Reflexology Studies for Abdominal Pain




  Digestive,Abdominal Pain  

Study Conducted:



  China   The People's Hospital; and Scientific and
Technical Development Department,
China Society of Preventative Medicine



Zhang, C., and Zhang, Z., "Observation on Therapeutic Effects of 25 Cases with Acute Abdominal Pain Treated with Foot Reflexotherapy." 1998 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing: China Reflexology Association, page 16.


  15 patients, both male and female, with acute abdominal pain along with fever, vomiting, nausea, abdominal distension, and diarrhea were given 20-30 minutes of foot reflexology daily were relieved. Another group of 25 patients, both male and female, with the same symptoms, were given an intra-muscular injection of 0.5 mg atropine sulfate.  It took 19.68 minutes to eliminate the pain with foot reflexology with 100% improvement and 54 minutes for the control group with 96% improvement.


  Foot reflexology was found to be effective for the relief of acute abdominal pain.

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