Reflexology may reduce the intensity of migraines 3 Apr 2019
Migraines affect twice as many women as men and are experienced by one in seven people in the UK. (Migrane Action, 2018).
Reflexology could be a beneficial treatment for people who are experiencing migraines a recent study suggest.
A randomised control trial was conducted with 75 male subjects who all had a nitrogylcerine induced migraine-type headache. The subjectes were divided into three groups. The first group received 20 mins refleoxlogy while the second group received an ineffective foot massage (a placebo) and the third group no intervention. Three hours after the first treatment the subjects received a second treatment.
Data on pain intensity was created before the first treatment and after the second treatment. The results showed a statistically significant reduction of headache intensity in the reflexology group when compared with both other groups after treatments.