The NHS has a large webiste and it now also has a section on reflexology.
The link below will take you to the website with the search on reflexology already filled in. As of June 2018 there are well over 200 entries under reflexology on the nhs site. I have not edited the results at all so please use the link to read what the nhs has to say for yourself.
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What can be said on the website regarding how therapies can help is very restricted by the Advertising Standards Authority. Since 2011 therapists are unable to claim to do any more than relax, improve general well-being and lower stress.
The ASA wants to see double blind trials with a placebo control, the kind that pharmaceutical companies spend millions on then rake the money back by charging high fees for their drugs. Since most therapy groups are not in the multi million pound league of the big pharma companies this evidence is not available.
So I may have treated many people over the last 20+ years for the same problem and helped them but I cannot tell anyone.
So I may have a treatment that will help a specific problem but without a double blind placebo controlled trial I cannot tell anyone.
ASA states "marketers may claim that aromatherapy products and massage can be used for beauty, relaxation or "feel good” purposes but should not claim medicinal or health benefits beyond those stated above. "
I have had a therapy that has greatly helped the symptoms from a head injury, eg slight tremor in left hand - but the person treating me cannot tell anyone......
Even where trials have taken place with positive results in a NHS hospital this cannot be referred to as I am not allowed to reference specific medical conditions.
The best I can do is add to my blog the research summaries that do exist.
I cannot say that aromatherapy oils that have anti bacterial components could be anti bacterial, I cannot say ..(sorry cannot tell you).
An article in the Huffington Post addressed exactly this question. The article author with several structural health problems went for a treatment then wrote all about it in the paper.
The summary was very positive
“The (Emmett Therapy) treatment ultimately made me feel more aware about how my body feels and reminded me of how the body is supposed to feel: flexible, pain-free and moving naturally without effort. ”
My own Practitioner Emmett Therapy training began as the result of a very positive outcome for a friend who was physically ‘seizing up’. She is now up and running again.
Following two whiplash injuries my neck was a mess and I had a limited turn from side to side, minor damage to neck bones often caused problems. After my first treatment as teacher’s demo my neck improved dramatically and I can now turn close to 180 on both sides. I no longer get the pain and restriction (or displaced vertebrae that an osteopath has to fix) that used to crop up at regular intervals. For me Emmett Therapy works.