A lesser-known Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) modality. More than 60 top medical schools in the US including Yale, Duke, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Harvard are teaching about CAM modalities https://imconsortium.org/member-listing/
42% Reduction of Pain Study with 317 participants at the VA at Fort Bragg. Peer-reviewed. Pain study abstract here or use https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329811436_The_Benefits_of_Reflexology_for_the_Chronic_Pain_Patient_in_a_Military_Pain_Clin
Reduction of Pain by 40%
by Dr. Carol Samuel
Need for pain medication reduced by 40%
Reduction of infant pain and distress https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26220257/
Reduction of Post-Operative Pain in Patients Undergoing Surgical Procedures https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2017.0167
Short video of Dr. Jesus Manzanares, an MD who's used reflexology in his medical practice for >40 years, explaining his scientific reflexological methodology https://vimeo.com/124738718
Improved QOL for Advanced Breast Cancer Patients, Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4419638/
Effective for Diabetic Neuropathy, an NIH study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24527055
Reflexology Improves Sleep
Reduction of severity of infantile colic.
Published here in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Reduction of PMS symptoms, Dr. Terry Olson & William Flocco, NBCR, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology http://americanacademyofreflexology.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Full-Study1.pdf
Increased circulation to organs, by Dr. Marc Piquemal, MD
Eradication of epileptic seizures
300+ Qualitative studies at Reflexology Research | Reflexology Research Studies
A reflexology study: CADAVERS DON'T LIE
From researchers Barbara Bowers and Rebecca Sundeen: "The intention of our research in the cadaver lab, is to confirm visual congestion shown on the feet with physical congestion in the body, and have a means of correlating them both. This research in the cadaver lab gives more evidence for further study into the correlation of congestion in the body, and reflexology as a physical visual disclosure of where in the body we hold congestion as well as using reflexology to support homeostasis."
Urologist Dr. Mandour read in a medical journal about the 60% efficacy rate of reflexology for urology patients for whom "everything else had failed". He subsequently became certified in Reflexology, and conducted his own study. Short interview here
Directories of Credentialed Reflexologists Nationwide
A directory of National Board Certified Reflexologists is at the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) website https://arcbdirectory.org/ All Board-Certified Reflexologists have passed a practical exam and two written exams, and must fulfill annual CE requirements. NOTE: Due to 2022 website overhaul directory is currently incomplete. Use RAA directory below to find additional reflexologists in your area of interest, and/or search for a state's reflexology association.
Another directory of reflexologists nationally
that can be searched by city, state, or name can be found online at http://reflexology-usa.org/professionals/
The Reflexology Association of America is a nonprofit organization that promotes the scientific and professional advancement of reflexology. The organization’s mission is to elevate and standardize the quality of reflexology services available to the public.
Professional members of the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) have trained in a minimum of 300 hours of foot, hand and/or outer ear reflexology.