Research Studies Evaluating the Effectiveness of Reflexology in Conditions Affecting Men:

  1. REFLEXOLOGY AND THE PROSTATE
    By Bauneholm School of Reflexology, Denmark

    Forty-six participants, (14 aged 40 - 60, 32 aged 60 - 90), received thirteen foot reflexology treatments. Results showed that thirty participants (65%) experienced a reduction in their need to urinate, thirty-one participants (67%) experienced a better bladder pressure, thirty-seven (80%) experienced reduced sexual problems, and, twenty-eight (60%) experienced improvement of their general condition. It was concluded that reflexology can help prostate problems as improvements were noted in all reported parameters.

     

  2. THE COMPARISON OF CURATIVE EFFECTS BETWEEN FOOT REFLEXOLOGY AND CHINESE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN TREATING 37 CASES WITH MALE'S SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
    By Sun Jianhua, Health station of Qianjin Clothing Factory, Shanghai

    Thirty-seven men (aged 22 - 50 years) with sexual dysfunction (course of disease ranged from 3 months to 4years) were randomly assigned to two groups. One group (18) treated with daily 30-minute foot reflexology sessions, the other group (19) treated with traditional Chinese medicine. Treatments were for at least one month. The effective rate for the group treated with foot reflexology was 94.7%; for the group treated with traditional Chinese medicine 94.4%. No statistical difference between the curative effect of these two groups was found. The authors note that foot reflexology had the advantages of being easy and inexpensive.