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Title: Reported Treatment Strategies for Reflexology in Cardiac Patients and Inconsistencies in the Location of the Heart Reflex Point: An Online Survey
Authors: Jones, Jenny
Thomson, Patricia
Lauder, William
Leslie, Stephen
Contact Email: jenny.jones@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Reflexology
Cardiac patients
Quality and safety
Complementary therapy
Issue Date: 18-Aug-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Jones J, Thomson P, Lauder W & Leslie S (2012) Reported Treatment Strategies for Reflexology in Cardiac Patients and Inconsistencies in the Location of the Heart Reflex Point: An Online Survey, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 18 (3), pp. 145-150.
Abstract: Background: Reflexology texts are inconsistent with regard to the location of the heart point and contradictory with regard to the correct reflexology approach to cardiac patients.We aimed to determine the impact of these inconsistencies on the practice of Association of Reflexologists (AoR) members. Method: Online survey of AoR members. Results: Respondents' beliefs and practises mirror the inconsistencies in reflexology teaching literature and marked inconsistencies exist in the heart reflex point placement. Conclusions: Professional clarification around the heart reflex point location and further clinical research is urgently needed to establish the appropriateness of reflexology techniques for cardiac patients.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11388
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2012.04.001
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Affiliation: Health Sciences Highland
HS Post Qual - Stirling
HS Research - Stirling
NHS Highland

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