Reflexology improves vital signs and reduces anxiety: clinical studies

Vital signs are clinical parameters that reflect the physiological state of the human organism. They include:

  • Temperature
  • Respiratory rate
  • Heart rate
  • Blodd pressure 

These physiological functions can be altered by:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue 

Many clinical studies evidence the positive effect reflexolgy has on these functions and  how it reduces stress and anxiety levels and facilitates sleep.


"Evaluation of the effects of foot refleoxlogy on vital signs and anxiety in children .."
Ali Mansouri , Hossein Shadadi, Mahdieh Poudineh-Moghadam, Aziz Shahraki Vahed, Sadegh Dehghanmehr - August 07, 2017

"The impacts of foot reflexology on anxiety among male candidates for coronary angiography: A three-group single-blind randomized clinical trial"
Farhad Ramezanibadra, Kourosh Aminib,Kayvan Hossaingholipora, Sograt Faghihzadehc
Department of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zanjan Social Determinants of Health Research Center, and Department of Biostatistics at Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran  - Elsevier 2018

"The effect of foot reflexology on physiological parameters"
 Arash Khalili, Negin masoudi Alavi, Davoud Mardani, Nastoor Bekhradiani Pour, Akvan Paymard, Mehdi Daraei, Shapour Yaripoor, aba Bashiri, and Mehdi Molavi Vardanjani9 - Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, and Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan. Iran 2016

"The effect of reflexotherapy on patients’ vital signs before coronary artery bypass graft surgery "
Article (PDF Available) in Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research 16(1):8-12 · March 2011Mahin Moeini, Leila Sadat Kahangi, Mahboubeh Valiani, Reza Heshmat
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