexology Helps Multiple Health Conditions  .

Women Immunity, Reproductive, Nervous, Digestive  .
Treating Infertility with Reflexology
Is reflexology the new cure for infertility?
Reflexology to Help Sub-Fertility
Reflexology on infertility
Infertility - Danish 
Relief of infertility 
Sterility  .
Reflexology and Gynecological Diseases  .

Sleep, Depression In Elderly  .
Reflexology for the relief of insomnia  .

Insomnia  .
Reflexology and Insomnia  .
Sleep, Falling Asleep, Going Back to Sleep - France  .

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Colon, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  .
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 

Liver and reflexology
Liver, Identification Of Liver Conditions  .
Blood, Flow To The Liver   .

Reflexology and menopause 
Nylestriol menopause and reflexology .
Menopause, Climacterium .

Reflexology and menstruation problems 
Premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea
Randomized Controlled Study Of Premenstrual Symptoms - Summary
Full paper  for above
Chart Showing Premenstrual Study Results
Pre-menstrual syndrome  
Menstruation, Heavy Bleeding, Climacteric  .
Menstruation, Dysmenorrhea - Korea  .
Menstruation, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) USA  .
Menstruation, Painful Periods, Dysmenorrhea  .
Reflexology and Menstruation, Hypermenorrhea   .
Menstruation, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Danish  .

Migraine and Headaches
Reflexology and migraine 
Tension headaches and migraines - Denmark 
Acute Headache  
Neurasthenia and tension headaches
Agioneurotic headache 
Treatment of Migraine with Reflexology 
Headache, Neurasthenia 

Multiple Sclerosis
Research from Israel

Portsmouth University UK - Reflexology may be as effective as painkillers for back ache and arthritis
Disc pain 

Reflexology and pain relief - general and shoulder 
How Reflexology Helps with Peripheral Neuropathy Nerve Damage
Pain from cancer UK    
Reflexology and post-surgical pain UK 
Relief to pain associated with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction .
Reflexology With Posterior Auricular-Plaster Therapy  .
Reflexology and Pain, Various Parts Of Body  .
Reflexology for Pain, lower back, shoulders, arms   .

Reflexology and Pregnancy, Ankle Oedema - Australia  .

Reflexology and the prostate 
Prostate, Enlargement, Hypertrophy .

Sexual Dysfunction
Male sexual dysfunction 

Urinary tract stones   
Ureter stones 

Reflexology and strokes 

Weight Loss
Reflexology for weight loss - UK

USA Reflexologist Holly's success stories
Information from American Academy