Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that all parts of the body are represented on the foot (mostly the soles) and that internal organs can be stimulated by pressing particular areas of the foot.

It is used to treat asthma, back pain, dementia, diabetes, cancer and many other conditions.

An analysis of all the available evidence was published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia. It found that ‘the best evidence available to date does not demonstrate convincingly that reflexology is an effective treatment for any medical condition’.

Reflexology foot massage chart

Medical Journal of Australia


  • Please note this information was correct at time of publication.
  • For up to date information, speak to your doctor.
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