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Does Foot Reflexology Work
Relieves some stress: Foot reflexology relaxes the patient, relieving some of his stress, because of the patient's getting a foot massage and getting to interact with a caring person. Stress-related symptoms can improve. The patient feels better because he believes he should feel better (otherwise he quits going to the reflexologist), but there isn't anything else about the "reflexology" that changes any disease state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Reflexology is completely bogus. It has no basis in fact whatsoever. Reflexologists have no training in anything medical or anatomical. A reflexologist is either woefully ignorant if he believes that what he does is real, or dishonest if he knows it isn't. Either way, it's claptrap. I love foot massages, but I don't delude myself that they give me anything more than a good feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definition is...: ...pseudoscientific claptrap. Reflexologists have no more real knowledge of the human body or health and disease than you do. It is completely bogus. A few years ago Penn & Teller trashed it on their Shotime show, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qkXR9mflOo. I love foot massages, but I don't deceive myself that it delivers any more than a good feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"does foot reflexology help with diabetic foot numbness?" i message my feet daily after bathing an drying well.
No...but try this: Diabetic neuropathy can occur even when bs is controlled but the first thing you want to focus on is keeping your numbers at goal. Capscaicin is an otc cream that is known to help this neuropathy and a supplement called metanx which needs prescription can also help. Otherwise there are meds that can be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have leftfoot pain and i used a reflexology foot chart that indicated pelvis is STDs and sids the only root causes of pids?
In reflexology is there a specific area on the hands or feet that I can massage or manipulate for insomnia?
I have constant pain in your feet espically the arches and get charley horses often will reflexology help?
Plantar fasciitis: It sounds like plantar fasciitis a pair of custom molded functiona forefoot orthosis as well as a pair of quality running shoes should take care of your pain. A good foot massage is all your getting. The idea that pushing on the foot will cure complex problems with organ systems considering the fact there are no neuronal pathways to connect them is ludicrous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 from the relationship with the practitioner, and i'd not criticize anyone who sought this out with a hope of relief. Use it as part of a comprehensive program of allergy management -- your health depends on this, as allergy isn't trivial. ...Read more
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