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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
It may as well be: A "scam" is a swindle: A dishonest way to make money by deceit. Reflexology isn't a scam because its practitioners generally aren't crooked, just stup ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Yes: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: Probably.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Of course: Reflexology is a time-honored folk practice that has resisted scientific efforts to demonstrate its effectiveness in honest, controlled studies. The m ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
None: Reflexology is completely bogus. It has no basis in fact whatsoever. Reflexologists have no training in anything medical or anatomical. A reflexologis ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
No: Reflexology is completely bogus. It has no basis in fact whatsoever. Reflexologists have no training in anything medical or anatomical. A reflexologis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly, yes...: Anything from chiropractic, message, acupuncture, reflexology, herbs, aromatherapy, sugar pills.....Can help the some people, some of the time, more o ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
49 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: While some practitioners utilize reflexology for this purpose, there is minimal evidence that stimulation of this type can produce labor.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
24 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Science is not there: From Wikipedia: "The best evidence available to date does not demonstrate convincingly that reflexology is an effective treatment for any medical ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Doubtful: I have yet to see a benefit from it long term in treating allergies.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not evidence based: Reflexology is time-honored but getting scientifically-controlled studies that show an effect above placebo has been problematic. The magic may come f ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kreb III
50 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thanks for asking!: Any severe stretch or pressure can cause sciatic irritation.Make sure the person doing the treatment is well trained.
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