• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health Tips: Reflexology and stress

July 19, 2017

two hands grasping another person's foot at the heel and toes, performing massage or reflexologyWhat is reflexology? Can it relieve stress?
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears, and it can alleviate stress. Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate that reflexology also may reduce pain, anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Learn more from Dr. Brent Bauer, director of Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program.

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