Thursday, March 10, 2011

How Useful Is Reflexology? Part 2

 Integrative Cancer Therapies
“Pediatric Integrative Oncology,” “As illustrated in this case, the use of nutritional interventions, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, reflexology, and massage helped to improve the quality of life for this child during his conventional treatment.”
• Palliative Medicine
“Attitudes of patients and staff to research in a specialist palliative care unit” “Many randomized trials in specialist palliative care (SPC) have failed to recruit sufficient numbers of patients.” A discussion of willingness to participate in studies by palliative nurses and patients found that some 77% were positively disposed to inclusion in a reflexology study. “The most invasive study involving venepuncture and random drug allocation had the least favourable response (46% of patients and 54% of nurses’quite happy or ’very happy”

Part 3 Palliative Medicine

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