Reflexology research makes it possible to create evidence-based predictions about reflexology and outcomes. Research shows that reflexology with its systematic patterns of pressure technique application creates specific changes in the body and its health. Evidence found in research provides answers about two issues: what results can be obtained through reflexology work and dosing, the amount of reflexology work needed to achieve a specific outcome. The major goal of this work is to assess reflexology research to determine (1) parameters for success (or failure) with reflexology technique application and (2) dosing information. Results from some 168 reflexology studies are reported here. The studies were selected because abstract or full study information included an indication of how much reflexology work lead to reported results. This included information about the frequency (how often) and/or duration (how long) of technique application. This work includes discussions as well as tables of information. Discussions include: general factors impacting successful outcomes, general results of reflexology work, negative outcomes and control group factors. Tables include information about procedures and outcomes as well as specific dosing and results. Included also is the Bibliography of 168 studies.
Findings in Research About Safety, Efficacy, Mechanism of Action and Cost-
Effectiveness of Reflexology Kevin Kunz, ... Levels of evidence include: A: strong research-based evidence: several relevant, high- quality scientific studies with ...
Two studies have examined reflexology as a diagnostic tool. Baerheim et al (
1998) engaged three reflexologists to find the clinical problems of 76 patients by
examination of the soles of the feet. Inter-rater agreement, measured by weighted
Author: Elizabeth A. Holey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions. New, improved and expanded chapter on Massage in Sport, including section on athletes with disabilities. Written by a sports specialist physiotherapist with experience of working with national teams at world and Olympic level Expanded chapters on Relaxation Massage (formerly Sedative Massage) & Reflex Therapies (formerly Specialized Techniques) Case studies throughout the chapters Evolve Resources – use your unique PIN code to access video clips of tutorials and demonstrations of massage techniques as identified in the book
Evidence-based medicine, or evidence-based practice, is not new, having
evolved to ensure safe and effective care for ... Reflexologists need to provide
evidence for their practice, but other nonreflexologist researchers will also be
keen to ...
Author: Denise Tiran
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology. The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate theory and practice to health care settings. Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. Many CAM books have been written for therapists working in private practice but many of these practitioners are also now working in healthcare settings. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice. The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with key themes, including an up-to-date review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilizing the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice. The second section focuses on the clinical application of reflexology and how it can be best adapted to the context. The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr Peter Mackereth is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation Services at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester. He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with Multiple Sclerosis. An author and renowned speaker, Peter has held academic post in number of universities, most recently as Reader in Integrative Health at the University of Derby. Denise Tiran, a midwife, lecturer and reflex zone therapist, is an internationally acclaimed authority on complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. She is Director of Expectancy, the leading provider of professional education on the safe use of complementary therapies in maternity care, including a special pregnancy course for reflexologists. Her latest book, Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth, was published in January 2010.
The evidence-based culture, a professional emphasis on research work, and
historical interest in touch as means of support ... Recent qualitative work on reflexology suggests that these interventions can be a transformative experience
Author: Payne, Sheila
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This textbook in palliative care nursing draws together the principles and evidence that underpins practice to support nurses working in specialist palliative care settings and those whose work involves end-of-life care.
By adding qualitative research methods to researching complementary therapies
, an increased understanding of CATs can be ... of CAT ; nevertheless , more is
needed to understand the therapies in order to build up evidence - based
literature for their use ( Snyder & Lindquist , 2006 ) . ... What was missing in the research literature was evidence on how and why reflexology works , how
( 2001 ) recently completed a study in which reflexology , along with guided
imagery , was a major component with a mixeddiagnosis sample of 100 cancer
patients undergoing chemotherapy . The majority of participants were female ( 70
% ) ...
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As nurses we have a responsibility to deliver care based on current evidence and
validated research ( NMC , 2002 ) , so we ... The fol - lowing benefits were noted
in observing nurse - led reflexology and aromatherapy / massage sessions ...
REFLEXOLOGY Study with the International Institute of Reflexology® using the
most up - to - date state of the art ... best of traditional knowledge with modern evidence - based practice , including a joint program in Pain Managment with
A new format and reorganization of content provides more logical structure to the text. 42 new photographs, 30 new line drawings, and the use of a second color throughout create a more visual approach to text content.
