As a compliment to allopathic medicine, reflexology is thought to improve the effectiveness of prescribed medication. In addition, because it is known to relax tension, relieve stress and reduce pain, some dentists and chiropractors are starting to incorporate reflexology into their practice.
It is also known to alleviate side effects of cancer treatments. Studies prove that a series of reflexology sessions significantly lowers levels of anxiety and pain associated with cancer treatments.
Reflexology is effective in reducing the distress associated with surgery. Reflexology treatments received prior to surgery lowers related stress and is proven to counter the effects of anesthesia, allowing one to wake from surgery with little to no nausea.