Clinical Research

Reflexology is backed by scientific research. To better your knowledge and understanding of how effective this work can be, we have provided links to research trials involving various conditions including cancer, pain, and anxiety. These studies show that Reflexology provides symptom relief and better quality of life. Check them out and feel free to share and discuss your findings!

Research Studies

“Foot Reflexology: An Intervention for Pain and Nausea Among Inpatients with Cancer”

Three Studies courtesy of the National Institutes of Health

Study 1: Health-Related Quality-of-Life Outcomes: A Reflexology Trial With Patients With Advanced-Stage Breast Cancer

Study 2: Home-Based Symptom Management Via Reflexology for Breast Cancer Patients

Study 3: Using SMART Design to Improve Symptom Management Strategies Among Cancer Patients

Journal Articles and further inquiry into these three studies

2018 Booklet Presentation on NIH Studies 1-3

Special thanks to:
Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN
Alla Sikorskii, PhD
Sarah Preusker, NBCR

Additional Study

“Effects of foot reflexology on anxiety and physiological parameters in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A clinical trial”

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