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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
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
There's no magic.: Depending on your particular issues, some shoes, some brand names, some styles will make you feel more (or less) comfortable. If you want to try the wooden shoes on, go for it, but they may or may not make a world of difference. You may need a good orthotic in a more standard shoe to make you more comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"does foot reflexology help with diabetic foot numbness?" i message my feet daily after bathing an drying well.
Acupuncture Efficacy: Acupuncture is a method that stimulates nerves and muscle tissue to release stress and relieve pain. If the pain is due to structural damage, such as fractures, dislocation, or malformation, acupuncture may, at its best, provide temporary relief. Also, as not all chefs cook the same, not all acupuncture treatment provide the same efficacy, so if it didn't work, it doesn't mean it doesn't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Placebo effect: Acupuncture has shown a strong palcebo effect in rheumatic conditions. Studies have been done in oa, ra, neck and back pain, and fibromyalgia. Obviously, just like any treatments either well studied or not, acupuncture will help some people with arthritis, but there is no strong evidence that it will help arthritis in general. It also can get expensive since insurance usually doesnt cover it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CRPS L foot. Meds, physio, steroid injections. PM specialist suggests leg brace to help walking. How does this work?
6th week after ankle sprain. Do foot n ankle stretching n strengthening exercises, but feel pain doing heel cord stretch n calf raise. What to do?
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