Flashcards in Chapter 12 - Reflexology Deck (8)
When was reflexology popularized?
What does the evidence say about reflexology?
Knowledge of the nervous system anatomy does not support connections between specific areas of the foot and specific ANS functions. There is no evidence of an energy field. And systematic reviews show no effect of treatment.
In 1913, what did W. H. Fitzgerald claim?
That pressure applied to the feet has an anaesthetic effect on other parts of the body.
Claimed to stimulate proprioceptors, affecting ___ nervous system, which corrects homeostatic problems.
Stimulating proprioceptors on the feet is suggested to cause the release of ___.
What is the regulatory status of reflexology?
Unlicensed by governments.
Are there accredited schools of reflexology?