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A pilot study of the effectiveness of reflexology in treating idiopathic constipation in women

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-6
Number of pages6
JournalComplementary therapies in clinical practice
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Abstract

Constipation is a common problem in the UK, affecting up to 20% of the population. Reflexologists claim that reflexology can be beneficial in the treatment of constipation. The aim of this exploratory pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of reflexology in treating idiopathic constipation in women and it is the first study of the effectiveness of reflexology for the treatment of women with idiopathic constipation defined according to Rome II criteria.

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