Is reflexology a placebo?

Is reflexology a placebo?

The one thing that reflexology may be able to do is serve as a placebo, in an attempt to relieve basic conditions such as tension and anxiety, as in East Carolina University’s studies, proved.

Is foot reflexology scientifically proven?

Reflexology may not be a scientifically proven medical treatment for disease, but studies suggest it’s a helpful complementary treatment, especially for stress and anxiety.

Is there any evidence that reflexology works?

There is no convincing scientific evidence that reflexology is effective for any medical condition.

What is the theory behind reflexology?

Reflexology is a type of therapy that uses gentle pressure on specific points along your feet (and possibly on your hands or ears as well) to help you feel better. The theory is that this eases stress, and that helps your body work better. It’s also known as zone therapy.

Is reflexology really true?

Due to its non-invasive, non-pharmacological complementary nature, reflexology is widely accepted and anecdotal evidence of positive effect reflexology in a variety of health conditions are available. Adequate training for practitioners is necessary to ensure the consistency of service provided.

Why does foot reflexology work?

According to the theory, the reflexologist’s application of pressure to feet, hands, or ears sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves in these extremities to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level.

Does reflexology have scientific backing?

The verdict. Reflexology is a popular form of manual therapy. The basic underlying premise of reflexology has no sound scientific basis, reflexology maps exhibit several inconsistencies, and there is no convincing evidence that reflexology assessment can identify underlying medical conditions.

Is reflexology real science?

Are there crystals in your feet?

The feet lie farthest from the heart therefor it makes sense that circulation tends to stagnate in this area. Waste matter such as uric acid crystals and calcium crystals drawn by gravity can accumulate at the bottom of the feet causing blockages.