Reflexology for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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  Colon, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  

Study Conducted:



  China   The 3rd Massage Hospital of Nanchang City, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Worker's Hospital of the Geological and Minerals Bureau of Jiangxi Province  



Zhong, W., Liu, G., Liu, F., and Wen, W., "Observation of the Therapeutic Effect of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treated with Reflexotherapy and Abdominal Massage." 1998 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 24-25.


  102 cases, both male and female, ages 16-69 years, had irritable bowel syndrome. Fifty-one cases were given 20 minutes of foot reflexology daily along with abdominal massage and Chinese herbs The other 51 cases, the control group, were only given abdominal massage and Chinese herbs.



Foot reflexology, in conjunction with massage, was found to be effective for the relief of irritable bowel syndrome.

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