Reflexology For Constipation

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  Colon, Constipation  

Study Conducted:



  Denmark   Not indicated.  



Eriksen, L., "Using Reflexology to Relieve Chronic Constipation." Sugeplejersken, The Danish Journal of Nursing, June 1992.


  20 women, ages 30-60, with chronic constipation from 5-54 years, were given 15 reflexology sessions over 4 weeks, then one session weekly for 7 weeks. Participants reported a 40% decrease in discomfort during elimination before reflexology to 0% afterwards and 50% reported normal stool consistency Evaluation was based on questionnaires and daily journals which reported frequency of elimination. 50% reported normal stool consistency and 55% were able to reduce their use of laxatives.



Foot reflexology was found to be effective for the relief of chronic constipation.

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