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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: No immediate haemodynamic effect of reflexology in CAD
Authors: Jones, Jenny
Thomson, Patricia
Lauder, William
Howie, Catherine
Leslie, Stephen
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Keywords: reflexology
coronary artery disease
haemodynamic effect
randomised controlled trial
complementary therapy
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Citation: Jones J, Thomson P, Lauder W, Howie C & Leslie S (2014) No immediate haemodynamic effect of reflexology in CAD, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 9 (1), pp. 39-45.
Abstract: Reflexology is one of the most popular forms of complementary therapy in the UK and cardiac patients are seeking reflexology treatment. This study measured the immediate haemodynamic effects of reflexology treatment applied to specific areas of the feet (which are thought to correspond to the heart) in patients with coronary artery disease, and compared this with treatment applied to other areas that are not. This study found no acute (immediate) specific changes in any of the haemodynamic parameters measured. While long-term treatment effects are uncertain, the results indicate that reflexology is safe for use by patients with coronary artery disease.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Health Sciences Highland
HS Research - Stirling
HS Health - Stirling
Mathematics - CSM Dept
NHS Highland

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