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TO VERIFY THAT SOMEONE IS A REGISTERED REFLEXOLOGIST 
https://apps.health.tn.gov/Licensure/default.aspx
  
    Then,  put in the name of the person you are inquiring about and the location.  Since this is a list of many registered health professions, you will also need to scroll down to click on Reflexologist.

TO SEE PROCEDURES TO REGISTER AS A REFLEXOLOGIST IN TENNESSEE
https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/healthprofboards/reflexology/Reflexology%20Application%202.pdf

TO SEE THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION AS A REFLEXOLOGIST
http://tn.gov/health/article/CBC-instructions


DECLARATION OF CITIZENSHIP

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/health/healthprofboards/PH-41833.pdf
  
TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE REFLEXOLOGY FORUM
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/reflexologycommunity/info

American Reflexology Certification Board
 (ARCB)

American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education & Training(ACARET)

Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)

International Council of Reflexologists (ICR)

National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health (NIH)

Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB)

Reflexology Association of America (RAA)


Research

Some research information on reflexology:
 
• Reflexology reduces feeling of pain – UoP (University of Portsmouth)
   
https://www.reflexology-uk.net/news/uop-reflexology-reduces-feelings-of-pain#
 
• Reflexology reduces acute pain in infants PubMed NIH 
   
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26220257

• Reflexology recognized particularly in reducing pain – UM (University of Minnesota)
   
https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/reflexology/what-does-research-say-about-refloxology

• Reflexology at Dana-Farber
   
http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2016/07/how-can-reflexology-help-cancer-patients/

• PTSD:
  
https://www.massagemag.com/reflexology-offers-hope-for-ptsd-and-other-conditions-32567/
 
 • Diabetes:
   
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26822889
 
• Sleep & Insomnia -
 
http://www.reflexologyresearch.net/ReflexologySleepResearch.shtml
 
• IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) 
 
http://www.reflexologyresearch.net/ReflexologyIrritableBowelsResearch.shtml

Resources

Massage Magazine Article 
" New Research Brings New Awareness to Reflexology"

An enlightening article about new emerging information on the efficacy of reflexology.

A Study on Reflexology Benefits in The Workplace
The Study

Study on Pain and Reflexology
The Study

Reflexive Minute Solution for Stress
Article Revised

Professional Outlook for Reflexology and Massage Therapy
The Article

Resources

Reflexology Association of America (RAA) has adopted the following definition of Reflexology:
Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally.
The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field. (RAA 2016)
 
NIH Recognition:
The NIH has recognized Reflexology as one of the therapeutic methods in the NIH departments, as well as on their website.

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