Reflexology and Cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a traumatic and upsetting time, while reflexology in no way tries to claim to cure cancer it may be of benefit to those diagnosed and also those undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

People with cancer may find Reflexology helpful for dealing with stress, pain or to help lift their mood.

Many cancer wards, units and hospitals now offer patients a range of complementary therapies  as part of their care and reflexology has become one of the most popular mainly due to the fact that there is no need for removal of clothing and the treatment can be carried out anywhere.

There have been anecdotal reports that some patients have found reflexology has helped reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, ankle oedema and digestive issues, reduced stress and anxiety and  boosted energy levels.

If you have cancer, and you wish to try reflexology you should look for a reflexologist who has training in treating people with cancer. This is because there are specific points on the feet that should either be avoided or have very gentle pressure applied.

December 17, 2012 · by  · in Blog · Tags:

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