A new study by the University of Portsmouth has found that reflexology may reduce pain by 40%.

Dr Carol Samuel, who is a trained reflexologist and who carried out the experimental procedures at the University of Portsmouth as part of her PhD, said: “As we predicted, reflexology decreased pain sensations. It is likely that reflexology works in a similar manner to acupuncture by causing the brain to release chemicals that lessen pain signals.”

Full article:

‘Reflexology reduces feelings of pain’, University of Portsmouth

Also reported in:

‘Use reflexology to complement drugs in pain treatment’, survey findings suggest, The Independent

Reflexology ‘as effective as pain killers’, The Telegraph

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