Free foot reflexology charts can be found on and printed from the Reflexology Research Project and American Academy of Reflexology websites. The former offers personalized, interactive and Spanish-language reflexology charts as well.Continue Reading
Scientific studies completed in 2011 and 2014 to evaluate the efficacy of foot reflexology have demonstrated the positive benefits of foot reflexology, according to PubMed.gov. For instance, researchers concluded that foot reflexology can be a useful intervention to relieve fatigue, promote sleep and, in some cases, relieve pain. Foot reflexology also was shown to provide a statistically significant improvement in the treatment outcome of patients with diabetic neuropathy, when it was combined with conventional medical treatment.
Another clinical trial showed that foot reflexology reduced the anxiety level of patients following coronary artery bypass graft surgery, according to a February 2014 report published in the journal "Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice." Thus, researchers supported the use of foot reflexology as a complementary therapy for patients to reduce anxiety.
The benefits of foot reflexology make it a worthwhile pursuit in the treatment of many ailments including pain, poor blood circulation, psychological issues and stress, according to the Reflexology Research Project. The website indicates that self-help reflexology also can be an effective complementary treatment.Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels