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Reflexology

Reflexology involves the application of manual pressure to areas of the hands, feet, and/or ears to provoke positive changes in the body. Each "reflex area" is believed to be connected to a specific organ or body part through energy channels.

Our evidence-based analysis on reflexology features 2 unique references to scientific papers.

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The Human Effect Matrix summarizes human studies to tell you what effects Reflexology has on your body, how much evidence there is, and how strong these effects are.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-d Minor Very High See 2 studies
Reflexology may increase milk production during the immediate postpartum period while also increasing breastfeeding satisfaction scores.

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