Study Shows Reflexology Treatment Reduces Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis

Reflexology Treatment

For someone who has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), being aware of all the options available to them with regards to treatment and maintaining their well-being is extremely important. Which is why in this post I am drawing your attention to a clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of a course of reflexology treatment on MS patients.

The MS Society estimates that over 100,000 people suffer with MS in the UK and believe that there are possibly 5000 new cases each year. (www.mssociety.org.uk)

The research which was published in the ‘Multiple Sclerosis Journal’ detailing a clinical trial which included  71 MS patients. The patients were split into a control group and a group who received the reflexology treatments, The control or sham-group received a general non-specific foot massage. The trial was carried out over an 11-week course of reflexology treatments and 36 Reflexologists were used. Each Reflexologist treated 2 patients, one patient was given Reflexology and the other was given general non-specific massage on the foot area.  The Reflexologists were told not to discuss the type of treatment the patient was getting so the patients were unaware as to whether they were having reflexology or general massage.

There were 3 areas tested at the beginning of the study, 1.5 months into the study and at the end of the 11 weeks. The tests were masked so the patient was unaware what was being tested. The 3 areas were 1. Motor Function 2. Sensory Function  3. Urinary Symptoms. The conclusion of the study found that there were no adverse symptoms of the reflexology treatment. It also concluded that reflexology “positively affected muscle strength and tonus and reduced sensory and urinary symptoms.” http://prdupl02.ynet.co.il/ForumFiles/7123402.pdf

  1. If you would like to know more about reflexology and the services provided by Natural Living Therapies you can find more information here Reflexology 
  2. Read the full article from the Multiple Sclerosis Journal
  3. Click here to find out what the MS Society advise with regards to complementary therapies

 

3 thoughts on “Study Shows Reflexology Treatment Reduces Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis

  1. Carol Drali says:

    I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 1 month after I turned 50. My was is 96 and had it since she was in her 20s. I was on Copaxone, the first year was daily and later I was on 40 mg, 3 times a week. It made a tremendous difference for me. Although the fatigue was what really gets to me. When I do too much, I do start to feel weak.There has been little if any progress in finding a cure or reliable treatment. My multiple sclerosis got significantly worse and unbearable because of my cognitive thinking.. Last year, i started on a natural multiple sclerosis Herbal therapy from Green House Herbal Clinic, i read a lot of positive reviews from patients who used the treatment and i immediately started on it. I had great relief with this herbal treatment. I am doing very much better now, no case of Cognitive thinking or memory Loss,, my multiple sclerosis condition is totally reversed. Visit Green House Herbal Clinic website I am thankful to nature, the medics failed. Share with friends!!

  2. Johan Boutella says:

    After my Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis 2 years ago, i stopped all the Multiple sclerosis medicines prescribed due to severe side effects, and decided to go on natural herbal approach. My primary care provider introduced me to Rich Herbs Foundation and i immediately started on their Multiple Sclerosis herbal formula treatment, this herbal treatment has made a tremendous difference for me. My symptoms including shaking, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood swings, numbness, double vision and urinary retention all disappeared after the 4 months treatment! Their website is ww w. richherbsfoundation. com. Its just amazing!

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