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The physiological basis of reflexology and its use as a potential diagnostic tool

The physiological basis of reflexology and its use as a potential diagnostic tool

Tiran, Denise and Chummun, Harry (2004) The physiological basis of reflexology and its use as a potential diagnostic tool. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 11 (1). pp. 58-64. ISSN 1744-3881 (doi:10.1016/j.ctnm.2004.07.007)

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Abstract

Ill-health changes the anatomy and physiology of affected organs, some of which can be observed visually, elicited through physical examination or confirmed through biomedical analysis. Understanding how anatomical changes contribute to physiological signs and symptoms will help practitioners identify the pathology, appreciate its origin and development and justify prescribed interventions in a way which can be upheld by critical external scrutiny.
Reflexology contributes to an holistic approach to care and has recently improved its credibility as a discipline which supports orthodox care. Several research publications have identified possible theories and principles for the mechanism of action of reflexology, but more research to explain its contribution in identifying illhealth and diseases, as well as appropriate treatment modalities, is needed.
This paper explores the physiological basis of reflexology, some of the theories for the mechanism of action and its potential as a diagnostic tool.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2005 - 10th Anniversary Special Issue.
Uncontrolled Keywords: physiology, reflexology, diagnostic tool, physiological basis, mechanism of action
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:12
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4721

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