Reflexology Reduces Pain For Multiple Sclerosis Patients

A double blind study was conducted over a 10 week period monitoring the effects of Reflexology in the maintenance of pain for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis. The objective of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of Reflexology as compared to sham (placebo) or non precision reflexology in patients suffering from symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Seventy three participants suffering from symptoms of MS were randomly selected to receive either precision reflexology or sham reflexology weekly for 10 weeks. Outcome measures were recorded both pre- and post- treatment. A follow-up was also conducted at the 6 week mark and 12 week mark by a clinical researcher blinded to the group allocations.

The primary outcome of the study revealed a “significant and clinically” important