Author: Elizabeth A. Holey
This introductory textbook on the theory and practice of massage is evidence-based and fully referenced to both American and British research. Heavily illustrated, readable, and user-friendly, it covers a variety of techniques including acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy to help readers make informed choices about the treatment of each client. Content is readable, practical, and relevant. Massage content is integrated within each section, and information applies directly to the practice of massage. Discussions include both theory and practice with detailed descriptions of techniques. A unique blend of the scientific basis for orthodox and healing energy theories is provided. A new format and reorganization of content provides more logical structure to the text. 42 new photographs, 30 new line drawings, and the use of a second color throughout create a more visual approach to text content. The chapters on Reflex Effects, Pathological Principles, and Massage in sport have been expanded. Sections on Pain, Women's health, Maintaining health/health management, Essential oils and Aromatherapy, Neurospasticity have either been added or expanded. New material covers the latest American and British research for a more evidence-based approach.
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suggests that sAA may represent an obdition ... Although this study was much
larger than most laboratorybased experiments of physiologic stress , analysis
They are right , though , to emphasise the need for such research ; in an era of evidence based medicine it is difficult to ... We have reported a pilot study of a
randomised prospective study of reflexology ( CSK Ross et al , proceedings of
Honours degree in dietetics , State Registration , minimum 6 months '
professional practice and practice base in National ... research methods ; plus
specialised teaching in chosen therapy : homoeopathy , aromatherapy or reflexology . ... Modules : research methods ; information access ; information
management and technology strategic planning ; information retrieval and evidence - based health care ...
The complete textbook on complementary therapies in maternity care, this book addresses how midwives and other birth professionals can use or advise on complementary therapies for pregnant, labouring and new mothers.
Author: Denise Tiran
Publisher: Singing Dragon
The complete textbook on complementary therapies in maternity care, this book addresses how midwives and other birth professionals can use or advise on complementary therapies for pregnant, labouring and new mothers. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth, and increasingly midwives and doulas incorporate therapies into their care of women, so it is vital that they and other professionals in the maternity care field are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. Therapies covered include acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, massage and hypnosis. This complete guide to complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, legal, ethical and professional issues based on accurate and up-to-date research.
Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an essential resource for anyone contemplating a career in CAM or already working in the field.
Author: Norma G. Cuellar
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Based on 27 interviews with leading experts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers valuable insights and advice on a variety of CAM modalities, including acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, and herbal medicine. Each contributor identifies and answers the most commonly asked questions in their particular CAM specialty, including questions on practice, education, and research issues, and provides readers with important tools for identifying evidence-based practice that can form research questions for future CAM studies. Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an essential resource for anyone contemplating a career in CAM or already working in the field.
In modern practice , various slightly different maps have been developed , though
all are based on the same fundamental ... EVIDENCE & RESEARCH It is claimed
that more than 100 ailments benefit from reflexology , though few clinical trials ...
Author: Anne Woodham
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Category: Alternative medicine
More than 90 key therapies: Features every type of therapy, from acupuncture to yoga, with details of how each one works and step-by-step photographs of typical treatment The best treatment options: Highlights the most effective ways to treat more than 200 health problems, from asthma to high blood pressure, in an easy-to-consult ailments section Unique ratings system: At-a-glance ratings, based on the latest scientific research, evaluate individual therapies and highlight their suitability for different ailments Definitive reference guide: Authoritatively written by a respected health author with a leading doctor and complementary practitioner, in conjunction with a team of specialists.
Reflexology Reflexology is based on the belief that the body's natural healing
mechanisms can be enhanced by the ... RESEARCH BASED EVIDENCE
Homeopathy In 1995 Rogers , a mental health nurse , found that homeopathy
Author: Maggie Mallik
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited
Introducing the first truly integrated approach to foundation nursing knowledge, from the biological, pscho-social sciences into core nursing knowledge. This text adopts a unique decision-making approach that encourages critical thinking and the development of decision making skills. Addresses the fundamental aspects of care which are primarily nursing responsibilities and also features helpful summaries of key research findings.