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 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

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
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3576031/

Study 2: Home-Based Symptom Management Via Reflexology for Breast Cancer Patients
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/record/NCT01582971?term=01582971&draw=2&rank=1

Study 3: Using SMART Design to Improve Symptom Management Strategies Among Cancer Patients
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT02759146?term=R01+CA193706&draw=2&rank=1

Journal Articles and further inquiry into these three studies
https://reflexfeet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Study-1.pdf
https://reflexfeet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Study-2.pdf
https://reflexfeet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/NIH-Article-2017.pdf

2018 Booklet Presentation on NIH Studies 1-3
https://reflexfeet.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Booklet-Presentation-2018-NIH-Studies.pdf

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
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29705459/

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