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)
The NIH has recognized Reflexology as one of the therapeutic methods in the NIH departments, as well as on their website.
Some research information on reflexology:
• Reflexology reduces feeling of pain – UoP (University of Portsmouth)
• Reflexology reduces acute pain in infants PubMed NIH
• Reflexology recognized particularly in reducing pain – UM (University of Minnesota)
• Reflexology at Dana-Farber
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