Reflexology for Obesity





Study Conducted:



  China   Not indicated  



Sun, J. (1996). "Effects of Foot Reflexolotherapy on Obesity - Related Syndromes." 1996 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 122-124.


  32 cases, both male and female, with body mass index above 24 and obesity-related syndromes were given 30 minutes of foot reflexology daily for 20 days and had magnetic beads taped to acupuncture points on their ears which were pressed for 2 minutes 3-5 times a day. Those with severe obesity were divided into 4 catagories:, those who had hypoventilation (hypersomnia, fatigue and breathlessness with activity); those with cardiovascular problems (palpitations, paleness, sweating, dyspnea) ; those with endocrine problems (hypomenorrhea or amenorrhea); those with digestive problems (excessive appetite, polyphagia, constipation, and abdominal distention). Results: those with hypoventilation and cardiac problems (15 patients) were relieved 100%; those with endocrine problems (12 patients) 91%; those with digestive problems 100%.


  Foot reflexology combined with magnetic beads on acupuncture points, was found to be effective for the relief of obesity-related syndromes.

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