The research outlined below begins the study of these questions. The trial seems to indicate that after a reflexology session, the body is in a substantially better state to respond to the pain and stress of a vaccine injection.
Are all of these coincidences? Or does the consistency of these reports point to the proper application of reflexology strengthening the body's response to stress?
These are timely considerations as the push for mandatory vaccination continues to surge with great conflict here in the United States. And most would agree there is minimally acute stress at the point of administration of the vaccine(s). I encourage all to do the research and when choosing to receive these vaccinations, consider scheduling a reflexology session as well. The stimulation of the reflexes will strengthen the body's ability to stabilize and encourage the removal of unwanted material. This is important for both the short and long term of overall health.
And as always, keep in mind, a strong immune system must continue to be the goal for optimal health.
The Effect of Foot Reflexology in Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial
In this randomized controlled trial researchers evaluated the effect of foot reﬂexology on acute pain in infants following a vaccine injection.
The FLACC measurement is a pain assessment scale that reviews the infant in terms of their observed Face, Legs, Activity, Cry and Consolability and in addition researchers used questionnaires to determine the descriptive characteristics of infant-mother pairs.
Infants were given 20 - 30 minutes of reflexology prior to vaccination and physiological measurements relating to pain, heart rate, oxygen saturation levels, and crying periods of the infants were measured in both the reﬂexology and control groups before and after vaccination.
A statistically signiﬁcant difference was observed between the mean FLACC pain scores of the infants in the reﬂexology and control groups (p = .000). Furthermore, infants in the reﬂexology group also had lower heart rates, higher oxygen saturation, and shorter crying periods than the infants in the control group
The results revealed that providing reflexology prior to vaccination in these infants reduces the pain they experience following the vaccination.
This is the disclaimer to remind you that I am not a licensed physician and cannot give medical advice or treatment. These are my personal opinions and the summation of research as well as verbal reports of my clients. As always, consult with your doctor if you need medical advice or treatment.