Research & Articles

The Science

There are many research papers that have been published about Reiki and Reflexology. To help you find the one that will help you most, they are listed here in alphabetical order by condition that was being researched:



A Randomized-Controlled Trial Examining the Effects of Reflexology on Anxiety of Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography

Use of reflexology foot massage to reduce anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients in chemotherapy treatment: methodology and outcomes


Effect of Reflexology on Pain and Quality of Life in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Back Pain

Reflexology in the management of low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Bell’s Palsy

Case study of Bell’s palsy applying complementary treatment within an occupational therapy model

Blood Flow (Circulation)

Change in kidney blood flow due to organ-associated reflex zone therapy on the foot measured with color-coded Doppler sonography

Effect of reflexological stimulation on heart rate variability

Cancer Palliation

Reflexology for symptom relief in patients with cancer

Evaluation of a hospice based reflexology service: a qualitative audit of patient perceptions

Does reflexology impact on cancer patients’ quality of life?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

A randomised-controlled trail examining the effects of reflexology of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


Reflexology in the management of encopresis and chronic constipation


The clinical efficacy of reflexology in nursing home residents with dementia


Effects of reflexology on fibromyalgia symptoms: a multiple case study


Acupuncture and Reflexology for Insomnia: A Feasibility Study

Labour and Pregnancy

The Effect of Reflexology on Pain Intensity and Duration of Labor on Primiparas


Randomised controlled trial of reflexology for menopausal symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis

Reflexology for the treatment of pain in people with multiple sclerosis: a double-blind randomised sham-controlled clinical trial

Complementary therapy use by persons with multiple sclerosis: benefits and research priorities

Reflexology treatment relieves symptoms of multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled study

Phantom Pain

Reflexology treatment for patients with lower limb amputations and phantom limb pain–an exploratory pilot study.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Randomized controlled study of premenstrual symptoms treated with ear, hand, and foot reflexology


Effects of self-foot reflexology on stress, fatigue and blood circulation in premenopausal middle-aged women

Reflexology in the Media

Woman who suffered three miscarriages becomes mother of two after using Reflexology.

Is Reflexology the new cure for infertility?

Reflexology may be as effective as painkillers for conditions such as back ache and arthritis.

Hand Reflexology treatment for period pain.

Reflexology helped combat bouts of extreme insomnia.

Violinist Vanessa Mae on sex and the benefits of Reflexology.

How your feet help you to heal.

Reflexology: Can it help aid fertility?

Hand Reflexology for easing indigestion.

Cure back pain with Hand Reflexology.

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