Monday, October 8, 2007

Oat Bran and Reflexology

No this isn't a blog on reflexology and digestive issues (although reflexology has done very well with this according to research). It is about the state of research in reflexology and prejudice towards the feet as impacting health.

Two scientific studies were done on oat bran. They show positive results on digestive issues.

Farmers suddenly couldn't plant oat bran fast enough to keep pace with the demand for in the marketplace. Now the consumption of bran in some form is a daily habit for millions of people.

We have documented 163 studies with a 90% positive rating for reflexology and various disorders. (The bulk of the negative studies have to do with the reflexologist's diagnostic abilities. Duh...) The research studies are detailed here.

Don't get me wrong. Reflexology is doing very well. But it is still fighting a strong headwind of prejudice towards the feet as having an impact on the health of people. Even though there is scientific evidence that it does impact health.

Any thoughts as to why this resistance?

Kevin Kunz

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